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Marty Forrer

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  • Birthday 15/06/1947

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    Napier, NewZealand.

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  1. I met Jeff in 96 or 97. Had a play on his Palladium (sp?) and it was set up for the lightest touch imaginable. I could not play it without a lot of clanking, and I'm not a hard player. I played a Rhythmic in a store recently and to tell the truth I thought the Peavey was better, but that's just me. Incidentally, Jeff is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. I organised some SWR amplification for his tour (New Zealand) and saw two concerts and organised a workshop. Not only is he an absolute monster player, I was gob-smacked at the power and control of his playing, but he is a hell of a teacher too.
  2. After having all common speaker sizes, including PJB 5", I find 12" suits me best.
  3. I have owned a Wal, a Pedulla Rapture, various Yamahas, Ibanez and Peavey Cirrus, several Fender Ps and Js. The Jazz I have at present is the best of all, and it's a mongrel. I built it from parts... MIM body, Fender neck with blocks and binding (70s reissue?), Hipshot Kickass bridge and Ultralight tuners, SD Apollo pickups with CTS pots, Orange Drop cap, Puretone 4 contact socket, push/pull series/parallel pot, Dunlop flushmount straplocks and black pearloid pickguard I made. It fits me like an old comfy slipper, balances perfectly on the strap and sounds amazing, especially in series mode. It's my voice of doom through a GenzBenz Streamliner 600 and a GK Neo 2x12. I will never part with it.
  4. So, with regard to sub placement, what is the advantage to wall-loading a sub? I've always put my mains on poles on the subs, am I doing this wrong?
  5. My Manne Design Malibu 5 is very uncommon. Manne is a boutique Italian luthier, but the Design series were made in China using the Italian components. My one is the only one I've ever come across. I've had a Wal, Pedulla, Tobias and a few USA Fenders, but this is as good as any of them. I bought it off Reverb, and it shipped from Finland (!) to New Zealand.
  6. Guy Trigg in UK is an authorised builder. Not sure if he's on Basschat but he is on Talkbass.
  7. I have seen fake Elixir guitar strings, so there's a strong possibility that bass fakes are made too. Do not buy strings from Aliexpress because fakes is what you will get.
  8. Well, I added speakons to the connector plate, but decided to leave it at 4 ohms. So, it's all finished. Just trying to talk my wife into making a slip cover for it so it doesn't get too knocked around.
  9. Hi Phil, Yes, it exceeded my expectations. All my band mates commented on it. Our drummer is the bassplayer in another band and he was very impressed. I had folks wanting to know about the modelling for the cab design. That's way to techie for me but I based it on the GK Neo 112 cab I already had and extended it to suit. It came out the same dimensions as a Barefaced SuperTwin, and weighed almost the same as the GK 112 cab, due to my using 12mm ply. I wont change anything other than adding the 4 pole speakon and possibly changing to series wiring to allay agedhorse's fears of me blowing it up with 900 watts! And, of course, he is quite right.
  10. Yep. I didn't have one in my parts bin, hence the 1/4". I've got a Speakon on order.
  11. I had an old GK Neo 112 and aquired a new matching speaker, so after humming and hahing (?) I built a cab to hold them both. Just plugged in my Genz Benz Streamliner 900 and man, this thing slams. The difference between the 112 and this 212 is huge. It weighs 18kg ( I guess that's about 40lbs) and is only 150mm taller than the 112. I built in a tilt handle and recessed castors so it can be wheeled around easily. 600 watts of punch! Looking forward to a gig Friday night.
  12. My Acoustic Image Clarus 600w head has 1 meg and 10 meg inputs. No difference with magnetic pickups, but piezos sound a little smoother with the 10 meg. Having said that, they work pretty good on the 1 meg too.
  13. I didn't word that well. I meant PA monitor system (4 wedges) and lighting stands. I'm running a Genz Benz Streamliner 900 into my 300w GK 112. I really need to get that second speaker going before I blow the first one to pieces! I like to keep the bass out of the PA to keep the vocals pristine. If I really have to I will build a clone, but I will do some experimenting.
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