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    Very interesting video - good thing you were able to adjust the bridge to solve your intonation problems.
    Didn't realize that flatwounds were so much thinner than the rubber strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    Good presenttion Jim (though the rotating action got my a little dizzy). The washers to set the strings out of the hole is a good idea, as is the bridge adjustment tip.
    woops, sorry about that mike. Was just trying to keep your attention instead of staring at the same picture for 60s at a time.

    By the way, I posted this on talkbass.com and within minutes got a message that I need to set my witness points. Something I had never heard of but makes sense. Maybe I can get those last 10c out of the bass strings yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    woops, sorry about that mike. By the way, I posted this on talkbass.com and within minutes got a message that I need to set my witness points. Something I had never heard of but makes sense. Maybe I can get those last 10c out of the bass strings yet.
    Hmmm, never heard of it either, I wonder if that's why one of my flatwound strings is slightly dull, have to work with it, thanks.


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    Hey Jim, I always find it interesting when the tides of coincidence hit me. When I said there might be an ME in my future, I didn't think it would happen too soon, but I just received an email from Gold Tone for a big discount sale of discontinued and blem items and there's an ME on the list. It's the same two knob version, a blem with a couple of scratches on the back for $295 under full warranty, full setup, plus shipping. I ordered it. I might put on my red Pahoehoes.




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    Wow, great deal for full warranty. Just barely over what I payed.
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    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
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    quick update - I'm having second thoughts about these flatwounds strings. I wouldn't call them high tension but they are kinda doing a number on my wrists, fretting wrist especially. And being in Sam Ash again this morning, the U-Bass Pahoehoe did feel a lot easier to fret. I'm not ready to give up on the ME-Bass yet, but feel like I might need to try something different. And I hate to change out the strings on this one after what I went through to put them on. Might need to look for an actual U-Bass. Pity the SUBs were discontinued. I wonder why?
    Ukelele:
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    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, FBL cFAD
    Kala KSLNG-C Lava
    Guitars:
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    Cordoba Mini M, SC F# EFS
    Jupiter #47, TI CF127, G

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    Kinda surprised that you're having problems with your wrists. Noticed that these strings are a lot easier to play than a typical long scale bass. Have you been playing them for extended periods? Maybe need to slowly increase your playing time?

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    I have RSI problems with my hands and wrists anyway. Im sure it is much easier than a full size bass, just more than ukes and guileles.
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    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, FBL cFAD
    Kala KSLNG-C Lava
    Guitars:
    Cordoba C1m 1/4, TI CF127, G
    Cordoba Mini M, SC F# EFS
    Jupiter #47, TI CF127, G

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    I too have hand/forearm problems & sympathize with you. There seems to always be a slightly used SUB for sale on talkbass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croakie View Post
    I too have hand/forearm problems & sympathize with you. There seems to always be a slightly used SUB for sale on talkbass.
    That’s kinda what I’m thinking - find a used SUB or just put some Reds on the ME. The first will cost me $250-300 to try. The second about $25. Guess which way I’m leaning.
    Ukelele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, FBL cFAD
    Kala KSLNG-C Lava
    Guitars:
    Cordoba C1m 1/4, TI CF127, G
    Cordoba Mini M, SC F# EFS
    Jupiter #47, TI CF127, G

    Jim's Blog

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