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joescartwright

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  1. Is there any routing under the pickguard? Could it be ‘guardless?
  2. joescartwright

    Old School sounding amp to replace Walkabout

    This! sounds great in the video, I’ll get in touch and see what they’re saying. It’d be nice to try one out before laying down the cash!
  3. I've had a Walkabout for a few years now and I love the vibe of the amp but I could do with something with a bit more power. As much as I'd love to just grab a big ol' valve amp I really need to stick with a rig which is at least as portable as the walkabout, a little lighter all in would be a bonus, but it's gotta have that vintagey vibe. Any suggestions?
  4. I have an old Mustang bass which I love but the low E string lacks fundamental and clarity. There's quite a strong harmonic ringing happening on that string an octave and a fifth above the note and it occurs with open and fretted notes. I've changed the strings (flats) but no luck there. Is there anything I can do to fix this? I didn't know whether it would be a setup problem or maybe something to do with the fact that the pole pieces don't line up anywhere near the strings (E string in particular). Any advice would be very appreciated. Cheers, Joe.
  5. joescartwright

    Playing without an amp

    The weichs being louder than the standard set? That’s surprising
  6. joescartwright

    Valve amps, how many watts?!?

    Thanks all for the help. Despite being a thread about being loud I completely hate loud noises and use some pretty serious ear defence even for moderate volume levels.
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    Valve amps, how many watts?!?

    @VTypeV4 @Phil Starr Thanks! So how would I calculate it with two two10 cabs? @wateroftyne Sounds really great, love the sound clips you posted in the other thread. Let's see if Leszek is happy to send over a demo model ... Wish me luck!
  8. joescartwright

    Valve amps, how many watts?!?

    What's the maths behind those numbers? (I'm intrigued not being critical)
  9. joescartwright

    Valve amps, how many watts?!?

    Yeah, the WA sounds great but the few times I've played all valve the feel has been notably different. The transients seem much more apparent in a way I've not experienced with solid state gear. The WB-100 looks like a good option, the lack of controls is a definite plus for me, I'd be happy with just volume and gain! @wateroftyne What does that little switch on the right hand side do?
  10. joescartwright

    Valve amps, how many watts?!?

    I'd love to try one out, I'd thought about their other one, the R-400 or something?, but not seen this one. Bit sheepish about buying one without trying it though.
  11. joescartwright

    Valve amps, how many watts?!?

    If I can get away with 100w that'd be great, something like the ctm-100 or a v4b, I don't know how much I like the idea of carrying an SVT around!!!
  12. joescartwright

    Valve amps, how many watts?!?

    Hi all, I've been using a mesa walkabout for quite a while now and keep thinking of changing over to something all valve. I picked up one of the tiddly Ashdown 15 watt valve heads and really like the immediacy it has compared to solid state stuff that I'm used to, it's not the fullest sounding amp I've played, which seems to be the main criticism of this particular amp, but for home use it's great. So... if paired with a small but efficient cab like a barefaced two10, how many watts would be likely to keep up with your standard functions bands without being massively distorted? Compressed and a bit saturated is lovely but I'm not looking for something that's always gainy if that is helpful. I play all passive basses, mostly with flats, and don't use much in the way off effects other than the occasional fuzzy or overdriven sound. Any advice would be much appreciated Joe
  13. joescartwright

    Playing without an amp

    I was thinking that a pogo stick attachment might be more eye catching. Gotta set yourself apart from the competition right?
  14. joescartwright

    Playing without an amp

    It’s for a roaming band, acoustic guitar, percussion/snare/cajon, vocals and me so it’s not like there is a massive amount to compete with. The environment can can be challenging at times though as it’s rarely in a space designed for music, often outside or in a space with a fair bit of background noise etc.
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