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  1. SOLD: Vein-Tap Gallows Multiple x4 True Bypass Looper

    Sold previously but it took a knock sometime during the very lengthy delivery so I’ve got it back, opened it up, reconnected a wire that had come loose, checked everything else internally, tested all functionality/lights, etc. and the pedal is working perfectly again.

    Before and after photographs below.

    For the total tone purist, true bypass loop strips are the only way to go. Now you can go there in style with the Vein-Tap Gallows Multiple True Bypass Looper.

    - Loops: x 4

    - Activation: Quiet soft touch (no click)

    This configuration will cost £99.95 new from the lovely Vein-Tap folks.



  2. 37 minutes ago, randythoades said:

    Would an FRFR like the RCF be suitable for upright bass too if I used something like a Tech 21 Q-strip or F-Deck?

    To play live on upright I use an Ashdown ABM 115 combo which feels a bit excessive so I have been thinking about swapping out my cab for a FRFR cab. I also play guitar and already use modelling straight into PA.

    I don't need huge volume as I could split it into PA, just for rehearsing, practice or monitoring.

    Would be good to rationalise all the equipment and use the same speaker for both guitar and upright as needed.

    How about a Barefaced Super Midget? I see a fair few upright bassists pair one of these with an Acoustic Image Clarus amplifier.


  3. 18 hours ago, agedhorse said:

    Perhaps I can help you understand why some designers choose to use a fan?

    Neither of the amps you listed are rated for 2 ohm operation, and neither are rated for as much power (RMS) either.

    When considering cooling strategies, my general goals (and others with similar philosophy) might choose to insure that their products are capable of operating at a higher duty cycle into a lower minimum impedance at higher ambient temperatures (I typically use 105 deg F) than other designers might choose to use. Also, the warranty offered often factor into the decision. The companies I have designed for over the years have offered longer than average, which predisposes me to a more conservative approach.

    I do work hard to minimize fan noise, but a small amount will always be present.

    If a fan bothers you enough, simply choose an amp without a fan and accept those compromises compared with the compromises of using a fan (noise)

    This is very useful - thanks very much for providing. A fan does bother me enough though so I'll go for an Acoustic Image Clarus SL.

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  4. With the Acoustic Image Clarus SL and the GSS Baby Sumo, I don't really understand why any amplifier needs a fan nowadays frankly.

  5. Vein-Tap Gallows Multiple True Bypass Looper x 4.

    For the total tone purist, true bypass loop strips are the only way to go. Now you can go there in style with the Vein-Tap.com Gallows Multiple True Bypass Looper.

    Activation: Soft touch (not hard click).

    This unit costs £99.95 from Vein-Tap.

    Here is their product page: https://www.vein-tap.com/product/multiple-true-bypass-looper/









  6. I'm definitely going the Acoustic Image route with the Clarus SL-2 amplifier when/if we get back to any kind of normal gigging situation again...

    ...I really want to get one now but just can't justify it with zero live events scheduled :(

  7. I tend to always use interparcel.com but I've used transglobalexpress.co.uk and parcel2go.com too.

    I've had two problems before and interparcel.com have always sorted everything out and their communication has been great in my personal experience. They have instant chat too which I think is very useful.

  8. They are expensive but the upgrades are pretty decent in my opinion - that said, if you've already got a P and/or J that you're really happy with, these are probably not worth going for.

    But I am happy to see tortoiseshell back on the 3-color Sunburst and Olympic White basses.

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