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    no no, Learning To Fly by Pink Floyd! A...

    no no, Learning To Fly by Pink Floyd!



    A lot of gravity references in there!
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    I agree... nice to see it another config....

    I agree... nice to see it another config. Congrats Dr Stankface!
    http://niftydog.actewagl.net.au/Basses/Stingray%20body%20angle.jpg
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    The thing to look out for with rechargeables is...

    The thing to look out for with rechargeables is that they are never exactly 9VDC.

    The cheap and common NiMH and NiCD cells are nominally 8.6VDC when fully charged. You can buy special types that...
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    Really hard to nail this down, there's just no...

    Really hard to nail this down, there's just no easy answer as it would depend on a lot of factors like how you use your bass (lots of boost will drain faster) etc.

    Normal batteries aren't just...
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    a PA system set up in front of a crowd of people...

    a PA system set up in front of a crowd of people is a great tool to make people feel stupid and insignificant. What I would have done is jump on stage before they unplugged anything and relayed the...
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    According to the manual, no. It's (TU-2) supposed...

    According to the manual, no. It's (TU-2) supposed to go down to C0.

    Try tuning to the 12th fret harmonic... or, do what I do, throw your tuner in the nearest bin once you got a reference pitch and...
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    All it is there for is to prevent the preamp...

    All it is there for is to prevent the preamp overdriving from the high output of an active bass. If your active bass doesn't overdrive the preamp, even when plugged into the non-attenuated socket,...
  8. The Australian National University...

    The Australian National University seems to have a very good rep. However, I can't tell you anything more as I never made it there! I can, however, offer you Talkbasser support should you make it to...
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    I agree, but some clarification for those who are...

    I agree, but some clarification for those who are geeky enough to be interested in such stuff...

    WD40 stands for "water displacement compound attempt number 40." In other words, WD40 is primarily...
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    You guys need one of these bottle openers!...

    You guys need one of these bottle openers!
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    Pretty hard to be definitive with this. Nathan...

    Pretty hard to be definitive with this. Nathan East and three other bass players are listed in the credits. Peter Gabriel's website is a fantastic browse, it might have some clues for you.

    My...
  12. Thread: Sledgehammer?

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    Bizarre! Some info on the fabled "super silver,"...

    Bizarre! Some info on the fabled "super silver," thanks a heap! Got any more? So from that I take it there wasn't many in existence? Was it based on a sabre or other or none? Anybody!?

    I'm not...
  13. Thread: Sledgehammer?

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    wo wo wo wo wo!! Tony's website has all the RIGHT...

    wo wo wo wo wo!! Tony's website has all the RIGHT answers guys.

    The original track was NOT recorded with a musicman of any sort. "The Sledgehammer bass" as it was affectionately known was a Super...
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    The rules on eBay are there to protect you as...

    The rules on eBay are there to protect you as much as possible, that is why they say in no uncertain terms that these kinds of offers are to be reported to eBay and then ignored. Don't rely on the...
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    Man, I get that too! I don't get it! You'd have...

    Man, I get that too! I don't get it! You'd have to assume that a professional cleaner has seen and cleaned it all. I'm sure they see far worse than what they experience at my house...

    Personally,...
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    I know where you're coming from, but that's...

    I know where you're coming from, but that's simply not the case.

    I carefully compared many basses before buying my latest, a Stingray 4, and I can confidently say that absolutely without exception...
  17. Thread: Drummer Jokes

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    Replace "accordion" with "banjo" at will, except...

    Replace "accordion" with "banjo" at will, except for that last one:

    If you drop an accordion, a set of bagpipes and a viola off a 20-story
    building, which one lands first and which way up do they...
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    Sounds to me like power isn't getting to the...

    Sounds to me like power isn't getting to the preamp. Considering it seems to have sat for a while unused, I'd be first trying to clean the contacts in the jack socket and checking for faulty...
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    Sticky: WOO! My baby is immortalised! Great idea,...

    WOO! My baby is immortalised!

    Great idea, smallequestrian!
  20. Well, I know where you're going with that, but I...

    Well, I know where you're going with that, but I don't share your sentiment. P-basses are just as easy to pick in the mix as Stringrays. There's nothing wrong with George Porter Jr.'s tone if you ask...
  21. Nobody can answer these questions for you, they...

    Nobody can answer these questions for you, they are just too personal. However, I can give you my insight as I too had to choose between these two basses earlier this year.

    To jump straight to the...
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    "I was, but not now, at least, not at this shop...

    "I was, but not now, at least, not at this shop and certainly not from you!"

    They always seem to forget that sales isn't about selling stuff, it's about customer service. How many of us have paid...
  23. I give you the EQ plot for music man basses, note...

    I give you the EQ plot for music man basses, note this is the only place that I can find on the whole ernie ball site where they mention cut and boost in relation to Stingrays.
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    that would make sence, since the µSynth is also...

    that would make sence, since the µSynth is also analogue. I'll endevour to check it out, thanks!
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    nobody has mention AKG yet. They're maybe a bit...

    nobody has mention AKG yet. They're maybe a bit more expensive than the others, but check out the frequency response specs, especially on the 400 series: -3dB point is down at 35hz!!!




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