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  1. geoham

    Zoom B3n limited compared to B3?

    I also recently made the switch. Some of the effects use two slots - so up to 8 parameters and an extra foot switch per effect. There are also some other areas that I feel gives more flexibility: - Seven slots per patch - Cab sim can be toggled via a foot switch, which I find really useful when moving between the old Ampeg 8x10 at the rehearsal room and my own modern rig. - Better patch switching/ effort toggling I am a bit disappointed with the lack of D.I. and audio interface via USB.
  2. geoham

    New TC Electronic heads

    This page simply states:- “Power Module Rating - 550 W” https://www.tcelectronic.com/Categories/Tcelectronic/Bass/Head-Amplifiers/BH550/p/P0CIN/Specifications But the RH450’s page states:- “450W (800W inst. Peak @ min. Load) TCE Power rating and Active Power Management”
  3. geoham

    New TC Electronic heads

    My understanding is that the lower wattages on the RH series are due to something called 'Active Power Management', but this is not the case on the BH550 / BH800. This is my source:-http://forum.tcelectronic.com/topic/16804/new-bh500-and-bh800-tech-spec-and-wattage/, it's stated by Morten Ehlers, who works for TC.
  4. My view - context is everything. For example, Pink Floyd’s ‘In the Flesh’ has some pretty offensive lines - which I’m pretty certain would have be as offensive in the late 70’s as they are now. However, if you understand the song and it’s album, you surely wouldn’t take offence? A bit like Oliver’s Army as discussed earlier.
  5. Same here! She was up for until she actually read the lyrics.
  6. The release notes for the firmware state: Added OutputVP that takes over the volume setting when switching patches Does anyone have any idea what this actually means?
  7. geoham

    Tonerider pickups - any good?

    Sorry for the slow reply on thIs one! The P was rehomed a few months ago, it wasn’t getting enough use. However, it did get plenty of use for a while and I was always happy with the results. I played in a 2 guitar, loud drums and electric violin Celtic rock band, and found it sat naturally in the mix with little tweaking. To me, the sound was very close to the vintage pickups used in US Fenders. You can hear it recorded on Spotify (etc) - lookup Scarlets, Little Rumours. (Rotosound flats, Zoom B3 Ampeg sim, otherwise untouched)
  8. geoham

    Anybody bought from Rubadub in Glasgow?

    I normally pass it when out shopping with the wife. She’ll be in the St Enoch Centre and I’ll head along to Kenny’s Music for a browse, passing Rub A Dub. Like you, I’ve never been in myself.
  9. geoham

    Anybody bought from Rubadub in Glasgow?

    I’ve never used them myself - I’ve always thought of them as a DJ / dance music producer type place. However, they are long established - their shop has been there for as long as I can remember, perhaps 20 years. George
  10. geoham

    Seminal 'bass' albums

    I love some of the suggestions above, but I’ll put something forward that’s a bit more modern - Side Pony, by Lake Street Dive. There’s not been much made in years that’s excited me from a bass perspective, but I love what Bridget Kearney does with a double bass on this record. A distinctive sound and great playing that suits the songs. George
  11. geoham

    Feedback for tommyk

    Purchased a Squier Jazz from Tom. Arrived very well packaged and in full working order. Good communications, no concerns whatsoever.
  12. geoham

    Players that don't warrant a signature bass

    I just tried scanning the barcode in to the Amazon app and it didn’t find anything. I don’t know how ‘official’ it is. It’s released by ‘Picture Music International’ and has a wee bit of German on the back of it. I think I got it on EBay about ten years ago.
  13. geoham

    Players that don't warrant a signature bass

    I have it on DVD! Think I bought it while waiting on Pulse being released. I’ve not watched it for years though.
  14. geoham

    Players that don't warrant a signature bass

    Status do a Guy Pratt signature, the Vintage GP. The only time I’ve seen his use it was with Roxy Music (or may have been Bryan Ferry) - never seen him use it with Gilmour. He does a tonne of studio work, so who knows how much he actually uses one. I’m surprised that Fender haven’t made a clone of ‘Betsy’ - I’m sure it would sell plenty!
  15. geoham

    Players that don't warrant a signature bass

    I also had no idea who Sarzo was until a couple of years ago, when a band I was playing with got a support slot with his band Gunzo. (My bandmates were disappointed in me!) He’s a great player and seemed very humble too. Though I think he played a Warwick all night!