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  1. That's a stunningly beautiful bass at that price. Too rich for me but good luck with the sale (I should stay out of this forum. Its the worst for GAS).
  2. Skype tuition?

    Added to the short list. Thanks! I'll drop you a message now
  3. Skype tuition?

    There's no bass tutor in my area so i'm considering lessons via Skype if anyone has any teacher recommendations which they could kindly throw my way? I desperately need to improve the theory side of things. There's so much about playing Bass that will remain a mystery to me without it. I WANT that knowledge. I tried Scott's Bass Lessons for a year and while there's no doubt that his website is a vast and impressive resource, I personally learn better when I have a real person I can interact with who is teaching me things as opposed to "teaching" myself from available materials. If you've tried Skype lessons how did you find it? Any pro's & cons? Cheers!
  4. Gallien Kruger MB500 Vs Markbass LMIII

    Well i've had the GK since yesterday and I have to say the LMIII works better with my pedals. I think the GK sounds better without FX but that's not any good to me. The LMIII with my B7K is just amazing. I didnt realise how amazing it sounded until I got my hands on another head to compare it against. So back the GK goes and i'll get an LMIII of my own instead!
  5. Gallien Kruger MB500 Vs Markbass LMIII

    Well I play in a alt-metal band and as you say, i like to have my own identity within the music and be in the forefront in parts, so if your comment is anything to go by the GK is likely going to be the way forwards. I'll find out when it arrives in the morning! At home I like to play lots of reggae too, and the LMIII really shines when you dial in that thick tone. Saying that, my B7K does it wonderfully too but its easy as anything to dial it in on the LMIII with that VLE knob. That was a great reply though, thanks! I looked at those but it's just outside my price range at the moment!
  6. Gallien Kruger MB500 Vs Markbass LMIII

    I just ordered an MB500 to compare against the LMIII which I have on loan from a friend who isn't playing at the moment. I'm very impressed with the LMIII, it sounds amazing with my B7K Ultra. It's a very clean sounding head. I've never had the pleasure of trying anything GK before so i'm excited for it to arrive. My question is, which would you choose and why? Cheers!
  7. Loud Inc cabs?

    Alright then, cheers. I may have to venture out to try the MB500 for myself. That means a 180 mile around trip to my closest stockist but I guess it might be worth it for the clearer picture
  8. Loud Inc cabs?

    Thanks dude. I checked the speakers and they are indeed the original eminence speakers! I was lucky enough to borrow a Little Mark III the other day and I LOVE it. It produces a very clean tone. How would you compare the LM III to the GK MB500 if you can? Mostly I play alt metal and reggae if that helps.
  9. Nux Pocket Port?

    So I was looking for a more portable USB audio interface than my Line 6 UX1 and I came across this thing, which looks like it may be a decent budget offering. I would use it for jamming via Amplitube on my laptop (windows) at night or when i'm out and about/away from home. You can get them on ebay for £28 or thereabouts. Anyone got any experience with it?
  10. Loud Inc cabs?

    [quote name='casapete' timestamp='1509547759' post='3399799'] The GK scenario is much the same - 350 watts output into either of your 8 ohm cabs on their own, the full 500 watts into both of them used together. [/quote] Thanks for clarifying, much appreciated. So that means I couldnt use both my cabs with the GK as my 1x15 is only 350w, right? [quote name='pete.young' timestamp='1509651146' post='3400643'] The main advantage of using more speakers is that you move more air. I'd be looking for a second hand Markbass LM2 or LM3 in the classifieds and run it with both cabs. [/quote] I'll take a look at those, thanks for the tip!
  11. Loud Inc cabs?

    [i][b][size=3](bumping my old thread for further information rather than begin a new one)[/size][/b][/i] So the cabs are 8 ohm, I checked them as per posted instructions above so thanks for that! Are there any head recommendations under £400 which I could use with these cabs? What is the benefit (if there is one) of using the 1x15 & 4x10 with a 300w head over say using my 4x10 alone with a 500w (or higher wattage) head? I ask because I think the Ashdown EB180 which came with the cabs isn't quite cutting it for me. I feel like i'm pushing it too hard at practice (we havent started gigging yet) so a higher wattage amp may be in order, especially if we start doing gigs and I need more wattage. The dilemma is do I keep the 1x15 (350w) or sell it and go for a higher wattage head to use with the 4x10 (1200w). I dont see many heads with higher wattage ratings at 8 ohm impedance. Everywhere I look they are rated for 4 ohms, with the 8 ohm value being markedly diminished. I was looking at the Markbass Nano Mark 300. On the spec it states [font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][color=#000000][email protected] / [email protected] Would someone be kind enough clarify this for me ala amplification for dummies? I dont yet fully understand much about amp and cab impedance values etc. My guess is that with both my 1x15 and[/color][/font][color=#000000][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] 4x10 [/font][/color][color=#000000][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]cabs, I would have the full 300w when used in parallel as that is 2x150w?[/font][/color] [color=#000000][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Would the Markbass amp in question deliver 150w to each speaker in the 4x10 totalling 600w? I feel that may be a glaringly noobish question to ask but I need to know for certain. If not, why not? 4x300w/8ohm speakers being supplied at 150w each = 600w? [/font][/color] [font="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"][color="#000000"]I was also considering financing a GK MB500. This amp is rated [email protected] / [email protected] So a total of 700w when using both my 8 ohm cabs. Correct?.[/color][/font] Cheers!
  12. Loud Inc cabs?

    [quote name='casapete' timestamp='1502469004' post='3351722'] Loud Inc usually used Eminence USA components. I've had three of them, two 4x10's and a 1x15. The 4x10's used either 250 or 300 watt drivers, making the cabs 1000/1200watt handling. They also came with a crappy piezo type horn ( which often packed in quickly! ) Came in both 8 and 4 ohm options. The 1x15's were mostly 350 watts/8 ohms with no horn. Both cabs were the same dimensions IIRC, so stacked well. Quite lightweight construction but reasonably sturdy - my first 4x10 took a lot of hammering for years and never failed. Good gear at very good prices, the drivers alone are not worth a fortune so best leave them as they are! ( Probably worth checking your 4x10 is 8 ohm, as pairing a 4 ohm 4x10 with your 8 ohm 1x15 may cause your amp problems. Would assume as you bought the rig together though, both cabs will be 8 ohms. ) Cheers. [/quote] Awesome. Thanks for the info! They were advertised as 8 ohm, but how do I check them to be sure? Also you said "250 or 300 watt drivers, making the cabs 1000/1200watt handling." Could you explain what this means exactly? As I said earlier, this is my first foray into separate amps and cabs so the terminology and fine details are somewhat lost on me at the moment. Cheers!
  13. Loud Inc cabs?

    [quote name='obbm' timestamp='1502314303' post='3350675'] As far as I can remember Loud Inc was a small concern based in Northern Ireland. They were making these cabs about 10-15 years ago. The cabs were amazing value for money however for the suppliers ran into difficulties, deliveries became very erratic and they eventually ceased trading. I'm sure someone who was on Bassworld will be able to add a bit more. More info at [url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/27039-loud-inc-410-cab/"]http://basschat.co.u...ud-inc-410-cab/[/url] [/quote] Oh so quite the wee scandal there. That's interesting. Cheers! [quote name='Geddys nose' timestamp='1502350471' post='3350783'] A lot of people got stung on Bassworld with them going out of business and not supplying the goods. At the end they where chasing cash flow and did not have the parts to cover the orders but still taking orders. I bought a 2x10 off Ebay from them new and was lucky to receive it (in hindsight) The Cabs themselves where pretty good, Great driver and construction. You could sell the drivers for more than the £200 you paid so good score [/quote] Oh really? I'm not so well versed in the innards or cabs and stuff. Out of interest, do you happen to know the value of the drivers? I'm not planning on selling them, it would just be nice to know
  14. Loud Inc cabs?

    Hi guys. I recently bought 2 Loud Inc Cabs (1x15 & 4x10) with an Ashdown Electric Blue 180 head all in for £200. The cabs and head are in immaculate shape and it sounds great (my first non-combo rig). I bought them based purely on how good they sounded when I tested them out and I figured a full stack in that good condition for £200 doesnt come along too often..especially where I live so I jumped on it. I cant find a whole lot of information on line about them though. Does anyone know anything about them? Cheers
  15. GAS & poverty. What a crock of ****

    [quote name='Steve Browning' timestamp='1498581311' post='3325684'] May I ask what kind of sound you are after? Could it be achievable with a change of strings (do you use rounds but your ideal sound is made using flats?). Maybe the wealth of knowledge here can guide you more specifically. I understand what you mean about 'better' gear. I think most of that is in the mind rather than actual. I remember feeling really cool when I bought my first Fender but I don't think I actually played any better. [/quote] When I say play "better" I mean by if you have the instrument that you want and that produces the sound you desire, you're going to feel more inspired and connected to it and the music. At least that's how I feel about it. I played some of my bands basslines on the Rebop/Markbass I got to try and it sounded phenomenal, simply worlds better than my own bass. What sound am I after...well thats a tough question really. Ultimately somewhere between Spector EuroLX/Rebop/Stingray HH/Wal territory. I absolutely love the tonal capabilities of these instruments. A Wal Mk 3 is the ultimate though way out of my price range so thats never going to happen. Stingray HH is quite pricy too but i'm not so much a fan of the styling either. The Rebop/EuroLX I love the tone of both, the NS syle is great and the price isnt out of the ballpark either....so thats why i'm going spector...or at least trying.