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  1. Hi R.

    The site won't let me send you an email. You came into my head after I watched Anzacs the other night. How are you ?. It's been pretty rough here the last few years.I may visit Melbourne next year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. JC.

  2. All the science,I don't understand,,,,,however ,I believe that short scale and long scale strings vibrate at a different frequency,,,,,maybe you've got wrong strings on it. On a positive note,I bought a Casino about 18 months ago.It had a broken neck,but I had it glued up with some American glue,,yellow stuff,I can find out the name if you want,,,,anyway,it's been perfect since.Your broken head looks like an easy fix. I've got a black Rivoli also,,,,I had the neck re-set around a year ago,,,,no problems. Glue is great stuff.
  3. Before you try new strings,have you tried a different amp,swapping the bridge saddles over or checking the nut?
  4. Or you could build one at a fraction of the cost.
  5. Can't help you with a schematic.Pots are easy enough to strip down and clean with electrical contact spray and some emery paper.That usually solves the sporadic problem.You could put a meter on the pots to find the value. The hum might be a bad earth/ground.
  6. The usual set up is for the speaker to be capable of handling double the amp's max output.
  7. This wouldn't bust the bank and I think it's the same resistance as the original mudbucker. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161118160582?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
  8. Thought this might interest you,,,,,,,, Samshin do not make 97% of Asian made pickups, its actually a very competitive market with a lot of factors at play. The old myth that Samsung make 50% of the worlds guitars is just nonsense - although it was close for a while in the 80s - and only true for electrics. Current players include: SEM and Samshin (China and Korean branch) Mings (Korea and China, Wilkinson OEM) Gotoh (Japan, Sound Garage) Samsung (Korea, different to Samshin, often confused) Artec, Korea and China (GFS) Belcat (Korea and China) WSC/Partsland (Source from all over) Tonerider (what list would be complete without them) Sky (Korea, Armstrong) Tesla (Korea) Rising (China) Lingdian (China) Billion/Jingyi (Taiwan, China) and MANY more Chinese companies I cant be bothered to list, or dont even know about. Note that no company is a pure Korea play anymore except Samsung. All the other have assembly or coil winding in China. Asia is not like the US (where Microsoft can take 97% of a market). Unfettered, near perfect competition and risk taking is the name of the game! Capitalism at its finest.
  9. Apologies for taking so long to reply.That's a lovely looking bass you have. My'64 Rivoli has a deeper neck than the '97 and has been modded a bit. It now has 2 pickups,both black.The neck pick up is a Japanese sounding thing,,Samshin.The bridge pup is a Schaller,,very trebly and I rarely use it.The bass switch has been removed and a pot pans between the pups.It has been stripped back to natural wood and looks very nice.The bridge has been replaced with a John Birch,but the intonation ain't great.For one song I recorded,I had to sharpen up the D string as I was playing around the 10th fret. I haven't used the black '97 one much.It has the factory single pup and is not as loud as the '64.The intonation seems fine,but it doesn't stay in tune so well. Here is a link when I tried to sell it. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281141010958?ssPageName=STRK:MEUSX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1560.l2649
  10. I have 2 Rivolis,,a 1964 and a 1997 and the volume is fine on both. You could try turning the pickup round.(You'll probably have to splice in some cable).If the E string is still quiet,then you'll have to look elsewhere. I bought a sidewinder from an EBO to fit on my '64.Although it looks the same,it wouldn't fit.I didn't have my'97 at the time so I don't know if it would have fitted that one. Does it have the original bridge and nut?
  11. Great idea, [thumbup] You've got me thinking.
  12. I use a Zoom Q3.The sound is excellent,but it doesn't handle low light well.
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