First of all, I bought this burst fade at Guitar Center as a project bass with the intention of replacing all of the electronics and I never even plugged it in and played it. I did however take it completely apart and was surprised by the quality of construction. The neck pocket was clean and tight, the fret ends were smooth, and the pots and preamp were modular. The tuners were a little stiff (one especially) but they keep the bass in tune and the bridge was basic but functional. Under the pick guard there is a large routed out area giving plenty of room to work with (I added another pot, a large capacitor, two 2p3t on/on/on switches, a Delano preamp, and plenty of cloth covered wire with no problem). The most surprising thing was the shielding- yes, the shielding! This bass had a thick coating of graphite paint in all of the cavities, foil on the back of the pick guard, and the graphite paint was connected to the pick guard foil and ground on the jack.

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Southerners can now have access to the highest standards in dental care as Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (GAOC), the leading dental clinic in the Philippines, and one of the best in South East Asia, opened its 8th branch in the central business district south of Metro Manila – Filinvest City, Alabang. With the clinic’s signature elegant and inviting ambience, patients of the Alabang branch will feel welcomed and relaxed in the new satellite clinic that offers two treatment rooms and one mini-operating room. For more details, go to www.gaocdental.com or follow GOAC on Facebook: www.facebook.com/gaocdental, Twitter: www.twitter.com/gaocdental, and Instagram: www.instagram.com/gaocdental. Or personally visit GAOC at the G/F Unit 106 to 107 2301 Civic Place Bldg., Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City or book an appointment at 804-4262 or 0917-122-4262.

 

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Think of how your heart used to jump when your phone would vibrate in the middle of the night. Think of how it fell to your stomach when you saw it wasn’t him, and realized that once again, he hadn’t called when he said he was going to. Think of how you excitedly enter the train station just so you can go to the place you were about to meet in time – only to find out that he’ll be late for an hour or so.

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This summer, visitors to Hong Kong will be able to immerse themselves in the world of e-Sports, music and exciting gourmet experiences unlike anything they have experienced before, as the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will launch the 3-day extravaganza “ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong” at the Central Harbourfront from 4 to 6 August. The Festival has three exciting, never-seen-before elements, offering visitors an unforgettable summer experience.

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