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Mikey R

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  1. How long do preamp valves take to warm up? My feeling is that they added this feature to make it feel more like an all valve amp, rather than because it's needed. I've been away for a while, it seems 1kw is now pretty normal for bass amps. I assume this is class D? I used to play in a rock band with my 200 watt Hartke and a Barefaced Compact, and had plenty of headroom. Before that, I played with my 150ish watt BLX combo, and that was keeping up with a Marshall half stack. I've also had the pleasure of playing bass through a 100w Hiwatt rig at full tilt, and killed a few passers by. Does anyone ever crank their kilowatt amps up full? That must be seismic event that levels houses!
  2. I've decided to hold on to this one, it's just too nice.
  3. Did you make a note of where they are? You wouldn't want to hit one with a router when cutting the pickup and control cavities.
  4. Hmm, interesting idea, I'd not considdered going for a lighter plate. That could look very smart.
  5. Andy bought my Sans Amp. Top bloke, the whole thing was done in a couple of days.
  6. This is rather a special bass, I'm moving it on quite reluctantly. But, since I never play it and other toys need to be bought.... I'm afraid I'm not after a swap, it's cold hard cash I'm after. I might consider a part ex for an interesting Fender or a Les Paul Studio, but like the filthy capitalist I've become, if there's no cash included, I'm going to have to say no. This is a 2000 model year Sterling four string, three band EQ with piezo bridge. It also has the matching headstock option (dont quote me, but I think that was a +£100 option) and the tung oiled neck is birdseye maple (a +£?? option, I have no idea how much that was from the factory). Not a crazy figure, but it's there and is quite elegantly understated. The fingerboard is maple too. There are a few scratches, the headstock has had a small bump, but it's in crazy good condition for a 19 year old bass. The neck on these basses is just lovely, very much like a Jazz and not quite as chunky as a regular MM. It still manages to still feel solid, and the strings are very easy to control - once you get used to there being no thumb anchor. It comes in the original case. You can look up the serial number F02309 on the Music Man website, https://www.music-man.com/serial-number-database and it'll tell you the following: Serial # F02309 Manufactured July 14th, 2000 Build Code 171 02 11 04 CS CR Model Sterling 4 H Piezo Color White I assume the build code will give you a bit more information, if you can decipher it. EDIT: Some more info - it's 4.2kg. EDIT: I've decided to keep it, so it's no longer for sale.
  7. This wee beastie was the backbone of my synthy type sounds when I was playing around with that kind of music. It's a fully polyphonic octave generator, giving you both one octave up as well as one down. Depending on how creative you want to get with your signals, routing and delay feedback loops, you can make some pretty hairy sounds come out of it when mixing it with distortion, envelope filters and LFO type effects. This is so much fun to play with, but alas, I need to buy other toys, so the ones I don't play with any more need to move on. It's in great condition, except a few scuffs to the decal. Box and PSU included. It takes quite a bit of juice, so I've always ran it from it's own PSU. Your pedalboard PSU might be able to feed it enough, but that's up to you.
  8. Typical! Never mind, someone else will want it no doubt.
  9. I'm keeping the Sans Amp VT, but I'm moving on the Blonde. This can be set up to give a nice valvey bit of girth to your bass tone, or you can push it a bit harder to really get it to growl. Since I've got an Ashdown LB30, I just don't need this any more. The front decal has a bit of chipping around the edge, but otherwise it's in sound condition.
  10. This is an unusual effect to use for bass, but it can be used to add some extra grit if you also have a way to mix some of the original signal back in afterwards. It's the model with the hidden, internal Zakk switch, however this mode is way more useful for guitar. Excellent condition with added velcro at no extra cost to you. (If this doesn't sell, I'll engage Zakk mode and use it with my guitar.)
  11. I'm selling off quite a bit of my pedal board, as I'm no longer using it. Heres a guitar level mixer, manufacturer unknown, but it's great for bringing signals back together after they've had adventures of their own through miriad other effects. One use is to mix a bit of dry signal in with the signal from a fuzz box, to put back the bottom end the fuzz tends to squash out.
  12. Wow, I've just found my Polytune, still in the box. By the looks of it, it's never even been out of the box and certainly has never been gigged or rehearsed with. This is the full size one, not the smaller cut down one.
  13. It's time to move on some of the pedals I no longer use. This one I used on the intro to Wish You Were Here, the guitarist played the acoustic while I played the electic chords up top on the neck. Good times, bad band. It's also awesome when combined with other LFO effects to give really lush movement to the bottom end, and it works well with distortion. Anyway, good electrical condition, no PSU but works on 9v pedal board supply.
  14. The pedal board purge continues - this time, the Neo Clone is up for sale. This is a nice little chorus pedal, great for guitar but works just as well on bass. No PSU, but runs off your friendly neighbourhood 9v pedal board suppy.
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