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About Kev

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    Proud Alpher/Bartolini Artist. Still rubbish.
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  1. Obviously the album tone has been processed a LOT, but that pretty much nails the live tone. I don't think you'd get closer with a muff and animato. The 2nd half of the riff on the 2nd string is the giveaway, that tone is spot on.
  2. Admired this when it was for sale on eBay Kleinszeigen last month, wish I had the money. It’s a stunner!
  3. Any chance of that demo Alberto? I think it will really help your sale and you usually do great vids of gear! Always wanted to know how much of the Wal tone was construction/pickup position and how much is the preamp/pickup.
  4. Rue that I do not have the spare cash to buy this. A German Warwick for under £400 and it hasn't been snapped up? The German Pro series model currently retails for around £1,500, and this is the new budget German Warwick range. This particular Corvette was built the same way as the flagship models were back in 2002. Bargain!
  5. I personally wouldn't wish to go FoH by DI without a cab sim. Particularly when using distortion, full range PA speakers are not kind to the high frequencies, so simulating a speaker cabinet and its eq curving is beneficial. I use a Darkglass preamp, which has an IR Cab Sim loaded onto its DI and have got great result, both Live and recording. I have previously owned Omnicabsim is a great pedal and really easy to use. However, a Cab Sim isn't deemed a must by many bassists, particularly if you don't have an overdriven tone. I would still use one, but its relatively modern tech to have one on your pedalboard.
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    Barefaced Machinist

    I’ve just come back to it and now I’m exhausted.
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    Barefaced Machinist

    Guys, this thread is about the Machinist pedal and nothing else. Please try to keep on topic otherwise we’ll have to close the discussion. Alex has apologised, let’s move on.
  8. Kev

    Barefaced Machinist

    Why is that, Alex? I admit that there are some on the forum that take criticisms of your company uncomfortably far at times, but there is nothing but constructive intelligent discussion in this thread at the moment? Although I fear that may change after your post
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    Barefaced Machinist

    I mean you could be right, this could be about getting the foot in the door of the Effects game and, if this is successful, they can then go on to target more game changing ideas. Other than the slight curiosity with the clean section, this is very much part of an unchanged game, and as someone says it simply seems to be a whitelabelling. I can't envisage people getting excited by it though, I really can't. The Cog circuitry used, unless modified more than it seems, has been around for ages. I think when a company has the finances to back a new project, it needs to jump straight to game changing these days. Look at Darkglass; nailed the pedal game, had no experience building amps whatsoever. Built an amp with their tech built in; game changing. Despite having no foot in the door, they sold like crazy and I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of the best selling and most used Class D heads out there right now. However, they also built somespeakers or, more accurately, effectively whitelabelled another cab builder. Not ground breaking, just standard high quality cabs with no particular features to shout about, other than the Darkglass badge. Did they do as well as the heads?? Not even close. I have hardly seen anyone use them. And I feel that will happen to Barefaced too, unless they do something different.
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    Barefaced Machinist

    Definitely an underwhelming, and ambitiously priced, step into the arena. It’s not sounding like anything too interesting either, they’ve dressed up a tone knob well, not sure otherwise if it’s just standard Cog circuitry with the blends missing. If so, why has it just got Barefaced on the front plate?
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    3 Leaf Octavbre....

    Definitely interested in what the new one is like. Won’t buy one new and put money in Spencer’s pocket for “reasons” but I do like the look of them and the separate volumes are a must for sure, may keep a cheeky eye on the classifieds...
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    Barefaced Machinist

    Sooo, what are we thinking about this? The parallel cleans alternative to a blend is intriguing, and if designed by Cog we know it must work well! congested old arena, though... https://barefacedaudio.com/products/machinist?variant=32901578752085
  13. Stunning, what a beautiful bass! Can see how easy that would have been to Impulse buy!
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    I share this opinion for sure. The videos I have listened to, including the ones posted earlier in this thread, just sound so generic. Good imitations for sure, but seemingly with no unique character at all. Since Sims released these as well, it has become pretty common place for companies to build humbuckers that can be wired however you want on 4 way rotary switches and the like. Unless I am missing something, the only "unique" thing they do is the split coil option?
  15. I think that’s probably best mate. It’s a gamble that rarely pays off.
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