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  1. Best drive pedal for The Real Me sound?

    Holy sh**balls!! Nailed!
  2. Line 6 Helix.

    Maybe keeping a mini board would be a wise idea, but get rid of everything else. My EBS deluxe actually is part of my Helix board I love it that much. Which means I’ll need to buy another deluxe for my short board!!
  3. Best drive pedal for The Real Me sound?

    On later performances The Ox used a Digitech 2120, you can clearly hear the chorus effect in there too. The 2120 and it’s predecessor the 2112 had a pair of valves in the preamp to create ‘real valve drive’. At the time it was very good.. but by today’s standards, Helix makes a mockery of the tones available. Anyway, I digress. John used a parallel signal path where the drive sound came from the Digitech and the clean sound direct to amps. (More or less). I’d suggest the EBS Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe in boost mode with the drive all the way down with the clean blended in equal measures, compressor set to mid.
  4. Running 2 cabs out of here

    Exactly. ‘Ohmage’ suggests DC by the Collins definition.
  5. Often the differences are attributed to the way that a synth’s attack and release can be almost ‘on’ or ‘off’ in comparison to the electric bass. To get that gated effect, bassists often use say a Fuzz pedal that is suitably biased that the transistors literally gate the audio signal on and off. Off the top of my head I can’t think which in particular, but I know that I’ve certainly reviewed one such that had a very profound effect without destroying the bass signal altogether. Next I would drop it in to an octave pedal and then finally an envelope filter to reshape the chopped signal. It’s a great way to create a keyboard sound. I have a feeling Adam Neely alluded to this method in a recent blog too.
  6. Where do you store your bass gear?

    I bought the house, where ever I damn well want.. oh oh sorry babe, I’ll move them right away... 😵
  7. Late Japanese Auctions!

    I have a '76 Lawsuit era Aria. It's battered and bruised but oh my is it amazing. Aria, in my opinion, were actually producing the most accurate clones of the time (out of the Matsumuko factory). Indeed, I bought a replacement pickguard for mine from Fender and the screw holes lined up perfectly. I mean, there are Fender's own that won't even do that ha ha ha!!
  8. Line 6 Helix.

    Helix has won me over. I think unless I have a sudden change of heart, i’m selling a bunch of pedals tomorrow!!,
  9. Line 6 Helix.

    I still have my first amp - it was the Marshall Bass 12!!! - I sealed the cabinet at the back with a single piece of 18mm MDF which improved things greatly. I then popped the amplifier out and tapped the output of the preamp for running into a 400W power amp and a pair of 15's. You'll be surprised to hear that the preamp actually sounded very good! I think it was just a pair of 1458's and a passive tone stack.
  10. Line 6 Helix.

    I wish the Helix was around ten years ago or more. I was doing the OTB stuff with a 24 band programmable EQ in my rack! I had about ten different programmes matching a range of different speakers - I actually have the same EQ out at the moment, which is fun!
  11. Luthier course in West Mids?

    If the Peak District isn't too far away then www.shukerguitars.co.uk run various courses. Jon Shuker, of course, is one of the very best in the UK so you are in the hands of an expert.
  12. Genuinely, the shortest amount of time I've done a new band start up was just 7.5hrs before a headline set. No one in the band had played the songs together before and the guitarist was a jazzer who didn't even know how All Right Now went! - No rehearsal together either lol. The gig was a huge success and months later we formed a band with a different guitarist. There's something very exciting about flying by the seat of your pants. Not for the faint-hearted though. I should just say that between the four of us we'd notched up many, many years of playing. On the flipside, me and a very good friend of mine, a top session drummer, have been trying to do a band together for about ten years lol..
  13. Collection in person

    Maybe a company that specialises in the shipment of musical instruments and other goods that require handling with real care is out there somewhere.
  14. If anyone is opening the current issue of Guitar Interactive Magazine (out today) you’ll hear lots of my Shuker bass featuring fresh D’Addario strings! Pro Steels this time. I love the NYXL strings, but I can’t say enough about the whole range. Literally something for everyone.
  15. Your Dream Bass.?

    p.s. yeah, of course, it's a chameleon flip paint finish!