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  1. Going back to your original post the problem is getting vocals to the front of the mix. Therefore you need speaker that will easily cater for that part of the frequency spectrum. Moving from 12's to 15's i suggest will make matters worse because you are moving to a more bass oriented speaker with out the benefit of a dedicated mid range driver which is where the vocals will sit in the mix. For my band I use a pair of RCF Evox 8's. Each speaker has a 12" sub with a mini line array on top. These are perfect for vocals and are good for feedback rejection. They will also handle normal (not dub) bass SPL's with ease and they are also easy to transport. You would need to get rid of your existing subs but your back and car will benefit. N
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    Travel Bass

    Depending on budget a Status Streamline would work. Being carbon fibre it will still be in tune when you get to the rehearsal regardless of the weather that you have just cycled through. I have a 5 string and it is a great workhorse.
  3. I have just purchased 6 plain knobs for my RH450 for the total posted cost of £12.48. For TC spares try Mike at electronicmusicservices.co.uk Very helpful. N
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    Ampeg 410HLF Rewire

    Are all 4 speakers identical? I'm sure that I have read about some 4x10 cabs having 2 FR speakers and 2 reduced range (rolled off treble) to reduce odd sonic filter effects?
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    No treble!

    I think you have already spotted the problem "One guess is our Sound Guy likes a bass heavy tone, so lots of time spent on kick drum & high in the mix. My bass is then getting lost in this area of EQ but might be miles off the mark." I suspect that too many other instruments are occupying your frequency range and your sound guy is trying to boost your top end to be able to hear you. A loud kick drum with lots of reverb will kill anything in the same frequency range. Suggest to your sound guy that you start by turning things down (and reducing reverb) and not up! N
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    App for set lists

    I use "On Song". can be shared around every band member if required. Not the cheapest but worth the money IMO
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    Help needed to understand Ohms with split bass cab

    Just a though on the "cutting through the mix" point which has been touched on in a few posts. What EQ are you using on the bass and amp? there are plenty of threads on this topic but start with flat on both bass and amp. You might need to boost the mids to sit better in the mix. Also what EQ is your guitarist using? too much bass (and volume) will render the rest of the band inaudible!! N
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    Basses on the settee

    Thanks Dazed. It's taken a while but I think I have most bases (pun intended) covered. I got to know Mike Walsh when I worked near his workshop when it was is Witham. I fell in love with the green Boudicca and asked him to do a custom build which resulted in the red fretted 5. The body is 50% mahogany, 40% swamp ash with a flamed maple top cap/ The neck is maple and purple heart with a spalted maple 'board. Shortly after the red one was finished I was looking for a fretless 5. Mike took the toffee coloured bass in and thought, "if I sand the frets down, Nick will buy it". Guess what - he was right.
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    Built-in DI vs External DI?

    Like all things there are good and not so good internal and external DI's. I generally insist on using the DI in my TC Rebel 450 and have had favourable comments on its quality with the added benefit that when I mute to tune the FOH feed is muted as well.
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    Basses on the settee

    I've been meaning to do this for some time, so here is my collection. L to R: Zoot Boudicca fretless5 , Zoot Boudicca 5, Tokai Hard Puncher 4, Wal Mk2 5, Status Streamline 5, Sei Flamboyant headless 5, Spector Legend 6. I also have a Wesley acrylic 4 which is currently on loan to my son.
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    Recommend me some strings

    Don"t forget Status Hot Wires. I use them on all but my fretless.
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    I saw the Yellowjackets on Friday night at Pizza Express, Holborn. The band were stunning and also very approachable as they out and about in the audience in the interval and at the end of the gig. Special mention of the "new" bassist, Dane Alderson, who gave us some of the most musical soloing I have heard in a very long time. There is a new album out later in the year. There not due to be back in the UK this year but this will give you a flavour of their work. The Pizza Express venue is a very civilised place to be as well....
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    In-Ear Monitors

    A word of caution. The are great if you have someone controlling the FOH sound. If a member of the band in responsible for FOH sound they need too hear the sound in the room otherwise you end up with a perfect IEM mix but the sound the audience hears may well be pants!!
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    Punchiest amp?

    Stick with your current amp and buy a top notch compressor?
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    Toyah Wilcox

    Have any of you seen Toyah on her recent acoustic tour? She is 3 weeks of being 60, she looks amazing and sounds fabulous. All the hits plus some rarities done with 2 acoustic 6 strings and a bass (fretless and double). Musically outstanding which is remarkable because one of the regular guitarists was rushed to hospital earlier in the week to have his appendix removed so a dep was used. Not that you would have known if we hd not been told!! Toyah is doing some gigs with a full electric band in November and on the strength of last night I have booked my tickets. I recommend you do the same. N PS I have no connection to Toyah or members of the band.