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Golder7

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  • Birthday 07/05/1986

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  1. No, I haven't... That is interesting. I presumed (wrongly) it would be largely the same bit with a bit of an aesthetic update... Now, I need to find more money!
  2. I had a Trace Elliot V Type (5001 I think), green carpeted hulk! It was big and heavy, which is why I got rid of it. Great sound though, which is why I miss it. Now, I rock the Ashdown ABM Evo III, I'd like a 600, but it doesn't feel enough of an upgrade to warrant the spending!
  3. I had looked at the Behringer, I may get one for the peanuts they cost and see what happens. Thanks!
  4. That's a great point I hadn't considered. I have always had separate head/can for the potential flexibility. Thanks
  5. Thanks for all the replies guys, I think it's quite clear that separates may be the best option! I think it was the convenience of the fly rig that initially appealed. I'm not averse to having a little pedal board with a few pedals on. I'll certainly be looking into the Spectracomp! That had made me think... Are there any cheaper alternatives to the Sansamp that people could recommend?
  6. Was there a particular part of the fly rig that made you change?
  7. Hi guys, I am one of those who lurk around here and very rarely post! But, I'm in need of some advice for where I go next with some pedals... For reference, my gear is Musicman Stingray (2004-3EQ), Fender MIM P (2008/9), Ashdown ABM EVO III 500, Ashdown ABM 410T, Boss TU-2 and EHX Deluxe Bass Big Muff. As far as what I am doing and wanting to achieve? Well, I started a functions band at the beginning of the year... whilst COVID has hampered us slightly it's meant we've been able to practice more and really hone our sounds. As it's functions and I will play finger style / plectrum / slap I feel I really need a compressor, something to even out the volume across styles and the neck etc. Additionally, I am looking at having a SANSAMP bass driver so on the occasion where we are in a small venue I don't need to use my (big, heavy) amp and go straight in to our PA, or equally if we are doing a big hall I can just use my amp for monitoring. So my dilemma... do I get a compressor and SANSAMP pedal, or go for something like the Tech 21 Fly Rig? The pedals I have been looking at are the MXR M87 and the SANSAMP Bass Driver. Currently, at Andertons these will come in at £370. Benefits I see is that this is 'modular' so I can change pedals if I want to, and potentially I have more control a) in terms of signal path and b) in terms of what each pedal can do. Also, I can buy one at a time which would mean getting one sooner Whereas the Fly Rig is £275, which would be a slightly larger outlay at the beginning... but would be done in one go... plus, the convenience of carrying one thing to gigs... It also has other fun things I may use at some point. I particularly like the fun I think i'd have with the filter! Any experience with either set up would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance guys!
  8. Thank you! I will check this out
  9. Hi guys, just to confirm the deep/low button was not engaged, so it wasn't cutting any mids. As mentioned above I normally have the bass on the amp between 12-1, should I try dropping this? Also, for reference I have the Stingray as follows: Volume full, treble no boost/cut, mid and bass both boosted to about half way between the mid indent and full. I do adjust the bass/mid a little depending on the song. Also, I have the ashdown now so will be trying that out. It certainly seems to be voiced with more punch. I'll play around with the EQ as others have suggested in this post. Thanks all again, I'm clearly one of those bass players who can play a song, but who hasn't spent enough time learning how to achieve a good live sound - and so my journey begins!
  10. Hi all, thanks for the quick responses. My rig is a EB 3eq Stingray as main and a Fender MIM p as backup. Rig is an Ashdown 410t with an Ampeg pf500, though I'm getting an ABM EVO III 500 this week. I have tried raising the pickups on both bases around the g string and it doesn't make much difference. With the ampeg I tend to have the bass between 12-1 o'clock and have the mid selector at 2nd position with the dial at between 1-2 o'clock. Sounds great on its own but feels a bit lost in the mix, I was thinking a compressor could help resolve this?
  11. Hi all, I'm after some friendly advice around which (if any) pedals you would recommend. I'm in a reticent be functions band playing everything from Hound Dog to Uptown Funk... And everything in between. One pedal I think I am going to get is a compressor to round my sound up a bit as well as to get s more even sound acrid the board - I loose volume the huge I go on the fretboard, particularly on the G-string. So, does anyone have any recommendations that error help complete my sound? Or, any compressor recommendations? I've been keeping an eye out for a second hand MXR M87, but happy to consider others. Thanks in advance all. Steve
  12. Great thanks for the help guys. I've managed to secure an EVO III 500 for a great price! I'll be picking it up on Wednesday, very excited. One thing I am interested in is the FS-4 footswitch. It's quite expensive at £49... Are there any cheaper alternatives anyone is aware of?
  13. Thank you all for your comments, really appreciated. I'm going to keep an eye out for an Evo iv I think! Though if a 500 Evo ii or ii comes up for a reasonable price I may just go for it To those who have had a head serviced by ashdown, do you have a rough idea of the cost?
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