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Everything posted by dannybuoy

  1. You will have to make a rather severe compromise there I'm afraid. Decent 1590A envelope filters are very thin on the ground.
  2. Source Audio Spectrum is only slightly larger than those mentioned but can emulate almost every filter you could possibly imagine.
  3. Depends what dimension you're referring to as slim, but the 1025/2025 is 2mm shallower than the 1024/2024 front to back: https://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/guitars_basses/el_basses/bb/specs.html I was surprised how much fatter the 4 string felt in the hand then the 5! And the 5's have one of the narrowest nuts available in a 5 string at 43mm - although mine appears be closer to 42mm, the same as my 4 string P Bass.
  4. They seem like great, very underrated basses. Incredibly light, too. I’m also a Yamaha BB player, and the EB5 has been on my radar for some time. Never played one, but read plenty of glowing reviews from very happy owners!
  5. It just sounds and responds better than SH1 and YYZ when paired with by BB1025X and my playing style, as long as the character is pushed pretty high to focus the drive around the high mids and the blend pulled back to counteract that vicious mid boost. I like the DP3X equally as much but it's way more extreme/coloured/processed whereas the VTDI sounds more vintage/natural. The best thing about both of these pedals is they make old strings sound like new!
  6. They've just announced a new Fusion S line with tube preamps also: https://www.gallien-krueger.com/fusion-s-heads
  7. VT Bass or VTDI gets my vote. After over a decade of buying and flipping bass overdrives, if I had to keep only one it'd be the VTDI.
  8. The Mojomojo may be dark, but you can crank the treble control pretty far to bring back some clarity without it sounding harsh. If you want top end clarity it's not for you, but if you're a fan of older classic rock or Motown tones, it delivers in spades.
  9. Gibson EB5 is well worth a look. They seem very underrated, and sold with massive price cuts when they bring out a different spec/colour each year. I’ve heard they are usually around 7.5lb. There’s one here new for £629, you can ask the shop to weigh it: https://www.expressmusic.co.uk/products.asp?code=263566&name=gibson-eb-t-5-string-bass-2017-satin-vintage-sunburst-clearance
  10. Yeah, it was his comments about noise that put me off trying one, but when I eventually did I found it to be the quietest compressor I've ever tried!
  11. Good to see the Tone Hammer in there! I'll wait for the Duo Cortex though!
  12. ... which is a great feature that sadly it looks like you can't do on the Pod Go! A lot of the FX have built in blends however, especially the ones designed for bass.
  13. If it’s loud on the neck pickup but quiet with both, then try swapping the wires around on one of the pickups so that they’re in phase. Or physically rotating one of the pickups 180 degrees might have the desired effect also.
  14. There was a used Spectracomp going for £40 on here the other day which might still be around. The fact it's multi-band works great for slap and agressive styles, where you want more of a limiting effect on the top end but still want a big pop coming through in the low end.
  15. I was talking about in relation to the HD500X - an older cheaper model that allowed parallel chains of amps/fx. This Pod Go may have the better FX models, from the Helix but the whole draw of the Helix line for me personally is the ability to create signal splits and crossovers. But if their target market is guitarists who mostly don't care about that stuff, I can see why they opted for a simplified interface.
  16. Sounds like a downgrade for more money then!
  17. Sounds to me like you might not be able to do that on the Pod Go, one single chain only? I've not confirmed this though.
  18. Tim doesn't just do covers though, here's one of their originals: I do find the gurns rather off-putting though, although I play like that too when nobody's watching! 😄
  19. @Cuzzie dug the dUg pedal so much he runs it into the dUg amp for double the dUgness! Do you have the amp set for a relatively mild/flat setting when doing that? I would have thought that boosting into something bright and clangy with something bright and clangy would have sounded well bright and clangy.
  20. The carbon look is a little dated IMHO, but otherwise, if this allows for Helix-like signal chain splits with crossovers, even the guitar version would be great for bass! Although looking at that demo alone, it seems unlikely - more of a simple interface like the new POD Go.
  21. It's got an internal jumper to mix the channels like the rackmount version. Like, the rackmount version, it should have been a button instead!
  22. iPhones can use Bluetooth to talk to MIDI devices. I used to have the Positive Grid footswitch that did this. But that doesn't necessarily mean an app can make an iPhone present itself as a Bluetooth MIDI device to another PC/Mac/iPhone. It might be possible, but I'd be surprised.
  23. Bluetooth is a hardware limitation, nowt to do with the Windows version. Many desktop PCs don't have it unless you buy a USB Bluetooth adapter. So if your MIDI keyboard doesn't have a pitch bend wheel, unless you are wedded to it, I'd chop it in for one that does rather than try and add an additional MIDI device to the mix. No idea what app you bought for your iPhone, but check it was designed to use with a PC and read the instructions. I very much doubt it would connect via Bluetooth, phones generally only support a limited range of Bluetooth devices such as mice/keyboards/audio devices. There are remote mouse apps for phones for example that have to connect over WiFi via a special app installed on the PC, because an app can't force the device to change the way ilthe device is programmed to make use of Bluetooth.
  24. Tech 21 giveth and Tech 21 taketh away! We gained two DIs, the mid-shift knob, and several inches of real estate, but lost the bypass switch and the ability to blend both channels to a single output! The YYZ pedal is a better option for most people.
  25. Perhaps it’s like the rotary switch on the Jack Casady Bass? Or something similar to the Cave Passive Pedals circuits... I have one of their overdrive pedals, no battery required!
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