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  1. Oh absolutely! Helix is excellent for that and the built in global EQ / HPF is very welcome indeed. Brilliant piece of kit.
  2. The @Bergantino Audio B|Amp (both Mk1 and Mk2) have adjustable High Pass Filters - and Low Pass Filters for that matter too. They can be saved as a setting too which is great for having presets ready for a given situation.
  3. The Ultramags are really nice! On the bass in question they have a higher tension and there's definitely a mid bump in the tone which suits this ash bodied P Bass. The very top end is a little subdued and they can't do what D'Addario Pro Steels can in comparison. Bottom end is solid, they last well too - verses my experiences of Swing Bass strings in the past.
  4. https://www.guitarinteractivemagazine.com/review/tech-21-dp-3x-dug-pinnick-signature-pedal/ https://www.guitarinteractivemagazine.com/review/tech-21-steve-harris-sh1-signature-sansamp/
  5. I've already recorded reviews for the DP3X! It's super nice! - Both on it's own and as a tech column about amplifiers. I'll see if I can find the links. Oh and before you sk, yes I have done the Tech 21 Steve Harris pedal too which is more than capable of bringing the distortion too!
  6. Hi Rick. yes Paul has dived in and grabbed the H4n Pro, sorry about that!
  7. Ok, for you and @ezbass! I will try to keep this brief! The album is The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out, Wait For Something Wild by the band SikTh. It was bought for me by a dear friend as a birthday gift. Musically it was a breath of fresh air to my ears and I instantly fell in love with each crushing and brain melting riff. Now, my memory is a little fuzzy these days as I attempt to recall what happened next, but at some point in SikTh's touring history I became frustrated that the band weren't playing in my local city. So, I did the thing that any self-(dis)respecting, slightly mental music lover would do and offer to front the cash for this band to come and headline one of my city's well known venues. The plan, having contacted the tour agent and the venue separately paid off and I went on holiday for a couple of weeks. When I came back, SikTh were booked to play the gig. Anyway, I reached out to the band, told them my plan and they offered for me to come and hang out at the soundcheck and gig with them. Story short we all hit it off and are good friends to this day which is awesome. - James the bassist played with Devin Townsend recently, which is amazing as the DT band are one of my favourites! Sometime after that gig and around the time the band took a break, I guess this was around 2007 I was called by Pin, guitarist and as we'd been talking about bands previously. He offered for me to come down and jam "audition" for a new band he and Jamie Hunt (previously of Biomechanical) were forming. Story short I joined the band and I subsequently reached out to my friend and drummer Thomas Lang to join. Sadly, the band, due to busy touring and clinic schedules never really got off the ground, but Within The Void as we were known still have many songs, at least in part sat on my studio hard drives! Jamie then invited me to come down and audition to play for his new band with Steve Smyth (Forbidden, Nevermore, Testament) that was code named "Firehead". I replaced Dragonforce's bassist. We recorded some demos but I left due to personal reasons about a year later. The band is now called One Machine. Interestingly one of the names I came up with but originally dismissed. Off the back of my now working relationship with Thomas Lang, we set about putting a band together and doing some writing and we formed a band with Jamie Hunt with a great singer from the US. Again, I can't remember the exact time line but my internet ramblings and music caught the eye of Lebanese maestro Amadeus Awad and we struck up a musical relationship that led to recording with Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison. The EP called Schizanimus featured the incredible talents of Danny Boy-Maron and Elia Monsef. Remember those names.. Amadeus being pleased with our produce called me up one day and told me all about a bassist he was looking for to play on a much larger project featuring Russel Allen and John Macaluso from Symphony X, Kevin Moore from Dream Theater, Amanda Sommerville from Avantasia/Trillium and a pile more of talented individuals.. that bassist could have been anyone but he wanted me, so we recorded that album and the EP mentioned above subsequently came out as a limited edition on that album too. "The Book Of Gates" and our band was called Eon. Elia and Danny (yup I said remember them) are part of the Lebanese cinematic progressive metal band Ostura. After working with them previously they called upon me to record all the bass for the incredible album The Room (I know I played on it, but wow, it's a masterpiece!). My ole rhythm section monster Thomas Lang joined me once again along with .. and yes, get this The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra!! Marco Sfogli (James Labrie, Jordan Rudess bands), Arjen Lucassen, Michael Mills (Toehider and Ayreon) and Turkish guitar legend Ozgur Abbak joined us on this epic production! Somewhere in this timeline showing off my love for prog and catchy grooves and music, I was contacted by Dec Burke (*Frost) to be touring bassist for his new band AudioPlastik put together with Simon Andersson (Pain Of Salvation, Scarlet, Darkwater) but a some internal politics with another band member meant that the tour didn't happen. Aside from that, they are now amazing people to know . I'm going to stop there for now as there are many other branches to this particular story! So, you can see how one particular album may (or may not have) set some fairly huge wheels in motion for me! I still love that album and I am hugely grateful to everyone listed and many who aren't for these opportunities I've experienced. I guess you could say it is life changing! Can't wait for the next twist and turn to this tree!
  8. It works exceptionally well recording a band in the rehearsal room using the in-built mics, yes! Pretty much one of the jobs it is designed to do considering it can handle 140dB on those Mics. You can also record another two separate tracks (4 total) using the XLR inputs, which of course be another set of mics positioned elsewhere. Yes, it is still for sale, though a few times I have thought about keeping it!
  9. Yup! As you say, My fave amp has a variable HPF and LPF, some of the major effects units I have owned such as Helix and Quad Capture have HPF blocks in them, there are SO many amplifiers on the market that have HPF's in them by design - guitar distortion pedals definitely have them in as a "pre-EQ" requisite (hence why you don't get much low end out for bass out of some). I agree that it isn't a gimmick, but, like signal limiting and over heating/short-circuit circuitry, an HPF is useful feature to have on board. Especially for those scallywags in rehearsal rooms that crank the bass control up to the max lol.
  10. Changed my life, maybe not, had a profound lasting effect that I still remember to this day when I first heard it, yes. Actually, now that I think about it, a particular album helped to change my career path, so yes, maybe it did change my life. A long story, but if it weren't for that album I may not have been involved with many of the projects and album releases I've been on. Hmmm... Think I need to spin that one again soon!
  11. I forgot Opeth, I need to add Opeth! - Royal Albert Hall Mr Big - Live in San Francisco Winery Dogs - Live in err.. can't remember!
  12. Queen - Wembley '86 Queen - (All of the other live performances!) Pink Floyd - Live In Vienna David Bowie - Glass Spider Tour Eurythmics - Live In Sydney, Australia 1987 Karnivool - Decade Of Sound Awake - Live Stream Devin Townsend - Zilltoid - Royal Albert Hall full show Devin Townsend - Live In Plovdiv Jeff Beck - Live At Ronnie Scotts Meshuggah - Dream Theater - Live Scenes From A Memory Live After Death - Iron Maiden Level 42 - Fait Accompli (Yeah, the "drums stop" joke...) Jean-Michel Jarre - Live In Houston / Live London Docklands Just a few off the top of my head that had definitely left their mark on me.
  13. Oh so it was YOU that pipped me to the post then! Congratulations, I have a pair here and wanted to get one more. I love the HD's!!!
  14. I've just looked back through me emails and found @RaNoFuNkY bought mine!
  15. It's quite identifiable as it has three EMG pickups in it!
  16. Those who know me on Basschat will know my obsession with Chameleon Flip Paint which has been going on for nigh on 20 years 🤣. Here’s a few of my basses.
  17. It doesn't! Nope. I've used Zoom recorders as an Ambient IEM feed for ages. Just enable the 'monitor' features and the sound from the stereo microphones is amplified to earphone level and sent direct to the output jack. The only thing to note is that units like the old H1 can clip in really loud situations due to the limit of the mics on board. This one can easily handle 140dB which is of course a significant amount of SPL!
  18. It wasn't, but wireless is an amplifying medium by nature so it's more likely to work with it than without
  19. I’ve ran the output live direct to my IEMs, so yup it does work Very well!
  20. Buy @D'Addario UK Custom Series Cables. I've used them for over twenty years, nay, 25 and I've had just one failure...which was my own fault. Highly recommended.
  21. It's this model: https://www.dv247.com/en_GB/GBP/Zoom-H4n-Pro/art-REC0012578-000 which has recently been upgraded to have a back shell and is around £200 now. I haven't actually made much use of the recorder over the time I've had it. Watch my video on YouTube about how to make these and other Zoom products in to a handy Ambient Monitor. Shipping is probably around £10, tracked and insured, mainland England - Shipping further afield will require a quote. Comes with: Hard ABS carry case shell 32Gb Memory Card. I think I have a dead cat and possibly USB cable for it and a soft case to carry it and accessories in. These items are subject to locating but will be added as extras Bank Transfer and you also have the option of arranging your own collection which suits people greatly.
  22. Rest In Peace MB1, a glass will be raised in your honour.
  23. Last night I played pedals with no amp at all, no amp or cabinets its.. it was wonderful - but, I do have a really lovely amp rig that sounds stunning with no pedals. (especially with just my old P bass plugged in! WOW!) It depends on the gig I suppose! I use what I need to.
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