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About Joebethell

  • Birthday 18/04/1983

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  1. Need to check the Rota for work but as long as it's clear I will make the trip up the m1/A50 Been off the chat for a while but really enjoyed the last Midlands bash I made it to
  2. Trace Head on an Aguilar either a spare or the Aguilar is a spare or trace as a pre as I think he likes trace? Possible sponsorship for the Aguilar.
  3. Cracking basses love mine to bits.
  4. I have a starfire from the 90s cracking bass mines natural but would love to find another in cherry or just another really. I did try a Newark one but the rosewood bridge saddles caused me issues with string loss that I don't get on the 90s one as it is all metal
  5. My old bass and If I had the cash I would buy this back in a shot. AMAZING high spec with many options originally purchased from Bass Driect stunning finish that the pics don't do justice to. Here's a pic with me with the bass
  6. 2024x I can't believe how good it is.
  7. Its been a while and this is really late but... I was on the hunt for a head and having taken a trip to the big smoke to no avail I decided to take a trip back to one of my favourite shops PMT Birmingham as it was in my old stomping ground. looking to demo a couple of heads Orange 4stroke,Ashdown ABH600 etc so needed to pick a bass to try them out with. Hidden at the back where they put some of the used equipment a silvery glint took my eye! The bass looked used had some marks and crazing in places I had heard good things so decided to give it a go. It sounded and played beautifully but I wasn't looking for a Bass really but I just kept playing and playing. A brew a bit more playing and finally a deal for a head and the bass came about. Now the special bit is the bass had a couple of quirks but after a chat with the staff and emails from yamaha all became clear the bass is one of the demo/proto basses made to take to trade shows/let artists use I believe 4 were made and this is one of them (picture in another thread here https://www.talkbass.com/threads/yamaha-prototype.569739/page-2) This explains the age related marks and knocks etc. Anyway it's a stunning bass and plays amazing with cobalts on it.
  8. I have had another play this evening after work and the hum is quiet without a bass plugged in. It is noticeablyworse with a bass plugged in and as you increase volume and is worse with certain pickups. So it looks like earthing as mentioned. The only confusion I have is when I tried the amp on purchase sounded perfectly normal with no buzz/hum even with the same bass. So that accounts for part of the sound but not all of It. Would a speakon connection alter anything as I only have jack speaker cables and the head was connected to the cabs in the shop via speakon? Is there anything else I can try?
  9. I don't suppose anyone has a free hour in the Leicestershire area over the next couple of days for a second set of ears at the issue.
  10. Hi no pedals in the chain just straight in. As I said there is a noticeble hum when nothing plugged in, (wasn't noticeble in the shop where I purchased the head ABM 600) the cab is a zilla 2x12 600w also purchase new. I did try another head an old swr which had even more noise and my old mesa setup which I recently sold never hummed in this way with any bass etc. If you plug a bass in regardless of volume a large increase in the hum doesn't matter which bass I have tried 3 a guild starfire, fretless ESP and a yamaha BB. It' got me a bit stumped the only thing I think is to get someone to bring another head and cab to me and see if we can isolate the problem or take them to a retailer to do the same.
  11. So I have recently got a nice new amp and cab with the plan to get out gigging again in the near future. My issue is I get a quiet hiss/hum with no instrument plugged in but when plugging a bass into the amp the hum/hiss becomes extreme. I have tried differing rooms so I know it' not the plug socket, two speaker leads, basses,cables etc. The only thing I can think is it' s cab issue as the head and cab are new. The company are happy to have it shipped back but I was wondering if I can try anything else before having to go through the hassle of shipping? (I only have one cab/amp at home)
  12. Had a few questions. Yes the Curlee comes with all the Hipshot bits and other parts/pickup I have. The ESP is a player but could be improved.
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