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    Still looking for a Desert Gold Bongo. Just...

    Still looking for a Desert Gold Bongo.

    Just saying ...

    :)
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    Nice catch! Bongos just love a bold paintjob!...

    Nice catch!

    Bongos just love a bold paintjob!


    "Much may be made of a black bass if he be caught young".

    (Not quite Johnson, but you get the idea)
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    Question: Argonzee, beautiful bass, congratulations! A...

    Argonzee, beautiful bass, congratulations!

    A fretless SR5 is a rare beast in it's own right.

    A fretless SR5 from the first (and most sought after) Dargie run is quite possibly the only one of...
  4. Help: Hi SikSan! Gongratulations on this rare BFR!...

    Hi SikSan!

    Gongratulations on this rare BFR! :)

    Internet diagnosis is not an easy thing to do, especially after the neck already went through two major "operations". I take it that you don't...
  5. This one would be my favorite of your class of...

    This one would be my favorite of your class of 2020!

    All are very nice guitars (as is to be expected) but this is the one with special tonal qualities, an inspiring instrument. This, and of course...
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    If it is a set that can be replaced with a single...

    If it is a set that can be replaced with a single pack of EBs, it would be the Slinky Flatwound 45-105 rather than a Group II/III hybrid (which to my knowledge does not exist).

    The Ti's gauges...
  7. Have you tried pure nickels...

    Have you tried pure nickels? Maybe even in a wound G variant?

    Personally, for those big chords I like very "soft" strings that swing as freely as possible. My Silo is sporting 8s and I love it!
  8. Good to hear and thanks for the feedback! :) ...

    Good to hear and thanks for the feedback! :)

    It's always nice to find solutions to gear problems. Your answer will be helpful to another player, if they google the problem.
  9. Have you tried picking the e-string and then...

    Have you tried picking the e-string and then muting the bit between nut and tuning machine?

    Depending on the nut (and for what string gauge it is filed) gently pressing the string down behind the...
  10. Thread: String squeak?

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    This. And it can be a wanted part of the...

    This.

    And it can be a wanted part of the performance! It's a Rock'n Roll thing. :cool:

    Mr. Stanley knows a thing or two about it:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x901SuxON9w
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    Nice find, congratulations! If you are looking...

    Nice find, congratulations!

    If you are looking for the famous sound when he recorded with Paul Young, you might want to check this clip:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRjiMN2qJHI
    ...
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    Two band EQ, maple neck, four strings. What's not...

    Two band EQ, maple neck, four strings. What's not to like? :)

    OK, I am not a fan of "relics" either, but the instrument under the worn paint is tempting!
  13. Off Topic: Excellent! That gave some much needed laughs!...

    Excellent!

    That gave some much needed laughs! :D
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    Congratualtions! The Bongo just loves bold...

    Congratualtions!

    The Bongo just loves bold colours and this is a bass that you actually wear.

    (Still looking for a desert gold 5H).
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    Interesting! Keep them coming! Anyone with a...

    Interesting!

    Keep them coming! Anyone with a snug fit for a Silo?
  16. Thread: New Cake Day

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    Happy Birthday and congratulations on an awesome...

    Happy Birthday and congratulations on an awesome family, too!

    Congratulations also on the stylish guitar, you are wearing it well. Good choice!
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    Congratulations! She looks gorgeous, lively...

    Congratulations!

    She looks gorgeous, lively but not overdone. And this seems to be the very guitar from the EBMM product photo shoot? Nice catch indeed! :)
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    Help: Cameron, my best guess is that your suspected...

    Cameron,

    my best guess is that your suspected strings are simply a couple years old. "Battle of the Bands" last happenend in 2015, if I am not mistaken, and the packaging was redesigend since.
    ...
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    Hi Igor, I am afraid EB has never published such...

    Hi Igor, I am afraid EB has never published such numbers.

    Have you tried emailing Daniel at the EB support? They are ones who should know - if not in absolute numbers, they might at least give...
  20. Thread: 18,000

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    That is a lot, but keep going! As I recall,...

    That is a lot, but keep going!

    As I recall, your posts were friendly, funny, informative, constructive and of course pretty much the finest moderation I have seen in about 25 years of surfing the...
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    Question: I hope I am not too late with this: You will...

    I hope I am not too late with this:

    You will want to loosen the strings and springs before readjusting that post (which seems to be sitting quite a few turns higher than necessary or indeed...
  22. Thread: Namm

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    I need to get my hands on a Luke III and a...

    I need to get my hands on a Luke III and a Cutlass to decide which one is for me. I like the new colours on both of them!

    Also, I really like that EBMM keep going forward, with evolution and...
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    Happy Birthday and many returns! And thank you...

    Happy Birthday and many returns! And thank you for so many inspirational tools!


    Oh, and 65 is the new 40 ... ;)
  24. At last

    The VP jr. Tuner now has been announced for March 2020, see NAMM blog post from Ernie Ball Co.

    Ernie Ball New for 2020 – Ernie Ball Blog

    Really looks interesting! :)
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    Hah! I say, just do it! I have a skinny...

    Hah!

    I say, just do it! I have a skinny stringed slab of wood here and I find it is a) fun and b) helps me on the bass side of music. It's fun to explore chords both vertically and horizontally up...
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