#1
Right, I was meant to do this a while ago.

But you know, stuff gets in the way (laziness being the key one).

So, without further ado, here's MOST of my rig.

The Family:



Here's them all, and now I'll start doing them one by one:

My first good bass, my Fender:



Not a huge amount to write about with this one really. It's a 2004 Fender MIM Precision bass which I shoved a pair of DiMarzio Split-P's in. I also swapped out the scratchguard, though I may put the white one back on someday. You never know.
I'm crazy like that. I don't really play it much anymore, but I used to, a lot.

My first six string, a crappy Harley Benton:



What can I say? Ash body, finished (urgh) maple neck, two crappy soaptars. Enough said really.

My first, and only, guitar:



It's a PRS Santana SEII, all mahogany with a set neck and two humbuckers. I may get around to removing it's finish and change out the pickups, cos it's a damn nice guitar otherwise.

My piano, a Bechstein upright:



My mum got given this by her old piano teacher, but I use it for composition all the time, despite being a poor pianist. Go figure. It's one of the nicest sounding and playing pianos I've ever played to be honest.

The only acoustic I own, a Takamine:



It's fairly nice, not as loud or awesome as the double bass I'm hopefully renting soon (which will be awesome). It's usable as a bass against acoustic guitars, and I've done so in the past at awesome sing-alongs where I ruled and played super fast. Cos I'm cool like that.

My Active Ash Warwick Corvette:



This is my primary bass guitar at the moment. I can use it for pretty much anything - funk, jazz, rock, metal, electronic, acid jazz, trip hop, chillout, ambient, you name it, I can use this for. It's incredibly versatile, and I love it. Swamp Ash body, with an Ovangkol neck with a Wenge fretboard. Two MEC pickups and a two band active EQ. Lots of fun to play, I may be putting in a three band Bartolini EQ at some point in the future.

Now, onto my latest acquisition, a Yamaha RBX JM2:



This bass is absolutely ridiculous. It cost me £580, and it plays like a £3000 Overwater one I played a year or two back in Scotland. It's that great. I adore this instrument. Easy to play, a surprisingly versatile sound even with the humbucker, an active 3 band EQ. It's a dream (I'm so witty) to play, and fits my styles perfectly. I even use it in Jazz band!

My only real amp, a Line6 LD300:



A 15" bass amp with tweeter, it's okay. Not amazing, but it's actually quite good. My Yamaha sounds quite good through it, especially when I throw it onto the SVT model. I imagine I could use it for a small gig, as it's about 300W, but if someone is looking at amps in this price range and wattage, I really would recommend you get a different amp.

And finally, some parts to a new bass related project I'm thinking of doing:



So that's about it, (apart from some Synthesisers and PAs and rack mounts I have in Scotland, and a second guitar and some crappy Zoom multi effect pedals).

If anyones got any questions, feel free to ask them! I really do enjoy having all these basses, though I don't use them all anywhere near as much as I should.
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#3
Ooh nice - more bass porn!

What was the jump from four to six like? Nice family you've got there anyway. I should have photographed my guitar and piano when I did my UROTM
#5
Looks good. Looking towards an amp to make those basses shine?
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What was the jump from four to six like?


Fairly easy. After all, I did start on classical guitar!

Actually, it's a little odd, getting used to the closer string spacing, and slapping is a tad more difficult, especially on the RBX JM2. But you get used to it.

Just as you get used to the pain of being let down by girls constantly .



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Looks good. Looking towards an amp to make those basses shine?


Yeah. At the moment, looking at either a nice Eden rig or Mesa Boogie or MarkBass. It'll be a while before I need a good bass amp though.
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#8
Someones got a well paid job.
Nice collection there btw, acoustic bass will be my next purchase.
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Someones got a well paid job.
Nice collection there btw, acoustic bass will be my next purchase.


Job?

lulz. If you knew me, you'd know how untrue that is. I killed people for these. I tell you, bloods damn hard to get out of unfinished basses. I had to sand a groove into it!
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#10
Chris I do love that Yamaha and sometime soon you should do a complete BOTM on it.

But you do need a new amp like I do.
#11
Nice rig mate, I suppose the amp lets it all down a little bit but they aren't THAT bad, you could be playing through a Behringer like I was!
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#12
Actually, those Line6 combos are really cool; I wouldn't shoot it down so fast. Liam Wilson of The Dillinger Escape Plan used one on their last album with the SVT setting.

Nice setup; I really dig the Warwick!
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#13
very nice...
ya know, since you don't use your Fender that much anymore...

I can find it a nice, cozy home...
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#15
And my Fender and Warwick GAS is coming back... Again...

Nice rig btw.
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#16
YAY NUTTER.


gratz on UROTM.
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#17
Sound clips or they dont exist! lol

Very cool axes you got there, love the yamaha and the warwick!
#18
DROOL!!!! i do beilieve i wish i was you at this very moment damn nice rig you got there im thinking bout getting a warwick 5 string in eithier bugurendy burst or plain like your one...
#19
Your bass project has piqued my interest. Please, do tell more.
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#20
Basically, when I've got lots of free time I'm going to start constructing my own pickups with the aim of putting some good ones in a custom bass I'm planning, and maybe even start selling homemade pickups.

I've got lots of design ideas that I want to try out, different wiring styles, pole selection, pickup design... That sort of thing. I also want to experiment with bass guitar and guitar design. I'm going to be making a Wal copy at some point soon.
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#21
cool.
I'm making an acoustic slide guitar with a capri sun box.

you win.
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#22
Nice gear! What i don't understand is why you keep all those shoddy-ass basses... I'd keep the Fender, the W, and the acoustic. Don't really like the RBX series.

As for building your custom - go for it! I still have a Yamaha BB-605 i bought new on sale from the states for about 350 bucks. Who would've known that it was made in 1993! Prime wood. I brought to a guitar master here, so he tinkered with it. All silver wiring, top-quality boards and capacitors, heavy duty controls and jack, complete electronics shielding and custom pups) Cost me additional 650 dollars, but man oh man was it worth it. The best bass ever. Which I highly recommend! If the wood is great, the bass is pitchin' and is able to stay in tune for days (my yamaha DOESN't go out of tune, even after days of abusive playing. Now that's something u can trust) why not mod it?

If i were you, given the basses are fine, I'd mod them. Prolly give that warwick an overhaul. MEC's suck ass.
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Nice gear! What i don't understand is why you keep all those shoddy-ass basses... I'd keep the Fender, the W, and the acoustic. Don't really like the RBX series.

If i were you, given the basses are fine, I'd mod them. Prolly give that warwick an overhaul. MEC's suck ass.


John Myung used his signature bass (that one) live for years before moving to musicman. It will not be a bad bass.

And MEC are a hugely underrated company, and a huge part of the Warwick sound.
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John Myung used tons of other basses. But it was long ago, and chances are they were modded as well. I used a Corvette that was made in 1991, before Warwick used crappier components, and when it machined its bridge from a solid piece of metal. It was a completely different "machine" as opposed to 2000 and above Warwicks. Also it's uniportant whether MEC are underrated. We're talking about sound, not ratings. I do admit, that Streamer Stage II is an awesome piece of kit! But so is the pricetag.
#26
Very nice rig you got there. Just another painful reminder on how crappy my bass is...
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#27
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That John Myung bass is a beast.
I really fancy getting one of those.
Whats the slap tone like on it?


Hmmm, you might have some difficulty getting one, as Myung isn't endorsing Yamaha anymore. Ebay might help you out there.

Slap is a little difficult on it. The string spacing is very close together. It's certainly possible to get a good tone for slap, but it is quite a generic bright humbucker tone. A stingray on steriods with a bit of the mids taken out and a good solid fundamental bass.

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Very nice rig you got there. Just another painful reminder on how crappy my bass is...


We all start somewhere. I was stuck with a Harley Benton jazz with an extremely high action for a good 2 years. Of course, that helped develop my fretting strength tremendously, so in a way, I'm grateful for it.
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John Myung used tons of other basses. But it was long ago, and chances are they were modded as well. I used a Corvette that was made in 1991, before Warwick used crappier components, and when it machined its bridge from a solid piece of metal. It was a completely different "machine" as opposed to 2000 and above Warwicks. Also it's uniportant whether MEC are underrated. We're talking about sound, not ratings. I do admit, that Streamer Stage II is an awesome piece of kit! But so is the pricetag.


Having played on ealier Warwicks as well as my newer one, the only big difference I noticed was the neck difference. While the Wenge felt awesome, the shape didn't feel right. The tonal differences were minimal (if anything, I found the newer ones had the edge), but I can see how the feel has changed over the years. They haven't started using 'crap' components. If you look over one of their new basses, it is flawless. The detail work is still all done by hand. It is things like fretting which is now machined, which a machine can do perfectly (they still have human quality control for corrections should individual basses need it) but would take a person hours.

As for MEC, what I meant by underrated is that they do not have a reputation equal to their sound quality.
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#29
Eh. That six, the Harley Benton... Does it play horridly or is it ok to jam on?
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Eh. That six, the Harley Benton... Does it play horridly or is it ok to jam on?


It plays okay. It would play a lot better with a new bridge and new electronics. It's by no means terrible. It would just need a little bit of work to improve it to good bass quality.

I've played some Dream Theater on it before as a little Jam session, it worked.
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It plays okay. It would play a lot better with a new bridge and new electronics. It's by no means terrible. It would just need a little bit of work to improve it to good bass quality.

I've played some Dream Theater on it before as a little Jam session, it worked.


Ok, thanks. I have planned on getting a six. But as far as need goes, I am a bit daunted as to the fact that I have rather smallish hands and I don't know how much it would pay of spending loads of cash on a higher end six string Ibanez if I can't even play it comfortably. So getting this and a nice five string jazzer for the cash seems like a better bet right now.
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My first good bass, my Fender:





My bass is almost exactly like that, except its an '07
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My bass is almost exactly like that, except its an '07


So you admit that you stole my idea?

I'M SUING YO' ASS FOO'!
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#35
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE RBXJM. I would have one but I'm more of a five string guy myself. It still gives me a woody though.

PS: I also like how it looks like you're using your amp as a computer desk as well. Would be cool if someone would invent computer desks with a full set of surround sound speakers built into them.
#36
So just how fit is your brain?
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So just how fit is your brain?


I haven't even opened that present yet... Does it show?

I was also gonna blow up my sex doll and see if people made comments about her, but I forgot...
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I haven't even opened that present yet... Does it show?

I was also gonna blow up my sex doll and see if people made comments about her, but I forgot...

A little, your brain does seem somewhat out of practice.

Ahh, see if you'd trained your brain a bit you probably would have remembered!
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Hmmm... suspicious...

Anyway, I am slightly GASing for a new amp. But at the moment I'm getting together wood for my bass project, which will be commencing this summer!

To be honest, I'm not sure about amps. I love Eden, Trace Elliot, Mesa Boogie, MarkBass for all different reasons. When I finally shell out on a big ass bass amp, I'll have a more definate idea of what I want in mind.
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