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  1. Not quite a ERB in covers, but I did see a bloke on a Hofner Violin in a Heavy Metal band.......!
  2. Interested in this Topic (due to a bit of a 'Pie in the Sky' idea) How 'Stupidly Small' do you mean?
  3. Fair enough..... I take it is one of those 'it will/won't work/sound pleasant' type lotteries...... Or would fireworks/catastrophic cone failure ensue? (like my former bandmate's Cornford turning into a 5 bar fire mid-gig........)
  4. Regarding mixing cabs, I can understand why mixing impedance is not the best of ideas, but are there any other reasons? Also, why is mixing directs with horn loaded a no go? (sorry if these qu's are dumb......just curious...)
  5. DISCLAIMER - I am posting this in multiple places, for maximum exposure/to get as many answers as possible, so sorry if you get fed up of reading it multiple times.....!) Anyway......I was watching a video reviewing and comparing small valve amps (albeit guitar.....15/20W) , with a variety of speakers (10" and 12") and valves (types and quantities...ECC83's and 81's, EL34's, 84's and 6L6's, and anywhere between 2 and 6 tubes) Now I know different valves give different sounds, and different arrangements of components used also influence characteristics.... So......during the review they described the amp with the most valves (6, 3 pre and 3 power) and least (2, 1/1), both same power, as 'lacking headroom' (which I get to mean that they were starting to distort with little provocation.....) So...what does the number of valves have to do with sound/character Also two amps had exactly the same valves in the same configuration, wattage and speaker sizes......but did not sound that similar.....(both best sounding imho) Is the difference down to the other parts of the amp being different from each other? And finally.....it is obvious that number of valves has little to do with wattage (most and least valves were both 15W, and 20W had 3 and 5 valves), so what determines power? I am sorry if these are just stupid questions, I was just curious.....
  6. I have a query ((valve) amplifier related), but to get maximum exposure/info/knowledge etc, due to curiosity.....I am tempted to post on BC (bass amp and guitar amp sections) and GC, (almost literally cut and paste), but do not want to fall foul of forum rules......is it allowed.....or where is best to post....? Cheers
  7. Apologies if this has been done to death......I did have a look but turned up nothing...... Anyway...... Obviously I know that the Precision Bass has evolved over time from the '51 Tele-esque original to the better known post '57 shape...... But sound wise, how do they compare.....? Always liked P's in general, but do kinda like '51 style looks (particularly something like a blonde and black...) So......is a '51 original and best, The Revamp where it is at, or something like a Dirnt best of both? (I am also aware that necks/radii/bridges/pickups and the like are all varied and subjective....) So....let the discussion begin.....
  8. Hello Fellow 'Chatters Seen a fair few Boss ME series pedalboards for sale.....trouble is, almost all are 'guitar' boards (Bass ones seem rare and rather dear.....), would the guitar boards be usable with a four stringer.....? I bought my father (a guitarist) an ME-70 (replaced an ME-6) which he is really impressed by, so though about getting in on the action.....so thoughts.....Pros/Cons.......? Cheers Sam
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    Magic Scratchplate

    Ahhhhh, fair point....didn't think of that......! Have you tried Warmoth......?
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    Magic Scratchplate

    Maybe a dumb question/suggestion......but would it be possible to convert an 8-Hole SSS to HSS (ie cut out a bigger hole for the bridge pick up.....)?
  11. Cheers for that! I knew about the 'less is more' situation when it comes to getting a good sound out of a valve amp.....so will try and quietly nudge him in that direction......and point out the ears/back situation........so ignoring the wattage....what would people suggest was a good place to start......brand wise....? Sam
  12. Hello Fellow 'Chatters Posting this for our guitarist, who is considering options for a new head...... Current rig is a Laney Linebacker 100 Solid State into a Marshall cab (4x12, not sure on the actual speakers.....) Whilst it is a reliable and good sounding amp, he has become a bit frustrated with it's lack of 'character' so is looking for something valve driven..... He is looking for 2-3 channels and around 100W, and is veering towards Marshall (if so, which ones?).....plus want to put a few other suggestions his way..... We currently play a mix of classic rock covers, with a smattering of punk and metal (Bad Co. ZZTop, Rainbow, Sabbath, Judas Priest, GreenDay, Lenny Kravitz to name a few) Cheers Sam
  13. No Worries! Hope you find something that fits......! Ah ok, thought it might be.....
  14. That (those) are VERY nice! I am the proud owner of a similar shaped axe (Epi Explorer), which I love Case wise.....mine came with an appropriately shaped Warwick RockBag, which it fit in easily.....so that might be another option......if you can find one..... What are the controls.....?
  15. Corvettes (agree with the top horn comment above!) Single-Cuts (that aren't LP(ish) in shape) Fake/Bad relicing That 'Reverse Explorer' POS from Warwick..... Too Many knobs (not against switches though......) Not into quilted maple either......
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    My Ric 4003

    Very Nice Collection 12stringbassist! I've always wanted a Ric....played a couple but never been able to afford one! Was just wondering... What are the Black/Black with maple(?) neck? And the Black/White with (what looks like) MusicMan at the neck? Cheers Sam
  17. Ah ok, Cheers 'Bunny! It's an Ampeg BA combo..... (one of the old(er) top mount control ones, as opposed to the front mount pseudo-wedge)
  18. Hello There, I have spied an amp for sale, being sold as 'spares or repair' for a great price.....thing is, the reason for sale is that 'the output transistors have blown and need replacing' Is this code for 'totally FUBAR' or is it a simple job for someone who knows what he is doing.....? It is local, and is an amp I have always kept an eye out for....... Cheers!
  19. Wasn't a DaisyRock.......but did once see a heavy metal band who's bassist was using a Hofner Violin Bass!
  20. Yeah, fair point......! Just exploring options! Cheers!
  21. Cheers for the input Woodinblack Anyone else?
  22. (My first post on the revamped site! WHOOP WHOOP!) Hi I know this is HIGHLY subjective, but would a Perfect 10 Mini Stack hold up in a pretty loud practice situation (I am playing in a 4 piece, competing with a fairly loud drummer, a Laney Linebacker 100 and Hughes and Kettner 40.....not too sure on crankage) I am interested in this for portability's sake......(2nd floor flat, and no lift) and will be a practice only rig......got a MAG250 210/115 rig for gigs! Cheers!
  23. Coupled to the fact it is actually a leftie bass, flipped (hence the 'reversed' P pickup)......with a load of ironwork welded to the front in order to cover the control cavity. Also note the 'control canister' to avoid any routing......and 'ducting' from the controls to pickup for wiring.......!
  24. After a lengthy sabbatical it is time to dust off the gigging rig (Ashdown MAG250 210 Combo) and by extension, the Extension Cab......a MAG 115 Deep II (been using a GK Backline 112 for practice as it is slightly easier to hump up two flights of stairs to the flat....) Anyway, since I last used the full rig, I seem to have lost the speaker cable......(I know I can't just use an instrument cable....as my father suggested......!) I was given the lead by a friend as he had spares and didn't need it, it was a simple 1/4" Plug/Plug, cable (can't remember the make....), and a straight replacement would obviously work just fine...... However....the Extension Cab also has a Speakon port....so..... - Is it worth me getting a Jack/Speakon lead? - If so, do I want a 2 or a 4 Pole Connector....? - What brands should I look for/avoid, obvs I don't need a Besoke, Boutique, Unobtainium coated super lead......but would like to avoid something made of tin foil and string.....! Sorry if these are pretty silly questions, just want to get the right kit.....!
  25. Cheers! Another side note......this would be my first bass that isn't full scale.....so was wondering.....would I need special midget strings.....or would my usual Super Slinkys work.....? (sorry if that is a silly question.....!) Sam
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