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  1. We have a similar line up, we use Mackie Thump 15a speakers and a Studiomaster Club 16 XS mixer, all in under £1000.00 and a huge improvement over the old Peavey XR desk and Martin CX2 ultra heavy speakers plus even heavier sub bass we used to use!
  2. Tough call, I upgraded a Spector Legend custom with Nordestrand big blades and a Glockenlang pre-amp, it totally transformed the bass, I put the same Glockenlang pre-amp into my Bass Collection SB801 as the original was dead, I kept the stock EMG's in the bass, way less of a transformation, so based off that rather unscientific experiment, the pickups appear to have more impact than the pre-amp! I have an ESP Horizon bass where the stock EMG electrics have been replaced with a full Bartolini set up and I absolutely hate it, it lacks any depth, any sparkle...to be honest it lacks everything, I seem to remember owning a Tune Woodbass many years ago which also had Bartolini pickups in, I was hugely underwhelmed with the sound of that as well.
  3. So far it looks like it may be the flanger, I took pedals out in order until I got to the flanger, took that out and the problem went away.....put a battery in the flanger and put it back in the board (still connected to the power supply) and everything seems fine now, I have come across pedals before that want a battery in place even though they are hooked up to a power supply....I will see what happens over the coming days!
  4. Hi all, before I start pulling stuff apart I thought I would sound you guys out, I have a PCB60 pedal board running a full line of Boss pedals, Tuner, Bass Overdrive, Compressor / sustainer, Chorus, Flanger and Digital delay, part way through my rehearsal today the sound started coming and going in approx 10 second loops, full volume decreasing to nothing and back around...all the pedals were off so it was not an effect that was causing it...my 1st thought was the batteries in the bass, swapped to a Precision, no change, 2nd though was power supply to the board...swapped to a spare, still the same issue, both leads into and out of the board swapped, output a/b both tried and direct into the amp confirmed the amp was functioning correctly..so the fault lies withing the board, I can't see it being a patch lead as they either work or they don't, I doubt it is a single power lead to a pedal, again they either work or they don't but I wouldn't have thought it would be a pedal as with everything switched off they should be bypassed? Any ideas before I start tearing the board apart again and testing pedals individually.....and finally to confirm, everything behaved as good as gold last time I used it! Cheers Rog
  5. Yes, a 2019 S2 Works really well in the rock band I play in, however, I think it would be unappreciated in the punk band!!
  6. Currently 4 bands! I have to run a strict practice regime and a very strict first come 1st served diary with pre-agreed maximum gig numbers for the covers band to allow the originals bands to get out and do some gigs Covers band (Anyone Out There) limited to 12 dates a year, this was pre agreed a few years ago as part of the agreement of me rejoining them when they reformed Punk band (Acme Sewage Company) doesn't do too much but the gigs tend to be miles away, they probably only do about 8 gigs a year Rock band (Saving Amy) doesn't do pub gigs only festivals, a few have clashed with already agreed covers bands dates but they are early enough in the day to play the festival and get to the evenings pub gig! Indie Band (Yodaclub) probably the band getting the most airplay worldwide at the moment, it is mainly a writing and recording project with just the one date in Leicester on November 4th this year. I am not sure how it would work if one of the bands took off but at the age of 55 I have a feeling my days of bands suddenly taking off are long gone!
  7. Olympic White or Black for me but I have to admit I do like both Lake Placid Blue and Candy Apple Red
  8. He was jesting you, I don't think Alarm have had a bass player on stage for a number of years and the bassist on stage for the Mission was Craig Adams who is the bands original bassist!
  9. Heathen, I hear you shout, the rattling of pitchforks begins! I was lucky enough to have attended two gigs over the Easter weekend and both made me question our role within a band, Saturday evening saw me at The Alarm in Northampton, fantastic night, great band, great songs and no bass player! The band played to backing tracks which was basically the bass track and some percussion...I don't get it, The Alarm are a guitar based band, there was plenty of room on stage and the backing tracks were basically live recorded bass parts...nothing overly fancy but good solid audible bass parts...... Sunday night I was unfortunate enough to be at The Mission in Leeds, Craig Adams seemed to be enjoying playing a few bits further up the neck on his Rickenbacker...Craig, buddy, no point, we cannot hear a single note you are playing, the mix is the usual drum heavy bass mush laden sound that seems to be the go to sound for bass at larger venues....he would have been better using the Rick to swipe Mr Hussey around the head for being so drunk on stage that it was bordering a farce So which is better, a bass track that sounds OK but no bassist or a live bassist who really needs play nothing but root notes because the mix is too poor to hear anything else! Rant over
  10. Yodaclub has a great keys player, we don't get in each others way at all, if I fancy doing a bit of Peter Hook dusty end stuff she will drop in and cover the bottom end and as I come back into the lower register she will move up, I think it works really well and has got us plenty of radio play from our last few singles
  11. There was a nice looking original one on Facebook market place last week for £200.00, had I been in the market for one I would have bitten his arm off at that price!
  12. It had more headroom than I could have possibly needed on stage so I didn't need to even start pushing it at all!
  13. I was lucky enough to play through a 610 and SVT CL set up at a festival a couple of years ago, definitely one of the nicest bass sounds I have had on stage, for comparison I normally use a Markbass 1x12 combo with another 1x12 extension cab but I used to tour with a Mesa Boogie 1516e and a Trace Elliot twin valve head, whilst I love the weight and portability of the the Mark Bass set up the old hefty gear still sounds superior to my ears!
  14. Yes, Thunderbird's and Rickenbacker's both look utterly wonderful yet I just can'y get comfortable with either so sell them on, I sold my last Tbird a couple of years back and my CMI Rick copy a few years before that.....guess what I am currently scanning the sales ads for.....stupid is what stupid does!
  15. I would probably offer up a Status S2 or a Spector for the 80's
  16. A shout out for Mark Burgess of the Chameleons and of course Bruce Foxton from the Jam
  17. You could sling a tarpaulin over those strings and camp underneath, I actually had a Shaftsbury Ric copy with an action as bad as that!
  18. I sold a mint Thunder III last year for £450.00 so 700 euros is a lot for a Thunder II and as others have said, they are heavy beasts, personally I would go for the Aria
  19. Anti Nowhere League wrote, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever in "I hate people" a lyrical and musical "masterpiece" OK I may be pushing things to extremes there but a proper punk sound and a fantastic live band!
  20. I have EMG's via a Glockenlang preamp in my Bass Collection 802 and I don't really like the sound of them, I think my stock Fender Precision Lyte sounds better, I have Bartolini pickups and preamp in my ESP Horizon and I think that sounds pants compared to my stock Yamaha 735a I have Lindy Fralin's in a Precision and a Jazz, I do like what they bring to the mix, quite a squeezed tone, good punch whilst not sounding too far from the classic Fender tones I had a Delano pickup and a John East preamp in a Sterling Ray34, it did little if anything to improve the tone over the original, it never sounded anywhere near as good as my stock USA Sub but then I never liked the Musicman sound so both got sold! The only upgrade that I have been really impressed with was Nordestrand big blades and a Glockenlang preamp into a Spector Legend Custom which sounded utterly pants with the std EMG HZ 35's and stock preamp, it totally transformed the bass into something that can handle anything now! I have been more impressed with what the likes of Tone Rider and Kent Armstrong can bring to an upgrade, they are not massive names but both have impressed me when going into Precision builds I have done and subsequently kept because they sound so good!
  21. I am not even going to try, I know full well I don't need or want anything as we speak, if I am still feeling the same come January 2nd I will be amazed!
  22. I have a Spector Legend 4 and it is a cracking bass, really well built, as per my current avatar I also have a BB735a and it is a stunningly good 5 string, it really is in a different league to my (now) backup 5 string which is a way more expensive ESP Horizon!
  23. Sadly, as with every year now, we will be spending it trying to keep two terrified cats calm once the aerial bombardment starts, which usually seems to be from about 6pm through to 2am!!!
  24. In: Spector forte Spector Legend Custom Yamaha 735a ESP horizon 5 string Matt Freeman Squier Markbass 121 combo Trace Elliott SMX350 Digitech drop pedal Out: 1979 Precision Custom shop 62 Precision Status Energy Matrix Status Matrix S1 Road worn Precision Jap 62 reissue Jazz Bass (in and out very quickly!) Westone Thunder III fretless Usa Stingray Sub Still to go: Bass Collection SB801 Early Fender Precision Lyte Possibly 2 Mesa subway 1x12 cabs and a Walkabout head....still not sure I want to part with that yet!! All in all I put a few grand back in the bank which is a 1st!
  25. I would like to offer up the Digitech Drop pedal, yes, sure it works better on guitar than on bass but for the few songs I need it for it saves a drop tuned bass on stage and another offstage in case of issues with the main bass!
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