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Fran Diaz

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  1. your welcome. I had that same question a few months ago, hence the TB thread.
  2. [color=#141414][font=verdana, geneva, lucida,]Your end pin can extend just over 9" (23 cm) without a problem.[/font][/color] More info and photos here: https://www.talkbass.com/threads/hercules-bass-stand.1204944/#post-18711023
  3. The Troll mic is also a good candidate.
  4. I have not tried them but the Evah Slaps get great reviews for the three styles.
  5. [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Schertler buids its own preamps. From basic models to the ones that are all bells and whistles. I would start there. IMO, manufacturers design their gear with voice/spec matching between their pickups and preamps in mind.[/font][/color]
  6. You guys sound great. Congrats. Love the toneof your bass!
  7. I like how your band sounds and your playing sounds great. congrats and keep it up.
  8. If it's a walk up from E to A, chances are that he played E - F# - G# - A. That'd be going from I to IV using the diatonic major scale in EM(4 #s).
  9. it sounds like you have Pirastro Flexocor strings. They are aimed to the orchestra/classical players and not the best for pizz/jazz.
  10. If your looking for a jazz/pizz sound, Flexocors are not the best choice, especially for the lower strings.
  11. I just recorded a few quick videos of several tests I've done looking fo that elusive acoustic amplified double bass tone. I hope somebody can find it useful. Coments are very welcome. I've played my Michael Bornhak bass with an Earhlund pickup. I've used a Zoom Q3HD for the recording. It was placed on a tripod 12' away from the amps. IMO what you can hear in the video is quite representative of what I heard in the room. This is going to be a long road with a lot of factors affecting the final result. For instance, I put the pickup on the bass and I haven't even tried to move it around and hear how that changes the tone. This is the place where it is at the moment: [URL='http://s97.photobucket.com/user/frandiaz/media/Gear/Erhlundpickup_zpse0a65556.jpg.html'][IMG]http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l240/frandiaz/Gear/Erhlundpickup_zpse0a65556.jpg[/IMG][/URL] First one is an Acoustic Image Contra amp (speaker is defeated) and an Aguilar SL112: https://www.youtube.com/embed/V2zSTVCCY3Y?controls=2 This is another video where I only use the Acoustic Image Contra SIII. I try several configs on the levels/eq. I'll document these settings and the times on the video but you can hear me saying it. https://www.youtube.com/embed/z9tjPGxzdTo?controls=2 This last video compares the AI with the Aguilar; what do you guys think about how they compare? for ease of listening: 0:30 AI - flat eq - input level fully clockwise - master volume @ 3 o'clock - tweeter on - no lowcut. 1:15 No amp 3:30 Aguilar TH500+SL112 - flat eq - gain @ 12 o'clock - no drive - master volume @ 12 o'clock 4:15 master volume @ 3 o'clock 4:57 I messed with the amp controls...forgot to say it out loud :^( 5:56 drive @ 9 o'clock - bass @ 11 o'clock - mid level @11 o'clock - mid freq. @ 2 o'clock - master @ 12 o'clock - tweeter @ 9 (20%) 6:30 drive @ 12 o'clock 7:06 mid freq. @ 3 o'clock - mid level @ 10 o'clock 8:10 bass @ 11 o'clock 8:30 no amp 8:50 amp back on. https://www.youtube.com/embed/V2zSTVCCY3Y?controls=2
  12. Still available, shipping to/from Spain is not very expensive.
  13. Open to trades/partial trades for other strings: - Spirocore Weich E & A - Evah Pirazzi regular or weich E & A or G & D. - G & D pair that work well under bow. (I hear your offer). thanks
  14. Quick Update: It's been exactly one month since I got it and I'm still loving it...even though its sweet smell of varnish and oils is vanishing. I raised the string height a tad and I love the tone even more than before...more meat and less string buzz (a sound that I also like, closer to a fretless electric bass, but that I don't want at the moment).
  15. I will send you a private message in Spanish with the answer to your question.
  16. Many thanks. I really love the attention to detail that this bass shows...and it plays very well and IMO sounds great. What else could I ask for?
  17. Two weeks at home and I'm still in love with this bass. :hyper: I just finished some arco study and if the arco tone with the Spiros keeps getting better (as it is happening one day after another) I might retire my other bass. One question for Spiro guys: Are the weich easier to bow than the mittels? I might give them a try just to hear how the bass responds to those (nothing wrong with the mittels, I'm just curious).
  18. I bought these from Ben Bastin and they are in very good condition. I only had them on my classical bass for a few days. I love how they sound but since I got my new (jazz/pizz) bass with the same strings I would like to swap them for an A & E Spirocore Weich in similar condition so I can hear how they compare. thanks cheers Fran
  19. great story! congrats on your new bass; it looks very nice. Isn't it a great feeling when you get to play an intrument that feels and sounds great from the very first note you play?
  20. [quote name='TPJ' timestamp='1406980938' post='2516405'] Wow,that looks wonderful. I love the shape of the upper bouts. Enjoy [/quote] [quote name='thisnameistaken' timestamp='1407169583' post='2518011'] Beautiful. [/quote] Thank you very much!
  21. Many thanks for your kind words, as we say here: I am like a kid with new shoes!
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