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TJ Spicer

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  1. I always remember the tone on the band 'Dinosaur Pile-up's first record. The lead singer recorded every part on the album, and the bass was recorded through 2 rigs simultaneously. One an SVT and one an Orange guitar amp cranked. That is my perfect distorted tone. I think guitar amps sound great on bass.
  2. The Eich is so small that it fits into my gig back front pocket without me noticing. I knew I had the cavalry behind me, if I needed it in the interval. 😂 Here's a shot from that gig!
  3. This was exactly my experience. Marshall and 2x12 from the guitarist and a loud drummer with a billion cymbals on a small stage. If I'd have brought my Barefaced BT2 I'd have had a little extra out of the speakers and more bottom, and wouldn't have had to drive it as hard.
  4. This isn't and amp for headroom. I depped on a pretty rocky set a couple of weekends back, and the Stubby was really being pushed. The joy of it was the compression and sustain from the tubes being driven so hard, but I missed the kind of bottom end punch I get from my Eich T900. I would say 50w would likely be the perfect balance, allowing that compression as well as wholesome low-end. My BTA200 is just brutal and lacks compression from the tubes (although it does have it built in to the preamp), which I've had people say is mighty but just isn't my sound. I was using the Stubby with Barefaced One10 on top and Super Midget on the bottom.
  5. Ahhhh! I’ve been reading up on these so much recently... I think unless something moves quickly though, it’s unlikely to be heading my way! GLWTS!
  6. It does rather make the Ashdown units look a bit more... ‘challenging’ in terms of pricing. 😅
  7. Really interested to hear their ‘Downtown’ unit...
  8. I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve heard them. I think these might be a big step up, as they should be. Construction looks a LOT better than I remember from the old ranges of pedals. They look relatively simple to operate which I reckon is probably attributed to the success of the CTMs etc. I’d love to give the 3 compressors a head to comparison - the copy doesn’t really reveal too much other than classic compressor buzz words... I’m hoping there’s some Diamond BCP type magic going on with each, which would make the pricing seem perhaps a little more reasonable.
  9. @Reggaebass, it would not only work, but be a delight, I’m sure!
  10. Bass Lessons from a Professional Regularly Gigging Session Bass Player - Bass Guitar Lessons - Extended Range Bass (5+ String bass) and associated techniques - Fretless Bass - Jazz Double Bass w/ Basic Arco Technique - Music Theory Lessons Qualifications - BA(Hons) Music - MA Sound Arts - Grade 8 Vocalist - Tailor-made lessons for each student - Any preferred genre of study welcome - All ability levels - Any age Lessons available: - At my studio - Your Home - Online via Skype etc. My name's Tyler and I'm a professional musician based in the South of the UK. My passion *is* the bass guitar, and I'm now offering lessons more broadly, having moved back from my masters study at university. I have vast experience as a bassist at some of the biggest venues and recording studios in the country and with artists in genres ranging from rock and pop to jazz, funk, soul and latin. This includes my own composition and music as an independent artist. My teaching focuses around the practical application of musical information in order to make learning simple. Too often during my own studies I was 'told' what something was, or what it did, but it made no sense to me until I could apply it to my instrument, see it visualised on the fretboard, and hear how it worked. My teaching aims to avoid such instances, and save time for my students, ensuring their progress on the bass is as simple and efficient as it can be. My aim is to supplement my students' own study and help them on their journey with the instrument. In practice this means encouraging those things that they enjoy, whilst helping them with the technical aspects of the instrument - no 'shoe-horning' things in, if you have no interest in studying it. My lessons will have a strong focus on technique which will allow you to tackle any challenge on the instrument without difficulty, whilst preventing playing induced injury. I am very comfortable teaching extended range bass, and the techniques associated with them. This includes the application of chordal harmony on the bass, tapping etc. I have a wide range of teaching materials across genres and I am currently putting together concepts with a plan to create my own bass teaching method book. I am comfortable teaching music theory, having specialised in jazz and contemporary music theory during my university study. This can be included in your lessons if a greater understanding is desired, but I also teach independent music theory lessons. Ultimately, my lessons aim to give you all the tools and techniques to enjoy a successful, lasting relationship with the bass, be that as a professional or as a hobbyist. Don’t hesitate to enquire if you have any questions! Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you, and joining you on your journey with the instrument. Tyler E: [email protected]
  11. Not at all! I love listening though my monitors, not a problem at all. Bad recordings will sound worse through some monitors, but most of the time you'll be listening to well produced records and monitors will just represent that with extra detail.
  12. They would be fairly large in quite a small room by recording/audio standards. I'd try and put them on stands and isolation pads as well as keep them as far away from walls as possible - as central as you can make them. If you put them in a corner, it may be a boomy battle. They are good monitors though and a solid investment!
  13. I feel I could certainly run with it and use it for cover in a pinch! 😂
  14. I actually found some more paperwork for you Sir - the original signed certificate most importantly - it was in a different case! I need to dig out your address from the PMs and get it sent over to you in time for Xmas! Thank you for the kind words. It's a great bass, and I'm glad it's found such a loving owner. Whilst I'm here I'll play! Best purchase of the year is tied: My MTD USA AG5 and Eich T900. I bought them both together which veritably destroyed any bass budget for the last 6 months of the year, but they've been great purchases and have been out with me on almost every gig since I've bought them, easily 50+. The worst purchase sadly goes down as a bit of a surprise as my Ashdown BTA200. A great deal and an incredible amp, which I still used to record my second EP just for the incredible tone, but it quickly suffered playtime as I purchased the Little Stubby CTM 30 prototype from Ashdown's stall at the bass guitar show this year. In all honestly in my musical situations, it's hard to crank that much brute force. However, next year could be a very different tale for the big brother Ashdown with some different and much larger gigs on the horizon! Ultimately, no disasters and a good year of purchases, with, best of all, plenty of gigs to justify (and repay!) them all!
  15. Just when I was looking at acquiring a vintage Mustang... Food for thought!
  16. Sold, thank you for the interest everyone!
  17. I’m in the East Midlands a lot, if that helps?
  18. Fodera Yin Yang Standard - £2750 I had this bass listed previously and withdrew it, but having moved back from university, and bought an MTD AG5, I really need to re-list this. Bought new around 4 years ago. One of the best 4 string bass I've ever played, but I simply have too many basses that are in a similar territory tonally, and prefer a 6 string for my jazz and solo gigs. The neck feels amazing. These basses truly are on a different level! A couple of marks and wear on the edges from a good amount of playtime, which are photographed. The video attached is from my channel, so it's the very same bass. Comes with the original Fodera case and Dunlop strap locks. No trades please, unless it's a Sadowsky, has 5 strings, and isn't black! Collection preferred from Maidenhead, Berkshire, but willing to meet people as I travel a lot for gigs. Shipping can be discussed. Thank you for looking! T
  19. No problem adjusting between 4, 5 or 6 string basses and use them all frequently. Just time spent with the instruments, and applying concepts from 4 strings further to incorporate the 5 and 6th strings will see you through, ime.
  20. Coming from a family of Yamaholics it was always going to be the way! I hope she’s serving you well! That extra string will always be the sticking point for some, but I love having a 6 in the arsenal for compositional purposes, and I’m sure the right person is out there lurking! Thank you for holding back, as you say, possibly the biggest career deal breaker 😂
  21. Always worth a try! pm me 👌🏻 T
  22. 8 ohms is not a problem, just hit the switch on the back. 2 ohms is the ohmage I'm unsure of it being unable to handle. Replying to your PM now!
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