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    *Don't worry, there is a video below* For as long as I've had my little collection of Boss OC-2s, people have asked the inevitable; "what do they sound like all together?". Up to this point I'd never tried because, well, that's silly right?! Well here it is, a very quick hit of my 7 OC-2s together. The looped bass 'riff' had to start high on the bass neck to accommodate the stacked low octaves as best as possible. We ignore the -2 octave control, and so each pedal starts with no direct signal and 100% -1 level. Once all on, we start to introduce the clean blend on each pedal. I have to ride the Input gain of the recording device a bit, simply because of the sheer amount of signal going on, but once we get to OC-2 number 5 & onwards, they start to overload each other. So the distortion that you're hearing is not a clipped signal into the iTrack Pocket, but OC-2 pedal 5, 6 & 7 themselves clipping. Helpful? No Silly? Yes Have fun. *USE HEADPHONES OR DECENT SPEAKERS". For the geeks who get this far, bass is a US Lakland 44-94 passive P/J, and the OC-2s are one of each iteration of the pedal, as follows: - Black Label Japan Octaver - Black Label Japan Octaver - Black Label Japan Octave (lighter paint) - Black Label Taiwan Octave (darker paint) --Silver Label Taiwan Octave - plus two extra un-boxed Octavers. I tend to gig these two. Si
  2. 2 points
    Another one from the 70's:
  3. 2 points
    Another one - written by Lalo Schifrin:
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    Plug in and play, I don't have this thing called 'your sound'.
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    I've done a similar thing many a few times. I buy a bass at a keen price. I clean it up, oil the fingerboard, tighten all the screws, set it up with new strings, and noodle it for awhile, then eventually sell it on at a modest loss. It's easy.
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    Yes, that would be great to learn, but I would say that if you want to learn it, no point waiting to get a 6 string, it was written for the Cello, which has 4!
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    Stu, if this story results in a Wal being returned to long-lost owner or similar I'll happily donate £100 to a charity of your choice. If it turns to out to have been a noble attempt at the above - which it's looking like is the case - I'll still donate £50 to the same charity. I'll let TrevorR be the judge of the outcome. Either way, my apologies for the scepticism and thanks for your public spirited attitude, a rare thing on the internet. Chris
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    I've had the same experience. Moved on from Markbass stuff years ago and went round the houses with 'better' boutique brands. Recently got bored of having 2 grands worth of rig and not being 100% happy with it; went back to Markbass and it just works. That sound out of the box just fits really well with so many applications.
  9. 1 point
    For sale: Beautiful 2006 Modulus FU4 Flea bass, very good condition, only some minor scratches on the back. Custom seymour duncan pup with Bartolini preamp, Hipshot B bridge. Plays and sounds like a bomb. Weight is 4,05 kg. Comes with the original hardcase. £2300 PRICEDROP £2200 £2100 Sold
  10. 1 point
    Both basses are IMMACULATE, no scratches or dings anywhere, like new (the Warwick has some light string marks on the fingerboard from being played, unavoidable). Good setups and new-ish strings in excellent condition. Warwick Corvette Standard Bubinga Made In Germany - £530 £510 Bought new in 2009 to go with an acoustic radio gig, then only used it to practice playing fretless at home. Left the house 2 times total! I love this bass (tone and build quality are sooo good and it looks cool!) and have looked after it with great care, but I have no real use for this bass in my bands ever, so it's just been sitting in a corner for ages, which is a waste. Hopefully its new owner will make it fulfil its potential! Comes with the original gig bag and all accessories and documentation inside. The strings on it are Thomastik Jazz Flatwound 43-100. Squier Vintage Modified V - £200 SOLD Bought years ago for a project that never took off. Impressively well built (I'd say better than my MIA Fender Deluxe Jazz!!!). The wood pieces even join right at the middle of the body as you can see on the back, which is not always the case! Have been waiting for another band where I'd need a 5-string but it never happened. Comes with a cool vintage-looking hardcase. The strings on it are Fender 72505M Nickel Plated Steel Long Scale. Collection only, from East London. Sale preferred but will consider trades for an interesting fretted 4-string bass on the cheap side. Any questions, just ask!
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    This is how it started out!!
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    By the way you could use the poly base as your primer base if there are no places that need to be sanded out or filled to hide imperfections. Again use the 600-800 paper to insure the scratches don't show in the paint. Are you using rattle cans or a spray gun?
  13. 1 point
    oh dear, I do this all the time... and every time I dread the thought of looking in here and seeing that someone is slating me for it... then I go back to counting all my cash and the feeling goes away
  14. 1 point
    Whilst his playing wasn't/isn't to everyone's taste his legacy regarding the electric bass guitar should never be diminished and is almost beyond compare in terms of players generations later looking to emulate him and (some would say rip off) his sound - see also James Jamerson and Larry Graham. If we consider how many incredible musicians there have through time few leave a legacy whereby their sound/tone/style is emulated almost on a daily basis (you could argue that Hendrix would be a good example from a guitar perspective). In the 80s you couldn't move for bassists rolling off the neck p/up on a Jazz and playing right next to the bridge - it was everywhere. The 90s brought Acid Jazz and, again, those urgent and funky sixteenth note lines, and as Joe Dart is heavily referenced (quite rightly, in my opinion) as one of the leading lights of today's electric bass playing, for me, the sound he is closest to, is that of Jaco. And without Jaco there wouldn't have been Rhythm Stick, and for that alone he deserves all the acclaim he gets!
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    I am not sure the 'Cilla' analogy translates so well into French...:)
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    Done, as in All together instead of in bits. seems to be a little bit of an issue with P pickup output and need to sort string height at the nut. havent got the energy at the minute to do it myself so might hand over to a local luthier. Had a god awful week and doesn’t look like I’ll have much time in the near future to sort.
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    It's not going to be just the desk - it's maybe that the trim on the speakers is too high. You may need to turn those down. Basically, your output on your desk should never be going into the red when the output is at unity. Likewise, your speakers should never be clipping when your output on the desk is at unity. You are doing the right thing by using the PA for projection and keeping your stage volume down - I just think your gain levels are to pot.
  19. 1 point
    I have got Bass Heroes, #6 (not the one on sale here, let us clarify...). It is a great book to read, and at that price tag is a real steal. Great collection of books, Peter.
  20. 1 point
    YES, without a doubt, took me to wonderful far away places while I sat on my bed dreaming as a teenager, the density and complexity of the music always gave up something new, and baffled me as to how they could all play together like that. I can't say Chris Squire inspired me to play bass, that was probably Geezer Butler, but it is YES that appeals to my inner self!
  21. 1 point
    I think these steam engines on’t railways are dreadful things. It were far better when we just had horse and cart. Life were just so much better.
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    When i was first learning bass after the initial knowing where the notes on the bass were and a year of lessons i came across several Jazz bassists incl Jaco. I was listening to Weather Report and Mahavishnu styles simply because i had never heard bass played like that before and it intrigued me. I used that style to my advantage and was able to use some of it in Rock and Prog bands i played with at the time. I wasn't a fan of the music to be honest but the bass playing on those kind of albums was way beyond the standard bassists i had previously been listening to. So for me i wasn't a big fan of the music but there were so many great bass parts to learn and that in itself made it interesting for me. Like most Jazz / Fusion style of music i find that sometimes it works and other times it just sounds like an ego trip to me with no musicality (is that an actual word ? ) Back then Jaco was the bassist that others tried to emulate even in professional circles and because of that he has to be one of the most influential bassists at that time. Things have move on since those days with people like Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Mark King, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey and they have all been influential to many bassists during their peak periods. That how bass playing develops thru time. Poeple push boundaries and others take up the mantle to try and push it further. At one time bass was either a walkng bass or 4 notes to a bar just as a basic rhythm section. Now it is being used as a lead intrument. Maybe we should be classing bass as Progressive Dave
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    Digital Man - Rush just added!
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    Buy half decent gear. Plug it in. Set it all flat. Play some notes. If there's obvious nasty noises in the room fix it. Press the mute button, put the bass down and wait for the gig to start. It's only a bass. It just needs to make a rumbly noise.
  26. 1 point
    I love Jaco for his tone. The fretless through a chorus that goes MUWAHHHHH. That's what I think of when I think of Jaco. Don't really care for the songs, the folks he played with or the style he played. To me that's irrelevant. He was the first to do that tone. Sometimes I do it because it's so lovely. I know I'm copping Jaco, and I know there might be at least one person in the audience who knows what I'm doing. When I hear other bassists do it, it makes me smile. We know we're copping Jaco. When Jaco was alive, he hated it when other's copped his tone. Now that he's passed, I hope it's seen as a tribute. We do it to honor the man, not steal his greatness.
  27. 1 point
    Loved my Peavey MkIV head. That thing took so much abuse and never missed a beat. Felt like it had a big lump of concrete in one end though. Happy Days.
  28. 1 point
    Indeed - this is just normal capitalism. The original owner could have tried to sell it at £780, but he didn't. It was his choice.
  29. 1 point
    Many years ago, there wasn't the plethora of gear available today. You had a bass and an amp. If you weren't happy you tried out other basses and amps. That's still a good place to start. I'm going to assume you already have found the strings you like, so then you can always go to replacement pickups and different cabs. Tweak what you got, experiment with small things, and yes, the sound of a room greatly affects your sound so learn how to tweak for different rooms.
  30. 1 point
    Why not try it and find out? I mean like all engineering, maths and understanding how things work are optional extras aren't they?
  31. 1 point
    Will you lot all shut up and let an old man sleep, for goodness sake..?
  32. 1 point
    It's midnight... what are you doing up..?
  33. 1 point
    I think as a player you need to decide what you want to achieve, do you want to get a ‘better’ sound or do you just want to change your sound? What sounds ‘better’ is all subjective and causes huge arguments on forums like this. Different is a lot easier to achieve and you have already highlighted the ways to create different. Without spending money, the quickest and easiest way to change your sound is to change hand position. Then age of strings, leave them dead if you want a warmer ’vintage’ sound. Next option, eq on your existing amp, try extremes of eq and everything in between. A plectrum is another big change for nothing (if you steal a mates plectrum). I can do almost any kind of music and find a complementary tone for that style with just these things. Personally, I would not look to pedals to help make my sound better, only to modify, leads IMO make little to no difference (in a live situation). That is where I would start anyway, but it’s all down to what you want to achieve and that’s down to the individual.
  34. 1 point
    I'd say it was more than a few years.
  35. 1 point
    Lets break this down a bit. Was Lemmy either a pirate or a biker? Was part of his image perhaps a charade of sorts? Did he enjoy dressing up and talking in a gruff accent to appear hard? Could he have actually taken blokes on in a fight? Lemmy was always in character onstage, and projecting an image and aesthetic. This is the same sort of theatrics that Youtube bassists employ. Motorhead sold, and still sells, all sorts of tacky merchandise. Is this any better or worse than advertising revenue?
  36. 1 point
    What are you doing with your music? Who are you reaching out to? Are you happy and fulfilled as a musician? What do you have to say? As for the rest of your diatribe, watch any video of a band from the '60s and tell me that there wasn't any sort of 'look at me douche baggery' going on. Do it! Find me videos of the Rolling Stones in 1965 where Jagger isn't doing that awkward gauche dance routine along to a pilfered Chuck Berry song. Brian Jones was the only purist in that band, and look what it did to him! The rest were about getting girls. Bill Wyman's diary from the '60s, as subsequently published as an astonishingly dull book, is simply a point-to-point record of him getting girls. Why did the singer from the Yardbirds wear shades indoors, or why did the rest of them wear silk shirts with those ridiculous puffy sleeves? And when Jimmy Page broke out a violin bow, Jimi hendrix broke out the lighter fluid or Pete Townshend broke up a guitar... all 100% artistic integrity, and in no way attention-seeking antics on a global scale, right? Ah, but that was the good old days where you were payed two bob a week and all of this was still fields... You have to simply accept that in some capacity you are a bit bitter and probably musically obsolete. The world you recognised as comfortably familiar has been subtly changing and evolving while you were distracted. Just accept it and move on and, if nothing else, remember how much you pay for Youtube.
  37. 1 point
    Generally the Aguilar goes for between £170 / £180, and the shure in-ears sell for £100. So I’m pretty happy with the deal. Basically got the in-ears for free.
  38. 1 point
    Hey Raeman Welcome sir... Start as you mean to go on..
  39. 1 point
    For me Dino from The Rascals (3 Italian & 1 Irish guy) was the first guy to take the drums to the next level for pop music. Very progressive for 1966. Blue
  40. 1 point
    Good afternoon, Raeman, and ... Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share.
  41. 1 point
    Welcome Raeman. You've come to the right place. There is a thriving marketplace on BassChat here.
  42. 1 point
    Thanks, I think the 3TSB is particularly nice. A couple more pics for you.
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    Great looking guitar and bass. A lot of binding and classic good looks. I hate to be an old geezer. But man did those guys look great in suits or what? Blue
  44. 1 point
    Black Friday was invented in 1975 by Donald Fagan and Walter Becker (R.I.P). Even they would be surprised how it has taken off across the world?
  45. 1 point
    another device to get people to buy stuff they don't really need with money they haven't really got
  46. 1 point
    This sums it up in a nutshell for me. People can argue till they're purple about how bad some the content is on YouTube, but there'll always be quite literally millions of people who think the opposite. They can't all be wrong. Yes, the likes of PewDiePie are an - ahem - 'acquired taste' and not for me. But they're young entrepreneurs earning shedloads of cash off their own backs. And if they achieve that pratting around on the internet then why the hell not? Same goes for the numerous YouTube musicians. It's a world away from grinding out small change playing pub gigs; but god knows the music industry needs some new ways of earning a living right now. If you don't like it, heed the old adage of Why Don't You and "go do something less boring instead". Meanwhile, the World Wide Web will keep turning, leaving us oldsters in its wake
  47. 1 point
    Absolutely! But then sometimes taste goes out of the window... For example:
  48. 1 point
    I'd like to just say thanks for all of the efforts in improving site. Having worked on system upgrades for the last 20 years I know how difficult they can be and the problems faced. Hopefully the majority of users won't be impacted by the lost pm's and can appreciate the benefits of the new features.
  49. 0 points
    Trace Eliot use to do a cab the you could place inserts into circular ports to make it a sealed cab ,so how difficult can it be , regarding tuning just start with a small circular hole & increase the diameter until you get a sound you like .why bother with all the maths etc ?
  50. 0 points
    So as a 28 year old, you actually have zero actual personal experience of how music and culture worked in the pre-internet era, and have even less of a clue about subculture / diy culture etc, you're just here to defend YouTube dicks. I'm older, but I'm not gonna sh!t my pants about getting called old, just because I question the validity of something contemporary. I think these party trick clowns are twats, and they reflect the general twattishness of this era. For the record I spend half my life amongst people in their 20s because I teach at an art colllege, so I know there are good things going on culturally, but I also know that these YouTube chumps are no reflection of that. I am pointing out that they are dicks, because they are dicks. And believe it or not, lots of 22 year olds also think they're dicks. Just try to look at it like this: music as a form of culture used to be interesting and important (to me anyway), because it was weird, and angry, and rebellious, and creative, and progressive. And, more importantly, many of those weird, angry, rebellious people became successful, often through subculture and without the help of any mainstream involvement. And in comparison to that, I see this kind of arsehole show off behavior as incredibly lame and laughable and 100% disconnected with what I think of as actual music. That's all it comes down to really. (ps I have nothing against Ibanez, I just think "37 string Ibanez fretless djent slap shred" is funny)


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