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  1. Yeah that's it. TBH I've kind of gone off the idea of a stack with one cab tilted back, for a lot of the reasons posted. I also I think the real solutions have been posted in the thread; either proper IEMs (or at least a decent wedge), or a cab with better off-axis projection.
  2. Ah fantastic! Yes always good to know the provenance of an instrument. I never had any issues with it, only great memories.
  3. Excellent info, thank you. So I’m extremely simple terms, when using a single cab you essentially have to choose whether the player or the audience gets the midrange? Hopefully mitigated somewhat by the fact I have two cabs, only one of which would be angled.
  4. Incidentally this used to be mine! I purchased it new from Sadowsky in Dec 2009. Brilliant instrument, I moved it on in 2015 (to you? I don’t remember) when I switched to 4 strings. I’m now back on 5s, but don’t have the funds to buy this back. Good luck with the sale.
  5. Have tried stacking cabs vertically with little effect. Maybe that would reduce the size of crate/stand needed underneath though. To your other (v good) suggestion, I’m not sure. I’ve never been happy with previous dalliances with IEMs, I suspect I need to bite the bullet and get some proper moulds made. And yes, IEMs are the full and proper solution to this problem, the issue for me is some of these gigs are fairly basic in terms of gear and set up time. Did one last month with no sound check whatsoever. I just want a basic lo-tech solution which means I can reliably hear myself in these situations.
  6. Good question. It may be. I’m quite tall so it’s going to take a fairly large crate or stand to elevate them to near ear level. So I’m a bit scared of the height they could fall from. But then I guess the argument is that they're less likely to fall when sitting flat on something.
  7. Many thanks! Will give it a go. Sometimes even on gigs where I’m going through the PA the sound guys don’t seem to be keen on putting bass through the monitors so this looks like something sensible to have in the back pocket. I have also been tempted by some of those Mark Bass cabs which have the tilt back built in, but this is a slightly cheaper option 😉
  8. I have two lovely Berg 1x12s. I sometimes find myself on small stages in medium sized venues (weddings etc) where there is no PA support for bass. Therefore I need to use both cabs, but due to the size of the stage the monitoring isn’t great (my sound goes directly to the back of my knees/bum). I want to be able to tilt the top cab upward, to direct some of the higher frequencies towards my ears. See attached photo for a mock-up. Anyone else do this? If so, what do you use? I don’t think a Mark Bass style wedge will work here because of the danger of the top cab slipping off the back. I’m thinking I need something with back support, like a Mud Stand: https://www.mudstand.com/buy. Unfortunately they only seem to ship to North America. Any other ideas?
  9. Soundblox and Ashdown pedals still available
  10. Nothing to do with me! They seem to have sold as well, so I’m a bit confused as to what these are still doing in my house.
  11. Bank holiday bump. I couldn’t help but notice a certain popular bass store selling a pair of these at nearly twice this price! 👀
  12. Not really. Can’t hurt to try but I think I’m set for gear at the moment.
  13. Yes that would be a bit heavy!!! The old lb/kg mixup. Edited.
  14. Unique instrument alert... I don’t know that much about this one! I bought it a few years ago from someone of this parish. My best guess is this was black at some point and someone’s gone and tried to remove the finish. Not sure how the decals fit into this theory, as the effect carries on under the decals. I actually think it looks kind of cool, especially with the cream pickup covers. This plays really well! Would definitely benefit from a set of fresh strings and probably a setup. Weight is 9.2lb per my bathroom scales. Will include a hardcase. Issues: - Neck pocket is not as tight as you would expect on more expensive instruments - the neck is attached with 4 bolts and is stable. - Pickup routes are not the neatest - Probably needs someone to take a look at the wiring. Controls are volume/volume/tone, but requires all three to be at zero before volume is zero. With both volumes off and the tone on full there is a small amount of output. - A few small dents on the back of the neck. - A jack cable stays in the socket, but protrudes a few mm. No impact on the sound. Collection only from Carshalton. Trials welcome. Will drive to meet you for petrol money.
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