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About DiMarco

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  1. Nice! A good friend of mine lives near Bad Bentheim, in Schüttorf. He's one hell of a drummer maybe you know him. Name is Andre. I should really go and visit him again one of these days. Nice bass! I have a Pro1 5str.
  2. Looks awesome! Mine has become my main axe.
  3. Thing is, the smell was gone completely. Just after 8 days it had returned from the inner depths of the foam stuffing. But I will get used to my bass smelling like vanilla I guess.
  4. It isn't the quality. That Dolphin has better fretwork and allows lower action then the other two basses I mentioned. I only play the others because of their ability to give me a more oldskool tone. Warwicks are technically at least equal, maybe even better. They just have a very different character tone wise.
  5. I agree with Phil. My experience with 15" cabs is they are a nightmare to work with when room acoustics aren't helping. I was using a 115 and later a 215 and I really hated both. The projection is awful I could never predict if I would be able to hear myself on stage. Since I do not really like the character of most 10" cabs (weaker mids unless it's an Ampeg fridge) I went for 12" cabs and never looked back. I do also use an SWR Henry the 8x8 in the rehearsal room which sounds really nice, but those are pretty rare. So in your place I would flog the 210 and look for a nice 212 or two seperate 112 cabs instead of mixing sizes. 15" speakers are unfasionable nowadays for a good reason.
  6. The bands you named all have radically different sounding bass guitars frankly. What you want is a bit of a jack of all trades. The Warwick that comes to mind for this is one of the Streamer models like SS1, SS2 or possibly the jazzman or a double buck (bolt on models) if you can get hold of one. Thumb bass sounds more modern and tight, the Dolphin too - they're not fit for oldskool type of sounds. I have never owned or played any Mayones so I can't tell you anything about those. Having played a lot of Warwicks over time, my Dolphin now just sits there in the rack. I mostly play my Zon Sonus and Fodera NYC Empire which both in fact are Jazz Basses on steroids. Their pickup configuration and placement is exactly that of a 70's Fender Jazz but both have excellent active preamps built in and the build quality is just fab. So I have to agree with some others... All roads lead back to the Jazz Bass. Combining the pickups 50/50 just gives you that spank and upper mids growl that works so well in the mix.
  7. DiMarco

    Got wood?

    Warwick Fodera Zon Vincent custom build
  8. Little over a week later, the sweet smell of vanilla has fully returned. I effing give up. My fodera will smell like vanilla. Nothing can stop this.
  9. Back from rehearsal. The RAH600SMX has replaced the Class D Warwick toy, and I brought my Fodera NYC Empire along for the first time to compare it with the Zon Sonus I usually bring. I cut at 30hz by 6-10db on my Trace amps and boost a tiny little (about 2db) at 40, 60 and 100 hz. Also boosted the highest frequencies some to get some extra spank. The tone I got out of the SWR Henry the 8x8 with this was REALLY good in the sense the bass sound was gelling well with the mix (the one thing class D amps completely suck at) and carrying the guitars. Both basses were sounding great! I am SO happy I had my Trace Elliot heads fixed - best choice ever.
  10. The Hexa just sounds bigger then any other clean tone amp I tried. I really love this amp it makes any bass guitar grip better with the mix. I guess the keyword here is texture.
  11. Funny... I sold the Mesa amp as the Hexa Valve sounds much better. Still have the Henry though, it is one hell of a cab.
  12. One more thing: The 12band EQ on the Hexa Valve is better then the one on the SMX somehow. It feels more effective on the Valve head then it does on the SMX. Odd.
  13. Learned the seperate GP12XV pre came with a crossover. The one in the Hexa Valve does not and really only has two ECC83's. Today I mounted the Groove Tubes (JJ) in my Hexa and RAH600SMX, replacing two Tung-Sol in the Hexa and the original early nineties Trace Elliot branded one that was still working fine inside the SMX. The result while not world shocking is an overall tighter sound with especially cleaner mids and more silky highs. There is also less background noise going on and any 50hz hum is now completely gone. When dialing back and forth between solid state and the JJ on the SMX I can notice the SS side sounding a bit less responsive and lifely but frequency/EQ wise the JJ seems just as neutral, not emphasizing anything in particular.. Happy face.
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