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About marcblum

  • Birthday 18/12/1965

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  2. It a took a while, but finally I used the Titan on a gig. Well, well, well. This is the best sounding amp I ever used. And I went through the whole palette. What stands out: - clear separation of guitar and bass. Never experienced before such a clear distinction. We received much positive feedback, especially from long time die hard fans, on how good the band sounded. - Punch, punch, punch. No mud. By dialing in or out bass and low mids I have precise control on how punchy it gets. I got rid of all my overdrive pedals, went only by a clean, slightly compressing A-channel, and a raunchy, gnarly, a bit overdriven B-channel, where I could control degree of drive by attacking harder or softer.
  3. Announcement in short I'll add original electronics to this bass
  4. yes (sorry for late reply, I did not receive any notification by BC 😞 )
  5. Guys, we're running out of time. Last opportunity to grab that beauty before silly customs fee kicks in.
  6. I must admit, I really had a ball during last rehearsal. So easy to play, so good band sound.
  7. Finally got my Titan back with the power unit update. Only 4 hours before rehearsal. Tested it within my punk rock / dirt rock band. And we're loud. 😎 Cabs are two 2x12" SAD with respectively 1000W and 600W. Load is 2 Ohm. Before the update it only took 10-20s for the amp to go into protection mode. 🤮 Now, full power ahead for 90 minutes. NO FLAWS!💪 Soundwise this amp is something special. There is a big boomy bottom which really fills the room and pillows the band. Midrange is somewhat scooped, so you have to work on the mids eq-wise, and highs are open, clear, without any bite. What really flabbergasted me were dynamics. This amp projects everything I play without upper bounds, without any power unit compression. Any accent stands out clearly. But without that clinical harshness that some silicon amps deliver. The Titan's basic voicing leaves much space for the guitarist's sound, so we immediately found our band sounding better than ever. EQing was only needed for optimization. Altough I rated the overdrive as too sweet and soft while checking out at home, it really worked well with the band. You can dial in a good scoop of dirt without sacrificing your attack. Sorrily it too boosts the bass frequencies too much, so I ended up setting one channel for a clean sound and the other channel for a more raunchy, aggressive sound. The concept of switching clean/overdrive within one channel did not work well. What comes into play handy is the solo switch. I use it for that occasional slight +3db-push when we go to 11. Or when I go for slapping as this technique tends to get lost when everybody goes berserk. Compared to my Thunderfunk TFB750, which is a swiss army knife due to its elaborated eq, and which has plenty of clean power, I can say: the Mesa Titan V12 has a lot more character, it has a character of its own, and it delivers superfast 16th notes at silly volumes without any compromise. When the Thunderfunk starts mumbling and you hardly can't tell whether there are distinct notes or just one long sound, the Titan nails one note after the other. Apparently more is better. I like big power amp units. F*** for weight. Compared to my Mesa Bass Strategy 8:88, the tube monster has much more mid range character, it is more of a giant guitar amp, while the Titan delivers more deep bass and embraces the band. Both take no prisoners.
  8. Patrice Vigier suggests going for Glockenklang. I did that with an Arpege and it worked very well.
  9. Depends on your soldering skills. But I doubt there's any chance to purchase this quirky 20 years old electronics. I simply don't understand the value of "original", if "original" did not stand the test of time. It was something that Vigier did for some time and then abandoned it for a reason. But, hey, each one to his likes.
  10. a) I really disliked the quirky mid sweep electronics. Unusable on stage as specific sounds are hardly reproducible on stage, sound differences and impact on volume could be horrible when accidentially moving some knobs. Furthermore it compresses dynamics, even with18V. There's a reason, why Vigier switched to normal electronics. I sold the board to a collector. b) you're correct. This manual belongs to another bass I sold recently. Well, I think it doesn't hurt.
  11. Tonewise I would keep it. But I'm a sixstring man and each time I go for 4, I realize again and again, that it does not work for me.
  12. Warwick AL Bootsy Collins Spacebass Made in China Neck: Maple/Rosewood Body: Mahagony Electronics: vol, pan, active/passive, +/- bass/treble super sturdy flightcase (custom, ordered by pre-owner) according shoulder strap frets professionally reworked strap pin relocatd really lightweight instrument, easy to play, sits very well in totally different band contexts, changed the I think about mahagony body instruments punchy and well defined currently strung with Warwick Red Label new: 1229€ pick up price: 1100€ incl. case (net after currency conversion and banking fees) shipping cost depends on destination no trades location: Aachen, Germany
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