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  1. I've done it using a basic USB to MIDI cable for a few quid.
  2. I havent used mine live as there are no gigging opportunities where I live. However, a Cooper Moment Machine is about to arrive. It's a sequencer pedal that uses pitch shift to arpeggiate. Hopefully it will push the Future Impact into convincing 70s and 80s electronica and dance riffs...Giorgio Moroder for example.
  3. I've owned a Pentabuzz since 2005. Haven't sold it because nothing out there can top it. Hope someone snaps this up soon.
  4. It sounds like things have changed re: guarantees. There was a time back in 2006 when Warwick refused to honour a guarantee for a CL combo that had been manufactured with no thermostat. I had bought it in Germany and took it back to the UK while on a Christmas visit to Cologne. Their distributor MAD gave my amp to a tech with major anger management issues (his son later apologised for the screaming down the phone at me) when I refused to pay for work that hadn't been authorised by myself. But since then, I have refused to buy a new Warwick product and turned down an invitation to their Bass Camp a few years back.
  5. The thing is with this pre and power amp is dynamic headroom. It was designed for an acoustic instrument so the transient peaks are preserved like studio monitors rather than clipped or compressed. This kit is for players who like a capital Z in their zzzzzing. Admittedly at this price, who can complain but if someone is buying into the hype, it's important to preserve the headroom through the whole signal chain with this kit. Otherwise there's not much point in making the investment and let's face it, there's plenty of kit out there which does the job perfectly well at the same price point (or lower).
  6. I have two at the moment. One has a set of Armstrong 57 PAF's in and it's very hard to tell the difference from a LP. It makes some nice jazz noises on the neck pickup too.
  7. Mark Bass speakers have a very distinctive sound which contributes significantly to the burpy tone he gets.
  8. "Music eh...shit business int'it?"
  9. The Gallery are correct, it's a problem with the piezo. I had similar issues with the piezos on my 6 string. Just get a replacement, they are cheap enough and it will save you a load of faff.
  10. The conditions vary according to province and can be 55, 58 or 60.
  11. Jim, still waiting for a reply! I hope everything is ok.
  12. Unfortunately the upper cut off age limit for work visas is 57, otherwise I would have bitten your arm off!
  13. Gosh I've owned so many of these. Lovely sounding basses
  14. I was quite impressed with how they sounded on youtube videos. More convincing that the 'strat' sounds on the regular shaped models like the 509 and 513. But two and a half grand is crazy money for that sound and playability.
  15. You're right. I've made a start at messing about with it but the interface isn't very intuitive. Looks like I'll have to study the instruction manual.
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