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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.
  13. I can't see your pic,but I bought a Casino last year with a broken neck.A friend of mine who builds guitars glued it back together again and it's been fine since.In daily use.
  14. corson


    My 64 Rivoli is missing it's blue sticker Clark.Where can I get one? J.
  15. To me the "Graduate" was sheer entertainment and the soundtrack was just superb.I don't go into it deeply,I just like a good movie.
  16. corson


    Sorry Stu,,,,,,I've not had the chance to view the bass as I've been busy decorating and grass cutting.We've got a French exchange student arriving tomorrow,so it's bedlam here. J.
  17. corson


    I'm not convinced about the set neck thing either Stu.Fender seem to have done alright.I had a wee look into the Epi EBOs a while ago and this one looks like a Korean,which I'm told is better.I'll maybe take a run over tomorrow and have a look. J.
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    Yes Stu,but that doesn't bother me,,,,,,and it's so little money that I'd get most of it back on the hardware if I had to break it. I bought an Antoria Gold Top with a bolt on in 1976 and it's still going great.Touch wood.
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    Maybe go for this.I've always loved the SG shape and colour.Wotcha think? http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/epiphone-ebo-bass-guitar/1020057369#photo-content
  20. Hi Kytty,I've just noticed this.I use a Behringer 450watt head and it's way over the top on power.Also it's made from poor quality materials.I've had to replace 2 sockets as they just broke up. The bass player of the band I'm doing the video stuff for is using my HH PA150 along with the 2 x 12 cab I built.The sound man is complaining to me that he has no control over the bass as it's so loud.So it's not going through the house PA. And this is in theatres,,,,,not little pubs. I had a shot of the bands new Fender 6 string bass.It's tuned like a guitar,3 pick ups and a whammy bar.I struggled a bit as the strings were so close together,,,,,,so I'm sticking to my Epi. JC.
  21. Hi Kytty, I've been busy this week and I'm just getting up to date.Now I understand about the true neck business. As far as amps etc go,I've been in a studio for the last 2 days beside a bass rig.I converted the 2 x 18 Vox cab into a 2 x 15 using Celestion 400 watt PA speakers.I also chopped down an H/H PA100 amp to a 2 channel and re-housed it in a Vox head.Along with the German made Hoefner violin bass it sounds amazing. I personally now use an Ampeg 1 x 15" bass cab (200 watt).I got rid of the 4 x 10 Ampeg.Didn't like it and too heavy. Sorry for wittering,,,,,my point is, these old PA amps are as cheap as chips and sound great on 15" cabs.So for a bit of budget experimentation,I suggest you try that. Speaking as a bass player,I only want volume,treble and bass controls on my amp.Fancy amps with EQs,filters,octividers and coffee machines installed cost much more and have more circuits to go wrong. Hope this helps,,,,JC.
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