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Lenny Pane

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Re: Musician's Corner
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2005, 10:19:08 AM »

just get yourself some new ones Apps lol they are filthy.. im gonna put some fresh keggs on mine .. not long to go now hehe
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2005, 10:40:26 AM »

I should hope your gonna put some fresh strings on you tightass!!! lmao!!!

I don't want a new, bright and pingy sound. ;)
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Re: Musician's Corner
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2005, 04:53:44 PM »

LOL!!!! ;D

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Re: Musician's Corner
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2005, 09:10:25 AM »

I used to play with a guitarist (a very good one in fact). He always said that new strings on his guitar felt like clean underwear.
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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2005, 09:24:11 AM »

Now on guitar I agree but bass however....lol
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Re: Musician's Corner
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2005, 09:27:37 AM »

Are you using any effects?
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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2005, 09:31:17 AM »

No....possibly my Boss limiter/enhancer as the pick ups on the viola are pretty clumsy....You have to find the 'sweet' spot. Otherwise your either missing top end or bass.
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Re: Musician's Corner
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2005, 09:23:37 AM »

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I should hope your gonna put some fresh strings on you tightass!!! lmao!!!

I don't want a new, bright and pingy sound. ;)

haha lol @ Apps hehe .. and yeah come to think of it .. i kinda like the dull retro sound as well haha  :P

i may not change mine either lol
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« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2005, 09:32:09 AM »

Don't You Dare!!!!!!!!!!!! lmao...I'm coming down yours to sort you out!!! lol
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« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2005, 09:41:10 AM »

When I first had to buy Bass Strings..I couldn't get over the price!
I had to leave, and think out my financial situation first....haha
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« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2005, 10:32:39 AM »

I feel your pain. I hate to rehead the old drumset too. Why are all hobbies so expensive?

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Re: Musician's Corner
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2005, 12:03:40 PM »

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Just been to Howard's Bass Place in Newcastle (Plug for Howard) ..who totally sorted my Action out, put some great new strings on..cleaned up the electrics..

and now..it's special.

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I'm just curious Indica, but what did Howard charge to do that? Not trying to be "nosey". I just wondered what my English counterpart charges. It sounds like you got a "set up" and restring. I my shop I charge $45.00 plus string cost. Included in the "set up" are adjusting the neck, string height, cleaning the electronics, tighted all hardware like tuners...ect, clean and oil fret board on rosewood board models and a good wipe down with the old Martin guitar polish. When I get done the guitar even smells new...... :D
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Re: Musician's Corner
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2005, 12:22:39 PM »

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I can't decide whether to put new strings on the viola bass for the upcoming gig...I love that old dampened, lifeless sound. Same strings since I bought the bass nearly 2 yrs ago. hehehehe

What would you guys do?

Ah yes, the dreaded dilema of whether to change or not to change. Also the cost of bass strings can be a shock as Indica found out, but here are some of my thoughts about it.  If you like the dull thud like sound (ala Rain, One after 909, and Hey Bulldog) don't change or if you want, go with new tape wound strings. Same sounds, new string. You don't have to boil old strings to brighten them you can use rubbing alcohol it will do just about the same with a brisk rub down. 91% rubbing alcohol is also great for cleaning all the old gunk(no eating fried chichen without washing your hands before playing is a good rule) that builds up on rosewood fingerboards. After you clean the fret board take "Lemon oil" (really, it's boiled linseed oil with lemon scent and yellow color added) and rub down the board. Use sparingly, a little goes along way. It will moisturize the board and keep it from cracking. 4 Times yearly is enough, just depends on how dry it is where you live and how often you need to clean your board. Notice this is not for maple boards. For them a quick wipe down with guitar polish works fine as most maple boards have a poly finish on them. And that concludes my rambling tip for the day..... :D
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Re: Musician's Corner
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2005, 12:37:39 PM »

Thanks Riccy....Great info. If I had put on the strings maybe 3/4 weeks ago I would not have minded but bright, new strings on my viola does not sound appealing at all....I've got some Linseed, so I'll be using that and now thanks to you, a drop of Vodka!!! lol

Cheers mate. ;)
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« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2005, 12:42:53 PM »

No sweat Apps. Just make sure that linseed oil is the "Pre" boiled type. Not boiled is not good and forget trying to boil it yourself only problems waiting there.
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« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2005, 02:16:33 PM »

Just to add my tupence. I prefer old string sounds... not old old string sounds but at least so it doesn't sound so crisp and shiny.
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Re: Musician's Corner
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2005, 06:58:33 PM »

Ricky, I believe Indica's bass set up cost him 20 pounds (correct me if I'm wrong Adam). I just got some new strings for my Casino today, sounds and feels lovely
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« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2005, 09:15:17 PM »

I wish Riccy you were down on the Isle of Wight....I'd get you tons of work man!!! lol

Bass, I use 40-100's, normally elites

Acoustic, 11 guage. D'darios, Martin or whatever is available. lol
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« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2005, 04:30:39 AM »

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Ricky, I believe Indica's bass set up cost him 20 pounds (correct me if I'm wrong Adam). I just got some new strings for my Casino today, sounds and feels lovely
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« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2005, 04:33:39 AM »

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I wish Riccy you were down on the Isle of Wight....I'd get you tons of work man!!! lol

Bass, I use 40-100's, normally elites

Acoustic, 11 guage. D'darios, Martin or whatever is available. lol

Whats it like over there? I'm not opposed to a move........ ;) Anyway when you guys get famous you'll need a guitar tech right?..... ;D
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