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  • Birthday 24/11/1875

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  1. Interesting FRFR story..

    +1 I have to agree with the spill into the mics point. I thought it was only me, but obviously not! I found that simply by moving my combo forward, together with a little reduction in bass EQ has sorted the boominess we were getting without any recourse to HPF. I assume this is the 'spill into the mics you are referring to'? Need to balance that with the drummer worrying he might not hear the bass, which he mentioned for the first the first time at a gig on Saturday, but we can maybe address that with a better monitor (currently using a small 150W 5" for the vocals).
  2. Interesting FRFR story..

    I'm really glad you shared that. It does prompt the question 'why', if you so strongly believe that FRFR is the better route? If it's just 'cos it's more convenient to use the combo or your bigger bass amp has more heft and there ain't actually too much difference to the bass sound in the mix, well fair do's. But that does say quite a bit, Pete. In particular that FRFR is just one option and not the option; a point a few of us have been 'bravely' venturing to make on this FRFR fan-club thread!
  3. What bass would you get for your 50th?

    @Lozz196 See the '54 Precision suggestion wasn't such a bad one, and after all you're only going to be 54 once!
  4. It's Squier, Squire

    Yeh, I agree - total shocker that some people try to pronounce other folks' names correctly (especially on the public airwaves). I personally hate hearing my name said right: makes me think the other person gives a damn.
  5. Interesting FRFR story..

    Thanks EBS**. Would I be correct in thinking that you're very much RCF über alles - interested that your recommending the RCF 732A rather than e.g. the QSC K12.2 or a Yammy? Part of the reason for me abandoning exploring the FRFR route back at the start of the thread was 'cos I felt you were very much saying that you needed a 735A or 745A rather than a 12" speaker to get a decent bass through the PA if you're not using a subwoofer? And the tick up from 2 x 39lbs for the 732 vs 2 x 47 lbs for the 735A plus the additonal costs all started to add up. By comparison the RCF 310As (which we're putting typically 3 or 4 vocals, acoustic guitar and sax through) and working just fine as our PA, are half the price and a floaty 27lbs. Carting a 500W combo to pub gigs or smaller functions, which is still getting compliments from guitarists, weighing 37lbs is no biggie. Still struggling to see the point of changing over... but probably the time for that is if / when we need to think about upgrading our PA. **PS when was the last time you said anything positive about EBS? I think under the Trades Descriptions Act 1972 you really should be either 'FRFR' or 'RCF' Freak now...
  6. That's a very neat job those Putnam boys have done! Out of interest what did they charge for adding the XLR DI out? I can think of a couple of pedals where that could come in very handy, not least my Zoom B3n...
  7. Interesting FRFR story..

    A bit of a newbie question but: Given that 12" is perfectly good (in fact many would say ideal) for dedicated bass speakers, why is 15" considered optimal if you're putting bass through a FRFR eg the Yamaha 745A etc?
  8. What bass would you get for your 50th?

    Oh you Wal owners, stop it! The one thing the rest of us console ourselves with, is the lack of the second mortgage
  9. Tech21 prototype dUg pre-amp pedal.

    More money towards your Fender 54 P reissue then!
  10. What bass would you get for your 50th?

    No apology from me, mate. You could have far worse thoughts on the brain - besides just remind yourself that you're clearly worth it! And you have sold a ton of gear this past year, so there should be plenty of space in the Lozz bass cave!
  11. It's Squier, Squire

    Also while we're on the subject, it's Häussel or Haeussel not Haussel. Really cringe-worthy when folk make such simple spelling errors: makes you kinda think they don't care so long as folk understand what they're saying?
  12. High end rig ??

    @mcnach Nice rig! Put's a slightly different spin on 'high' end, right? There's a Mesa D800+ currently in the FS and it's very tempting (in a way that its smaller sibling somehow just doesn't ever manage to be, for me). Obviously your (or any other) rig is not going to be as good as a RCF 745A on bang for your buck basis, or so I've been reliably informed on another thread , but it looks good to me and I suspect it sounds great...which leads to me to my next Q: any uploaded clips of you and your band playing live?
  13. What bass would you get for your 50th?

    So you now need to get a Fender 54 Reissue Precision then? If you leave a few years the Fender 62s were supposed to be really good...
  14. What bass would you get for your 50th?

    Do you think she meant two bassists?
  15. Interesting FRFR story..

    The full range of Gregorian chant was pretty flat, would be my response. Also didn't cost much. So it's relevant.
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