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  1. Shuttle 6.0, LM II, or GK 1001 for a SR HH

    I haven't been around for a while but it's time for me to get some opinions. I play a String Ray 4 HH through a GK 800 RB and although I'm not unhappy with my sound, I'm thinking I'd like to try...
  2. Thread: GK Question

    by BigStrings
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    GK Question

    I've got a friend who's going to buy the GK 1001 rb2. He's asking me the difference between the combo with the 2-12 neo's and the straight head with the seperate 2-12 neo cab. When I checked them out...
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    Great customer service from the Beaver. I called...

    Great customer service from the Beaver. I called and talked with him about a Vintage Sunburst SR 4 HH that I was interested in. I was a little nervous about the true look of the finish from his web...
  4. Thread: Pet Peeves

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    My pet peeves are: 1) small set up areas in some...

    My pet peeves are: 1) small set up areas in some of these clubs. At one club called the "Jail House" (actually a converted jail house where each cell had a table for dining), I was so close to the...
  5. When the whole band was cooking that funk groove...

    When the whole band was cooking that funk groove I thought I might see James Brown come sliding across the stage at any minute.
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    Where's BP to stick up for us 4 string players?...

    Where's BP to stick up for us 4 string players? Isn't one of his famous quotes "Real men play 4 strings?"
  7. Thread: thumb rest

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    Agree with Nickytwister. Why limit yourself to...

    Agree with Nickytwister. Why limit yourself to one position with a thumb rest? As stated above, you can use the edge of the neck, E string, top edge of pickguard (kind of high for me) and the pickup...
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    I'm really sorry about this. The bass has been...

    I'm really sorry about this. The bass has been sold a while ago and I thought I had posted that information. I was selling it on other sites as well and posted that it had been sold. I thought I...
  9. Thread: Ow!!!

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    If the receptacle is ungrounded and reverse...

    If the receptacle is ungrounded and reverse polarity (hot and neutral reversed), it could also cause a similar problem.

    I can remember playing some of the older legion halls where the receptacles...
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    Cool Larry, thanks for the help!

    Cool Larry, thanks for the help!
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    Well, my new Stingray has arrived and I'm in hog...

    Well, my new Stingray has arrived and I'm in hog heaven but my Sterling still hasn't sold. So, new price: - $850 - I can tell you this, you won't find one in nicer shape unless you buy it new. Mike
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    No doubt about there being plenty of good amps...

    No doubt about there being plenty of good amps out there, the problem is getting to play them side by side. Something else, different amps sound better with different basses. I'm sold on the GK 800...
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    OK, as long as we're talking GK stuff and you GK...

    OK, as long as we're talking GK stuff and you GK guys are all on board this thread, here is a question I asked a while ago. How much better (tone, power, what?) is the 1001 than the 800RB that I own....
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    Well, I don't know if you saw it or not, but in...

    Well, I don't know if you saw it or not, but in the event that you didn't, my post selling a beautiful Sterling is exactly 13 posts down from this one. Only problem is I'm not looking to trade as I...
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    Sterling For Sale

    I have to make room for a double H Stingray, otherwise this wouldn't be going anywhere. It's a 2004 model and in mint condition. Comes with 3 pickguards, tort, white pearl and black as well as the...
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    Lisa - PM sent

    Lisa - PM sent
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    Jimbo - Sent you an E-mail, get back with me.

    Jimbo - Sent you an E-mail, get back with me.
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    I can't vouch for the exact arrangement but the...

    I can't vouch for the exact arrangement but the guy who runs the shop seemed to know what he was talking about. I think the way he said it was that he does know what he's getting but doesn't have a...
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    I guess I'll have to be the lone dissenter here....

    I guess I'll have to be the lone dissenter here. Both songs are based, the main verses anyway, on a similar 3-cord progression but the bridges are not even close. I can remember George Harrison...
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    Well, I can tell you this, just about every...

    Well, I can tell you this, just about every Guitar Center in NY State has dual pickup Stingrays and Bongos in Black Sapphire, Rosewood and Moonstone and nothing else. I like the combination mind you,...
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    I have a GK 800RB and I've tried it both ways...

    I have a GK 800RB and I've tried it both ways with my Sterling and my HH Bongo 4. With the pad button pushed in it sounds fine but I find that it just sounds punchier not using the pad button. I...
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    SR 5 / New Preamp & Pickups?

    I played a Stingray 5 HH the other day and it sounded pretty much like the Stingray 4 HH. As I understand it, the single pickup SR 5 is based on the Sterling preamp and pickup. Is that now changed...
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    The bad news is that once the nerve is damaged it...

    The bad news is that once the nerve is damaged it never heals or repairs itself. Usually the ringing is permanent. The good news is that sooner or later you adjust and learn to live with it. The...
  24. Poll: Black, White Pearl or Tort. I've got all three...

    Black, White Pearl or Tort. I've got all three pickguards for my Honeyburst, Rosewood Sterling. After I put Tort on the others got shelved.
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    Oh I would say they (single H Sterlings) are far...

    Oh I would say they (single H Sterlings) are far from useless, in fact I thought they were the greatest thing since sliced bread when I got mine. But, playing a HH Bongo has given me a new...
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