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  1. The Car and Bike Forum
    In my ongoing battle of 'Stop Being A Fat Depressed Cunt', my wife told me to find a bike I liked. I know fuck all about it other than it was a total steal. I've included the upgraded parts list below. Been speaking to Drew about this, and making him insanely jealous of the area I live in :lol...
  2. Music: Other Instruments
    Been wanting a Preceision Bass for yonks now. Took a while and ummed and arred a lot and during the Black Friday sale last month, I got an option to pick between a Fender Player P and a Squier Classic Vibe 70s. After an A/B test, the Squier won so I took it home. And also installed a Fender...
  3. Music: Other Instruments
    I've been wanting to get a bass for recording/playing bass and finally ordered one. I actually started on bass first and played that for 5+ years before getting my first guitar, but haven't owned a bass since my mid-teens. Thought about a Squier CV but I always wanted a Stingray when I was a...
  4. Music: Other Instruments
    Been looking to get a 5 string and had it narrowed down to a Jazz of some type or the Sterling Stingray 5. I wanted active pups and something decent but not super expensive. so the winner was... Squier Jazz V HH Active Has a crazy graduated looking roasted neck that i kinda like... And I...
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Finally snagged one after years of wanting one. Only played it for a little while after I restrung it last night, but it seems to live up to the hype so far.
  6. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    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...
  7. Music: Other Instruments
    Since a lot of what I play is in drop A and occasionally drop F# I wanted to try out a 35" scale bass. So the Reverb search was on, lol! Since I'm more of a bass hack than bass player I opted for cheap with a good return policy and picked up a ESP/LTD TA-204. Since it's going to just see...
  8. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Sold my white Jackson on Tuesday and this popped up on my feed while I was taking down the Jackson listing. I couldn't believe how cheap it was, so I ran it past the crew in the BCR group I'm in and they were all like "buy it now, flip it for 4-5x as much tomorrow" so I verified the most recent...
  9. Music: Other Instruments
    Picked this up this morning at Guitar Center. Now that my funds are becoming a bit more liquid, I've been keeping my eye on deals regularly and came across this on their website yesterday. I almost put my card info in and purchased it online but I wanted to play it to make sure the neck was good...
  10. Music: Other Instruments
    Since that Stingray was a little too used for my liking (and especially for what I paid for it), I decided that I'd get another Spector instead. I also decided that I don't really get on with 5-string scale lengths (or really need a 5 string) so I went back to a 4, which is quite a bit nicer...
  11. Music: Other Instruments
    I picked up the Stingray today. After a healthy scrubbing of the fretboard and a fresh set of strings, it's clean and ready to rip. Thing sounds awesome. :yesway:
  12. Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food
    So I bought this on Friday. I'd been thinking about a winter commuter for a while , as road salt, dirt and subzero temperatures wreak havoc on the drivetrain of my cyclocross. So I found this (barely) used Kona Unit with some upgraded parts for sale and thought I 'd go for it. Impressions so...
  13. Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food
    I picked this up a little less than a month ago, a 2019 YT Jeffsy 27 CF Pro. I live solidly in XC territory, but I've been looking for a bigger bike to take west into the Shenandoah mountains, as well as some park days. A short video from one of the local trails: Coming from a GT...
  14. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    A few months back I picked up my current/only bass, an Ibanez EDB600, and while it plays great and looks just as good as it plays, I snagged it because in the case that I couldn't find a 5-string that I really liked, I could down tune that as my backup and know I still had a solid instrument in...
  15. Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food
    Picked this up last night, and I've only done a quick shake-out spin so far, but goddamn this is gonna be a fun bike. Trans teal over raw carbon, this was an overcast day so it's tough to tell but it looks awesome when it catches the light. Ultegra Di2 build (which isn't even on their website...
  16. Music: Other Instruments
    Call me almost-Mattayus. I would have preferred EMG HZs, but this thing sounds pretty fuckin' great with whatever the hell these are. It's a MIK Legend 4 in gloss white. I was actually recording when the postal service showed up so I took it out of the box, tuned it and immediately tracked...
  17. Music: Other Instruments
    Picked this up today. My favorite pawnshop was having a sale on basses. Got it for $130 out the door. I cleaned the pots and lowered the action a hair. Sounds pretty killer.
  18. Music: Other Instruments
    Just got this from the postman today. It was built and delivered before estimated date by the company, so big thumbs up to Maruszczyk! And it's very nice. I adjusted the truss rod for some relief, raised the action a bit and that was it! So I also had to raise the pickup height to compensate...
  19. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I had a whole thing written up for this, but fuck it, the TL;DR version is this: Found an ad online for a Warwick Rockbass for a fucking steal of a price ($250 in great condition, with case too), and the ad the dude wrote for it was apparently so tongue in cheek people didn't think it was...
  20. Music: Other Instruments
    I had a cheap Ibanez GSR200 forever. It played beautifully, sounded great, and I could never believe how nice it was for the model/price. Then, I sold it recently to buy a Squire HMV 5-string. It didn't take long to regret that and the Squire never really gave me that gut-level love I have with...
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