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Old 10-20-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Help me spend $750 AUD.

As the thread states, I've just sold my Ampeg cab so I've got $750 to play with and not really anything that I "need" strictly speaking.
Help me spend it.
I was thinking about a string order, try some TI flats, get a nice set for my Warwick, maybe Circle Ks or Fodera Nickels... hmmm....
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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I was thinking about a string order, try some TI flats, get a nice set for my Warwick, maybe Circle Ks or Fodera Nickels... hmmm....

I'm loving my set of TI flats right now, I'd give them the thumbs up. I've been looking at Fodera strings myself, have you tried any of their steels?

You could just hold the cash until you strike on some hidden gold. Been keeping an eye on the 'bay?
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:36 PM   #4
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Should I pm you my address or will you paypal it to me?


Really though, save it until you figure out exactly what you want. Simply spending because you can doesn't lead anywhere good, at least not without some buying regrets down the road
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:01 AM   #6
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I'm loving my set of TI flats right now, I'd give them the thumbs up. I've been looking at Fodera strings myself, have you tried any of their steels?

You could just hold the cash until you strike on some hidden gold. Been keeping an eye on the 'bay?

How do the TI flats go for heavier type stuff? I'm not talking metal but somewhere in the realm of what I guess you'd call "hard rock". I've got D'Addario Half-wounds on my P at the moment and there's a lot of tension, I know the TIs are supposed to be quite low on tension, can they tend to feel a bit, I guess, sloppy? I really want to try them, but they aint cheap.
The Fodera Stainlesses are... Stainlesses. There's nothing overly special about them. The Nickels are where it's at, warm and punchy, they feel great on the fingers too.

I hate holding on to money, it burns a hole in my pocket real quick.
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How do the TI flats go for heavier type stuff? I'm not talking metal but somewhere in the realm of what I guess you'd call "hard rock". I've got D'Addario Half-wounds on my P at the moment and there's a lot of tension, I know the TIs are supposed to be quite low on tension, can they tend to feel a bit, I guess, sloppy? I really want to try them, but they aint cheap.
The Fodera Stainlesses are... Stainlesses. There's nothing overly special about them. The Nickels are where it's at, warm and punchy, they feel great on the fingers too.

I hate holding on to money, it burns a hole in my pocket real quick.

They are noticeably lower tension then the Chromes I was using before, but only slightly. I wouldn't say "sloppy," more like "relaxed." They have a bit of play to them. Wonderful silky smooth feel though. I honestly can't give a solid opinion on if they're good for heavier stuff, I haven't played anything "heavier" than some Pearl Jam tunes since I strung them up on my NS-94 (which hasn't got much play time lately since I haven't gotten around to fixing some loose wires yet).

I'll look into the nickels, maybe their light set. I always wanted to try a light gauge.
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TI flats have low tension for flatwound strings.

My P is currently strung with them and they sound great with the heavy fuzz that I use.

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If I remember correctly Planet Waves do a cable which has a switch on the instrument end that allows you to mute the instrument easily without having to fiddle around with pedals/your amp. Probably does the job just as well without having to pay through the teeth for all that gold plated voodoo.
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If I remember correctly Planet Waves do a cable which has a switch on the instrument end that allows you to mute the instrument easily without having to fiddle around with pedals/your amp. Probably does the job just as well without having to pay through the teeth for all that gold plated voodoo.

Planet Waves do have one but they're highly unreliable due to the fact it uses a switch on the plug body to break the circuit. Instead of using the Switchcraft REED switch plug which you just plug in a go without using button to mute the signal.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:44 AM   #12
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String order made!
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Might just leave you with enough money to buy me the Warwick I've been gassing after but can't afford as I've recently splashed on a new cab and a load of pedals?
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:57 AM   #14
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I've got Warwick plans for when my Mesa sells. What 'Wick are you looking at?
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I've got Warwick plans for when my Mesa sells. What 'Wick are you looking at?

What kind of Warwick are you looking at when you move the Mesa?

I'm curious how those Sadowsky's turn out for you. I here lots and lots of talk about Sadowsky strings on TB, but I've yet to actually meet someone who uses them or play a bass strung up with them.

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Old 10-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #16
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Do tell :P.

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I quite like the idea of the standard Corvette (not the RockBass one, the proper one). One of the Bubinga ones. Nothing too fancy, but it's got to be a slim neck and single coils for me (been playing jazz basses for too long now) and they go for silly money second hand at the moment... seen them as low as 375 which is crazy when they retail at about 1000. Preferably a passive one too but can't be too picky. I fancy the extra frets and I like the way the mids sound on them. Plus something with a smaller body/headstock/general presence would be nice, being short as I am.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:36 PM   #17
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What kind of Warwick are you looking at when you move the Mesa?

I'm curious how those Sadowsky's turn out for you. I here lots and lots of talk about Sadowsky strings on TB, but I've yet to actually meet someone who uses them or play a bass strung up with them.

EDIT: Star Bass?

Me too, heard a lot of good things, played my first ever Sad in a shop last week which I assume had them on. Nice strings. As for the bass... It's a well made Jazz with a good preamp in it. Nothing more.

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I quite like the idea of the standard Corvette (not the RockBass one, the proper one). One of the Bubinga ones. Nothing too fancy, but it's got to be a slim neck and single coils for me (been playing jazz basses for too long now) and they go for silly money second hand at the moment... seen them as low as 375 which is crazy when they retail at about 1000. Preferably a passive one too but can't be too picky. I fancy the extra frets and I like the way the mids sound on them. Plus something with a smaller body/headstock/general presence would be nice, being short as I am.

I'm going for a Pro Series Star, got a few little mods planned for it as well.

Sounds like you want something from pre-2000. The necks are Jazz-ish but with more of a D shape to them rather than the usual Fender C. Full Wenge necks on them too, which, IMO, are A LOT nicer than the Ovangkol they use these days. Also if you're after a smaller body I recommend a Thumb over a Corvette.
The MEC preamps are really decent, there's no volume loss in my Streamer when I go from Active to Passive, might be worth looking into an active model just to have the option there if you ever want it. If you go for a Thumb you've got no choice however.
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The standard neck profile has gone back to C-shape as of 2009. The Fat neck is available as an option, but all of our necks are made with the standard slim profile now. The Fat neck is more of a D-shape profile. We also offer an extra-slim C profile, and a wide D-shaped profile (Broadneck on 5 and 6 string basses). Please let me know if you've got any questions or need assistance in any way. Thanks!
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Me too, heard a lot of good things, played my first ever Sad in a shop last week which I assume had them on. Nice strings. As for the bass... It's a well made Jazz with a good preamp in it. Nothing more.

I figured that's what the bass would be like. I've never gotten the chance to try a Sadowsky, BassNW only ever seems to have them when I'm out of town. I think I'd probably pick up a Modulus or Lull anyways if I were to go for a "super-jazz."

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I'm going for a Pro Series Star, got a few little mods planned for it as well.

What are you thinking of changing out? Pups/electronics?
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I figured that's what the bass would be like. I've never gotten the chance to try a Sadowsky, BassNW only ever seems to have them when I'm out of town. I think I'd probably pick up a Modulus or Lull anyways if I were to go for a "super-jazz."


What are you thinking of changing out? Pups/electronics?

The Sads ARE really nice, but IMO not 3K nice if I was in the market for a Jazz ever again I'd be looking for a used one, but I wouldn't pay more than about $1500 for one.

Star mods... It'll be getting a series/parallel switch, just because I'm loving series so much on my Jazz. At work we did this really nice mod to the fretboard of my P Bass, basically rounding the edges of the fretboard, the Star will be getting that. It feels gorgeous. Also going to see what we can do about making it a bit less shiny, high polish doesn't really do it for me anymore.

Just made an order through of our suppliers.... P Bass body, black guard, MM pup, Gotoh bridge. We've got a Peavey T-40 neck here in the shop that we defretted... You can guess where this is going . Picking it all up on Monday.

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