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  1. Guess it depends how you route your tuner. I much prefer a mute on the amp.
  2. Looks good, but no mute? When will manufacturers learn this is essential on a gigging amp.
  3. Now sold to our very own Bassman Sam 😎
  4. @Skybone sorry, no case. Where abouts are you based?
  5. Well colour me shocked. My band was playing a multi-band event with backline provided yesterday. Early Facebook photos from the gig showed an Ashdown Mag combo was the house bass rig. Now I've never really learned (or tried in truth) to get along with any flavour of Ashdown, so knowing the sound guy and his rig, I threw the BG250 208 in the back of the car 'just in case'. On arrival, the previous band's bass player had used his own rig and the house Ashdown was no where to be seen - RESULT! In came the little TC. I stood the amp on my leads trunk to get a little more height, turned the master up to just below half, and went for it. Unbelievably she coped admirably without any complaints. This little thing continues to surprise and amaze me in a nice way.
  6. Another vote for the TC BG250 208 from me. Granted I’ve upgraded mine to put the full 250W through the combos internal speakers (in truth a marginal improvement) but even in stock trim, these things are built for the coffee shop style and acoustic gigs. If I could ween our two guitards off their 100W Marshall’s I’d happily gig with it more regularly allowing the PA to do the heavy lifting.
  7. Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro bass for sale. Recent purchase but as good as this bass is, and it is good, I'm a five string player at heart and this is just sitting on a stand unused. Purchased recently on a whim, I'd been told how good these basses are, and every word was true. This is as close as you are going to get to a seventies Thunderbird for less than £2,000. This bass snarls, barks and bites like a good Thunderbird does and the vintage style pickups have all the tone and authority of the originals. This is a neck-thru version made in Indonesia. Recently restrung with Daddario EXL's. There isn't a mark on the beautiful black finish that I can see. I'm pretty firm on the price and as there is no case or gig bag with the bass, its strictly collection only from Newcastle or very local delivery/meet halfway is a possibility. Any questions, fire away!
  8. Me too, one of the most comfortable ‘perching’ stools, and comfortable lower down for that acoustic gig too 😎
  9. Oof tempted! Where abouts are you based and is shipping an option?
  10. I’ve been using AmpliTube with an iRig HD2 on iPad as my weekday practice amp, as I’m away from home Mon-Fri every week. I’ve been struggling with getting enough volume out of it without distortion to play along to Spotify playlists. Tonight I finally decided to look for something else and a google search suggested the iPads built in Garage Band app. I can’t for the life of me think why, but I’ve never really used Garage Band before but after a quick look around I discovered a clone of the Avalon U5 comes built into the app so I decided to give that a try and wow, it sounds great! The combination of the Avalon clone and my Sire V7 sounds gorgeous to my old ears. Started me gassing for a U5 again.
  11. I’ll throw in a vote for the Orange Bass Terror here, or the newer OB-1’s. Both a pretty much one trick ponies but it’s a hell of a trick and both cover that 70’s rock sound beautifully to my ears.
  12. Looking for a flightcase, case, or reinforced gig bag to take an Epiphone Vintage Pro Thunderbird bass.
  13. So finally the guys in the band are coming to the realisation that in-ears may be the future, and that our days lugging backline around may also be coming to an end. So thinking ahead, I’ve been considering my options for a good bass preamp. I could of course use my SWR Grand Prix, but that’s a piece of rack kit, and unless I can free up some space in the mixer rack, it would mean carrying another rack case. Im liking what I see and hear of the Mesa Boogie Subway preamp, do we have any users here on Basschat?
  14. So I liked the look of these when they first came out and a fellow bassist in my locality speaks very highly of his, and when this one popped up cheap on eBay and local to me I thought why not. Having also recently divested myself of a bass there was space in the stable (which Mrs JPJ would have only filled with household appliances or fitness aids never to see the light of day again) so a cheeky ‘will you accept....’ message later secured this bass for the same money the outgoing bass generated. The bass came without strings (risky I know) but the guy had solid feedback and I collected the bass from his home so I thought it was a risk worth taking. Whacked on a set of strings I had in the house and fired her up. Only had a ten minute play through headphones but it sounded like a Thunderbird to me with plenty of grunt and growl. I’ll add more here once I’ve spent a bit more time with it but first impressions are extremely positive😎
  15. I’ve been using the XR18 since it was first released, wonderful piece of kit and I love mine. Everything you’ve done seems sensible, and drums in a DCA is something I recommend to other XR users. The only thing I’ve found can be problematic is if like me you mix from the side of the stage whilst playing, quick adjustments are a little more tricky as the virtual faders don’t react as instantaneously as physical faders and this is why I’ve added an x-Touch to mine. There is a very useful user forum on the musictribe site I’d suggest you join if you haven’t already. Welcome to the family 😎
  16. In our house that is the equivalent to acceptance😀
  17. In my experience, placement of the mic can have as much of an effect on the result as mic choice. If I’m recording either my own or someone else’s bass cab, I like one mic close to the cone but off-axis and one about a metre away, and a straight DI signal too.
  18. Just a thought, but I wonder what the total asking price of gear for sale on here is at any given time. For example, at 9pm tonight (1st of August 2019) the total asking price value of basses for sale on page 1 of the ‘basses for sale’ forum totalled £38,000 and included some real high end exotic basses. I believe that accepted logic is a preowned bass sells for around 2/3 of original purchase price (subject to condition of course) so just how much money are we ‘wasting’ in depreciation in pursuit of our hobby? Please note: if anyone has the answer to this question, please do not share the results with my wife 😂
  19. Looking to buy a fretted passive Fender Jazz in black with rosewood board. Ideally block inlays and binding, but interested in whatever’s out there. Cash waiting for right bass, only really interested in USA or Japan made basses.
  20. JPJ

    The Twins

    Because the headstock is asymmetric to the centreline of the neck, I’d go with the Warwick style angled back towards the player option. For me, the other options look haphazard and misaligned.
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    Schroeder Cabs?

    I had a 21012 with the 12 on the slanted baffle. The best single cab solution I’ve ever used. Wish I still owned it but redundancy forced me to let it go. Would have another in a heartbeat. As others have said, they sit really well in the mix on their own and they have a room filling sound which I think is down to the speaker being in a slant port like an old fashioned bass bin.
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