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Title: Dependent Conversion
Post by: Bassmentbone on Mar 09, 2017, 02:26PM
Considering converting my dependent axials to an independent set up.

Techs - how much money does a job like that range from? Am I asking for trouble?


Title: Re: Dependent Conversion
Post by: MTbassbone on Mar 09, 2017, 08:13PM
First----> I am not a tech, but I found myself in the opposite situation once. 

Second---->  I solved this issue by posting an ad in the Classified section asking if anyone wanted to trade an independent set of valves for a dependent set of valves.  It took a few years of trying, but eventually I found someone was willing to trade. 

Might be the easiest option.


Title: Re: Dependent Conversion
Post by: Burgerbob on Mar 09, 2017, 09:09PM
I would just get a new indy section.


Title: Re: Dependent Conversion
Post by: Kmanbassjam on Mar 09, 2017, 09:17PM
would also suggest looking out for a trade (if they're shires and you're keen on tru-bores I'd be happy to trade!)


Title: Re: Dependent Conversion
Post by: Bassmentbone on Mar 10, 2017, 03:34AM
Speaking with somebody right now about a trade. If it fails I may try again with someone else. Anyone interested can PM me.

Also, does anyone know if a Bach slide will fit onto and Edwards bass valve section?


Title: Re: Dependent Conversion
Post by: elmsandr on Mar 10, 2017, 12:10PM
Speaking with somebody right now about a trade. If it fails I may try again with someone else. Anyone interested can PM me.

Also, does anyone know if a Bach slide will fit onto and Edwards bass valve section?
Yes the slides fit.  Almost always perfectly fine, but there are some individual exceptions.

As making a dependent axial section requires the removal of some F attachment tubing, it is harder to reverse.  Swap or replace with an independent is easier.  What make is your dependent section?

Cheers,
Andy


Title: Re: Dependent Conversion
Post by: Bassmentbone on Mar 10, 2017, 01:49PM
Yes the slides fit.  Almost always perfectly fine, but there are some individual exceptions.

As making a dependent axial section requires the removal of some F attachment tubing, it is harder to reverse.  Swap or replace with an independent is easier.  What make is your dependent section?

Cheers,
Andy

Thanks for the info on the slide.

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