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  1. Nearly all of the back issues of Guitar Interactive Magazine are available for FREE to read covering over 300 HD Bass video reviews I have recorded.


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    2. Dood


      Hey no problem @JapanAxe! I'm just trying to spread the bass love! Would be good to share as I am hoping these reviews offer a great resource. Just want people to know about them!! 

    3. SpondonBassed


      What a trooper!

    4. Dood


      I'm going to see what I can do about making it easier for everyone to access the reviews (and of course know about them) - I just haven't figured out how yet as my mind has been elsewhere for a while. Maybe a decent signature?

  2. TC Electronic Dreamscape (Toneprint enabled) fully stereo modulation pedal - Chorus, Flange, Vib etc - £65 TC Electronic DITTO looper pedal - £50 Valeton Analogue Octave pedal OC10 (as discussed at length here on BC - sounds like a Boss) - £40 Valeton Analogue Compressor Pedal CS10 - £40 Valeton DAPPER Analogue multi-effects "fly rig" offering Compression, Amp Sim, Octave, Filter/Env Filter and Chorus and TUNER - (comes with power supply!) - £80 SOLD Korg Mini Pitchblack tuner - £35 Only the Dreamscape has ever left the house, though some have been mounted to a home pedal board. Will happily ship with the inclusion of £8 to go toward insured and tracking shipping. (per parcel if you buy more than one!!) MORE pedals to come in separate adverts soon.
  3. and then you get a company whose compressor controls work in the opposite direction "to that of modern compressors". A certain, well known studio classic!
  4. Recently there was a thread on BassChat where the OP asked about switching from pick to fingers mid-song. I'd mentioned that I use a technique that I think I must have lifted from guitarist Paul Gilbert. I'd meant to find a picture or video demonstrating my technique. Well, whilst I am preparing lessons for students, I found this video that just happens to include a very similar technique, courtesy of Fretless Monster, Tony Franklin. The "pick hiding" technique is mentioned around 1.20 in the video: Hope it is of some use, as well as the rest of the video!
  5. Just like me! I was totally planning to play it safe, but ..well, I seem to suffer from IT G.A.S too lol. Glad I went for it in the end. Agree that it would be overkill for basic tasks. I’ll have to see if I can find the “walkthrough” that showed me that it was possible to keep both drives in. My 27” iMac had a DVD drive - there’s space under the drive to slip the SSD in and the cables I bought were able to feed through the casing to the mother board. Yes, once I did the clone, I formatted the original drive and used it as an “archive” drive to move data I didn’t need all the time, or when speed was less of an issue. Then, I bought a 2Tb external USB hard drive that I set up as a TimeMachine backup for both of the internal drives. Speaking of which, as my iMac is “business critical”, like above, I have a TimeMachine backup covering all of the connected drives. Again, I also use CarbonCopy as a belt and braces “zero downtime” backup. It is scheduled to do a clone of the system SSD every night automatically. Should the internal SSD fail, I can instantly switch to the cloned drive and carry on working like nothing happened. (Meanwhile I can get a new SSD, install and do a clone in the opposite direction.) I appreciate this has nothing to do with the above OP, but others may find it useful, especially for those running a studio etc.
  6. So, the ever present question: Do I sell all these bits of kit that I don't actually use anymore, or keep them on the off chance that a band (job) might require them in the future. I could do with the cash frankly, but the value of the kit could mean that if I buy again in the future, I could end up paying more in the long run. Hmmmmmm

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    2. owen


      I have come to the conclusion that the stuff we keep "in case" is 90% redundant. Whenever I do get called to do anything, as soon as I get jiggy with esoteric bits of kit I get a look from the producer or keys player that says "do what you do well and we will do all that fiddly stuff".

      But which 10% is not redundant?

    3. skej21


      Need money + have gear not in use + gear is worth more money now than when you bought it = Sell it

    4. Hellzero


      My father has a barn full of just in case things. Hope I'm going to die before him... Don't want to move, sort or sell all these things...

      I remember some years ago when I started buying all the good deals I was seeing. I ended up with my two cars garage full of boxes of high end hi-fi components, instruments and amps. Sold everything and made a lot of money as lots of these things were bought for peanuts.

      If you don't use them, sell them and use the money for what you really need.

  7. I've even found the original post: (Though it has become a little fragmented) Please also, if I may derail this thread temporarily, take a moment to remember "OldGit" Si Cox in the first picture. One of our very missed members of BassChat. RIP dude!
  8. At the risk of sounding like blowing ones own on the most popular of bass forums, I bring you some news (which means a great, great deal to me) that I hope you will be pleased to read. I am super happy to have been invited on board and have joined the brilliant team over at Bass Guitar Magazine. To begin with I will be bringing you a column each month best described by BGM's editor in a recent social media post: "At the recent UK Guitar Show, a reader of Bass Guitar mag suggested that I run a monthly column devoted to solving bass players' problems, gear-related rather than connected to personal grooming or relationships, I should add. "A capital idea!" I said, and pondered who the right hack would be. Ideally someone who knows bass gear inside out, is an experienced writer, has the right facial hair and whose picture in the mag won't scare cows at 100 paces. I'm delighted to announce that the great Dan Veall is the chap who got the gig: you can read his first column on 10 Dec in Bass Guitar and 24 Dec in Bass Player. Round of applause for new bug Dan, team! "
  9. .....and here's the other one, which I thought was a '67 but I'd have to check: EDIT: 1965!! Like Hoodyy's it has a silver logo, though I cant see the font clearly and this one has the reverse Kluson tuning keys verses the '68 above that featured 70's style tuning keys instead.
  10. Actually whilst on the subject, I am going to selfishly talk all about myself. Back in 2004(?-ish) I had planned my first custom build with Jon Shuker. We already knew that I wanted to add a ramp and why. The thing is, I could already see that the vast majority of after market ramps were simply not up to the job. This is pretty obvious actually as there's only so much you can do with a bass that you don't want to gouge holes in. As much as possible I wanted my ramp to be invisible - at least colour matched to the top of the instrument. Then, we hatched our plan. What if I didn't need it? Well, it needs to be able to be dropped in to the bass out of the way. What if I needed to change the height or the angle it sits at? Well that was planned in to the design too. Four specially sourced springs, one in each corner allows the ramp to drop in to the bass, but they are stiff enough that I could be pretty brutal with the ramp and it won't move whilst I am playing. It is of course radiused to match the curve of my bass fretboard and it sits in my playing sweet spot between my two EMG soapbars. Both of my Shuker's have the same ramp design and if I ever have another, well so will it too. The design is now Jon's standard ramp design but of course @MacDaddy's example is just a beautiful example of how far you can go with it and I would love to get my paws back on his basses to experience again. Oh! If you google "ramps", No Treble did a feature and used a picture of my 7 string at the top of the piece! YAY!
  11. http://www.samsontech.com/hartke/products/amplifiers/ha-series-amplifiers/ha5500c/ 500 Watts of power at 4 ohms Tube and solid state preamp sections Passive and active input sections Bass, treble, and contour controls 10-band graphic EQ Variable compression XLR direct out Effects loop Rack Ears included Found on stages all over the world, the Hartke HA5500 bass amplifier is back in classic black. Yet, it retains all the same rock-solid performance and features as the original that have made it one of the most popular bass amplifiers of all time. The HA5500's unique circuitry ensures that every nuance of your bass performance is faithfully reproduced. Featuring two pre-amp input knobs for custom blending of tube and solid state tone and a ten-band graphic EQ, the HA5500 is ideal for the player who wants plenty of power and control. But we don't stop there. A dedicated preset button allows you to set a equalization curve and two fully adjustable contour knobs provide even more shaping of your distinctive sound. A built-in compressor adds real "punch" to your bass sound, and also allows you to smooth out volume differences between notes.Rugged construction and professional features make the HA5500 totally road-worthy. Two independent inputs accommodate both passive and active bass guitars. LEDs show you the settings of the graphic equalizer in low-light environments as well as a two-color LED that continuously shows the status of the compression circuitry in response to your playing.Electronically balanced direct output provides routing signal to professional mixing consoles for both live performance and recording environments. A ground lift switch helps prevent hum or buzz from entering the signal, and a pre/post switch allows the direct signal to be derived either before or after the amp EQ section.With all the features you need for complete tonal control, along with ample power and rugged design, the HA5500 will ensure complete bass euphoria no matter what kind of music you play. Manual here: http://www.samsontech.com/site_media/support/manuals/HA35_5500_OM_5L_V5.3_1.pdf Nice lil rack mountable head here - very loud and made of "non D class heft" as discussed on BassChat. This example does have the well known Hartke Noisy Fan syndrome, but I know the fan can be swapped out for a computer-style noiseless fan fairly easily. There's a few marks on the outer casing and the rack ears are silver instead of black. With all this in mind I have set the price nice and low - will make a great gigging amp! Collection only folks, unless you arrange your own courier and take full responsibility for shipping. I have a suitable box.
  12. http://www.samsontech.com/hartke/products/amplifiers/kilo-amplifiers/kilo/ Stereo amps offer 500 watts per side at 2 ohms, 1,000 watts at 4 ohms in bridged mono mode Class-A all tube (3 x 12AX7) high-voltage preamp circuit Classic 3-band tone stack equalizer with variable Shape control Selectable Deep and Brite EQ curves Variable compressor 10-band constant-q graphic equalizer with independent level control Variable tube overdrive Stereo Effect Loop send and return jacks Dedicated front panel switches and footswitch jacks for Mute, Overdrive, EFX, and EQ Multi-point direct output with level control Twist & Lock and 1⁄4" parallel output connectors Front and rear panel tuner output jacks Separate left and right channel Preamp Out and Amplifier In jacks Rugged 3-rackspace construction Solid die cast front panel and oversized front panel handles The Hartke Kilo raises the standard for bass amplification. It offers Hartke's classic tone, enhanced flexibility and an abundance of power, along with all the newest concepts in bass amplification design. Its amazing power and control make the Kilo Bass Amplifier the ideal choice for every situation—from recording studios, to small clubs, to giant stadiums. The Kilo delivers 500 watts at 2 ohms of power per side in stereo mode, and a massive 1,000 watts at 4 ohms in the bridged mono mode. To sculpt your sound, the Kilo has an all-tube class-A preamp, and logically arranged tone controls. The amp offers a classic tone stack three-band EQ, with Hartke's variable Shape circuit. For additional tone shaping, there is a 10-band graphic equalizer, as well as selectable Deep and Brite EQ curves. To add some “dirt” to your sound, there is a variable tube Overdrive circuit, and to round out the dynamics, there is a fast and articulate Compressor circuit. To connect your amplifier to speaker cabinets, the Kilo has both Twist & Lock and 1/4" output jacks. It also provides an abundance of connections and signal routing features, including multi-point direct output switching, stereo Effects Loop, front and rear panel tuner outputs and footswitch jacks to remotely control the Mute, Overdrive, EFX, and EQ functions. Not only does it pack optimal tone control and more than enough power to drive any cabinet, the Kilo's rugged design is perfect for life on the road. Its solid 3-rackspace construction, solid die cast front panel and oversized handles make the Kilo an eminently road-worthy. The Kilo Bass Amplifier is a robust bass head with full-range power and control that will shake the foundation for discriminating players in every style. The manual for more details is here: http://www.samsontech.com/site_media/support/manuals/Kilo_OM_5L_v2.1.pdf This amplifier is a beast. I would say it's primary competitor at launch would have been the Ampeg SVT 4 Pro - and in some ways it shares a few features. The head uses the same modules found in the LH1000 so it will do HEFT and volume. I can't think of too many other amplifiers that have such a feature set on board! It's going to be collection only I am afraid, but I think its a good price considering the amp is in excellent condition and comes with a tasteful rack sleeve to protect it.
  13. Hello BassChatters! I'll keep this short and sweet, I'm hoping you can help me. Those who know me personally know that 2019 hasn't particularly been the easiest year. (An understatement even if I am sparing the details). I've more or less been off the radar for an extended period and it's time to start picking myself up again. I'm looking in to getting more in to the sorts of work I was busy doing before my world was turned upside down. This is where you all come in! I'd like to hear from you! If you have seen one of my reviews and liked it, hated it, or it has helped you purchase a piece of gear, I would love a short bit of feedback if that's ok? Ideally I would love it posted on my Facebook DanVeallBassist page but posting on this thread is also fine, if I can copy and paste / screen print it. https://www.facebook.com/pg/DanVeallBassist/reviews I thank you in advance, I genuinely really appreciate it. (Feel free to type 'Done' here too!)
  14. Right! Time to sell a couple of good solid non-D Class amps then! Expect an advert or two tomorrow!

    1. LukeFRC
    2. Mykesbass


      Good luck with that - hope they are more popular than the one I listed (now where's that tumbleweed emoji...)

    3. Dood


      I hope I have set the prices low enough to sell. They've been safely stowed in my cupboard not getting used, so they should really go for a bargain.

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