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Dan Dare

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  1. Trickfish are essentially decently made plain boxes with good quality (usually Eminence) drivers. If prices are comparable, I'd go for BF, with their better designed cabinets.
  2. Dunlop nylon? I've got dozens of those. I'm rich beyond my wildest dreams 😜
  3. I find you can't beat a good set of headphones for tone at home volumes (unless you spend a lot of money). Keeps the neighbours onside, too.
  4. This is quite a useful guide - Understanding Guitar Pots and Caps | Potentiometers Capacitors Wiring (artisanluthiers.com)
  5. I use 5" drivers with mine, but you need lots of them (I have up to 20 at my disposal).
  6. I don't mind the fact that an instrument is dirty/not looked after as long as the price reflects the fact. No big deal to clean it and happy to do so if it means I get it for a bargain price.
  7. I too had a Peavey BW 15 in an old Fender 1x15 cab. Great speaker until some little scrote pinched it.
  8. That's surprising if it's hypercardioid. Given that a snare is loud and cuts through, you often don't need a particularly great mic' on it, especially for live use. That's why the good old SM57 often gets used for the job. It's pretty insensitive to anything that happens more than a couple of feet away and the response falls off sharply at both frequency extremes. They're not expensive second hand. Worth trying one?
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    Ampeg cabs

    I had an SVT210HE, which I really liked. Not too heavy, portable and small enough to fit in the car boot. I ran it with an SVT15E, which worked well, but I really wanted another 210HE (which were no longer made). I eventually sold both and got what I have now (which I'm very happy with, but they cost me quite a bit). And what do you know? I came across a mint used 210HE a short while later. Sod's law.
  10. Probably not. You may find that if using a lot of gain, which means the tube requires more juice, the 200ma supply would not be beefy enough. Apart from that, it shouldn't make much difference.
  11. They normally just drop into the covers. They're not fixed. So if you do have an issue, just put them back in the originals and keep schtum when returning them
  12. It's a free country and you're welcome to do it any way you like. You may or may not get it to work doing it that way. Bill was explaining the way to get the best result. Ideally, you need to be able to control the frequency ranges and relative amounts of power going to the subs and tops. If they are very different in terms of efficiency/sensitivity, you will struggle to balance them. Used power amps (especially old school - i.e. class AB/heavy) can be picked up very cheaply these days, so it's worth picking one up. An inexpensive basic crossover from someone like Behringer isn't going to break the bank, either.
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    Flea bass

    My missus told me, "It's me or that bass". I miss her sometimes. GLWTS
  14. Much good advice above. A 15 won't necessarily produce more lows than multiple smaller drivers. Chris B raises the important point of efficiency/sensitivity - how much acoustic output you get for a given input power. That is down to cab design, as well as driver type/size. Simply adding a large single driver cab won't necessarily give you more of what you want, especially if it produces a lot of subsonic or infra bass, which can cause issues with the PA via low frequencies travelling through the stage floor, up mic stands and into mics. It can also muddy the sound in the room.
  15. Good point, although the OP may not have that option if the cab was bought used. If he posts a photo of the drivers, I can have a look at mine (I have spares) and tell him whether they are the correct ones.
  16. Toilet seat "was brown and worn, now refinished". I'll, er pass, thanks.
  17. 1900 pounds, according to the listing. You'll need a wide strap...
  18. The C4 (and 4B) has four 8 ohm drivers, wired series/parallel to give 8 ohms total cabinet impedance. I don't have a diagram for the C4 in particular (I haven't opened mine to have a look), but the drawing shows series/parallel wiring of 4 drivers.
  19. Yep. They will probably move production to somewhere cheap, but continue to charge the same prices. Even if they don't lower standards, they will still be quids in. I happily paid the high price (compared to other brands for an equivalent) for an AG700 because I liked the fact that it hadn't been built by children in the Far East earning minimum wage.
  20. Same as. Can't stand the over-hyped, frantic tone of many YT vid's. No doubt people making them have been told you have to "grab" or "engage" the viewer. Just pees me off and I'm more likely not to watch.
  21. Given the price of the amp, changing valves (or at least, more than one of them) would not be a cost effective option. Assuming it has separate pre and power sections (it may not at 5w) you could look into substituting the preamp valve for a lower gain version.
  22. I'm in a similar position, having played mandolin and guitar for 30 years. I prefer to use my fingers on the bass if I can, but I find there are some approaches that really demand a pick. It's more to do with the attack and shape of notes than the tone. You can approximate it to an extent, but really, using a pick is the only option in the end.
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