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  1. mellowgerman

    Greetings Pleasure of Guild fellow-shippers

    Just fulfilling my duty, sir. No, though it has been quite a while since I've played a bass with a Mueller bridge, I'm quite certain that there should be enough forward tilt for the strings to clear that little ledge there.
  2. mellowgerman

    Greetings Pleasure of Guild fellow-shippers

    "Spot on good to know info!" This thread inspired me to add this disclaimer in my signature field! Though I had long been aware of my somewhat obsessive habit. A good way to measure the relief of your neck is to hold down the string at the 1st fret and at the 15th fret (some also say 17th...
  3. mellowgerman

    Greetings Pleasure of Guild fellow-shippers

    I think one to two hours should be plenty of time in between turns, especially if you loosen string tension first, so the truss rod and neck don't have to compete with the string tension. However, I would be careful not to over-tighten the rod. Five 1/8 turns seems like an unusually high amount...
  4. mellowgerman

    Greetings Pleasure of Guild fellow-shippers

    Thank you for the kind offer! I have never been very good at photography, so the only camera I have is my cell phone camera. Luckily it is fully automatic and does a decent job without me having to put in much effort. I always thought it would be fascinating to get into real photography...
  5. mellowgerman

    Greetings Pleasure of Guild fellow-shippers

    I'm happy to help! If anything is unclear, feel free to ask any other questions you may have. I also want to point out that I added another paragraph to my previous post after you had already responded (in regard to the dead zone).
  6. mellowgerman

    Greetings Pleasure of Guild fellow-shippers

    Welcome Jesper! Your dead zone seems to indicate that your frets might be worn down, which is common with vintage basses, especially if they were played for many years with roundwound strings -- as opposed to flatwound, which are smooth like upright strings and really don't grind (or wear) down...
  7. mellowgerman

    Starfire tinkering continued

    I know for a fact I've heard somebody somewhere say that, but I don't remember who it was. Also, regardless of who it was, perhaps they used Pyramids back in the day and cycled through 247 different sets since and now have a skewed or questionable recollection of how they may have felt back...
  8. mellowgerman

    TalkBass - catastrophic fire - doesn't sound good...

    It's back!
  9. mellowgerman

    Starfire tinkering continued

    Thanks for the kind words! Though it's certainly possible that Jack used Pyramids at one point or another, he did state in a relatively recent interview (around the time that his original modified Starfire resurfaced) that his favorite strings on the Starfires were the Framus ones and that there...
  10. mellowgerman

    TalkBass - catastrophic fire - doesn't sound good...

    I never stepped foot in an online forum before 2007 (when I first learned about DarkStar pickups) but I do recall very hazily a handful of visits to the Pit. Unfortunately I mostly missed that party.
  11. mellowgerman

    TalkBass - catastrophic fire - doesn't sound good...

    Yes, talkbass is a daily staple of mine (just like LTG, though of course, if forced to choose, LTG would be my favorite). It's been a bit of a cold-turkey separation for me. Seemingly bottomless well of interesting tech stuff to learn there, spanning all brands and eras. Drawback is the number...
  12. mellowgerman

    A young lady enjoys her NS SF-1 Bass

    I'm a big believer in this thought that the acoustically "good" sounding and resonating guitars come down to the individual pieces of wood that an instrument is made out of, regardless of whether the model at hand is acoustic, hollowbody, semi-hollow, solid-body. Perfect example was my...
  13. mellowgerman

    A young lady enjoys her NS SF-1 Bass

    Gotta love some Zombies. Always thought Chris White was played some cool bass parts. Nothing super flashy but contributed to the songs very nicely.
  14. mellowgerman

    Hot mess mods

    Looks like the owner of the white Mustang took the Rickenbacker route... Here's an original 1958 Rick 325, serial # V86
  15. mellowgerman

    good new music?

    I'd probably agree there. Creative presenters of music perhaps?
  16. mellowgerman

    good new music?

    This thread just keeps getting better and better. After thinking all of this over, I would say that what is or isn't music comes down to the definition of "art" (rather than exactly how it is performed), because I think of music as a form of art that we consume mainly by listening. In my mind...
  17. mellowgerman

    It's back

    Stunning! What's the story behind this one?
  18. mellowgerman

    good new music?

    What a cool, diverse thread this has turned into! Thanks all for contributing! I've still got quite a bit of catching up to do. Canard, real quick, just wanted to mention that I was lucky enough to catch Harry Manx before I'd ever heard of him, opening up for Richie Havens sometime around 2009...
  19. mellowgerman

    Starfire tinkering continued

    Thanks! Yeah I'm quite smitten with the tone this preamp opens up (not that it was a bad tone before!) Of course the strings and pickups are just as important. Indeed, would be fantastic if there was a stock bass a-la Casady/Lesh tone
  20. mellowgerman

    good new music?

    Awesome, keep em coming! I am already a fan of Tyler Childers and Colter Wall, so I can second those recommendations! Looking forward to checking out the others
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