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Matt P

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  • Birthday 08/01/1981

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  1. Are there any complete sets in the collection? Or would it be mix and match only?
  2. if this were my problem then top of my list would be the Ampeg PF20t, i had a chance to record a single track through one at my tutors studio (@dodge_bass) just to allow for critical listening and to see how close i was to the original bass, it was fed straight into a scarlett interface and then into reaper with no plug-ins or tweaking (that i can remember) and it sounded fantastic. the PF20t will run happily without a speaker load and has separate Preamp out and speaker simulated XLR outputs on the back, if you wanted to get a mic-ed up speaker sound then it will drive a small cab as well. Matt
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    I love this bass! Jow.

    @karlfer @Number6 I know this is an old post but i've just stumbled on the Dirtybird via a bit of eBay'ing for short scales, i was wondering what the weight and balance was like for the 30"version, i don't expect it to be perfect due to the body style but was hoping that the short scale would help with the balance a little, also are they 19mm spacing at the bridge? I've got some birthday money burning a hole in my pocket and have a real love for short scale basses at the moment and there is something about the Dirtybird that really appeals! Matt
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    Bass for REAL bass players! 😁

    Thank you for the info, i had a nasty suspicion that they would be difficult to get and expensive but i'll make a note of them and keep my eye out when i'm in secondhand book shops etc, i seem to spend a fair amount of time browsing old books and you never know what will turn up!. Matt
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    Bass for REAL bass players! 😁

    would you be able to let me know what book that is please? it looks like just the kind of thing i enjoy reading (presuming that copies are available for less than a kings ransom! thanks Matt
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    Short scale bass strings for A to C tuning.

    I suggested newtone as there is a much smaller range of strings available for short scale basses, especially for less common tunings. I'm not sure I've seen single strings for short scale. It might be worth a look at the daddario string gauge calculator, you can play with gauges and tensions and see approximately what gauges might suit. http://stringtensionpro.com Matt
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    Short scale bass strings for A to C tuning.

    If it is roundwounds you are looking for then you the best option would be to contact newtone strings, they will be able to make you a set to suit, not the cheapest but very high quality
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    Rotosound Bass Strings

    they are a bit more than Rotosound (26-28 quid depending on spec compared to about 20 for roto's) but DR start at about 30 quid minimum and Newtone will wind to your own spec. the postage is stated at £1.20 which i think is pretty good. (for the record i haven't yet tried the bass strings but i've been using the Newtone heritage acoustic guitar strings for about 10 years and won't buy anything else) matt
  9. i wouldn't expect there to be a difference in performance or sound but the choice of series or parallel speakers in a 2 speaker cab is sometimes down to what happens if one of the speakers fails, it they are parallel then the amp is suddenly seeing a 16 ohm load, if they are in series then the amp is suddenly seeing no load at all (which is usually very serious for amps with valve power sections0 the amp manufacturer will decide which outcome is the least disastrous and go for that (if they're engineering it properly) Matt
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    Hercules stand gone sticky!

    I missed this originally, the thread started 2 years ago so there is a chance that the replacement program has finished, I used isopropyl alcohol to clean both of mine up, I wish I'd seen this 2 years ago as it looks like I would have got a couple of extra stands!
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    Insecurity? Pah. Incoming NBD

    yeah i know that if i ask the right people then i could get a P-Retro, unfortunately until i get my overdraft cleared and then a decent way back into the black it just isn't a sensible option right now, i'm doing my best to only buy the absolute necessities every month and maybe this time next year i'll have enough spare cash to make the phone call. i've had a pretty expensive time over the last 2 years, (redundancy 2 months before my son was born, a total of 4 months with no income and now a job that pays less than the old one but with about 50% less stress) i've just read that last paragraph to check it for spelling errors and it reads liker a sob story! i'm actually about 200% happier than i was 3 years ago! and not buying new gear has meant i've spent more time playing and my technique and musical knowledge is also significantly better than it was! Matt
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    Insecurity? Pah. Incoming NBD

    ok now i'm really jealous! i think that's pretty much the exact spec i'd go for (especially if it's 18mm string spacing) the website says the single pickup versions are currently discontinued. I've been thinking of a P-retro for my Letts 5 string for a while but they're not listed for sale anywhere and i'm totally broke ( and probably will be until my son moves from nursery to school and we stop paying a small fortune in childcare every month) Matt
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    Insecurity? Pah. Incoming NBD

    i was just looking at the two 5 strings listed on Alan's website and was thinking maybe you were going for the RetroB J5 which is very pretty but that bass you've gone for is gorgeous! which preamp has it got? i played a couple of ACG's at a bass bash a few years ago, i wish i'd bought one when i had the money. Matt
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    Anyone bought from here?

    This is the first time I've seen this kind of thing for musical instruments, it's usually ray ban sunglasses. I love the idea of buying a bassbreaker amp for less than a set of valves! 😁😂
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    Ashdown Mini 408 400watt

    There are reports on talkbass that the eminence delta lite can work in the TL806 but the general consensus is that it is fine as a guitar cab but even with a bass oriented speaker it is still a fair way behind a properly designed modern bass cab, I'm with @Sibob on this, I'd be selling the ashdown and buying something else that is better suited to you.
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