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King Tut

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  1. Giants of Rock at Butlins, Minehead last night. I took my Bugera and Nemesis 4x10, a rig that never fails to impress. We opened up on Reds at 8pm. Sound crew really knew their onions and we had a great sound despite being a man down. A good crowd and we sold loads of merch and did loads of signings. Still here, waiting for our keyboard player's other band Pearl Handled Revolver to play, then the long trek home!
  2. Yeah they're very decent. I've got the tube one but I understand the MOSFET one has a more versatile eq.
  3. Fingers for me but only because I dont play with a pick!
  4. Last weekend we played Butlins Skegness. I used the house SVT Classic and 8x10. The sound was ok but I struggled to get the punch I was used to. Played Butlins Minehead last night and took my Bugera Veyron Tube (class D) head and Nemesis 4x10 and had a fabulous on stage sound. To be fair, I'm more familiar with my gear than I was with the SVT and there's no guarantee that the Ampeg was on top technical form. A while ago I picked up a Peavey 225W head that I'm planning to use where we're not in a multi band line up. However the Bugera continues to blow me away and I have a feeling I might end up using it all the time!
  5. I'm selling this beautiful Sire V9 - it's proper minty and never been gigged. Can't find a mark on it. Swamp Ash body with quilted maple top, Ebony fingerboard with pearloid block markers. Weighs in at a very ordinary 9.4 lbs.Looking for £450 firm, no offers or trades. I'd much prefer collection from Milton Keynes but would be willing to box it up if the buyer arranged their own courier. From Sire: Body and Neck This V9 has a swamp ash body which results in a lightweight, comfortable bass with a balanced tone. Swamp ash is great for any playing style and won’t take a toll on your back when you’re gigging! This swamp ash body is finished off with a stunning quilted maple veneer for a more modern take on the classic J-bass look. Sire have made a few changes to the neck of the version 2 V9s to make it more playable. The fingerboard now has rolled edges for added comfort, as well as a 9.5-inch radius and medium-sized frets which makes playing individual notes and melodies a little bit easier. The back of the neck now has a satin finish which feels great in the hand and helps you to move smoothly up and down the neck with ease. Heavy Mass Bridge The heavy mass bridge sets this bass apart from a more traditional J-bass. Designed and built at the request of the man himself, Marcus Miller, the heavy mass bridge provides a richer and punchier tone with more sustain that’ll suit any style you’re playing. Re-designed Pickups, Same Impressive Preamp The V9 Version 2 features new and improved Marcus Miller Super-J Revolution pickups. These pickups have been completely re-designed for a clearer, higher resolution sound. These pickups, in combination with Sire's much-praised active preamp, result in an articulate, open-sounding bass. Sire Marcus Miller basses have become famous for their impressive preamps, and for good reason! Featuring a 3-band on-board EQ and a switch allowing you to choose active or classic passive sounds the Sire Marcus Miller preamp gives you complete tonal control. History of Sire Marcus Miller Basses Sire guitars are the company that build the now famous Marcus Miller basses. Marcus Miller himself is a world-renowned jazz and funk bassist with some of the best bass chops on the planet. And he's worked with Sire instruments to make basses that are affordable but far exceed their price point in terms of feel, style and above all, sound. How do they do this? Unlike a lot of other guitar companies that outsource their work, Sire own the factory where their basses are built. This means firstly that they can cut costs but secondly, have full control of the quality of instrument that comes out of the workshop. This allows them to oversee the entire process. And, Sire instruments are doing good in the world by taking a share of the corporations profits and giving back to society. They have founded schools in Cambodia and Laos and teaching music to children. Body Material: Swamp Ash + Solid Maple Top + Quilted Veneer Shape: New Marcus Miller Jazz Type Pickguard: None Neck Material: 1 Piece Hardmaple Shape: C-Shape Scale: 34” Neck Joint: 4 Bolt Steel Square Plate Neck Finish: Satin Back Fingerboard Material: Ebony with Rolled Edges Radius: 9.5” Frets: Medium, 20 Frets String Nut: Natural Bone 38mm Width Binding: 1 ply Ivory Inlay: White Pearloid Block Electronics Pickups: Marcus Miller Super-J Revolution Set Preamp: Marcus Heritage- 3 with Middle Frequency Control Controls: Volume / Tone (Dual Pot) | Pickup Blender | Treble | Middle / Middle Frequency (Dual Pot) | Bass, Mini Toggle (Active / Passive) Knob: Modern Black Plastic Battery Cover: Handmade Ash Wood Cover Hardware Bridge: Heavy Mass Standard Tuning Gear: Sire Premium Open-Gear Hardware Finish: Chrome
  6. Westone Thunder iiA (aka Thunder iii). Bought new and quickly sold to a mate while I changed tack in a keyboardly direction. He still owns it and won't sell it back, which is a shame as it just sits in its case!
  7. Played at The Great British Rock and Blues last night, Skeggy, with Stray. It was a late one, 1115 to 1215 pm on the main stage. Sadly we were a man down due to illness. The supplied rig was an SVT Classic and 8x10 which was nice. For some reason, I couldn't get what I wanted out of it and have had better with my old Eden 4x10 and Bugera!! Sacrilege? 😂 Any was we had a great gig and went down well. Accomodation was decent, a massive rider and the food was blooming good. We ate in an onsite Italian restaurant and had an epic buffet breakfast this morning all thrown in. On the bus home now cream crackered!!
  8. Come on me lovelies - I'm decluttering for the new year - this has got to go!!
  9. Yes - got one of those too and had the earth checked. Also had some other mods done on that one to stop it self destructing. I've gigged that one a bit. It's a 7 band one.
  10. Yeah although it's inside a hard case. Just unscrews and you can bolt rack ears on the side.
  11. Yeah just checked - it's an SMX 250. It's got a heatsink - no fan!
  12. I bought a strip of self adhesive LEDs from eBay, then got an amp tech to hardwire the 12v transformer into the amp and just leave the connector poking out the front. I then stuck the LEDs around the inside of the front and attached the connector 😁
  13. Yes it's definitely a mark V. I'll have a look at my smaller one to work out what model it is. It has a valve pre and a dual band compressor.
  14. I've got this old Trace AH250 and had decided to move it on. It used to be the hire amp at our local music shop, Hollywood Music. Battered to funk and a weighty beast. So I took it to rehearsal yesterday to make sure it was all working and wow - just blown away with the tone. Solid, clean and amazingly loud! The guys immediately berated me for considering selling it so it looks like it's staying. It's nice and quiet now as I've had a new fan put in and the UV, which caused a crackle, has been replaced with LEDs. Just need to figure out a way to protect the front and back in transit and she'll be good to gig. Next rehearsal I'll be testing the much smaller Series 6 SMX250. If that sounds as good, this one might get the push but until then I've made some room in my life for it!!
  15. Anyone got a Squier CV Mustang? I've just picked a used one up. A pretty nice bass but the pickup is very microphonic. I've read of a few cases like this online. Is it normal for them? Maybe a side effect of the pup being mounted on the scratch plate? I dunno? Any fixes? It doesn't look like they come apart easily so I don't think wax potting is going to be possible. If I replace them has anyone got any recommendations of what will drop in, I think they're a bit smaller than standard Mustang pups.
  16. Sign me up. Exclusively fingers these day, two or three for a gallop! I’ve used a pick in the past but not very often and when I do use both in the same set i find it hard to equalise tone and volume between the two techniques, plectrum style jumping out of the mix. our original bass player, Gary Giles, uses an interesting technique of fingers and thumb pick giving him the best of both worlds I guess!
  17. I'm thinking I've just sold this to a mate. Shall amend add once confirmed!
  18. I picked up this Hohner headless bass up about a month ago - a bit of an impulse buy as I've had one in the past. It's fairly tidy but has been converted to passive, with one of the holes (untidily) filled on the front. Also, the catch on the legrest doesn't work very well so it's had some velcro attached - does the job!. The logo has also been removed. It's one of the later models with the rather useful Drop D tuner on the bridge. It's got some light scratching on the body. It's set up really nice, strings are nearly new - action is low and it's well playable. I'm only selling because I already have a Hohner Jack Bass and this does nothing that that one doesn't apart from the drop D tuner. Also comes with a Warwick Rockbag. I paid £180 for this and looking to move it on for what I paid - no offers. Collection from Milton Keynes or you organise a courier and I'll box it up.
  19. TD3 kit including stool, sticks and tuition book. Collection only from Milton Keynes, no offers or trades. £150
  20. Ibanez Talman TMB30 if you fancy a foray into SS territory. I often gig mine and it usually comes as a spare to Stray gigs. Mines got a few mods but they're good to go out the box. Nice necks, retro looks and punchy and resonant! And I picked up a Bb400 for £80 - that's a good un!
  21. I've got couple of those mics that i've used for years either for my vocals or in a kick drum. Amazing mics for next to nothing.
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