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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...
  4. 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...
  7. 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”). ...
  9. Question: Short scale B-strings generally sukk bad. Were...

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

    Fingerboard.

    Material feeds tone, radius affects playing.
  11. 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...
  14. 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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    If they were FL they’d be painful to part with. I...

    If they were FL they’d be painful to part with. I am keeping my Synapse FL but it’s just not the same magic.

    In my experience anyone that gets a real Berger in their hands always quits laffing.
  19. Thread: Thin High End

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    Same here but I also tilt the PU much closer to...

    Same here but I also tilt the PU much closer to the strings on the treble side
  20. Question: HiddeR, you say the price is too high if it’s not...

    HiddeR, you say the price is too high if it’s not the original FB. No offense intended but that sounds somewhat like a collector value mindset. If the quality is equal to original, though not...
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    Begging of you my MM bro .... please lighten up !...

    Begging of you my MM bro .... please lighten up ! See, I got TWO classic Bergers for sale and I reeeeeally need that $6K, okay ?

    Thanks much !
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    LOL. Youíve plainly misunderstood nhbís...

    LOL.
    Youíve plainly misunderstood nhbís excellent explanation. Itís just further evidence that youíll be better off doing your EQ by ear rather than chasing after technical specís. I remind you...
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    Help: Bought an ‘89 about a year ago from Guitar...

    Bought an ‘89 about a year ago from Guitar Center. It was $900, fairly low $$, possibly because it was modified. I happen to verrrry highly value the mod, a really professional conversion to FL with...
  24. Thread: Flats for Short

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    D’Adario Chromes seem identical.

    D’Adario Chromes seem identical.
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    I play 1H, 1Hp, HS and out of a dozen MMs one...

    I play 1H, 1Hp, HS and out of a dozen MMs one lonely HH. I do agree about the HH getting boomy although for my ear that only happens with all 4 coils on.

    Point is that there are 5 switch settings...
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