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  • Birthday 29/05/1987
  1. Can anyone identify this bass?

    Cheers for that - I thought Soviet might be a possibility since it reminded me of some I'd seen before but I can't even find it amongst those! It makes me wonder whether they use cheap, rare instruments as TV props rather than anything more recognisable, as every other picture I've seen her playing a Precision. Jermaine Clement had a Kavkaz bass on both series of the Flight of the Conchords aswell
  2. Hi all, not been round here in a while! Wondering if anyone can settle this as it has me curious - The Veils were in one of the later episodes of the new series of Twin Peaks a few months ago. Really liked the track and I noticed the bassist, Sophia Burn, playing a rather nice vintage looking bass which looks akin to something 60s and Japanese (Teisco and the like) but I can't for the life of me find anything like it from searching. Anyone seen one before? [url="https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/rr-17933-r.jpg?quality=80&w=806"]https://consequenceo...uality=80&w=806[/url]
  3. Hi all, Just puting feelers out for the moment as funds are scarce but just curious if anyone has anything of interest. Not too long ago, I *almost* acquired an unusual and rather rare Soviet rack effects unit - it was a reverberator from the early nineties, made in a closed down and renowned factory in Ukraine, with various echo/delay effects as well as a chorus and seemed capable of some very unusual sonic textures. I'm getting more into the realm of sound design and production lately and I like having obscure and unique gear for sound experimentation. Unfortunately, said reverberator was scooped up by someone while I was in the midst of working out a deal via email and it left me not only without a toy to play with, but also an interest in what other unusual, perhaps 'non-Western' effects units and such that might be out there. So if anyone has anything of the ilk that they may be moving on in the near future - reverbs, delays, echos, chorus, flanger, modulators and whatever else might be out there, drop me a message. I'm particularly interested in things that might be used in a non-musical context as well, and while I'm not limited to rack gear I'd prefer things that work with line level signals and recorded material as opposed to instrument level. Not that pedals wouldn't be of interest - I do have an amp interface for level/impedance matching - but I would prefer rack gear. Cheers
  4. Just found this by accident whilst looking for something else. [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Paisley-4-string-bass-guitar-with-single-jazz-pickup-Right-handed-/271561297699?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item3f3a508f23"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Paisley-4-string-bass-guitar-with-single-jazz-pickup-Right-handed-/271561297699?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item3f3a508f23[/url] Is it just me or is that bridge living its life dangerously close to the edge?
  5. Could it be something to do with that direct monitor switch on the front, doubling something up and making it sound odd?
  6. I wonder if it could be a sample rate mismatch somewhere? Ie if your interface driver/settings are set to be using one sample rate and the project is using another, it could transpose and play back at the wrong pitch. I think I've had it before but I'm not 100% sure. When you say it's fine when you mic it, you mean as opposed straight into the interface?
  7. Early Ibanez Blazer. £160.

    I would have loved this, but the finish... Did they do the these blazers in solid colours?
  8. Not 100% sure I want or need another bass but I'm all of a sudden overcome with a desire for an 80's Ibanez - particularly Roadstars and the like. If there's anything going or possibly going drop me a PM - just a feeler at the moment but you never know when the GAS will take over! Anything else that looks 'eighties' might tickle me... not sure where it has come from exactly. Not got a massive budget for instruments at the moment either but I may be able to swing something if I decide! Cheers Just as a slight addition - I had a thing for Westones a few years ago but never managed to find one, so I might consider one if there are any going
  9. Best audio interface

    I used to have the original MOTU Ultralite, think it was around the £300-400 mark when new, I think that had the option to daisychain units via firewire so you could add more inputs/outputs etc. I had it for about 6 years and it never had a problem, apart from the inputs and outputs would sometimes have a bit of a seizure and start sending random crackling and noise to all the channels. The Windows drivers have always been a bit sketchy compared to Mac ones (so I've read at least) but after a while the problem became really infrequent, in fact it may have stopped altogether so maybe they fixed it. Last year I decided it was getting old and wanted something quieter and a bit more 'pro' so I traded the MOTU plus £500 for a used RME Fireface 800. The RME is quieter probably owing to better circuitry and AD/DA converters - the MOTU still is quiet and gave about -85dB to -87dB in REAPER with the line ins to begin with though, but the RME is -99dB to -102dB in some cases. I prefer to use outboard preamps anyway so I prefer quiet high quality line inputs. I spoke to the guy who took my MOTU off me and he said he noticed a definite difference, saying that the low end of the MOTU was not as evident and high quality as the RME. RME drivers have been rock solid from day one and never had a single problem. FF800 also has ADAT connectors for connecting additional units or better quality AD/DA units. There is a Fireface 400 at the £750 ish mark but it only has 4 line ins on the rear, the other 4 are 2x combo XLR/TRS and 2x jack instrument/line ins. One thing I loved about the MOTU Ultralite was that it had two dedicated main outs for your monitors - the FF800 makes you sacrifice your line out 1 and 2 so effectively you only have 6 analog outs for routing signals out of it. It does however have very complex mixing software that gives you full control over your ins/out/buses etc. MOTUs have a dedicated main vol control and headphone level on the front panel, the master vol is also the power on button and as time wore on it felt looser to the point that it felt it might break anytime - I looked into this and it's a VERY specialist part and nigh on impossible to replace yourself. I did a lot of research at the time and it felt like MOTU and RME were the only good choices under a grand but this may have changed since! I was never keen on going over the £500 mark but the sad truth is if you want the next step up in quality you don't really have much choice. Not sure if all this will be relevant but it's good to know anyway!
  10. Hi all, On the lookout for an old analogue line mixer (mic inputs not required) ideally with unbalanced TS jack inputs and preferably a balanced stereo output. Something with a bit of vintage character/colour preferred, there are some old 80's Boss units that would be ideal and Peavey probably did some similar stuff. The only stipulations are: - Gain/level control on each channel - EQ (high/low shelf at least) per channel - Aux send/return would be nice for mixing effects in - Pan control per channel - Stereo out as stated, preferably balanced I have been using an old hardware sampler for drums and want to use the individual outs into the mixer to do all my processing in the analgue domain, then record stereo from there. I need to boost the overall level of the mix before the recording stage as the output is a bit weak by itself so something relatively quiet would be good too! If you know of anything that might fit the bill, please let me know Cheers!
  11. Small amp for recording

    [quote name='Panamonte' timestamp='1392105685' post='2364616'] Definitely sounds like it's worth a go - thanks very much for the link. [/quote] No problem - if you decide to pick one up, be sure to post back and let us know what you think
  12. Small amp for recording

    [quote name='Panamonte' timestamp='1392048973' post='2364028'] Anyone had any experience with the Sub Zero valve amps that gear4music are flogging? [url="http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/SubZero-Tube-H5-Guitar-Amp-Head/NE1"]http://www.gear4musi...ar-Amp-Head/NE1[/url] Obviously there's only so much that you can expect at that price point, but I'd be interested to know whether they're worth taking a punt on, or not worth touching with a bargepole! [/quote] [url="http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/subzero-tube-h5-5w-mini-stack-574730"]http://www.musicrada...ni-stack-574730[/url] Seems favourable, can't really argue for less than a hundred!
  13. Drums

    Just a feeler at the moment, I'm not a drummer but I've wanted to record some one shots/samples for a while and use an old Akai sampler to get some grit and do some 80s style drum programming and processing. I'd like to get hold of a kick, snare and hi hat (perhaps not all at once) just to mic up and smack when I want some new percussion sounds to play with. Based in Manchester and have no transport hence it's just a feeler, not looking to spend too much and nothing too fancy as they're not for gigging or anything major - ie they don't have to be in tip top condition or matching. Just have to be solid and sound good, and ideally I want to tune them so I can get a variety of different sounds out of them. I'm keping my eye on the usual places but most are selling full kits and I just want the basics. Anything going or any ideas, let me know! Cheers
  14. Small amp for recording

    Funnily enough I was looking at the kit yesterday and I do quite fancy it, and wouldn't mind an electronics project to get stuck into... it looks a bit simple and I' prefer something with more control over gain/output vol and maybe some EQ. My mate happens to be selling his Vox AC4TV and I'm wondering if that might not be a good option, along with a few mods...
  15. Banjolele!!