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  1. I used one on a song on an album once. It was hanging on a wall in a studio in eagle rock and looked and sounded like it hadn't been played in years. Worked perfectly for this sting-esque verse on a song! We also used it with an ebow which sounded glorious through a Neve console tho I don't know if that actually got used for anything. Had no idea there were so many variations of the bass!
  2. Bump. Did you use the preamp for some session stuff at home recently and it sounded incredible but decided there are a lot more bass toys id like to buy!
  3. Microbass 3 user here! Received mine just before lock down so haven't been able to gig it or use live! It's become very handy for silent bass practice with the headphone and aux input over the last few months. One thing I will say about the Drive section and the unit in general is that I have found I've gotten the best results using it in series and treating it like an amp. I find the drive is great in the lo setting, just adding some harmonics and edge/grit to the sound rather than using it as a full blown overdrive/distortion and switching from clean to overdrive. I find using it in series also gives you a slighter darker/warmer tone from the Hi-Fi EBS signature tone especially when using EMG loaded basses.. But you can add that brightness back in and have more control using the bright switch and the drive section mid EQ - found boosting roughly 4k there really helps add some presence if needee Don't miss a speaker/emulation sim either - the lo pass tone control works great if it's needed. I usually find that cab sims either sound nothing like their intended cabs or just feel very weird to play through. Currently enjoying using it with the clean channel flat, some compression, going series into the drive section with drive in Lo gain mode set at around 12 o'clock and the deep switch engaged and then adjusting the mids on that channel on how I'm feeling that day! One thing I saw mentioned in the original post was the issue of balance between clean and drive channels when using the blend. I think in serial mode the blend isn't really a blend, but just a control of how much of the clean volume channel is being pushed into the drive channel. I think in that setting it's best to put the blend to maximum and alter the drive to your taste. I haven't had any issues the of balancing between cleans and drive channels doing it that way - not that I do that anyway!
  4. I've recently rediscovered my love for Warwick basses after years of playing fender type instruments. I have a 97 Corvette 5 string with EMGs, a 2001(?) Thumb Bolt on fretless and a recently required 2000 Streamer Stage 1 with EMGs and Aguilar OBP-2. The Corvette 5 I would say is probably the best made of the lot of them, with the wenge neck and plays very nicely but is very heavy. It also has the thicker tone of the three. I would says I prefer the EMG pickups over the MEC stuff - to me it just sounds a bit more solid in the low end and liver - probably finds a middle ground between the Spector and Warwick in terms of tone You can probably pickup up a German made 90s Warwick Corvette for not too much money. I've never played a Spector tho I was tempted by one when getting my streamer. Both companies no doubt make great basses but owning that Corvette for 20+ years and it never letting me down and still looking and playing well despite touring it heavily in the early 2000s made me stick with Warwick.
  5. I had the Henry Thomas/Rock School bass VHS that my mum had bought me from Virgin Megastore the same day my parents bought me my first bass at the age of 10. I loved that tape, tho I can't remember much of it now I do still remember some of the warm and basic finger exercises from it. This must've been back in '95. It's amazing the life long relationship you can have with an instrument and that tape definitely helped point me in the right direction.
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    Dubs Feedback.

    Just bought Ben's Streamer Stage 1. Good communication and very patient, as it took me a little while to find myself at a computer to pay for the bass! He did an excellent job packaging the bass up for me to survive the UPS delivery, waited all day in for them to pick the bass up and did it all with a broken wrist! The bass was as described and would happily buy from him again.
  7. Strange I never get DPD showing on interparcel. I would've used eurosender before when it was 24hr delivery insured for about £27 but since Covid-19 I think they've started to take the fosters and have had some bad reviews on here lately, when it comes to customer service. Didn't want to risk the bass taking 3-7 days hanging around warehouses.. it's bad enough as it is, we recently had a delivery that never showed up on the day it should've and didn't until 2 weeks later... Experienced similar things happen at my current job to. I've gone for using UPS through Transglobal express where I was able to insure the value of the bases for £18 on top of delivery... Can to about £44 to deliver to work. I'll see how that works out and update you on here! It seems a lot of people are having issues getting suitable couriers or a decent level of service currently. I don't understand why eurosender etc can use DPD yet booking it on as a general member of the population you can't due to size restrictions. I wonder if basschat could get a commercial account with somebody like DPD, work out how many instruments are shipped via the market place sales per week/month and offer it as an option... I don't know how realistic that would be, if it would mean somebody on the basschat actually having to sit and book the orders on I can't see happening haha, I'm sure they have enough on their plate!
  8. Oh really - when i put the dimensions on DPD it either lists no available services or doens't let me book anything due to the size!
  9. Think I'll try UPS and hope for the best! I would like to use DPD as the drivers who usually deliver to where I'm currently working take care of our parcels and stack the vans sensibly - but it's dimensions are too long! If only basschat could get a deal with DPD or UPS that would be amazing!
  10. Portsmouth to Cardiff. In ordinary circumstances I would jump in the car and drive down but we are currently being held prisoner in Wales... That's what it's starting to feel like anyway and we can't go further than 5 miles from our homes lol
  11. Hi, Yes it's in a gator Hardcase. Just spoke to the seller and he's covered the case with cardboard so should be fine to use UPS. I'll try Eurosender again tho I won't hold my breath, got quoted €200 or there aboytathe other day for 24hr delivery
  12. Yes UPS will deliver it in terms of dimensions but they now insist the instrument is in a cardboard box otherwise extra handling fees etc are added or they can refuse to collect it
  13. Hi, Spent hours today looking for a courier to ship a Warwick Streamer I've bought on the marketplace. Was set to use DHL but I've just realised that the dimension are a maximum 120cm and the case/packaging is 128cm! I've done the usual interparcel etc but the only services i'm getting are parcelforce (dont really want to use them as no insurance at all and bad previous experiences) fed and ups who both say that items being sent must be in a cardboard box or jiffy bag!? Any help, suggestions or ideas appreciated. are DHL going to know that the case is 8 cm over their required dimensions?! I could use eurosender but the only affordable option lists shipping taking at 3-7days and I dont want the bass hanging about in a warehouse!
  14. Are you guys Choosing 3-7 day shipping or 24 hour ? Is 3-7 day actually faster than that?
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