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by ash
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Radian P-Bass - Fresh Off the Press!
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: Radian P-Bass - Fresh Off the Press!

TMcB and the Six String Samurai have kindly taken the time to do a review of the Radian P-Bass right there at http://sixstringsamurai.co.nz/2012/08/29/radian-guitars-p-bass-slap-de-bass-nz-style/ What's more, Facebookers get the chance to win a Radian T-Shirt by clicking on the picture and sharing t...
by ash
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Radian P-Bass - Fresh Off the Press!
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Radian P-Bass - Fresh Off the Press!

Howdy chaps! I don't get to make basses that often so usually don't have much to show off here, but here's one that has been on the boil for a while. It's the first edition of the new Radian bass (as yet unnamed): https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/575967_101509842712389...
by ash
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: Nordstrand Pickups
Replies: 28
Views: 5494

Re: Nordstrand Pickups

I'm doing an order to Nordstrand very soon. If anyone's keen on a Nordy or two, let me know ASAP.
by ash
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Tone Upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 3457

Re: Tone Upgrades

The DiMarzio Ultra Jazz is a great set and noiseless, too. They're probably not the ideal choice for authentic vintage J tone, but I like them better anyway. There's nothing cheaper or the same price worth having in my opinion. Seymour Duncan and Rio Grande would be the next ones up the price scale ...
by ash
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Tone Upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 3457

Re: Tone Upgrades

Pickups - It's a pretty risky adventure to hack an American P-bass to make it sound like a J-bass. Adding one J-pickup is not uncommon, but a lot of afficionados say it still doesn't sound sufficiently J-ish, you need both pickups for that. If you're that fussy, just get a J-bass. If you add two J-p...
by ash
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Tone Upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 3457

Re: Tone Upgrades

Badass - Yes they can change the tone, but whether it's an improvement or not depends on what you're looking for and what you're coming from. I'm not a fan of them. They're pretty primitive and the saddles have pointy corners and the chrome tends to go pretty nasty over time. And they cost heaps. I ...
by ash
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Pickups
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: Pickups

Fitting would be in the $60-80 range, probably.

I'm not doing refinishing right now, but will get back into it next year.
by ash
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Tone Upgrades
Replies: 16
Views: 3457

Re: Tone Upgrades

The capacitor can make a difference whether the knob is at full or anywhere on its range. A passive tone control is NEVER "off", especially not a Fender style one with a 0.047uF cap and 250k pot. A 250k pot at full is the same as a linear 500k pot at half, so anyone suggesting that there is no diffe...
by ash
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Pickups
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: Pickups

I have a Nordstrand MM and 3-band preamp in stock right now.

The SD pickup is great, but I haven't liked their 2-band preamps that much so far. Haven't tried the 3-band ones, though.
by ash
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: I need advice on buying a bass in New Zealand, I'm french :D
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: I need advice on buying a bass in New Zealand, I'm frenc

model.citizen wrote:another option, with the Canadian dollar being strong and you being French, is to look for online shops/etc in the Quebec area
Shipping from Canada can be outrageously expensive, sometimes double what a USA supplier would charge. I'll never order anything from Canada if there's another option.
by ash
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Assembly/Build advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Assembly/Build advice

What is a finished body from the USA going to cost you and what type/colour of finish?
by ash
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Warwick rock bass
Replies: 29
Views: 4149

Re: Warwick rock bass

I know Dimazio make a variety of pickups, but I've always dismissed them as 80s wang :oops: Let us know your thoughts once you get the bass back. '80s Wang would be the Model P and Model J DiMarzios ;) I put an Ultra Jazz set into a Fender (can't remember which model, but possibly MIM or MIJ) a few...
by ash
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Bass heads and cabinets
Replies: 49
Views: 4514

Re: Bass heads and cabinets

foal30 wrote:
or choose not to by their internet buying habits. Losing Music shops is long term loss for musicians.
This is correct.

I find try-before-you-buy is more effective than any data charts.
by ash
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: What pickups would you throw in this beast?
Replies: 6
Views: 1824

Re: What pickups would you throw in this beast?

Wrong size.

It looks like one might just fit into the hole left by the MM pickup, but with some funny looking spaces left unfilled.