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  1. dave_bass5

    Bad bass review

    Oh, you were serious? I thought you were having a laugh. Yes, I use a pick. Most bass reviewers don’t demonstrate pick playing so I can’t realy get an idea of how a bass sounds for me.
  2. dave_bass5

    Bad bass review

    Not like a real bass player, no 🙂
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    If you could only choose one overdrive pedal?

    Ive gone through a few ODs this year, inc a Pork Loin, SA Afterschock, COG Knightfall 66, TCE Mojomoj and Joyo OJ and Ultimate drive. I thought i had found THE one in the COG, it ticks all the boxes and more, but ive gone back to the cheapest of the lot, the Joyo UD. i just cant find anything else that sounds a open and full as this cheap pedal. Even though it lacks features many of the other have, its the basic tone that i love.
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    Live music venues close to London Waterloo?

    I live at Waterloo (the station is at the end of my road). i cant think of anything in the area that puts on this type of band, although there is the Royal Festival Hall and Southbank.
  5. dave_bass5

    Bad bass review

    i dont slap or play finger style, so that rules out 99% of all bass videos for me.
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    i wouldn't be in a band where i couldn't book gigs because people wouldn't get back to me. T I get that you have a busy job and cant be seen tbe using your phone in front of the students, but IMO there is no way a band can really function if someone cant take 30 seconds out of their day to respond to a possible gig date. I cant see how a short text is not possible during the day. You must have toilet breaks/lunch breaks etc. Im not taking sides with anyone, just pointing out that the above can make it very hard for someone who wants to book gigs and i can understand his frustration.
  7. dave_bass5

    Big price drops on all TC Electronic gear

    Cheers John. Makes sense. I checked my PSU and its the same as yours. Interesting how some shops have the correct one and some dont.
  8. dave_bass5

    Big price drops on all TC Electronic gear

    Hi john. Without stating the obvious but using the level control you can set the SD to unity gain. Obviously there will be a difference on and off because of the EQ used, but you can still get fairly close to volume a good volume balance. In fact ive not managed to get the off state anywhere near the on state volume wise. Can i ask if you got a 3 pin PSU or 2 pin? I forgot to look at mine from Guitar Guitar (ill do it when i get to work), but the one i got direct from TCE earlier this year, which they said was the correct one, was a proper 3 pin plug with no slide off option for EU type plugs etc.
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    TC Electronics Spectradrive.

    Also good to know is that my new unit shows that the earlier one was faulty. The headphone out is dead silent until the OD is engaged, exactly as it should be and how my first unit worked. Very happy now.
  10. dave_bass5

    TC Electronics Spectradrive.

    I had one of the first, if not the first, in this country, and that was fine, so its not an early batch issue. Ive sent it back and have another one coming from Guitar Guitar on Friday. Hoping its better. It is a very good DI out. The tone is strong and clear.
  11. dave_bass5

    TC Electronics Spectradrive.

    Bas. a). Mine must be faulty as my first copy was dead quiet. The main out and DI are also quiet so its just the headphone out. its not loud as such, but you just know it shouldn't be there. b). If mine doesn't go back tonight ill hook it up to my ipad but im 99% sure its a NO.
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    New Joyo boxes on thier way.

    Some look very interesting. Hopefully they will keep to their low pricing policy. http://www.joyoeffectpedals.co.uk/blog-section/New-Gear-JOYO-R-Series-Guitar-Effect-Pedals No GAS here though, just a head up.
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    Big price drops on all TC Electronic gear

    I just opened mine. This came from GAK. As with my first one from G4M there is no UK power supply. Just one of those multi ones with two pins. When i got my first one i emailed G4M and they sent me an official UK TCE PSU free of charge. Its not a big deal, just thought id give you a heads up. Im going to email GAK anyway to see what they say.
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    Big price drops on all TC Electronic gear

    Indeed. We are the invisible magic ingredient that makes the signer and guitarist look good....
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    Big price drops on all TC Electronic gear

    Mate, once they see your new pedal board and the dance steps needed to use it, im sure your band mates will have a right laugh lol.