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General Discussion / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: June 13, 2019, 03:06:09 PM »
The package arrived. Replacement pot inside.

Three quick bits of soldering later and the Prophesy is back to full operational status.

Three cheers for Gibson.  :tup:

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Guitar Accessories / Re: Batteries for Effects Pedals, Tuners etc.
« on: June 09, 2019, 08:27:56 PM »
Pretty much Mick - The alkaline batteries last a really long time in the guitars because of their long shelf life and because the active circuits draw a very small current. The radio system and pedals, on the other hand, are much more power hungry. A PP3 only lasts about 6 hours in my NuX Loop Core, and maybe a little more in the radio. Also, of course, the batteries in the radio and pedals are less fiddly to get at. One of my basses needs the back cover taken off to change the battery, not something I want to be doing regularly.

I use Lidl rechargeables  :tup:

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Guitar Accessories / Re: Batteries for Effects Pedals, Tuners etc.
« on: June 08, 2019, 02:16:49 PM »
I use rechargeable batteries in my wireless system and some pedals, but alkaline ones in my guitars. I'd almost run out of the Duracell ones ;)

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General Discussion / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:49:17 PM »
Interesting Mick - maybe that's what's happening, a warranty replacement. I hadn't even considered that possibility  ;)

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General Discussion / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:19:57 PM »
H, nice one.  Yes hopefully it's a replacement pot.  Did you get it under their warranty?

Maybe they're sending you a new Gibson.  :idea:

A new Gibson you say . . that would be a strange and wonderful thing to behold.

Changing the pot if it is a new plug-in one will only take couple of minutes, and warranty, not likely, I bought it in July 2014.  :legit:

Ooh, and I lied, it's not DHL, it's TNT.  :doh:

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Guitar Accessories / Re: Batteries for Effects Pedals, Tuners etc.
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:06:58 PM »
7 Day Shop are out of stock of their Duracell PP3 9V multipacks, but I have just ordered 12 Energisers for £10.99 including delivery.

https://www.7dayshop.com/products/energizer-industrial-9v-pp3-6lr61-mn1604-batteries-money-saving-box-of-12-batteries-e000191203

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General Discussion / Re: What made you feel good today?
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:01:17 PM »
Some of you may recall that I have a broken Prophesy, and I was having no luck trying to find a replacement for the broken push/pull pot. In the end I went to Gibson's support page and sent them an email, asking simply where I might be able to get a new pot. I had a holding reply a day later asking for some time to answer the question. That was bout two weeks ago. What with being busy and having no DSL for most of the intervening time due to our land line having snapped somewhere between us and the local router, I hadn't given it any further thought.

Yesterday evening, however, still without hearing any more from Gibson's support team, I got an email from DHL telling me that Gibson were sending me a parcel - I'm hoping that it is a new pot - I'll keep you posted :)

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

Bugger!

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

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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 . . .

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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.

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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.

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