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Max Normal

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  • Birthday 21/08/1968

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  1. Max Normal

    Best OD/Fuzz for synth sound?

    Same here usually, but you know, sometimes it's fun to experiment....
  2. Max Normal

    Best OD/Fuzz for synth sound?

    Sounds great, I'll try one, thanks!
  3. Max Normal

    Best OD/Fuzz for synth sound?

    Thanks for the heads up! I'll check it out.
  4. Max Normal

    Best OD/Fuzz for synth sound?

    I did wonder. The closest I got was octaver and a bit of chorus so far. No probs with the tehcnique, I have the lines and technique off pat, it's just the sound i'm after now. Some people on here advocate an Octaver>Filter>Fuzz chain for a synthy sound, but it's not working for me. Maybe I'm approaching it wrong for this type of sound.
  5. Max Normal

    Your Worst Gig Ever

    Just after Princess Di got killed, we are playing in a pub in Folkestone (never a good idea). It was a ZZ-Top number from what i recall. Two brothers are right at the front and they start arguing about her death. One of them doesn't give a stinky poo, the other was obviously a fan. Suddenly one of them punches both front teeth out of the other one and the teeth landed at our feet. The now toothless brother gets on his hands and knees looking for them (it was a loud carpet, it was dark and we had a lighting rig so it wasn't so easy). Guitarist sidles up, nudges me and says "just keep playing". We did.
  6. Max Normal

    Your Worst Gig Ever

    Packed pub, New years eve 1999 11:30pm. We have played 2 sets and are having a half hour break for a rest and a pint before we go on to do our rocked up version of Auld Lang Syne and some up tempo numbers for the new year when an extremely drunken bloke falls onto the mixing desk severing three essential cables at the plugs where they enter the desk. Luckily we have a toolkit. I spend the next 25 minutes in a packed dark sweaty pub desparately trying to strip and resolder the leads. We make it with about 2 minutes to spare.
  7. On my board is an MXR filter, a Bass Big Muff Pi and a Micro Pog. Pog tracks great for the sub bass, but perhaps sounds a bit metallic so that's probably getting replaced with an EBS Octabass. MXR filter is great, so no probs there, but I just can't get on with the Big Muff, it's just so harsh and over the top. I tried it with the onboard blend mode and also with an X-otic X-blender but I still hate the sound. So right now I'm looking for a classic Stevie Wonder clavia bass synth type sound. Any experience of this? What distortion did you use, overdrive or fuzz, and which pedal? Cheers! M
  8. Hi mate, interested in the Warwick. Couple of questions: How are the frets, does it play nice and low? Where are you, does it have a case and will you ship?

    1. Apostolis


      Hey max! sorry for the late reply

      The bass has no issues whatsoever. frets everything are in perfect condition. HAd it serviced also about a month ago.

      Honestly right now the action is a bit high for me after the setup but before it had a very low action. I just think because i put very heavy strings on it the action had to rise up more than usual.

      Im in Rhodes, Greece. I have its original gig bag so not a hard shell case. I can definitely ship to the u.k.


      If your interested let me know and i can check for the price of shipping. if the price is high we can work something out in, no worries! I just cant sell it in Greece because people here are making ridiculously low offers


      thanks again for your interest!  

    2. Max Normal

      Max Normal

      Sorry mate, bought another bass now as i needed a 5-string quick. It's a gorgeous bass though and a great price, good luck with the sale!

    3. Apostolis


      No problem Max and thank you!

  9. Max Normal

    Highway 1 Jazz Bass £400

    Checked it out. The main road from Fender Corona to Fender Baja is the CA-1.
  10. Max Normal

    Highway 1 Jazz Bass £400

    I always assumed it was because some of the components are Mexican and they were shipped up the road to California for assembly and to get the USA serial number. I had a Highway One precision and an American Standard precision at the same time. The USA standard certainly had way better finish and a much slimmer more modern feeling neck, but the Highway one sounded much better (after I switched out the greasebucket tone circuit and added proper P-bass wiring) , it had lots of natural resonance and harmonics that the USA standard lacked. I swapped the standard and kept the Highway one.
  11. Max Normal

    Feedback for timo

    Just got my EMG pickups off timo in and they are in great condition. He posted them straight away and had great comms, answered my messages straight away. Top bloke.
  12. Max Normal

    Lakland Skyline Bob Glaub (SOLD)

    Think this was mine for a bit a few years ago too. If so I think it also has Fralin pickups. Great bass, stunning build quality.
  13. Max Normal

    Hampshire Bass Bash

    I'm in. Live nearby and can provide a small PA if needed.