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  1. This is an interesting thread to read with some good contributions. I've never knowingly used compression; am not anti-compression but more that I'm already generally satisfied with my sound so not actively on the lookout to change anything. For years with my P bass with flats I was pedal-less (bass straight to amp); then at some point I added low-gain overdrive, initially just for the Motown tunes but then realized everything sounded and felt better when I left it on. As I understand it, overdrive adds compression; if so, am I inadvertently a fan of compression, albeit not having the control over it that I would have if I was using a dedicated compressor pedal?
  2. Some limited experience here but I've played Bass Station II while having a bass guitar strapped onto me and it's fine. For me, it worked better with my left arm under the bass's neck, but either way will work. The LS2 is a good call - it can level-balance the two instruments, and it will mute whichever instrument isn't currently being played. A keyboard I've played which was light and had a lot of useable sounds is Yamaha MX49; about £250 used. Try and get a sturdy stand. The cheaper X-style stands can be a bit wobbly. The stand I have is https://www.staymusicstands.com/products/supports-for-keyboards/
  3. jrixn1

    Helix Stomp & IEM

    Normally when people use IEMs (and are receiving a full band mix through them), they want the IEMs to be sealed/isolating. However in your case, you don't - as otherwise you won't be able to hear the rest of the band. I am one of those who does like my ZS10, but (as per what they are designed to do) not much ambient gets through, and what does is muffled. If the band are at a low-ish volume, and you just need "more you", then use normal non-sealed earbuds. But if the band are loud, and you still need "more you", you risk damaging your ears by not using sealed IEMs, since to overcome the ambient volume of the band you'll have to turn the volume of your earbuds up dangerously high.
  4. Behringer NX4-6000 is SIX THOUSAND* watts! https://www.gear4music.com/PA-DJ-and-Lighting/Behringer-NX4-6000-Power-Amplifier/2G8K *not real watts
  5. Sounds like an excellent reason not to have one then.
  6. I've not had an SR300, but can you remove the bridge spring to eke out the absolute max adjustment?
  7. What I did was sell the Genzler (well, in my case it was a Genz Benz) and buy an RCF HD 10-A. Plug your IEM pedalboard straight into it.
  8. jrixn1

    Helix Stomp & IEM

    I think it's the routing which is the tricky bit, as BigRedX has gone into. For my current setup (MicroBass 3), I send the bass to PA via the DI out. I receive a monitor mix from the PA, which contains no bass. The Microbass 3 mixes these two signals and sends that to my in-ears. The great thing is that it has a physical volume knob which controls the level of bass in my ears, which doesn't affecting my monitor mix level or the signal going to FOH. Can a Helix do this? If so, I would consider moving to Helix.
  9. https://musiciansunion.org.uk/working-performing/coronavirus-guidance/overview-of-covid-19-restrictions-for-musicians So to me (no expert) it seems the 'seated' restriction applies only for more than 4,000 audience members.
  10. An adjustable high-pass filter set somewhere between 40Hz to 80Hz might help remove mud and boom, without sacrificing good low end. Worth a try, as it's easier and cheaper than swapping cabs.
  11. I don't have the bass to hand, but the specs say adjustable from 18 to 19.5mm.
  12. I had some fret rattle recently on the higher frets due to installing higher-tension strings. I agree with a previous poster that the first thing to do is set the relief correctly. E.g. https://www.premierguitar.com/diy-how-to-set-up-a-bass-guitar For me, this initially seemed to make things worse: the fret rattle spread lower down the neck. But I then raised the saddles to compensate. The overall effect was a lower action but without the higher fret rattle.
  13. Yep, the rivets are annoying! Measurement sounds the same. I don't have calipers or anything accurate, but I measured approx 24mm with a tape measure, so yes I figured slightly smaller rather than slightly larger. And yes, "Buy 1" = one pack of four.
  14. I've just had these arrive this morning: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402533803723?var=672778084427 I got the "22mm Thickened Bottom". They fit perfectly over the existing feet of a Pedaltrain Nano, but I think will need glueing on so they don't pop off. Power supply is a CS6.
  15. You probably know... but just in case - the V5 model is already passive.
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