So, I got up at 6 this morning for rummage sales. Nothing here, so we went to a town 20 or so miles away. Not a thing anywhere. I see a sale with a bunch of cars, and say "Lets try this one" It being our last one. I look over a low-and-behold, 3 basses lined up. I figured damn theyll be expensive. He had $30 on a gutted hollowbody (Dont know the brand), $40 on a Conrad guitar sized bass that had a toaster pickup, and $75 on a 81? Squire P bass special with cass, and a Digitec compression pedal. I pooed. So, I talked my mom into giving me some money, but we had to go to the atm. Goyt back, and he just sold the Squire. Damn the luck. Still had the other 2 so I got them, and the person who bought the squire had left the pedal, so I got it for $15. Pretty good day for me. (Pics maybe later if you need them.)
Sorry about the small size/ your wait. Damn camera phone. I didnt take a piture of the pedal, for Im sure you beleive me.
What are some of the Rickenbacker look a like basses? I know, I know, "Just get a real Ric!" I cant afford one. I love the look of them though, for my favorite bassist plays one. So a list of some look a likes on Ebay, or a trusted website would be great.
Im not real concerned about ruining the neck, just always wanted to try it. Also, does someone have a J Bass pickup template that I could print out? You can E-Mail it to me if you need to, just PM me for my E-mail.
Back to the scalloping - I would do it the same as a guitar neck, no? How deep would I need to go on each fret? Easiest way to acheive a scallop? (Wood chisels; Dremel tool; ect?)
My guess is it sounds to be faulty soldering/bad jack. Either is a simple fix. If its the jack, you have two wires, but if its a bad solder joint, you must check your links with a multimeter ( Or something similar. )
Ive been attempting to put videos on this player, with no sucess. I have tried all teh video formats it lists, but it wont show as on my player. Anyone have this player, or want to take a swing at how to put music on it? It came with no instructions as to how to place video on it.
Thanks a ton!
Im also looking for a program where I can rip copyright DVD's onto my computer for personal use. None will let me because of teh copyright, but to my knowledge as long as its for personal use its fine? Please and thank you.
I have routed the spaces for 2 more P bass pickups, resulting in a P-P-P combo. Should be brutal. Im wiring them all straight to the input jack with just a simple SPST switch to have it either on or off. It looks liek a strat, but In bass form. Haha.
Well, the thing I hate about trying out basses is, yeah, they sound good on a great amp - even a **** guitar will, but will a **** guitar sound good on a cheap/bad amp?
When I was trying out the Dean Edge 09 through a Marshall bass stack (Dont remeber which one) in Virginia, It sounded like sex. I figured I would pick one up when I got home, save the packing. I ended up trying one out here through some amp I had never heard of, and it sounded like a goat anally raping a quarter. Yeah thats right, George was a'squealing.
Okay, I dont have much time to type this up, but seeing as how there is an extreme lack of information on The Vapors in general, there is an even greater lack on information of this man, Steve Smith. He had very Ric-sounding bass lines full of fillers. Im hoping for a discussion as to what he used besides an early 70's Ric 4001. Also, if there are any true The Vapors fans, please Pm me, for I have a project of sorts.