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by PvanB
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: Electric Upright Bass
Replies: 12
Views: 3987

Re: Electric Upright Bass

Just starting to compare a few different EUBs. I own a very modified Palatino, which I think sounds ok, but want to see how it stacks up against some others. Tried a new Stagg and found it didn't seem to have enough mass to counteract plucking the strings. Just didn't feel a solid or serious instrum...
by PvanB
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: 'Um Hum' - Bass Hum Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3345

Re: 'Um Hum' - Bass Hum Problem

Hey lettsbasses, just saw your post! Haven't been on here in ages. Thanks heaps. I wasn't confused, as I've done a bit of electronics over the years. I seem to have it sorted now, but not sure what I did to fix it. I found a replacement preamp to try, but it's now gone into my electric upright. All ...
by PvanB
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Electric Upright mods
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Electric Upright mods

Hey all, if anyone's into the Palatino, or other EUB's - I've just finished some interesting mods. Firstly, I wanted to try adding coil pickups just below the fingerboard. I read a few posts on this and it sounded a cool idea as the Palatino does suffer from resonance issues, especially when you get...
by PvanB
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: 'Um Hum' - Bass Hum Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3345

Re: 'Um Hum' - Bass Hum Problem

Well, after doing a fan-bloody-tastic job of shielding and earthing the cavity where the front pick-up sits, it's still the same... :!: Does seem to be just the front, so will try changing the pickup input to the onboard preamp. Then I'll know if it's the pickup or preamp. Will post results. Still k...
by PvanB
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Maintenance & Setup
Topic: String changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2773

String changes

Yo all,
Is it better to change strings one at a time so you keep tension on the neck, or take the whole lot off and start with a naked neck? Usually do them one at a time and tune it up, but need to look at pickup placement and will have to take them all off this time.
by PvanB
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Maintenance & Setup
Topic: Bass cleaning product
Replies: 41
Views: 9721

Re: Bass cleaning product

Just new on here, but thought I'd respond to this old thread anyway. The BEST product I've ever used (after trying a few), is Rawleighs furniture polish! Buffs up easily and gives a really good protective layer. Got some proper Martin guitar polish a while back, but the cheap Rawleighs product beats...
by PvanB
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: 'Um Hum' - Bass Hum Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3345

'Um Hum' - Bass Hum Problem

Hi all, Just new here and have a question about hum. Recently got a Custom Guitar Workshops 6 string. Plays very nice, more sustain than my Ibanez BTB 5 string did, but has a problem with inducted hum. I did a bit of shielding in the preamp cavity, but still picks up stuff. Especially noticable if y...