• My gear

    From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to All on Thu Nov 9 19:42:20 2017
    I'm not really a guitarist (drummer by trade and my second place instrument is probably piano/keyboards)... however...

    I have a Squire 20th anniversary P-Bass I picked up for $80 on craiglist. It's my first bass, but immediately replaced the strings and did my own setup and intonation. It's been a great player.

    My daughter started bass this year in middle school jazz band (also drum set, her preference), so I picked her up a used Squire Bronco (short scale) for $100. It's okay. Much better after I replaced the strings and set it up. Thy're $150 brand new at GC, but this one was basically brand new. There are much better short scales (e.g. Mustang), but this was a good starter bass.

    I also have an SX strat ($100), which really gets rarely played. But I figured for $100, it'd be nice to have a guitar around for when friends (righties at least) visit and want to jam.

    The real find this summer was a Peavey TKO 160, for $120. They just don't make electronics like this anymore. Thing is like 30 years old and sounds great, bass and guitar.

    Anyway, add the assortment of pedals that I hardly use, outboard gear and mixers and mics and you get the picture: I'm a drummer. :-)

    digital man

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@1:116/17 to ROB SWINDELL on Sat Feb 3 22:45:00 2018
    Rob Swindell wrote to All <=-

    I have a Squire 20th anniversary P-Bass I picked up for $80 on
    craiglist. It's my first bass, but immediately replaced the strings and did my own setup and intonation. It's been a great player.

    WOW! Sounds like a find for sure!

    The real find this summer was a Peavey TKO 160, for $120. They just
    don't make electronics like this anymore. Thing is like 30 years old
    and sounds great, bass and guitar.

    I agree, those old Peaveys are WORK horses! I still use a Classic
    with Phase Shifter built in. Heavy, but great sounding!


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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Wed Mar 7 19:32:04 2018
    Re: Re: My gear
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to ROB SWINDELL on Sat Feb 03 2018 10:45 pm

    Rob Swindell wrote to All <=-

    I have a Squire 20th anniversary P-Bass I picked up for $80 on craiglist. It's my first bass, but immediately replaced the strings and did my own setup and intonation. It's been a great player.

    WOW! Sounds like a find for sure!

    My wife got me a Squire Jazz bass for Christmas: https://shop.fender.com/en-US/squier-electric-basses/jazz-bass/vintage-modified -jazz-bass-70s/0306702521.html

    I don't have it setup yet, so it's still hard on the fingers, but it does sound great. So now I have one of each (P-Bass and J-Bass) and I'm set for a while.

    But I did just order for my daughter (turning 14) a Fender Mustang (special low price):
    https://www.adorama.com/femustbas.html?EmailPrice=T&CategoryID=94156

    ... an upgrade from her Squire Bronco (the cheapest decent short scale bass, though barely sufficient in quality).

    So I have bass guitars coming out my ears right now!

    The real find this summer was a Peavey TKO 160, for $120. They just don't make electronics like this anymore. Thing is like 30 years old and sounds great, bass and guitar.

    I agree, those old Peaveys are WORK horses! I still use a Classic
    with Phase Shifter built in. Heavy, but great sounding!

    Yeah, the Peavy will probably go another 20 years!

    digital man

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