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  2. krispn

    Zoom B1 Four

    The eq of the pedal changes with the AGS mode engaged and therefore really needs to be heard/manipulated in context to fully understand what's going on. It's the interactivity of the controls rather than simply pooling the mids out at a particular frequency. I think it's more a case of it's the sum of it's parts rather one specific mid control as that's to oversimplify the pedal as a whole. Combined with a decent passive bass it's superior to many on baord eq units IME.
  3. krispn

    Zoom B1 Four

    Sweepable mids from 180Hz-1kHz If you follow the description and settings explained in that link it describes how you can shift the mid freq to have a really useful impact on the tone. "....At this point, if you want more depth, rather than boosting the bass, you move the mid frequency knob clockwise, which pools out upper mids and articulation. If you want more of that, then you move the knob counter clockwise to bring those upper mids back into the tone. The highs and lows stay the same, so it's an easy way to adjust your tone on the gig to get more/less articulation in the mix."
  4. Evening everyone. I have recently managed to get hold of a Mayones B4. I owned one years ago and should never have let it go! I know its all relative, but is there a bass you own now that whilst, not a mass produced brand name, you feel will be the high-cost sort after basses of the future? let's say in 2060? .
  5. I'm sure all that is possible. Sounds a bit like the World Darts Championships. Perhaps the BC massive can be provided with sponge pointy hands to hold aloft and the like 😁👍😀 Seriously though - this is surely for Rickenbacker fans rather than the 'oh shock horror the bridge screws are 0.003" too short' types, or my Rockinfaker illegal copy has been rendered unsalable on bass forums single-handedly by this CEO - people? Ultimately it's probably their lawyers who are responsible anyway!! Do you not think the retailer was chosen by Rickenbacker to work with - the only big shop on that area I can think of is Promenade Music but I may have it completely wrong!!
  6. How come that when you are waiting for a parcel...there's allways a weekend to survive..?
  7. Ha! cool. Don't like Primus by any chance do you?
  8. Or because the UK retailers drew straws for who would host the event and Sound Affects of Ormskirk lost? Or because the venue is Hurlston Hall Golf Club and includes the word 'Hall' in its name? Or because it's easier to put a security perimeter round the club house for when the BassChat Massive turn up, swearing vengeance? The possibilities are literally endless
  9. I think you mean the Union, with the list of bands. i used to row for the Boat club in the 60s, and as a full member, the three clubs (before the Boat and the Brit merged) allowed each others' full members free entry to their events. One evening I saw Cliff Bennett and the RRs, Ainsley Dunbar Retaliation, and another band whose name I forget at the 3 clubs. The bands were booked up to a year in advance, so the Union had Quo, when Pictures of Matchstick Men was in the charts, and Honeybus, when they were on their way to No1with Can’t let Maggie Go. We had The Impressions at the Boat, and local band Ten Years After made the occasional appearance. great times, and hope the OP's set went well.
  10. For sale are a couple of overdrive pedals. The first is an Ampeg Bass Scrambler Overdrive in excellent condition with original box and manual- £60 inc delivery The second is an unboxed Boss ODB-3 in excellent overall condition apart from a few paint chips- £35 inc delivery
  11. I was driving whilst this was on Radio 2 and am thankful for it giving me quite a few major laughs and keeping me awake - not least the listener voting - that the Russians could receive 250 odd and the U.K. 3 says a great deal - and the Germans zero. Hilarious I thought!! I suspect some of this is caused as much by taste irregularities in some countries but also probably more by a feeling of certain countries having a parriah-like image - ours is probably fuelled by idiot politicians (or non politicians - well at least policy-less politicians like that that trouble maker whose name rhymes with garage (but only when pronounced poshly and unlike the music genre). FWIW I thought our entry was pretty good - certainly not out of place with the Dua Lipa/Calvin Harris style stuff on commercial radio - and it was heavily Bass orientated. The Iceland entry was hilarious - death metal vocals on Eurovision..... unbelievable. Long may the Eurovision Song Contest continue - it's really a quite hilarious mismatch of very diverse cultures with over production to the nth degree. I'm sure the anti Europe brigade politicians think it's a huge waste of money - well some of us would prefer to think they're a divisive huge waste of space. Someone pointed out to me the other day that if we come out of Europe we can still enter the song competition as even Australia and Israel take part....
  12. Deffo considering artist series seem to begin at £1k these days.
  13. Al Krow

    Zoom B1 Four

    Talk me through what you're getting at there? Sounds really good, but not sure what it means! Apologies to the B1-4 thread followers for this mini thread hi-jack, but it may give us all some useful tips for patch shaping ideas!
  14. Thank you for not bidding! He did but it wasn't available when my father in law collected. The seller is going to post it. Would be really good to try it if is is a 62, been on my to try list. Having had another day of played (all be it through my ipad) the dimarzio ultra P has definitely got less top end and presence than my squier P. I can't remember what I have in there, I'd have to open it up. It's maybe going to be a bit dull for my tastes but will give it a go and the next few rehearsals and gigs
  15. This is a mad price for such a great (and new) bass! Someone will be getting a bargain.
  16. Possible but it really should be available after 15yrs of production? You’d think they’d sell more of the pick up based on the online chatter rather than folks buying a signature bass just to plunder. I think the Dirnt bass is a great bass and owned one. If I were in the market for a new bass the RW Dirnt would defo be on the radar. I believe the new RW series are lighter too!
  17. After foolishly selling my Dirnt bass, I managed to get that 59 CS pickup from the US on Reverb (and payed through the nose for import..). I wonder if the reason Fender didn't sell it separately was to encourage folks to buy the Dirnt bass and not do the sound 'on the cheap' with just the pickup.
  18. krispn

    Zoom B1 Four

    It the TH’s ability to shift those mids scooped or more prominent so easily that’s it’s strong point especially in AGS mode. Great unit which really does benefit from the info in that postI think.
  19. I agree. It’s not like the Dirnt is an exclusive custom shop instrument.
  20. Well it's great to hear he can be asked to come over and talk directly to people. I can only presume the location is dictated by a demographic of their instruments selling better in the north of the country - in fact their most famous musician users were from that very area IIRC (thus blowing a hole in the ludicrous Fender marketing blurb that their basses are the sound of pop music - yes if you presume US manufactured pop of the 60s and early 70s constitutes pop music - which of course ignores most of the output of the U.K. - arguably far more the 'sound of pop music' 😂😂 - accents are scouse not Seattle... ). The other possibility is the history of London shops offering truck loads of Rickenfakers in the early 2000s - I was in the market for a 5 (Musicman of course) and couldn't believe the number of basses with Reckinfarter and all other possible misspellings of Rickenbacker on their headstocks in the Denmark St shops. I think the question of why they don't offer cheapo Chinese imports is pretty straightforward. Just because that famous organisation beginning with the letter F chooses to offer basically the same instrument ranging in price from bargain basement to bespoke custom shop - and made all over the world - doesn't mean everyone should follow such a model - given the financial performance of that company you could argue such an approach would be plain stupid. The US is currently at a hiatus between cheap foreign imports and home made - more expensive goods. I'm sure Rickenbacker is unlikely to produce cheap foreign made versions of its instruments as it has a certain business model which doesn't fit this idea. Does Ferrari make cheapo versions of its cars - if you want one you have to save up for it - no different for Rickenbacker really (or any other goods which are positioned in the market in a certain way). I suspect anyone wishing for a change in this could be pi**ing in the wind.
  21. Sold and delivered a Genz Benz cab to Jay, great communication and cash ready and waiting for me upon my arrival. Another great bass chat member you can safely buy and sell from, thanks again Jay. Pete.
  22. 😂 so true, so true. Genuinely laughed out loud.
  23. Yes, a pedal will effectively make your passive bass active. If it's switched on, or has a buffered bypass, it will have a low impedance output, and you might have a volume boost depending on what you're plugging into and how you have it set. But that doesn't necessarily mean you need to use the active input. I'd only use the active input or engage the pad if I was getting unwanted clipping at the input stage of the amp. And that depends on the bass - some passive basses are louder than some active basses!
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