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  1. I've had a few similar setups over the last few years. Ashdown LB30 with an LB 2x12, Ashdown CTM30, CTM15 and Ampeg PF50T (which I still have) with my Barefaced Two10. I'll be brutally honest and say my Roland Cube 30 does a better job for playing for pleasure at home. To really get into the fun stuff all the valve amps need a little welly which gets loud VERY quickly and, while glorious when you get there, would get you ejected from the house just as quickly... So a Roland Bass Cube 30 or a Line6 Studio 110. Both cracking amps. Not tube/valve amps but more practical in my experience!
  2. I've had 2 in my time. A 5 string HH in Graphite Pearl (I think) and a 4HH in the same finish which I traded the 5HH for. I liked the 5 tonally, and it was nice and light, but ergonomically the neck just didn't work for me at all... So I traded it with another Basschatter for his 4HH. Kept it for about a year and there was nothing much to complain about with it... I just fell out of love with it. Having ticked the box now I don't think I'd own another, but there's no real reason for that other than I've ploughed that furrow already! That'll maybe change at some point, although given their current price, my love for all things ACG and all the other basses out there I've never tried, I doubt it! Perfectly good basses. The look never bothered me personally. Sure it's a little different but so what?
  3. Personally, Toontrack EZDrummer 2. Great bit of software...
  4. I'd recommend you try Ashdown's James Lomenzo signature pedal...
  5. EZ Drummer and a few expansions well down in price too. I love me some Toontrack... Got all I need in the meantime though!
  6. These are great little amps. It's hard to describe what it is about them - they have a BIG amp sound at bedroom volumes. Big amps don't usually have a big amp sound at bedroom volumes!
  7. Bigwan


    Every day's a school day!
  8. Nik at Ceriatone floated the idea of the Aunt Peg YEARS ago on the Ceriatone FB page... I kept on at hime about it every few months but in the end I got fed up waiting and bought a PF-50T instead. Cheaper, more features and WAY more flexible... OK it's probably closer to a baby SVT but close enough for me!
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    Aren't all carbon fiber basses/necks a skin over a core? Isn't the core usually a foam just to provide the base shape?
  10. One of Sander's Soulmate P's is on my bucket list
  11. Mark Knopfler... He's quite open about his amazingly impressive vocal range though...
  12. Bigwan


    What's the string spacing like on this one @Bass_Man_Baz? Not that I REALLY need a 3rd ACG...
  13. Bigwan

    Stingray copies

    Ibanez ATK all day, every day...
  14. Great pedal. Pain in the derrière to build with those LEDs though 😂
  15. Bigwan

    Show us your rig!

    Yummy! What are your other 2 rigs?!
  16. Toontrack EZ Drummer 2, EZ Keys and EZ Mix (with expansion packs) NeuralDSP Nameless and Parallax Line6 Helix Native Solemn Tones Odin and Loki (for when I'm sitting in front of the box... although I find myself programming bass and guitar more and more...) Spitfire LABS and BBC Symphony (all free!) Beatskillz DarkKZ and RetroKZ Enjoying all of these lately...
  17. I just use an Akai MPK Mini (1st generation). Simple pads, knobs and a 2 octave keyboard in one. Works a blinder for me so far and could probably be bought used for 30 - 40 quid. If you want to hit things with sticks that's a different story... This might still be available (no affiliation):
  18. I have a 2014 11" i7 Macbook Air (8gb RAM, SSD) and a 2012 imac 21.5" (recently upgraded with 16gb RAM and internal SSD - screen off job, hairy!). Both are great machines and have handled everything I've thrown at them so far - garageband wouldn't sweat either of them. I'm not running the latest OS version as it was plagued with problems on release... The laptop cost me 400, the iMac was 300 but seems to be coming down in price now. My previous mac mini was a 2011 i5 2.3 with RAM and SSD maxed out and it was a flying machine!
  19. Best 25 quid (plus post) you could spend. Outstandingly good pedal.
  20. I like the look of that, but it'll be eye-wateringly expensive...
  21. That's pretty incredible value
  22. Hold the phone @Bridgehouse! PM'd!
  23. A friend's '64 P, refinished in black sometime in the late night 60s. It feels ALIVE! I've given up searching for "The One" as I've found it, and it can never be mine...
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