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  1. Well, definitely on the final furlong! I inset the jack-plate into the body wood in the same way as I did for the bridge: Then fitted magnets on the ebony truss-rod cover. The 3mm magnet at the apex does all the work - the 2mm ones either side at the nut just positions it: And put the magnets on the copper-lined chamber cover - these are 5mm in the nodes and 4mm on the cover itself: I will be disappointed if this isn't all finished by the weekend
    6 points
  2. ^ This in spades. On Basschat we're very much blurring the lines between work and play / profession and hobby. And I imagine that in our day jobs, most of us do what is asked of us by our clients. We might make suggestions and rescue clients if they're truly heading for calamity, of course. But we otherwise do what we're paid to do, within reason. Session musicians are no exception. And how many of us here are professional session musicians? Exactly. Also just to add, there is far more objectionable content on YouTube than Scott's Bass Lessons. To me, he always comes across as a nice bloke and I feel we should be supporting such champions of our oft-ignored instrument, as they are in short supply.
    6 points
  3. I bought this on here from Tonic and it just got delivered all the way from Croatia! It sounds great, just what I hoped it would be. I can’t wait to gig this amp, I’m going to DI straight out the back and this setup is for onstage. I’ll report back after my next gig.
    4 points
  4. I think this thread should be a sticky.
    4 points
  5. Just to be clear, it’s not about Scott, it’s about an LA pro, one of about 4 or 5 on that sewn-up LA session scene where the P bass thing is an actual thing. So much of this thread is about “naaaa, just do your own thing”. No, do the thing that gets the job done, because that what a professional of anything does. We’re not talking about some crappy engineer who you’ve payed £50 to record your bands demo, we’re talking about producers who really REALLY know what they’re doing, and more importantly what they want....and they’re paying the bass player. Do other Basses exist? Yes. Are there recordings with other Basses on? Yes. But the video is talking about ‘Pro session players’ (who probably will all tell you the same thing) and is getting information from an LA session beast.....who really knows the game and what is expected of everyone in his circles. Do session players matter? Not if you don’t care about doing that, but that is what the video is about, so why do you care? Lol So again, why is everyone getting their nose out of joint like they’ve been held at gun-point to buy a Precision? Si
    4 points
  6. I know it's not a bass, but it could be: Video:
    3 points
  7. I'm a software developer. If someone tells me this job needs to be done using Python, I am hardly likely to insist on doing it in C# am I? It's a job ain't it, if it pays your bills? That's what being a professional is - doing the job to specification. Now if was recording my own band, that's a different matter! (Although I am currently a P player through choice )
    3 points
  8. [email protected] it, when I turn up at the studio I'll have my custom bass & if they don't like it they know what they can do...
    3 points
  9. Why do Pros use a P Bass... ...to get to the other side! Seeeemple!
    3 points
  10. Thats the thing as I said 'it' has already happened to our economy. The actual brexit is irrelevant to the concept of finance. Our economy is physically worth a lot less than it was (many billions) because finance isn't a absolute, our economy was based on our stability and reliability, and that we have lost, we are not a reliable or safe place to store money. Whether Brexit happens or not, it doesn't materially affect that, we have shown a side of ourselves that the world hadn't realised. Obviously if it does happen then it will have an impact, more companies will have to move out and inward investment will be reduced so our economy will go down further. This will affect us in prices although it will make our workforce more competitive, which will be a shame as we no longer manufacture much, but maybe after a decade or so we will have increased it a bit. But even if we did cancel brexit, our economy can not rise back to where it was because we have already lost a lot of influence and the investment that went away won't come back because it is already somewhere else, and unless there is something wrong with them it will stay there, it costs money to move stuff. However, it will go back up a bit, and more importantly, stabilise. So yeh, maybe I should get that Ibanez now!.
    3 points
  11. Huge respect from me to anyone who can build a business from scratch generating £2M of revenues and supporting the livelihoods of 10 staff; and at the same time providing bass tuition to 15,000 paying subscribers. Even more impressive following a career limiting injury.
    3 points
  12. NBD with Spector content expected next week. Overly excited for a man of my age.
    3 points
  13. If you love it, then play it. End of.
    3 points
  14. Lakland 5594 deluxe USA 2017 in perfect conditions, beautiful transparent blue finish, matching headstock, bord’s eye maple fingerboard, light weight! For sale or trade only with jazz bass 1972 fully original. I can ship it all over Europe with its original Lakland case, in perfect conditions too. Best Regards Alberto
    2 points
  15. Following on from the "other topic"...
    2 points
  16. I'm quite pleased with it 😁
    2 points
  17. Anything with Paul Chambers on will give you endless examples of walking bass lines.
    2 points
  18. Out of the skulls of your enemies, natch..,
    2 points
  19. No worries, the back recovered.
    2 points
  20. I think the reason this remains contentious (and let's not forget that it is supposed to be) is the attempt to deal in absolutes. The Precision bass is an industry standard with good reason, as is the SVT, and as a result the Sansamp Bass Driver, VT Bass, and VST emulations. However, when we start to say that 'producers do X' or 'artists want Y' we aren't representing reality accurately. Every situation is different and must be treated as such. This also plays into exactly our weaknesses, as if minutae of gear is the defining factor here. Far more important than which bass you have is the age old stuff of turning up on time, with problem free gear, knowing your stuff or reading it like a beast, and hitting it in the first few takes. Give 'em a good sound to work with and tidy takes with a great feel. Those are the consistent requirements I associate with studio jobs. Sure, P with flats and foam for a country session, the Status for Jazz fusion, but these are usually decisions best made beforehand. Whenever I've turned up with a choice of basses it's not been a particularly welcome offer- 'I dunno, which do you think will be best?'. I already knew which I thought was best, but I lumped some others along just in case. Often it's been a Precision. Often not. Often I've preferred the sound I tracked along with the drum take to the 'proper' sound the tech pored over on the dubs, but there's another part of selling your performance in a studio. You give them what they're after, and you let them do with it what they want. Perhaps the whole 'play a P if they want you to' is just an allegory for a whole attitude?
    2 points
  21. Send each other a PM. You wouldn’t be the first BC couple 💖
    2 points
  22. This might be innersting to some. I just found a fun Kickstarter project: Modal's second CRAFT synth is seeing the light of day, and this time it's a monophonic wavetable synth with morphable waveforms and other goodies. Basically, at £119 for EU citizens (incl. VAT and probably before postage), it seems like a crafty little thing, and personally I've just backed it without knowing - or being interested in - all the details. It sounds well, will also operate on batteries, and I feel I will have fun with it one way or another. Only drawback I can see right now: the Kickstarter thing will close tomorrow. Edit: apparently, the link to the Kickstarter page just gives this vid. I have no idea how to edit that, so here's the link with a missing h: ttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skulpt/modal-craftsynth-20
    2 points
  23. Oh yes, and I absolutely mean to start the lessons. It's just that Teebs said I should get some jazz cigarettes and a zoot suit first. 👍 😁
    2 points
  24. Ahem http://www.carolkaye.com/lessons/index.php
    2 points
  25. I speak from experience when I say that magnets will make life sooo much easier. No more hunting down a tiny screw driver or chewing up screw heads just to turn a truss rod a quarter turn or install a battery. Evolution....magnets are the equivalent of round wheels, you were happy to put up with square wheels cos you didn't know any better - once you know it seems obvious and you can't understand why somebody didn't think of it sooner. More good work, Andy...no doubt you have one more satisfied client.
    2 points
  26. But what colour should they be, the red ones are always sound different to the sunbursts [2 and 3 tone] and do they match the performers clothes.
    2 points
  27. My first amp was the 2x10H. My first prolapsed disc followed shortly afterwards.
    2 points
  28. Armando is a very nice chap. And a pleasure to deal with. Buy this one, so I can put my 1991 Streamer II, with original Bartolini's, in mint condition for sale. 😂
    2 points
  29. What I'm after I guess is that SVT tone, like (almost) everyone else. I would go for a modeller, but they just don't sound convincing to my ears. I'll give the Markbass Compressore, MXR M87, sansamp VT a go and see how I get on. Failing that, I'll try another new amp. Probably one of the ones I mentioned in a previous post. OTOH, the BDDI deluxe might do the trick in a live situation, who knows? Let's face it, I'm going to buy another amp, aren't I?
    2 points
  30. I used the cabs at practice today and they performed absolutely superbly. Really clear, clean and punchy, no problems cutting through in the mix. They move a massive amount of air compared to my old single 2x10 cab, and they have loads of headroom to spare. All in all I'm well pleased with them. I can't wait for my new Veyron head to arrive now and I'll have a really great budget friendly rig.
    2 points
  31. He was, to say the least, an outlier. Nothing like him before, nothing since.
    2 points
  32. The pound has gone down in value due to Brexit. My job has disappeared due to the uncertainty in the construction industry about Brexit. I think you'll find that Brexit is already having an effect, whether it happens or not. PS. The financial company that Jacob Rees-Mogg is a director for has been shovelling its money across the Irish Sea into the Republic, just to demonstrate extreme confidence in how Brexit will turn out.
    2 points
  33. To clarify, there's quite a difference in feature sets between the D-800 and the D-800+, there are players who prefer the D-800 for the simpler user interface and smaller size and have no interest in the plus model. There are also users who find the added feature set of the plus model essential, especially the sweep highpass filter and 2 bands of seeep eq. Both models, while voiced between the Walkabout and the Carbine, are closer to the Carbine side of things. The WD-800 is based on the tube (valve) preamp of the Walkabout, has the original eq section along with the passive mid and modified tonestack voicing and power amp damping control that comes directly from what many players liked from the original Walkabout. This model is by necessity larger than the other two models, but is rack mountable whereas the others are not (without using a rack shelf). Different players have different wants/needs, that's why we don't all play the same amp. If these amps don't work for you, then make a choice that's better suited for your needs.
    2 points
  34. I'm not a scientist so please take whatever I say with a pinch of salt, but I've played both this amp and an Orange Terror (allegedly 1000 watts) through the same cabs at various venues and I've never noticed any loss of volume/power/output/headroom (call it what you will) when using the Bugera. Doesn't bother me what numbers the marketing people choose, it's lightweight, pretty, versatile and sounds great
    2 points
  35. Have you been looking at my emails
    2 points
  36. Completely unrelated to the P Bass thing, but Scott set up a Jaydee I bought, many years ago when he was at Overwater and we both had hair. Lovely bloke and the setup was bob-on for me straight off, something that doesn't happen often. That's it really.
    2 points
  37. Another Guitar album worth checking out.... Wes Montgomery, super cool swinging.
    2 points
  38. This is a decent guide. Genius of Modern Music Vol. 1 & 2 along with Brilliant Corners are my faves.
    2 points
  39. Spending an hour or so in the 'Pound shop' doing that and asking the assistant how much each item is can be fun.......
    2 points
  40. The fella has just finished a decade or so long project to come up with a tonal replacement to the walkabout, years of getting the opinions from talkbass... and you want an upgrade next year! Ps - if you’re throwing an amp away I can dispose of it for you...
    2 points
  41. i found this case at a starving musician shop.Fits the Jack Casedy perfect(tight not sloppy) less than $20.00. thought i'd share. i know how hard i had to look. Tags and model included.
    2 points
  42. Thanks. @Woodinblack! I have no experience with Kickstarter myself, but my daughter was part of a campaign that worked very well if a few weeks late. It will be interesting to see how this works and works out. (Proud dad bit: she's autistic but still solved a problem with, and designed the double/triple bonds for, some molecular models called Snatoms.) Thanks for the correct link! How did you do that? I tried the exact same link twice, and both times it just gave the vid. That's why I removed the "h" from "https" so people could add it and make a working link out of it.
    2 points
  43. I actually see it as really cynical move from The Underworld. They’ve seen an opportunity to sell a bunch of tickets that will either see people simply not turn up in protest, or lambast the guy onstage. Overly negative and not something the live scene needs. Maybe i’m wrong and loads of people now like his music.....that would really surprise me though. Si
    2 points
  44. I have both of the behringers. They are great preamps, but no good for this application as the tube was put there by the marketing department and not the engineering department. They don't really sound 'tubey'.
    2 points
  45. I may well just do you some now! At least you didn't ask for Wonderwall...
    2 points
  46. My cabs finally turned up today. So here's a bit of a review as promised, for anyone who's interested. Firstly the weight. Ok to be fair they're not lightweight cabs. But they're certainly not massively heavy either. Certainly much lighter than my current Bugera 2x10. The 2x10 is listed at around 23kg and I'd say that's probably about right. Surprisingly the 1x15 is noticeably lighter. Build quality wise they appear to be extremely well made and absolutely rock solid. If have no qualms about throwing them in the car and gigging them. Feature wise. They only have a single connector on the back, so no option to daisy chain the cabs. Not a problem for me as I have 2 outputs on the amp but it could be an issue for some. The connector is a dual purpose speakon / jack lead connector though so at least it gives you the option to use either kind of lead. The handles are pretty good, functional, solid and look smart enough. They're also flat and slightly recessed so it gives you the option to use or stack them sideways which is nice. The 2x10 has a built in horn which is angled upwards so it's directed towards the player. I'm not sure if this is genuinely a "feature" or just a gimmick but it seems to make sense. There is no switch or volume control for the horn so it's always on which is a bit annoying, having said that it puts out a pretty balanced sound so as not to be intrusive. In fact it's barely perceivable, but this could be a lot to do with amp setup as I tend to roll the top end down anyway. Maybe it would be more noticeable to people who like a trebly sound or play slap. Looks wise. Well beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I genuinely think they look really good. They look a lot better "in the flesh" than in the pictures or YouTube videos I've seen. The Tolex is well fixed and looks fairly robust, not the paper thin stuff you get on some budget gear. The metal grills are well finished and really solid. The logo's look quite nice and are more golden than they look in pictures. The whole rig, 1x15 and 2x10, is actually reasonably compact, certainly not 80's half stack or full on fridge sized. So no problems on a modest stage. Sound. Well it's early days and I haven't had much chance to play through them yet, but first impressions is they're quite neutral. Maybe what you would expect from a company more known for making hi-fi and PA speakers. It suits me as I'm happy to let the amp, bass and effects pedals create the tone, but probably not for someone looking for a particular sound. The drivers appear to be extremely well built. I turned my 300w head up full and gave it the beans and the cabs never even broke a sweat, but the house windows nearly fell out, so I'm pretty confident they'll be fine for any gig I'm likely to throw at them. Value for money. I'm very happy with them and I'd say they're an absolute steal for the price they were being sold. Fair enough they will probably have less second hand value than an empty bean can, but that was never the reason I bought them. Even then, at the price I paid I could use them as firewood in a couple of years and who cares?
    2 points
  47. ^ Good responses above. Can’t go wrong with Focusrite for audio interfaces. They offer great products for small/home studios (the Solo, 2i2 and 2i4) right up to multiple i/o interfaces for pros. I previously owned a 2i4 and loved it: a rock solid interface with very low latency and super-easy to set up. Quite literally plug and play on a Mac. There are cheaper alternatives, but Focusrite is money well spent. For DAW software, there are lots of options and as mentioned already. They all essentially do the same thing - but in different ways - and they all require some commitment to get past the initial learning curve. Here’s a useful summary of the most popular DAWs from 2018 for reference: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/best-studio-gear/1211889-10-most-popular-daws-right-now.html Most of them are available as free demos. Best advice is to shortlist a few, try the demos (using YouTube tutorials to get started) and pick whichever you feel most at home with. This will take a little patience, but it’s time well spent and will help to avoid frustration further down the line. Once you’ve made your choice, stick with it and learn it well. You want to reach the point at which using the software becomes second-nature. The time commitment involved is very similar to learning a musical instrument - with enough practice you can stop thinking about where the notes are just focus on expressing yourself. I have experience of using Reason, Reaper, Cubase, Ableton, Logic (Mac only) and Maschine; and eventually settled on Reason and Maschine as my tools of choice (with Logic being a close contender). But take that with a pinch of salt, as what works for me may be unsuited to you.
    2 points
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