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  1. As others have said, just practice, but once you suss it it gets easier. I've tended to get the bass part down solid first so I know it inside out without having to think or look at the neck at all, then slowly add the vocals. Some lines will be harder than others depending on the rhythmic phrasing of the vocal, and the way it crosses over the pattern of the bass part, and yes remembering words is a b*tch. It' taken over 20 years, but I can pretty much play and sing anything that comes up, but i still can't play Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher chorus backing vocals and play the proper bass part !
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  3. swapped a 1971 marshall superbass 100 for a boss bass synth pedal about 18 years ago...
  4. [quote name='Misdee' timestamp='1508445449' post='3392332'] I'm getting backache just reading some of these posts! My heaviest basses are 9 1/2 lbs, and anything heavier than that would be useless to me personally. I am, however, very weight-sensitive. What strikes me most is how much weight has become an issue nowadays. Back in the 70s and 80s I really don't remember anybody commenting (let alone whinging) about the weight of basses. And believe me, there were plenty of boat-anchors about! The shops were full of Kramer, Aria, Ibanez, JayDee, Wal etc. all of which were weighty by today's standards. In those days heavy weight was seen as a mark of quality woods and substantial hardware .But then, men were men in those days! [/quote] I started a post about this a while back, not long after I joined Basschat, as it seemed to be a very big deal on this forum, having never ever heard it being mentioned in over 35 years of playing 1000s of gigs, owning studios, tours etc,...
  5. I'd be curious to try it... never knew Engl made bass amps. could be a good replacement/spare for the Orange Terror bass I use often..
  6. Some sounds track alot better than others... the bank changes by using the rotary button next to the screen in. Like most bass synth and envelope type effects, you need to play to the sound and effect, not just turn it on and play as normal. I found the level of the input being set right for your bass/playing attack makes a big difference.
  7. [quote name='inthedoghouse' timestamp='1492118174' post='3278163'] I was thinking of trying the same in my old Marshall 4x12 guitar cab. What speakers have you got in yours? [/quote] I've done this a few times with Marshall angled cabs, but the cab need extra bracing or it really flexes for bass use.. I just screwed some extra 2x2 timber front to back between the speakers.. Speakers were usually Eminence or Celestion PA/general purpose drivers..
  8. I've been using the Hercules as they have a notched boom so never slip, and a quick release boom arm, so takes less space packed and quicker to adapt to straight(non boom). http://www.herculesstands.co.uk/p/stage-series-microphone-stand?pp=24
  9. I used to use a Peavey pro Bass1000, using the crossover split into a Rauch 400w power amp into a custom cab with 1x18" and 1x12". Upgraded to Yamaha PB1 pre amp, kept the Rauch amp for highs and used a 900 HH power amp for lows, added a second identical cab with 18" and 12", so still kept the crossover set up with 4 separate amp channels each into it's own speaker. Also added an old analogue Ibanez harmoniser/delay into the rack too... it was a monster but never seemed that loud.
  10. Portable appliance testing is one of those fun things that always seems to come up now, along with PLI of course.... It's unfortunately a feature in our modern society to protect the polar bears and the ozone... Anyway, it's not a legal requirement, the IE rules are still hazy, and in general as may have said it's worth doing just to cover yourselves and show a degree of responsibility and professionalism to the client and venue. I'd say one in 3 tests I find faulty cables with no earth, or badly wired extension leads (wrong polarity, or just screws loose). Most gear passes, with only the oldest of equipment failing, usually on a bad earth, which is often fixed with a quick clean, and re-connect. I charge around £60 if you come to me, or £80 for a visit within an hour from me for a typical full band set up of up to 50 items, Less for solists, DJ's etc.. with less gear. Regarding just doing it yourself, I've once had a venue contact me, as my details are on all my tests, asking for a certificate of competency and certificate of calibration for my machine, both of which I have... If I hadn't, the band may have found themselves losing the gig !! Yes, you could DIY it, but you'd have you buy the equipment, typical half decent PAT machine is around £500, plus you need to get it calibrated ideally once a year (£80 a pop), and go do a course to show competency.
  11. Another bump and thumb up for Will.... Top man, and the bass is a cracker. (from me a longtime Stingray user)
  12. I don't use mine much, but broke it out tonight for a west end club covers gig, and really had some fun on some tunes... I do find it's way too easy to change patches when just turning it one and off though... wish the switches were placed further apart..
  13. Depends how modern you wanna get, here's a few from last 10 years that seem to work well when I've done them at pub gigs with bands. Loads more 90's indie/grunge etc.. that works.. Black Keys - Lonely Boy Imagine Dragons - Radioactive Biffy Clyro - Many of Horror Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger Kooks - Naive Fallout Boy - Sugar, We're Going Down Stereophonics - Dakota
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