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About ianrendall

  • Birthday 17/02/1979

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  1. ianrendall

    Nice Trace Elliot Suprise

    I had the ‘gentleman’s procedure’ done a couple of years back. Recently purchased a Trace head. Forward thinking.
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    New tiny amp options

    Hi all. I’ve finally reached the stage where I can now support a main amp (TE AH600) and a spare. I currently have an Ibanez Promethean P500 head that I want to replace with something really small. Gig bag front pocket small. I’m looking at the GK MB200, Trace Elf or TC BH250 heads. Pure grunt isn’t an issue as I always have the option to go through the PA if needs be. I fancy the GK because I’ve heard so many positive things about it. The Trace because it’s so damn cute, and the TC because of the Toneprint functionality.
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    Is this Fender Pbass Real?

    Not enough screws on the pick guard. Two extra screws on the corners of the bridge. The contouring and horn shape doesn’t look quite right. It’s a no from me.
  4. My favourite Jon Herington solo is from Brite Nightgown. Around the 2:45 mark he plays what would sound like a really off note to the layperson, but it really makes the hairs on my arms stand up. Superb.
  5. Steely Dan are known for being absolute perfectionists in the studio, so heaven knows how many takes it took before Larry nailed it, or how many different takes were spliced together for the album version. I’d suggest listening to as many live versions of the song as possible.
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    Ibanez Roadster Fretless

    Hello Ian. Ian here from South Somerset. If this is still here in Feb I’ll come a knocking. Doubt it though 😁
  7. Richard Swift: The Black Keys and Shins musician dead at 41 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44699301
  8. ianrendall

    Smallest original Trace cab

    I think I might have to persuade the same mate I bought the AH600 from to sell me his cab!
  9. ianrendall

    The coolest bass gadget ever ?

    I always thought the Zeta Crossover bass was a neat ‘gadget’. But since I first saw them in Bassist mag in the 90s I haven’t heard hide nor hair since, let alone ever seen one for sale. Either they’re brilliant and nobody wants to sell, or they didn’t take off.
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    If I was in the situation to change 3 preamp valves, I’d change all three. They’re cheap enough. Tonally, it could be interesting experiment to be mixing valves. Technically, I have no idea how a mismatch of valves would affect a bass amp. One for the experts.
  11. ianrendall

    Amp hum help?

    Have a look at D-Lab Electronics on Youtube. He fixes a few amps with hum. Lots of other useful and interesting stuff as well.
  12. The fan on my Trace head is quite noisy, as I believe they all are. Not a problem when playing obviously but I’d like to get a quieter replacement. Does anyone know if a modern 80mm 12v PC case fan would fit the bill? https://www.quietpc.com/afdp-8025b?countryid=gb&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInOfu67j42wIVJ7XtCh1kdgH0EAQYBSABEgJOePD_BwE
  13. ianrendall

    Smallest original Trace cab

    I’d have that if I was nearer, alas.
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    It replaced a Chinese Golden Penguin or something.