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About Chienmortbb

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    Cand Heat Audio, Cables handmade in the United Kingdom
  • Birthday 01/12/1951

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  1. Looking at the package made me think. It would make a great head amp. With the controls on top it would be easy to see and adjust. Easier than either a traditiaonl head or combo.
  2. Unlikely. An SMPS and Class D amp together reach 80-85% efficiency. Even if they could somehow defy physics, that means today's 200w amp could reach maybe 235W-250W at 100% eficiency.
  3. I often find the G string too tight, what is it like on these??
  4. They may be the flats for me then. I trie dtye Korean Olympia flats last time and they were good but the G string was so tight (resists the urge for a crude similie) it was hard to play. I have always avoid the TI Flats route as I suspect the tension would be too low for me.
  5. I have not heard the term crushed blacks since I retired and no it is not a racist term. Camera or camera son?
  6. I have to be honest, whenever they do an "All About The Bass", I can only watch if the bloke with the beard is not on. His voice is like fingernails on a blackboard to me.
  7. I think you have put in words what I am feeling.
  8. Thanks for the information.I am quiite happy to mod if needed. My initial thought was to go for a Jazz as I have never owned a Jazz but then I do like the P/J setup.
  9. I have always loved non Fender basses. I have a Fender Aerodyne which I love but of course this is not really a Fender. So I have several basses some of which will be for sale on here shortly and want to have just 2. I am looking at two options in the £500 region, the FGN Magic Jazz (FujiGen, Fuji General) https://fgnguitars.com/eb/mightyjazz/bmj-g/ Or the G&L SB2 https://glguitars.com/product/sb-2-2/ Has anyone experience of either of these basses?
  10. I was surprised at the idea that Ashdown had been sold. It would make sense if Ashdown had purchased TE from Peaveu though.
  11. The Mesa deal is done they are now part of Gibson, is that bad news for bass players? Trace enthusiasts might think so. On the YouTube channel, Know Your Gear, It was also touted that either Ashdown or Trace Ellott had also been sold, possibly to Cort. I must stress that I can find no corroboration for this. Has anyone any more info?
  12. I bought a Washburn many years ago, made in china but superb quality. I will post the model number when I stops raining and I can get to the mancave. I have also played a lot of Yamahas and always found them top notch. I am not a great fan of the Fenders I have seen or played and really did not like the Gretsch Jim Dandy's I have tried but that was a tonal thing rather than playability. When buying an acoustic secondhand you must be very careful, even the high end acoustics can suffer form big problems as they age, especially around the bridge.
  13. BFM is correct about 15 tops, unless they are crossed over much lower than most commercial cabs are capable of, there will be severe beaming. However you are where you are. Can I ask you to list all of your equipment so we can see if here is another way to use what you have?
  14. As you can see I have been playing with my Picoscope PC oscilloscope. The frequency response plots are from some software designed by another Picoscope user. The Picoscope oscilloscope has an arbitrary waveform generator built in as well as the capability to do many other measurements. The output of the preamp with a 1V input signal is 6.73V RMS with a +/-15V rail. That should be enough to fully drive the 50ASX2 power amp although I have yet to measure the output of my bass. The headphone/mute switch works well and the output of the 4556 op-amps is more than enough to drive my headphones. The waterslide decals did not perform as well as hoped. For my partially finished head amp, I used laser waterslide decals for the legend and it worked really well. Sadly the laser printer is not working so I had to use the inkjet. Well the inkjet decals were thinnner and did not take the colour well. I have decided to just spray over legend that is cleary now wrong and leave the rest unlabled. The reason is that I only really intended to build a better practice amp with availble parts. Whilst I had to order a few things, as it stands I have achieved that and it would take a lot of work to take it to the next level. The amp sound great. It is a very neautral sound, not sterile as all. On the floor there is plenty of low end and enough control to get a really nice sound using my Aerodyne Bass. All that now remains is a touch up of the tuffcab where the port was installed and for the grille to be installed. Please accept my apologies for the quality of the images and the fact that I inadvertantly selected video rather than photos for some. IMG_4283.MOV IMG_4284.MOV IMG_4282.MOV IMG_4281.MOV IMG_4280.MOV
  15. I have had one for years. Good points small lightweight. Canb be noisy depending on the settings but overall a usefull little device. You have to play about with the EQ as it is and don't use the high gain setting.
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