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  1. MM wiring allows no hum prone coil combinations....

    MM wiring allows no hum prone coil combinations. Remove a PU and you could end up with hum.

    I have only one HH bass out of a dozen. So, clearly, HH is not my thing. I just pushed the neck PU down...
  2. Thread: Bongo Knobs

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    Question: While such news may be rather disappointing, it...

    While such news may be rather disappointing, it seems it would also be welcome, in a way, to know that you can finally cease banging your head on the wall.

    FWIW, if youíre willing to pay a...
  3. FWIW, I had a dead PU which was removed from my...

    FWIW, I had a dead PU which was removed from my pre-EB Sabre and I later had it restored to spec. The tech is a very resourceful type, but he never asked me if it were neck or bridge. This suggests...
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    Poll: Too bad the HS is gone :-( (I gots mines !)

    Too bad the HS is gone :-(

    (I gots mines !)
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    You will encounter a definite difference, any day...

    You will encounter a definite difference, any day now. Share your impressions. Hope the difference suits you !

    Also, the necks feel different not only by dimensions but also by weight in-hand cuz...
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    An E string too high on the peg is not well...

    An E string too high on the peg is not well pressed down into the nut, and the rattle is usually the string rattling in the nut. Same can be heard if a nut is cracked at the string slot.
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    Either an expensive luthier job or a new neck...

    Either an expensive luthier job or a new neck from SBMM. Check both costs and choose.

    If you also needed a fret job, maybe a new neck is a better deal.

    The wheel CANNOT just fall off unless...
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    Question: So, Canada is bigger than Texas ?!?!? Who’d a...

    So, Canada is bigger than Texas ?!?!? Who’d a thunk it !

    I’ve moved into a smaller home, may cull some MMs. No special editions, no final decisions yet and not knowing whether you’re still on the...
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    Help: FYI, the tension is higher on the smaller...

    FYI, the tension is higher on the smaller strings. So the effect on your neck is not the opposite of whatís expected.
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    And don’t try doing adjustment at full tension....

    And don’t try doing adjustment at full tension. Back off all the tuners about 2 or 3 turns. I realize this is a bit more tedious than adjusting while in normal tuning, but you get used to it and then...
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    Obviously I never use any lower notes cuz the...

    Obviously I never use any lower notes cuz the B-string is deleted but I do agree that the more massive neck contributes to the tone, especially with FL.

    So why not just leave the B-string in...
  12. I disagree with that explanation. Relax the...

    I disagree with that explanation.

    Relax the string tension and stuff some rags or foam between the PU and the strings. Then get into some PU scratching and body thumping.

    Shouldn’t an...
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    Thereís nothing standard nor neutral about a...

    Thereís nothing standard nor neutral about a Boingo !

    My colors arenít really wild, one gold, one black. But both are single PU with piezo bridge and no frets. Also no B-strings ... which seems a...
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    Help: Never had an SBMM, but do know that a mag PU too...

    Never had an SBMM, but do know that a mag PU too close to the strings doesn’t help matters any, especially if heavy strings which increase the magnetic attraction. Cobalts sound great but I lower my...
  15. Question: IIRC, the Special has a Sterling neck profile. If...

    IIRC, the Special has a Sterling neck profile. If correct, then you may notice the std SR having a distinctly fatter neck.

    FWIW, I play stock versions of SR and Sterlings and difference in necks...
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    Since I buy mostly used gear, I’ve fixed a truly...

    Since I buy mostly used gear, I’ve fixed a truly maxed rod at least on 2, maybe 3, EBMMs. EBMM makes this easy to do. Put a fender washer between the wheel and the wood (“fender” with small “f”). ...
  17. Question: Short scale B-strings generally sukk bad. Were...

    Short scale B-strings generally sukk bad. Were you thinking about EADGC ?
  18. Fingerboard. Material feeds tone, radius...

    Fingerboard.

    Material feeds tone, radius affects playing.
  19. Thread: next 4 string

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    Gonna be a while before that price drops. I...

    Gonna be a while before that price drops. I sorted their 32 page used bass catalog for Most Recent First. That bass is in the middle of page 2 of 32 pages. A rather newish arrival.
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    Help: Seems like twisted strings to me. Sometimes you...

    Seems like twisted strings to me. Sometimes you can undo that but sometimes you hafta replace them.
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    Don’t recall when I learned set ups, but it...

    Don’t recall when I learned set ups, but it must’ve included using 1 and 12 cuz I always use that. Not defending or recommending it, just pointing out that it seems there’s no strict rule.

    As to...
  22. Thread: next 4 string

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    Iím wondering if HH is your confirmed preference...

    Iím wondering if HH is your confirmed preference by experience, or perhaps youíve just adopted the historical default configuration of the Sabre bass ... dating back to the pre-EB times.

    Reason...
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    Question: Having seen the real innards and some wiring...

    Having seen the real innards and some wiring drawings for various MMs, I have never seen power delivered to the PUs.
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    Got some REAL relics ... basses with visible...

    Got some REAL relics ... basses with visible evidence that schidt happinz.

    One is a wonderful Sterling Hp FL4. The schidt that happent is a horrid refin.

    Another is a violated ‘88 SR4 with...
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    Well said ! Never heard the name. Never heard...

    Well said !

    Never heard the name. Never heard most names. Pay only slightest attention to non local players. Keeps me happy.

    The signatures on a few of my headstocks are not those of celebrity...
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