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  1. Talk to Eude he has a 30.5” TKO with a P Bass split coil in it.
  2. They switch the coils on each pickup. Series/single/parallel. With regard to the tonal range from the filters. The lowpass filters in your version of the EQ01 go as high as 6.5kHz the newer version was brought down in line with the current DFM to 3.5kHz. This increases the resolution of the pot giving more control over the mids and it also reduces the overlap with the highpass filter. While both the EQ01 and DFM share the same control layout the newer restricted version of the lowpass filter does make it easier to dial in. Less being more in this case. This was done after the EQ03 where myself and John took things a bit to far. The preamp was hugely versatile but difficult to use. We only really worked that out once we went to far. Dialled it back to make the DFM which would be the EQ04. I don’t see it being developed any further. As far as I am concerned it ticks all the boxes I set out to tick. It took 4 versions over 9 years a fair bit of cash a few mistakes and me being the blight of John existence. Full credit to John East for putting up with me and his brilliant design work to get me to where I am and wanted to be Regarding using it. I only use about 20% of what the preamp can do. That produces what I like so it is what I use. However the other 80% has to be there because it may well produce the 20% you like. Don’t see anyway round that. If you want a versatile bass, and that has always been my goal, then there will be a degree of complexity and redundancy in the system. Bottom line use what you like ignore the rest. I look on it as a bass with two tone controls one for each pickup. I setup what I like on each pickup and use the blend. The blend is your friend. Because of the independent EQ it is way more powerful than in a 3 band EQ. All you have there is the difference between the pickups and their placement. With the filters the two pickups can have radically different sounds making the blend much more important. Live the blend makes changes easy. However once you have spent time with the preamp and I am the first to admit it has a learning curve changing on the fly is certainly possible I know many players who are totally comfortable with it live. Equally there are people that just don’t get them or get on with them which is why the East Uni-Pre is always available in all my builds except for the Uber Series. The other thing to point out is that the filters give you an option you don’t have. You have at least a 3 band cut and boost EQ in your amp Filters give you sounds you can’t get with a 3 band. Conversely a 3 band is better at some things than the filters. You have the option of best of both. And finally for those that wish to know. Flat in a filter preamp is not entirely possible because the filters are engaged all the time.So the control setting for flat are not all in the middle as would be the norm. However you can get close with the following. Both lowpass filters fully open, upper ring fully of. Upper ring on the highpass fully of. With the active/passive that is available with the DFM A/B the above with the passive and tone fully up there is not a lot of difference. So should you want to try flat that is as close as you can get.
  3. AC Guitars still make a filter per pickup system. While EQ01 is not currently available for sale I use the DFM (Dual Filter Modular) in my own instruments which is the fourth generation ACG dual filter preamp. There will also be a limited run of EQ02 preamps in the not to distant future.
  4. Not many can say they have number 1 of 1.
  5. Unusual bass for sale with full explanation at the link below. Full details on this bass can be found at: http://www.acguitars.co.uk/project/0299finn4/ If interested in the bass please get in touch.
  6. Used to chat with Tim on various forums. A really funny guy as well as great builder. I am a a big fan of short scales the more I build the more I like them. Improved string technology and the correct building techniques have made them more than a viable option for most players.
  7. MINI SALE running until the end of my financial year 31.3.19.
    All stock basses and guitars are reduced some guitars up to 50%.
     
    Details in the Affiliates Forum.
  8. MINI SALE starts on Friday morning ends when the show closes doors on Sunday night.
     
    Discounts available on all stock instruments during The Guitar Show in person at the show or via mail/messenger/phone.
     
     
     
    1. owen

      owen

      Is the show open to the public on Friday? If I knew it was I would have had a jolly and bought a bunch of students down.

    2. skelf

      skelf

      No it is the setup day. I included it in the sale because from my perspective it starts on the Friday.

  9. Just about every thing has been sold the two last items are now bundled for £125.00 inc UK delivery.
  10. Polytune mini, Enabler and Phil Jones Headphones now sold.
  11. Hi A small clear out of gear because I have streamlined my show demo gear down to a Helix. Pretty much everything has now been sold. Just the Pedal-Train with Gig-Rig power supply is left so I will throw in the patch leads with it. £125 inc UK delivery. Pedal-Train Nano with gigbag and Gig Rig Generator plus 1 Distributor. All as new with velcro on the Nano. £125.00 inc UK SD. Would prefer not to split. 5 x Patch leads Nuetrik Jacks Klotz cable £30 inc UK Delivery. Any questions fire away. Cheers Alan
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