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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by was3funk, Nov 13, 2013.
Andy is on FB regularly… I’ve communicated with him reliably on Messenger.
Did that. He has responded to me with general information and I replied that I'd like to start the ordering process. No reply at that point. I'm sure they are quite busy so I'll try again.
Yes, busy trying to get caught up with 3 years of backlog.
Thanks for hanging in there, guys.
And apologies for DM and email silence. We had two major (extended) holidays in the past weeks and I've been juggling email while busy locked in the studio working to pay the bills, not to mention a chunky 2nd-dose Pfizer fever/headache last week that went on four days. All's well now and I'm heading back to reply to everyone, one by one.
BTW, I don't want to get all alarmist or anything in the original thread (no need to cause a ruckus like I'm prone to doing), but in seeing the recently-sold molded Moollon case from just a few years back here in TB should be used with caution, which at least two individuals in this thread will likely have had experience with. There's a very good reason why we moved over to a superior maker's HSC like Gator as soon as we found it to be an issue, i.e. after the first three were shipped to North America and we saw how poorly constructed it was upon arrival.
The molded case with the Moollon brand on the side is pretty and stuff and should be fine for normal storage, hand-carrying-about, collectability(?) as a fun conversation piece.
But the huge issue is insufficient bracing of the body and inferior case foam failure, which will NOT keep the bass safe if knocked about. Again, we'd like to stress in no uncertain terms that there is a risk of the headstock punching straight through the other end and denting the plastic shell if a bass is shipped in the case or dropped; the foam where it contacts the bass will not keep both of the basses horns, the neck hilt (sincere there's not support there), nor the headstock from going straight through the foam itself if enough force is applied. This happened even with proper packing surrounding the case itself, and one will have to heavily brace the neck hilt and horns if shipping with a bass inside is planned. And those who have ordered in the past few years know how serious we take packing things with even the very well-made Gators, adding bracing wrapped in micro-fibre cloths as needed, just in case.
Again, the Moollon-molded cases from the past are nice for normal hand-carrying use, but using it beyond that for shipping or "on tour, thrown in the truck" is not advisable.
All is good. Andi replied, deposit sent, and a Scott Devine classic IV is on the list.
Congrats! I have one on order as well since May this year. Expected completion was 18+ months back then. No clue if that's still realistic, time will tell.
Kind of a dumb question that I could answer myself, but has anyone used a moollon P4 for down tuning? Wondering if anyone keeps theirs a whole step down or lower. It’s something I’ve been getting into lately rather than using my 5 string and was wondering if other people do the same.
I've had my P-IV down to DGCF often (45-105 NYXLs) and it sounds/feels great. No change required, just detune. I think if you wanted to get to C# or lower you'd need a proper setup/intonation and then leave it down tuned so the bass can settle. That would be my choice at least.
I move between E, Eb, D on the P-IV with total rock and roll impunity.
I've been tempted to order a J-IV but strung and setup for C#/F#/B/E, and it would stay there.
see I’m considering trying that before I decide to sell my J4…
Unless you need to, I wouldn't sell it ever -- but I'm hugely biased. If it's not fitting in to your stable of tones try the "park in C#" strategy? Nothing to lose by trying. You can sell it in a moment notice if you wish/need.
I'll drive to Nashville for your J4. Dibs.
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