Jump to content

Acebassmusic

Members
  • Content Count

    498
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Total Watts

181 Excellent

Personal Information

  • Location
    Aberdeen

Recent Profile Visitors

3,136 profile views
  1. For sale is my very lightly used Countryman Type 85 DI box. I bought it on a trip to the States and think its only been used a couple of times since as most of my amps have DI built in. Below are some links to the specs etc but it's a high quality build and sounding DI that can take your signal from your bass or amp output (up to 2,800watts at 4ohm) and can be powered either by the internal battery or phantom power. It's pretty compact as well at 14 x 7.5 x 4.5cm and 0.52kg. Countryman Website USA Advert & Review UK Advert & Specs
  2. I first heard this guy when I was about 7 and even at that age was blown away by his tone and range. Took me a further 30+ years to find a copy of the record this was on 🙂 Worth listening all the way through (or jump to 2.20 onwards).
  3. I have 3 at the moment - Demeter HBP-1 800D - Not cheap and you now have to import it from the USA yourself I think (I got mine through Bass Gear when it was going). Very flexible EQ (standard and parametric), tube preamp which sounds like the sound I’ve been hearing in my head. Granted some of this is due to the combinations of basses and cabs its used with but it just seems to sound great whatever I throw at it (not literally!!! 😊 ) TecAmp Puma 900 - well made, loud, great EQ and I love the "taste" control which acts a bit like an overall tone control-ish so you can keep your main EQ in place but go from vintage to modern with just a tweak of the control. PJB D400 - Not gigged this one yet but looking forward to trying it out. Here's what I wrote about it in another thread "Just a quick update. I've been playing around with the PJB last weekend at home and comparing it to my Demeter for volume and tone, Using the same 4ohm Berg cab I found the 300w PJB to have plenty of volume against the 800w Demeter. My normal gig volume setting on the Demeter seemed to translate to the volume at 12 oclock on the PJB with room to spare. Pretty impressed and I'm sure that should I ever play a gig again (🤔😳🤣) there will be plenty of "me" to be heard 🙂 (If you're wondering, my nearest neighbour is 1/2 mile away so no problem there). The Lo Bass knob is good to dial out wooly-ness whilst still keeping a full punchy sound. One thing I did notice was that at lower volumes the tone of the PJB seemed darker with less top end sizzle and snap. At low volume I had the Hi-mid and treble nearly full up but when increasing the volume I dropped them down to what you see in the photo below.” I currently have them all racked in 2U Gator cases which for me is the easier way of transporting, setting up and keeping them safe.
  4. Basschat quote of the day...."burnt myself..... a lot ......but eventually learned to be like an adult!" Sounds like some of my learning experiences 😁 Enjoyed the videos and although I've modded basses I've never taken the plunge on kit or full build.....yet 🙂
  5. Just a quick update. I've been playing around with the PJB last weekend at home and comparing it to my Demeter for volume and tone, Using the same 4ohm Berg cab I found the 300w PJB to have plenty of volume against the 800w Demeter. My normal gig volume setting on the Demeter seemed to translate to the volume at 12 oclock on the PJB with room to spare. Pretty impressed and I'm sure that should I ever play a gig again (🤔😳🤣) there will be plenty of "me" to be heard 🙂 (If you're wondering, my nearest neighbour is 1/2 mile away so no problem there). The Lo Bass knob is good to dial out wooly-ness whilst still keeping a full punchy sound. One thing I did notice was that at lower volumes the tone of the PJB seemed darker with less top end sizzle and snap. At low volume I had the Hi-mid and treble nearly full up but when increasing the volume I dropped them down to what you see in the photo below.
  6. I only got mine delivered at about 3.30pm today so not had much time to try it out but so far I'm pleased 🙂 Just need a band or gig situation to try it out properly......🤔
  7. Funny you should ask this......I too have just bought a D-400 and before I did, I sent a mail to PJB asking that very question! Here's their reply.. "Like all electronic devices, it is not advised to leave it plugged into a power source when you are not using it, particularly if you have to leave for a long period of time such as a few days being away from home. Any spike from the power source, i.g. a lightning strike from thunder storm can harm the amp. This is a general warning, nothing unique to the design of the D-400." A bit like the "unplug your TV before going to bed" advice we used to get. 🙂
  8. Waaaay too many times 😉 For the last 2 years I've tried to be more picky with what I buy and really try to justify: 1) what does the new bass / amp etc do that my current one doesn't? (and do I really need it to do it?) 2) can I use my current bass / amp etc in a different way that gives me 1) above 3) can I think of a vaguely feasible reason to overrule 1) & 2) that enables me to buy the bass / amp etc that I'm gassing over 🙂
  9. For me I would make a hole of the correct size and use a metal jack plate recessed into the side of the bass. The metal plate will give you a much sturdier socket than removing wood from the inside of the cavity and then attaching the jack to whatever wood is left (2 - 3mm?)
  10. Just bought Chris's PJB Big Head off him. Great to deal with and well packed parcel. Thanks again 🙂
  11. I may read this wrong but for me if you have a small studio setup getting an 810 in there would be overkill and / or deafening! I think there is a little bit of confusion on the Peavey outputs, they are minimum ohms not max. When it says 4ohm output it means you can plug a single or combination of 4, 8, 16 ohm etc cabs in with no probs. I think that if your happy with your current amp and cab just plug in and play away. This does however mean that you lose an excuse for GAS!
  12. Thanks. You do have quite a collection to choose from! 🙂
  13. I've been looking for one of the 24 fret versions of these for years. Unfortunately I get the feeling that so few were made and no-one wants to sell them on, that it will be one that always remains on the GPL (gas potentials list) 🙂
  14. Here's a video that helped explain it for me. The guy talks / rambles a bit. It's worth watching from the beginning but its the visualisation of his hand movements just after 4 mins that helped me visualise what was happening.
×
×
  • Create New...