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  1. 5 minutes ago, fretmeister said:

    Have you got some good PC speakers or proper monitors?

    If so you could use a plugin that mimics the sound you want and not deal with a notched volume control (they are horrible things!).

    I never use my main amp to record with, I've got a bunch of plugins and an interface for that. Very easy to use and more controllable than a real amp too.

    Yes I've got all the pc plus monitors etc and they're not bad, though happen to be in the wrong room from my basses and not much I can do about that. I should start using the pc more, it mainly gets used for learning new band material, haven't done much of that lately! 

  2. 2 hours ago, fretmeister said:

    I practice at home with either an 800W Markbass head or a 900W Darkglass head into a Barefaced Super Twin.

    I have no difficulty getting the volume set so low that the natural acoustic sounds of the bass are louder than the amp.

    I really don't understand why you are having trouble. What am I missing?

    Nothing really, my dark glass is fine, my rm800 has a notched volume knob, one notch up from zero is too loud unless I turn the input gain right down. 

    My main gigging amp is gk fusion 500. Same sort of problem, I can only crack open the master vol and turning the input gain right down limits the amount of valve drive I can get. I really am not trying to make a huge point. I managed ok before, but it's a bit easier now. It just an idea that's simple and quick to do if anyone had the same issue. 

  3. 40 minutes ago, agedhorse said:

    A 56k resistor is series will work ok with some amps and not with other amps depending on the topology of the loop. I was just pointing g out a more correct solution for those who care about such things.

    Quite agree,  it worked on the 4 different makes of amp I tried. 

    Tc electronic




    I guess the send output impedance is always going to be quite low. So not a problem but it'll fall down with a hiZ on the return. 

  4. 58 minutes ago, agedhorse said:

    Neither, those topologies are used for impedance matched networks. All you need is a simple voltage divider.

    I quite agree, a voltage divider is the right thing to do, but I just happened across a 56k  resistor and thought I'd give it a try and it worked well for me, only took 5 mins to make and it's easier fitting one resistor in a jack plug rather than 2. I'm not trying to convert anyone, just thought I'd pass it on in case it strikes a chord with anyone. 

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  5. I like practising at home with the same amp I'm going to gig with, one day! The trouble has always been everything is too loud, even if I crack open the master volume just a fraction. So I made up a short jack lead with a 56k resistor between the tips and plug it in between fx send and return. Yes I know the attention depends on input and output impedances but works fine on darkglass gk and ashdown amps. 

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  6. On 02/04/2016 at 18:48, Mudpup said:

    Jo just bought an amp off me. Easy to deal with and a great bloke.

    Cheers Jo :i-m_so_happy:

    it was a GK fusion MB500! i'm still using it many many gigs later. tried lots of other amps, but keep on coming back to it. thanks Mudpup!

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  7. I was being cheeky and offering less than the asking price for a preamp the deal didn't go through as he had a better offer but David treated me with consideration, and I came from our away pm's thinking what a nice guy. 

    Best wishes

  8. On 25/10/2020 at 20:27, songofthewind said:

    I remember seeing The Nice, with Lee Jackson playing one of the original versions of these. I was totally obsessed with it. I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. GLWTS.

    First gig I went to was the nice at Bournemouth winter gardens. He had such a distinctive sound. They did about 6 encores whilst my dad waited in the car...

  9. Shipbuilding still makes me cry, after all these years..... early Elvis Costello lyrics are just so clever and poignant.

    It's just a rumor that was spread around town
    A telegram for a picture postcard
    Within weeks they'll be reopening the shipyard
    And notifying the next of kin
    Once again.

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  10. 5 hours ago, Nicko said:

    Following on from the New England lyric above, a few more corkers from the Bard of Barking

    Sometimes when we're as close as this, It's like we are in a dream

    How can you lie there and think of England, When you don't even know who's in the team


    In the end it took me a dictionary, to find out the meaning of unrequited

    While she was giving herself for free, At a party to which I was never invited

    (The Saturday Boy)

    Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, Are here to make everything right that's wrong

    Holland and Holland and Lamont Dozier too, Are here to make it all OK for you

    (Levi Stubbs Tears)

    I like

    The boy done good

    The girl done better

    Seasons pass and we're still together. 

    Mr Bragg is exceedingly good

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  11. 28 minutes ago, StickyDBRmf said:

    Ah there are so many gems. 

    Hafta give the Captain some:

    Standing there bubblin' like an open cola in the sun

    Back is achin', work is never done

    She's swingin' a sponge on the end of a string

    Right on the brink 

    She spills the ink

    Down the sink. 

    She's. Not. Bad. She's just genetically mean.

    Don't you wish you never met her

    Dirty. Blue. Gene.

    Don Van Vliet

    Her eyes are a blue million miles. 

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