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  1. Expect a review of the new Haunted Moss 4 LX neckthru soon….. 😉
  2. The 802 is an extraordinary beast for sure! How about a TD650 / TD660? The Hartke thing will work very well either with the Reidmar head or the EBS Microbass, I’m sure.
  3. Yes and no, it depends on what is being plugged in. If you set the EQ “flat” - iirc is 2-10-2? Then you have a clean power amp with some extra level matching capabilities. The great thing about the LH amplifiers is that the master volume control is actually more like the gain control on a non-master volume amplifier. Go straight in to the “passive” input and wind the level up to taste, lots of clean power on tap. A good quality super low noise drive tested valve with lots of headroom is a nice upgrade too.
  4. I was sure I rememebr reading a Trace Elliot manual that said as much many years ago (which is interesting as I have never owned a TE 12 band) I have found it on page 8 of a TE manual for the 12 band range:- "Do not use excessive bottom ( 30 to 40Hz ) boost on the graphic unless your speakers can handle it. Very few speaker systems are capable of handling frequencies as low as 30 and 40Hz with any degree of efficiency. N.B. Boosting at 30Hz for instance will not add to the perceived amount of bottom end in the sound, it will only make your speakers flap to no useful effect. In fact boosting at 100Hz or 180Hz will have the apparent effect of adding far more bottom end than boosting at 30, 40 or even 60Hz. Do not use excessive top ( 10 to 15kHz ) boost, this will add mostly hiss to the sound as there is very little signal output at this frequency from a bass. The 30Hz slider has been provided to allow precise tailoring at very low frequencies. This slider should be used to CUT ( not Boost ) the 30Hz to a level that allows the speaker system to work at its maximum efficiency."
  5. If you follow Julian Krause on YouTube, you’ll know that the Clarett range of Focusrite interfaces consistently rides the top end of the performance pile in all of his reviews. I’m looking to sell mine here so I can get another with more inputs (the 8 Pre as it happens). So, when that arrives and it all works, this one will be all ready to go. I’m advertising now so that you all get a heads up https://fael-downloads-prod.focusrite.com/customer/prod/downloads/Clarett 4Pre USB User Guide V2 English - EN.pdf Can be powered via USB 3 or psu (included). 24 bits / 192 kHz 18 inputs 8 outputs 4 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model the classic ISA Micpreamp sound Low noise (-128dB ON) Up to 119 dB dynamic range Switchable phantom power +48 V 4 mic/line inputs: XLR / 1/4 "jack combo (2 of which can be used as instrument input) 4 line inputs: 6.3 mm jack 4 line outputs: 6.3 mm jack MIDI In / Out ADAT input S / PDIF input and output coaxial 2 stereo headphone outputs 6.3mm jack USB Desktop Case Dimensions (W x H x D): 222 x 63.5 x 192 mm Weight: 1.91 kg https://rubadub.co.uk/products/focusrite-clarett-4-pre-usb-audio-midi-interface?variant=32139535908934&currency=GBP&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&utm_campaign=gs-2021-05-12&utm_source=google&utm_medium=smart_campaign&gad_source=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg8_5_MuVhwMVn5JQBh3Y0w3NEAQYEyABEgJICPD_BwE https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/ex-demo-focusrite-clarett-4-pre-usb-audio-interface Collection for discount, shipping extra (tracked, proof of sending and insured only) mainland only. Unrecoverable losses not covered by sale. Caveat Emptor, private sale, yahda yahda yahda.
  6. I use Waves Clarity VX and Izotope's RX Essentials. These are the budget options of their bigger plugin suites. I don't think I ever even paid full price for these either - you may as well buy the whole Izotope Essentials Suite that includes a whole bunch of plugins that I use all the time. I produce videos professionally and between these plugins they cover pretty much all bases, but, as mentioned above, they can't perform miracles. As the ole addage goes, "SISO"... or, "you can't polish a turd". I'll have to try out Spectral Layers, that sounds really good, though I suspect it will have a lot in commin with RX which is no doubt Steiberg's competitor in the noise-management market!
  7. I think I've reached that, "I've got all this stuff that isn't gonna ever get used" state. Projects that will never see the light of day.

    Some of it is worth selling, some may as well see the bin. 
    I think I could do with a cathartic gear purge to clear the decks both physically and psychologically.

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    2. TheGreek

      TheGreek

      The problem for most of us in this situation is that there are so many of us on BC in the same situation...hard to sell to others who already have too much quality gear...

    3. prowla

      prowla

      Your solemn duty is to pass it on to the other hoarders here!

       

    4. Marc S

      Marc S

      What @prowla said :) 

  8. No problem! Good question, I think you can just order them as Alnico PJ and yes, I beleive it woulkd be a PA and LJA, that would make most sense. Hmm, maybe a Pa and LJ combination would also be fun, it would give the J a bit more oomph whilst the PA would sound more traditional. Now I'm thinking about this a bit too much ha ha!! It might be worth asking EMG if its still ok to use a passive tone with the PJAX if that's what you want specifically? I can't imagine it wouldn't. Having the VLPF wouldn;t limit you from using the other preamplifier options, you could leave it out altogether and install an active pre instead - the whole thing pops together with quick connect installation that makes it (within reason) easy to customise. You could replace the pan control with a three way switch, add the EXB or VMC, plenty of options to play around with! I think the PJBS is an absolute gem of a bass. I got my first one when they were massively out of fashion, for £200! I'd grab another before the prices go too bonkers as I really want a 70's jazz tone combination out of one!
  9. I'd really love Gotoh to make the matching lightweight set, I think they'd sell loads. Oh and my basses would liek them That said, one of my PJBS basses has Wilkinson and the other two have stock tuners and, with a wide strap, I don't really notice the weight if the bass after a normal 3 hour function. That said, one of my basses is much heavier than the other two, and, interestingly, that's reflected in the tone too. I love the GZr pickups, probably the best passives that EMG have ever churned out, but deep down,m I've been an Active EMG'er for over 25 years now and I love what they do, so I'd definitely recommend them, they do sound really good in the reverse P-J configuration, both pickups full on. That said, I have been having a hankering for EMG's Alnico PJ version (The standard pups are Ceramic), for a more traditional vibe. Here's what I used to ream out the smaller holes (by hand) to fit the larger potentiometers in my basses that I have upgraded. The pots dropped neatly in afterward.
  10. Dood

    Logic Pro

    Hi PTP! I’ve done a quick search with what I know about Logic: Minimum System Requirements for the latest version of Logic Pro: macOS Ventura 13.5 or later 6GB of available storage space for minimum installation or 72GB of storage space for full Sound Library installation The following Macs can run macOS Ventura: MacBook models from 2017 or later. MacBook Air models from 2018 or later. MacBook Pro models from 2017 or later. Mac mini models from 2018 or later. iMac models from 2017 or later. iMac Pro (all models) Mac Pro models from 2019 or later. Mac Studio (all models) This would seem to be true as my iMac is a 2017 running Ventura. It’s an old machine but it has no problem running 40 odd tracks with plugins, glitch free. 4.2Ghz I7 Quad Core with 64Gb RAM and quad channel internal 2Tb SSD. I also have a 2013 MacBook Pro I7 that is running Logic with no issues, but I’m not sure if it’s the latest update, probably not!
  11. The video comments suggest this was recorded live and, Joe has an Aguilar AG head that is at least being DI'd. It certainly sounds more DI than cabinet (which I generally prefer anyway!) I think the Original '62 pickup would sound pretty good in a P bass for this tone, or a lil scoop from a CS62.
  12. The bass sounds amazing, but I wanna throttle the "camera person".
  13. Absolutely. XLR is just the connector and, there’s plenty of mic wireless sets on the market. My comment was really that you be looking at 8 units (or more if any instruments are stereo). If budget isn’t a worry then 8 Sennheisser / Sony systems could work, but I’m not sure I’d trust recording with budget wireless systems, even if 8 x £70 is a budget someone is willing to swallow. Jamming and rehearsal, maybe. Seems like a lot of extra kit to pack up just to achieve freedom from a cable. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of being cable free and I can totally see a market for extra low latency wireless connections, but for jamming and recording, if we had to cut down on cables, I’d put the 8x£70 money towards running a DAW set up and just plug straight in to the XR running as an interface. Eliminate all the amps, XLR and excess cables altogether
  14. I don’t even need a fretless for this gig lol.. I do however want a fretless!
  15. both of my Shukers are taking a long hard rest too, my current gig only needs two strings!! Which does mean I want a lottery win, so Jon can build be the ultimate 4 stringer!!
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