So now the 5150 II is up and running I thought I'd best do some fucking recording (fuck you Chris).
But before that, I just happened to be browsing the Facebook market place and this cropped up.
It's a 1986 Charvel 3B, which has been converted to an 8 string at some point in its life.
I knocked the guy down to silly money and he was only 50 minutes drive from me so I just couldn't resist.
Full fat EMG's (not stock). Neck thru. Heavy as hell. It's faded/yellowed to fuck and has some narly body cracks. Also I can't seem to get a truss rod wrench around the truss rod (it's collapsed back into the headstock, but I'm working on it, excavating a little at a time ) but other than that, it's fucking great!
So given the fact I've got a new amp now and a new bass I had to record something for the first time in about 6 months...
Bear in mind this is with the SUPER old strings on the bass, and I'm also deaf as fuck in my right ear at the moment (I have a post-viral sinus blockage that's playing havoc on my hearing). Bass is deliberately a little high in the mix so you can hear it, but that extra octave-up string makes it sit so nicely
(Here's a link just in case that doesn't embed because the track is set to private at the moment - https://soundcloud.com/crowborn84/8s...ssting/s-8zNMY )
Guitars were my Charvel So Cal (Aldrich bridge, 59 neck) -> Maxon OD808 -> Orange PPC412 (V30s) -> SM57 (pretty much what's in the picture tbh)
Not a very riffy track, but I feel like this bass is better used on the more plodding/chordy stuff, and the more "muscular" sounding Spector suits the more single note riffy garb. Anyway, enjoy (or don't).