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  1. Unfortunately we are not all allowed down the pub now so you can find it here 😊
  2. This is a helluva rig.....marvelous thumpings to be had! The 2x12 does 90% of my live shows, the extra cab will be a killer for larger stages or merely to stun those damned guitarists 😆
  3. Kali LP 6 are 6" drivers(and the Kali LP 8 are 8" drivers and obviously more expensive). I like the idea of Kali as the ports are front facing so better for small areas where monitors may have to be against or near walls. They also have a decent choice of preset EQ switches on the back to better suit the room....I should buy some!
  4. A home studio mate has Kali LP6 powered monitors, very good reviews, around £260-300 a pair in the UK....also another mate says Studiospares own take on the yamaha is pretty good too and they may be more your budget end of the market.
  5. I mostly use ‘Ash’ as opposed to swamp ash though a recent 33” scale build is off a piece of swamp ash and it sounds great...(single P pickup). To me the difference in looks is swamp ash looks pretty much the same which ever piece you buys. The ‘Ash’ that I generally call UK or European ash can be tight grained and more ‘rippled’ giving a more middle range punch to a more open grained for a tight but slightly more open punch but swamp ash has a bit of a punch too and overall I prefer this sonic attribute of any ash over basswood or alder....I was at Frankurt’s trade show working some years ago and visited Mike Tobias’s stand. He invited me, as budding luthier, to try his basses, none of which delivered the sound I liked (as I had already started using ‘UK ash). It wasnt’t until he brought out an ash body bass with a laminated top that I heard the sound I liked. It taught me a lot about different wood sounds.
  6. Rants and raves aside, I think we have to accept that services at this time are not going to be as ‘good’ as they were. Some websites are infuriating to navigate....cancelling previous info typed in disappears if one is asked to fill a previous missed box. I’m sure a lot of websites are designed by nerds who have no idea what the end user goes through to navigate.
  7. I recently bought this handy lightweight Rode ME mic that plugs into iPhones for a better recording quality. I was one letter out from getting the correct mic as I should have ordered the one for my iPhone 11 ME-'L'. This one fits iPhones (and the Rode website says others others) with the mini jack headphone input....latest iPhones have a 'L' Lightning connection. There is also a headphone output for monitoring live as recording is in process. Price is including UK postage. It is in the original box with the small mic holder and fluffy wind guard....all new and unused. Stock pictures used for now. Off the Rode website: The VideoMic Me is a compact and lightweight directional microphone for use with smartphones. It features an in-built 3.5mm TRRS output for plugging directly into a smartphone’s headphone socket. Its flexible mounting bracket accommodates a wide range of smartphones and allows the microphone to be fitted for primary camera or front camera ('selfie') use. A 3.5mm headphone jack on the rear allows for play-through of audio while recording (app dependent) as well as easy playback of your videos without having to remove the microphone. The VideoMic Me includes a deluxe furry windshield for shooting outdoors or in adverse weather. VIDEOMIC ME SPECIFICATIONS ACOUSTIC & ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient Electret Condenser Active Electronics JFET impedance converter Capsule 0.50" Polar Pattern Address Type End Frequency Range 100Hz - 20kHz Maximum SPL 140dBSPL Sensitivity -33.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (22.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz Equivalent Noise (A-weighted) 20dBA Output Connection MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS Weight (g) 34g Dimensions (L x W x H, mm) 80mmD x 38mmH x 21mmW
  8. Yes, the magnets may be ‘pulling’ on the strings if they are set too close to each other. Old strings may start reacting due to age. I’m not sure if the nut could cause this but .... anything can happen on instruments. The chorus effect sounds like the note off the string you pluck is resonating against another sympathetic note off another string so yes, try damping each and all other strings while plucking the one main string.......
  9. Yep, earthing strip or 'wire', and in case you weren't aware........now usually found under the bridge as a wire going through a hole drilled through to the control cavity earthing the bridge/strings to the bas's earth output on the jack plug.
  10. You can use different chords over a constant bass line if and when the chords ‘contain’ the same notes that the bass line is using. I’d have to talk to or write the the book for you to explain better...sorry but I couldn’t clarify it in print here. It isn’t complicated and its all part of harmony and theory of music.
  11. My delano pickups have a good strong output, they are passive and I only have the amplifier input (Markbass Marcus Miller amp) at about a third / 9 o clock. the usual is to check the wiring between pots and output....are they on separate volume controls, if so you could try just one pickup out to see if levels return to normal. Did you buy them new or secondhand....Delano would probably be able to help you if you call them.
  12. ALl pots should be grounded as far as I am aware
  13. I am tier 2 you can stay in your car and I'll deliver it in person !
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