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  1. I found as set of Rotosound bass strings in a suitcase in the attic which I had from my days at A1 Music in Manchester when I left. They must be 27 years old but put them on the Sandberg and they sound good as new!
  2. I cannot seem to click my TC Looper pedal in and out so it synchs perfectly in time. I've just spent around two hours recording 8 bar loops, playing along to a drum track or metronome. When played back, the timing seems spot on, but as the loop keeps playing, the timing drifts fractionally out with the click track. I've only just bought this looper pedal yet have been playing for over 30 years and have always considered my timing to be pretty good. Obviously not! I'm trying to click record exactly on the first beat of the bar - it seems such a simple technique, am I the only person unable to master it?
  3. Great groove and especially like the gaps and fills. Found this on YouTube when looking at Marcus Miller Sire Mv7 basses, which look fab for the price. https://youtu.be/ggJll8SjHSk
  4. The first one is in concert circa 1977... [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0UV5R41tsc"]https://www.youtube....h?v=B0UV5R41tsc[/url] The second one is Jaco in some hotel room drunk.....there are around 7 or 8 of these 'home movies'. [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q65Ojl1F6s"]https://www.youtube....h?v=0q65Ojl1F6s[/url]
  5. Hi Bigwan This is happening all over the neck, way up past the 12th fret. I don't use it below the B on the E string. It's positioned at the front of my effects chain and use a fairly clean sound with no fret buzz.
  6. I have been bought an MXR Bass Octave Deluxe pedal as a present recently. The tracking is not too bad as long as it receives a clear note but when I let a note ring on sustained, the bottom octave seems to break up after around 3/4 seconds which sounds a bit distorted. Does anyone think it may be faulty or is this par for the course? Thanks in advance.
  7. These are the rules... [url="https://www.facebook.com/guitarplayermag/photos/a.10151067940956063.492995.53960386062/10151843407106063/?type=3"]https://www.facebook...7106063/?type=3[/url]
  8. https://www.facebook.com/gamperanddadoni/videos/534172180055323/
  9. Thanks everyone...batteries out then. Just another question....when the Volto is plugged into the pedals, but they are not being used or turned on, does this drain the Volto?
  10. To drive my MXR Bass Chorus & Octivider I have been using Duracell 9v batteries which don't seem to last long. So, I have just purchased a Pedaltrain Volto re-chargeable power supply. One person has told me to remove the Duracell battery as it is not needed to make a circuit, in fact, best to remove them to prevent corrosion. Another person maintains you need to leave the battery in, properly charged in order to make a circuit. Who is correct...will the effects work without the Duracell battery? (Am still charging the Volto for the first time so cannot experiment myself.) Thanks in advance.
  11. I have Hartke 1 x 15" and 2 x 10" cabs together in a stack with an EBS head and am relatively happy with my sound. My engineer friend has pointed out there is no crossover device sending the highs or lows to the relevant cabs. How much of a difference is there likely to be if I have a crossover fitted? Would it help in getting the high notes to zing out a bit more, if so, I may try it. Any opinions? Thanks.
  12. I have recently aquired an MXR Bass Chorus De-Luxe and a MXR Bass Chorus pedal. I've found the batteries will only last for around a couple of gigs, even when unplugging when not in use. I'm wondering what's the best method of getting mains power to the pedals. Just a simple mains adaptor and daisy chain the two together or is there an effects pedal board module I could buy? I'm only ever going to run 2/3 pedals max so it would only need to be small. Also having to run a mains cable to the front of the stage to drive the pedals seems to be a bit of a faff. Any ideas?.... thanks in advance.
  13. Interesting piece on the BBC.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29550639
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