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by laurie
Sun Feb 05, 2023 12:45 am
Forum: Guitar/Bass
Topic: New bass day - a Vantage 5-string
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: New bass day - a Vantage 5-string

I used to work in a music shop for 18 years. There's a reason why cheap bass strings are cheap. They sound dull after a few days and they can break very easily. It also happened when I bought a set from Martin. The only brands that I can recommend are D'Addario, Fender, Rotosound, Ernie Ball and De...
by laurie
Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:54 pm
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: New (broken) pedal day!
Replies: 35
Views: 1180

Re: New (broken) pedal day!

Pepe wrote:
Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:41 pm
The original replacement switch by Alps would cost 25 EUR including shipping. Too much for my taste.
:shock:
by laurie
Sat Feb 04, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: New (broken) pedal day!
Replies: 35
Views: 1180

Re: New (broken) pedal day!

Spectacular save pepe! If you were so inclined, I've found there is some automotive touch-up paint that is a pretty good match for the Boss silver metallics. It is possible to clean/lubricate those switches (the mode switch). Drill a carefully placed 0.5mm hole in the side of the switch and spray in...
by laurie
Sat Feb 04, 2023 1:41 pm
Forum: Guitar/Bass
Topic: New bass day - a Vantage 5-string
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: New bass day - a Vantage 5-string

I used to work in a music shop for 18 years. There's a reason why cheap bass strings are cheap. They sound dull after a few days and they can break very easily. It also happened when I bought a set from Martin. The only brands that I can recommend are D'Addario, Fender, Rotosound, Ernie Ball and De...
by laurie
Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: Guitar/Bass
Topic: New bass day - a Vantage 5-string
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: New bass day - a Vantage 5-string

I don't know how much strings cost in other parts of the world, but here in Canada a cheap set of bass strings for a 5-string are $35 + tax. I've been ordering regular guitar strings from a supplier in Asia and they seem to play OK. They work out to about $4.50 a set. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2225695...
by laurie
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: Interest in a HM-2 "tribute"?
Replies: 15
Views: 134

Re: Interest in a HM-2 "tribute"?

The_Doc wrote:
Wed Feb 01, 2023 6:18 pm
I’m a bit late onto this but I would be interested in a HM-2 built by yourself Laurie. You know that I’m a big fan of your pedals :D
Thank you! I'll need to contemplate what to build next... I'm warming to a stereo phaser. But a HM-2 at some point might be in the pipeline.
by laurie
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: OK, so I obviously have a need to *build* something
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: OK, so I obviously have a need to *build* something

The_Doc wrote:
Wed Feb 01, 2023 6:21 pm
Can you also cram the sound of a JTM45 into a pedal please? That would surely blow my mind :lol:
Oh yeah... I'll get right on that ;)
by laurie
Wed Feb 01, 2023 6:03 pm
Forum: Pedals - All Brands
Topic: Interest in a HM-2 "tribute"?
Replies: 15
Views: 134

Re: Interest in a HM-2 "tribute"?

Pepe wrote:
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:56 pm
Well, I think that you might find some folks who would like to have an affordable HM-2 tribute in your known high quality.
Thanks pepe!

I might still build myself a clone. If I do, I'll be able to make some for others because the minimum PCB order is 5 units.
by laurie
Wed Feb 01, 2023 6:00 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: OK, so I obviously have a need to *build* something
Replies: 3
Views: 46

OK, so I obviously have a need to *build* something

I've been seriously considering building a Marshall JTM45 clone. Between my parts-bin and what I can buy from one of my suppliers here in North America, I can put together enough parts for one for about USD$500. These amps have always intrigued me, and, like the HM-2, buying a good used one just isn...
by laurie
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:57 pm
Forum: Boss Pedals
Topic: New (broken) pedal day!
Replies: 35
Views: 1180

Re: New (broken) pedal day!

It's delicate nature is seemingly from the get go of the design..? It uses sort of odd parts (like the stock pot that is 27-31K). What made these sell was the unique tone, bigger in the low mids for sure. I suspect it was intentional. Thanks for sharing your experience - it all adds to our body-of-...