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Electric Guitar / Re: Prophecy GX Pickup question
« on: March 23, 2019, 10:13:44 AM »
Thanks Mick . If not I can get a decent after market all solder joint pot from Thomann.

I've put the plate back on for the time being, so I don't have a photo at the moment.

Electric Guitar / Re: Prophecy GX Pickup question
« on: March 22, 2019, 01:00:22 PM »

As you are another Prophesy owner here's one for you - and possibly any other Gibson/Epi owners.

A couple of days ago I pulled on the bridge pickup pot to split the coil. The shaft came straight out. So I need a new 500k split coil pot. Having taken the back off of the guitar I find A) that there is only a smattering of anti static paint, and B) that the pot is a bespoke plug in type - so unless I rewire I shall need a genuine pot.

So here is a plea - does anyone know where I can acquire such a thing? My local music shop lost it's Gibson franchise in the great cull of shops not selling shed loads of the darned things - like rural France was ever going to be one of the best selling regions . .

Cheers, H

General Discussion / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:30:28 PM »
It plays fine, it's just a bit not immaculate any more. I'm feeling better about it today. I do, after all, have chips and dinks on all of my basses apart from the relatively new Ibanez.

General Discussion / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: January 08, 2019, 12:55:12 PM »
I've been shopping again . . I bought a Jackson Dinky just before Christmas. It was, not to put too fine a point on it, rubbish. Really poorly made and sounded absolutely rank.

So I sent it back, sold a classic 90s drum machine and bought a Schecter Banshee in trans black. Arrived yesterday - absolutely lovely until about 10:30 this morning when the strap on my bass caught its stand as I lifted it off and twisted it sideways, just overbalancing the stand with the Schecter on it: Schecter went sideways onto the concrete floor of my basement . . .

Luckily nothing serious broke, but the lower wing of the body has a centimetre long wound where the varnish has been broken off of the binding and part of the top gloss is missing too.


I'm running 1803 at the moment. I'll turn of auto update until you give me the all clear :)

General Discussion / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: November 26, 2018, 10:43:41 AM »
I'll see what I can do about some reviews Mick. Might have to wait a bit . . .

General Discussion / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: November 22, 2018, 07:53:45 PM »
OK, I know it's rude to brag, but I have just completed my new, and
probably last ever bass rig.I bought two 4x10 Kustom cabs and a second hand Ampeg Portaflex 500. Oh my, but it sounds good! Just waiting for Santa to bring me a new Boss multi effects pedal to replace my old Digitech (which is still mostly running well, with the occasional glitch). Then roll on Worfstock 2019.

General Discussion / Re: Moving a guitar
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:49:15 PM »
I had a bass delivered by DHL from Portugal - inside two cardboard boxes (heavy duty ones) and  packed with bubble wrap and loads of brown paper. It was so well sealed it took me more than half an hour to get the package open. But inside the guitar was perfect. So I would suggest filling the hard case with bubble wrap and then putting the hard case inside a strong cardboard box, also with all the voids packed with bubble wrap, and the whole thing covered in parcel tape. Any courier will chuck it about, but if it is seriously well packaged it'll be fine.

Don't forget to insure it!

Good luck.

Your Recordings / Re: Worfstock 2017 - Dakota
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:37:56 AM »
Thanks Joom.

Long time until July indeed, but gives us time to learn some new stuff - although Dakota will definitely be in next year's set :)

Your Recordings / Re: Worfstock 2017 - Dakota
« on: September 18, 2018, 03:56:51 PM »
Glad you liked it.

We're getting together again next July for another bash. The band members live all over the place - me in France, guitarist Isle of Man, drummer Spain and singer London. So it can be a bit tricky to get everything organised. At least it's all Europe :)

Your Recordings / Worfstock 2017 - Dakota
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:30:37 PM »
Finally found the time to finish Dakota. Alas the high def cameras had packed up for this song, so I added a few arguably over the top effects to make it visually less dull. I am very happy with the mix though: Cubase Pro 9.5 and Wavelab Elements 9.5. Video done with Power Director 16

General Discussion / Re: Share the Deals
« on: July 29, 2018, 01:05:02 PM »
It's a lot of data Mick - with my 8mbps connection it's taking a while to download the sound library  :o

General Discussion / Re: Share the Deals
« on: July 29, 2018, 11:37:10 AM »
Got me with Philharmonik 2. Just downloading it now - also used some 'jam points' to reduce the cost further.  8)

General Discussion / Re: AmpliTube Version 4.6 Now Available
« on: July 27, 2018, 08:48:35 AM »
Had it changed ? Well, only incrementally. But we were amazed by the huge variety of food in the supermarkets and by how how cheap it is. Also everyone seems to have a Jaguar or a Tesla. Made our knackered old Mondeo look rather out of place! In a nutshell the UK appears to be booming, unlike France.

Maybe Brexit is not the bad idea everyone is making out? I got into a conversation with a flower importer who told me he had cancelled his contracts with the Dutch and was buying instead from Kenya - he now doesn't have to worry about what will happen next year one way or the other, and he says the Kenyans are cheaper too. I wonder how many other continental firms will suffer because of Brexit as clearly this chap's Dutch supplier is already doing?

Hot here too, can't really do any work outside after 10 am or inside after lunch. Difference is we have a swimming pool to cool off in  ;)

General Discussion / Re: AmpliTube Version 4.6 Now Available
« on: July 27, 2018, 06:14:05 AM »
Hi Mick,

Just back from a road trip around the UK.

The miked recording was done with the mike powered by my Saffire Pro 14 and through the microphone amplifier therein, straight into Cubase Artist 9.5.

Hope you are not melting too badly this week :)

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