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Dad3353 last won the day on August 28

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  1. OK, OK; I'm on the case. We'll see what I can do. (No peace for the wicked, eh..? Still, keeps me fit'n'active, up to a point. Mustn't grumble, and it's good to feel wanted...)
  2. You will not have noticed my lack of attendance of late on this forum. Attitudes of the sort are the reason. I'll get back under my rock. I still moderate, but my modest contributions are apparently not appreciated. Never mind; I've other hobbies. Carry on...
  3. Why so touchy..? It's a genuine question; do folks really find this level of detail that important..? OK, I play drums, but I've several basses and guitars; not once have I considered the nut width, even less measuring it. I'm pretty sure that they're all different, though. Does an 1/8th really make a bass unplayable..? Maybe; what would I know..? No need to go off in a huff, though, no kittens have been hurt.
  4. Do people actually sweat over these things..?
  5. @Jack... I can't see why you'd want to inverse polarity. There are no phase issues in sending sound to left and right of the stage. Keep the volume as low as reasonable to reduce 'slap-back' echo from the end walls and that's about it. There's no issue, really. Enjoy the event. Hope this helps.
  6. Would something like this do the job..? ... I printed this, and the p/up surrounds, on my 3D printer for @PaulThePlug (his photo...); he attached them with double-sided tape. I can print any (reasonable...) length or size; any use to you..?
  7. Good evening, @Basschateric99, and ... Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share.
  8. Good evening, @Andrewvexx4, and ... Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share.
  9. If it wasn't driving the Ampeg, maybe..! I have other small powered monitors I could have brought, but the idea of the cut-down kit was to be a simple, plug'n'play rack, and it's our first time out with e-drums, so it's part of the learning curve (who'd 'ave thought it, eh..? Still learnin' at that age..!). If I have to go complicated, I might as well bring the whole caboodle laptop an' stuff and have Superior Drums to play. Or bring the Camco back into the swing of things and give everyone a treat..!
  10. Not last night, but last Saturday, a three-hour afternoon 'invitation only' private do, organised by our 2nd guitar/keys. The hall, originally, in bygone days, a stable for coach and horses, it's quite spacious enough for the fifty or so folks attending. Firstly, though, a clean sweep... Plenty of access from the wide-open side door... S'not as easy as all that, this 'ere keys stuff... ... but it all works come the sound check ... A first outing, too, for the newly-built and as yet unpainted, Hartke-driven bass combo (more on that in the Build section of the forum...). Unproven for 'live' work, we'd hedged our bets with the Ampeg, just in case, and just as well, as the combo isn't up to the task on its own. Maybe with the planned 4x5 extension cab..? The Ampeg was fine, of course, so no worries for the evening... Some pre-gig ambience from our LED PAR lights... An unusual format for this, our first outing for a couple of years, with a two sets alternating two or three as The Daub'z, with all five of us, and two or three songs as a solo or duo, giving a sort of cabaret feel to the occasion. A first outing, too, for one of my e-drum kits, for a more cut-down, one-hand set-up, which worked quite well. No need for a massive FOH for such a small room; it's the Behringers on sticks that you see in the corners. This meant, however, no foldback, which makes e-drums a little... erm... 'delicate' to play. All I hear is the clickety-flack of the nylon tips on the pads, and nothing at all from the bass pedal..! The event went off well, with a good turn-out, despite hard rain all day, and a splendid time was had by all. If I get any decent shots of us playing, or, even better, any video, I'll add them here. As a group we shared a marine choucroute for evening meal after breaking down the gear and I was home at half-past ten. A format to be repeated, with some slight technical adjustments. I'm not sure it would work quite so well with a 'cold' audience, but we're unlikely to be playing out again for some time yet, in any case. Altogether a very satisfactory, if modest, event, so 'Happy Daze'.
  11. This would be a starting point; I often use it as a 'baseline' bass line, as it's so darned easy and simple ... 4Front Bass Vst ... For splendid ones, I'm afraid some monies have to be disbursed; Spectrasonics 'Trilian' comes high on my list, but we're up in the 200€ stratospheres (it's worth it...) ... Spectrasonics Trilian ... Toontrack's EZBass does what it says on the tin, too, at 150€ ... Toontrack EZBass ... Ah, but 'Free...', you said..? OK, AmpleSound offer this one from their excellent range ... Amplesound Bass P-Lite ... There, that'll keep you busy for an hour or so...
  12. Here is my contribution to the September 2021 Basschat Composition Challenge, inspired by a picture chosen by the previous winner: Doctor J. Introspection again, I'm afraid. Taking stock, reflection, inspired by the (apparently...) more simple life led by (apparently...) more serene sentient creatures. Are they telling us something..? Can sentiments be transmitted..? Yes, they can (apparently...). Mostly Oliviya Nicole (Ghosthack...) samples knitted together, E minor vocals underpinned by G major guitar work. Tempos have been adjusted to create the overall feel. The drums are... absent; there are none..! I played the basson 'live' with my tiny MIDI keyboard, and all mixed in Reaper, with no treatment at all, save my usual Cockos NY Glue on the master track. The lyrics are further down (originally titled 'Alone'...)... Thanks for listening, if you already have; if you're about to, enjoy. Lyrics... All we have is now Yesterday is gone We have so much time Let’s not stay alone Alone No one should be on their own Alone There’s light after every storm Let it go You’ve got to move on With your life No time to wait Find a new someone Love is not to waste Let it go Love is the cure
  13. Good evening, @D0gS0litud3, and ... Plenty to read and amuse you here, and lots to learn and share.
  14. The workshop area has been occupied lately with guitars being built or repaired, and other luthier nonsense, but we have a private concert to play this Saturday, so it's high time to turn this flat-pack into a combo. I've all the components ready and waiting (all except small screws for the corner protectors, but they should arrive Saturday morning, with any luck, and can be fitted later, anyway...). Here's some snaps of the last couple of days. First, the 'cube' gets clamped up, after having routed out the handle spaces ... The speaker baffle is used to check the installation of the shelf for the amp at the right height... 'Measure twice, cut once'; an excellent maxime... Nearly there; this is the 'port' being glued in. Not much space for the clamps..! The handles have been fitted, too, and the edges routed round, ready for the corner protectors.... Tomorrow should see the shelf fitted and the baffle glued in. It only then needs the back screwed on to make it functional, once we've passed the cable through to the amp, which will be bolted to the shelf. All that remains is to allow the glue to cure a little before testing. I may have time to paint it (well, a first coat, maybe...). If the corner screws arrive, it'll be complete, just in time..! Fingers crossed, then...
  15. And the winner is... @Doctor J ..! Here, then, is your Winner's Certificate (download and save as pdf file, then proudly print and frame...) ... BC_Chal_Cert_2021_09.pdf ... which looks like this (but bigger, of course..!)...
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