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  1. I had a similar buzz from my Cornford at exactly the same frequency. After checking that everything was screwed down properly, I concluded that a microphonic valve was the source of the problem. (Remember that 50Hz is mains AC voltage, which in pitch terms is between G and Ab.) Replacement of the preamp valves at my local emporium fixed the problem. I was selling the amp anyway as it happened so I reasoned that I might as well get them all changed, but the method below should work. The BDL appears to use 12AX7's x3 in the preamp, which is fairly standard. Get a new valve (you can buy them at pretty modest cost online), and swap out a preamp valve with the good one, switch on and play, switch off and continue in the same vein with the remaining valves until the problem goes away. There could be a problem with the mains transformer (I've had issues with transformers in a Fender reissue amp in the past), but I'd be surprised if you need to look further than the valves. Hope this helps.
  2. Anybody have one? I have some credit at a local musician's emporium, and have been looking for a good reverb unit on which to spend it. The HOF2 seems to cover all the bases I need at a very decent price. I'm keen to know if anybody has one, and in particular has an opinion about it. Although I used to play and teach professionally, I haven't done so for some years now and these days only play for myself. Although I haven't completely ruled out the idea of playing in public, in truth it's pretty unlikely. I don't have a recording setup these days either so don't need oodles of features. Good sound, plenty of options and functionality are the things I'm looking for. I'm not too worried about the editor although I guess I'd get round to it eventually. Over to you guys...
  3. I'm currently down to a single bass (Seibass Original headless 5er - Leftie of course), which I can't see me ever selling. Mostly down to the fact that I don't gig anymore, I have slowly but surely moved my other basses on. At one time I think I had 9 or 10, including several Fenders, 2 Shukers, A Wal Custom and a lovely Roscoe fretless among others.
  4. *Sigh* Oh alright then. If you must... Seriously, post away. The more the merrier.
  5. ✋ That's me putting my hand up to say 'me too' by the way...
  6. Hi,  i can see your here,  please do the Word Association   ????

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      Lets go get him!


    3. leftybassman392


      Oooh! I have a status update thingy. Cool! :)

    4. Teebs


      Hiya Lefty! :P

  7. I was in the market for a small, basic valve amp recently, and did consider the Joyo. If you're in that market they're well worth a close look IMHO. I know very little about the company, but they do sound good on the YouTube reviews I've listened to. In the event I went with a Blues Junior IV. More power than I really need (and a bit more than I was planning to pay), but a great sound straight out of the box combined with plenty of clean headroom with the single coils on my Strat was what swayed it for me. I don't see me playing live again any time soon, but if I did it's good to know the amp could do that job too.
  8. Update: the manual - such as it is - has turned up while looking for something else. Doesn't change much, but just in the interest of full disclosure.
  9. Up for sale here is my Cornford Hurricane. Made on 21/06/2004. Bought from it's original owner in 2008. AFAIK he never gigged it, and only gigged by me a couple of times (and not at all for 9 years). As a result, it's in spanking good condition; and just to be sure, has had a recent service and revalve. The original valves are visible in one of the photos, and can be included if the buyer wishes. Basschat forum regulars will know my reasons for selling this, but it's all explained in this thread The amp is complete and original, and comes with a proprietary soft dust cover. For what I hope are obvious reasons post or courier is not realistic. An exchange at my house, the buyer's house or somewhere in between is thus the solution of choice. I'm happy to transport it as necessary, and given the asking price this will be done free of charge within 50 miles or so of Birmingham. Beyond that, I'll need to charge a small transit fee (which will be nominal as a way of helping me offset my transit costs). Payment would need to be CoC or bank transfer. Sorry, but this isn't negotiable. This amp is being advertised elsewhere. As always, I'll be happy to answer sensible questions here or by PM. Photos:
  10. Looks pretty straightforward to me. Fretting hand is playing basic first position chords (mostly A, D, E with the odd F#m). Picking pattern looks to be thumb picking root-fifth, index finger picking 1st then 2nd string, thumb-index to finish. Repeat. The actual strings the thumb is playing depend on which chord is being played. Example: for the A chord the string sequence would be 5 4 1 2 4 2
  11. You can use the strikethrough option (funny-looking S at the top of the edit screen) on items that sell from a list.
  12. Good choices. You could also try Fields of Gold in the Eva Cassidy version (bit harder but worth the effort IMHO). The early section of Stairway to Heaven is very straightforward too; whether you'll want to learn it is another matter of course... One thing you haven't mentioned is how much of a beginner you actually are. All the songs mentioned so far, whilst fairly straightforward, do require some degree of dexterity around the fretboard. If you're a complete beginner (as in 'still learning where everything is') then they will still look a bit tough.
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