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About MoonBassAlpha

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  1. MoonBassAlpha

    What ever happened to that Randy HOPE Taylor Moon bass.?

    I suppose I should be interested in Moon basses...
  2. MoonBassAlpha

    Marco Bass, New one to me

    Ha, I did the toboggan ride the first time I came here, yes, unscary, but sort of fun. Not done the elevator thing, I wouldn't get the Mrs near that, she was bad enough on the cable car! We come here a lot as it is so relaxing and beautiful. The jazz has been good too, proper hard hitting stuff, not the watered down populist stuff you get at some festivals.
  3. MoonBassAlpha

    Marco Bass, New one to me

    Saw Jason Moran last night at Funchal Jazz festival (Madeira) The bass player was Tarus Mateen, playing a Marco bajo acoustico. http://www.marcoguitarsbass.com/index_archivos/Page381.htm Probably the most double bass sounding guitar I've heard, and double bass style action, from what I could see. Anyone come across these before? Btw, they followed Dave Holland, with Chris Potter, which was super, too.
  4. MoonBassAlpha

    Trace Elliot commando 15 help.

    My guess would be it's a level control for the line out.
  5. MoonBassAlpha

    New guitar repair shop...

    Did Dave Smart used to be at the Guitar Gallery in Summertown? I think I had his card once, years ago.
  6. MoonBassAlpha

    your favorite fretless bass albums!

    My fretless album would be Unorthodox Behaviour by Brand X
  7. MoonBassAlpha

    your favorite fretless bass albums!

    Jaco isn't on Hissing of summer lawns, it's Max Bennet and Wilton Felder. Did you mean Hejira, or Don Juan's Reckless Daughter?
  8. MoonBassAlpha

    Real summer music

    Surely this? You can feel the heat coming out of the speakers!
  9. MoonBassAlpha

    Noisy Trace fan replacement

    You could fit a little thermal switch in-line with the fan. Screw the switch to the heatsink.
  10. MoonBassAlpha

    Unexpected NCD. Marshall experts opinion please.

    From the basket code it looks like the 25th of June. If you can find a better example of the last figure on one of the other speakes that will be the year - pre 1970 from the date code format DD M Y as described here: http://www.bygonetones.com/celestion-date-codes.html From where the stamp is on the chassis the last character is probably an A dating it to 1968, which ties in with the back story. The cones look like the highly sought after Pulsonic from '68-'71 according to this: http://www.bygonetones.com/celestion-cones.html They are the 55Hz resonance ones, so possibly the cab was a bass cab?
  11. Iirc, the spec for the super Compact is 97dB as opposed to 98 for the original Compact. This and a playing in period might just account for the perceived difference in volume. The new driver might have less distortion too (can't really verify this ) and the cleaner sound could be cutting through the mix less due to fewer higher harmonics.
  12. MoonBassAlpha

    Alan Knight - Hitmaker replica

  13. MoonBassAlpha

    The coolest bass gadget ever ?

    do you need a license for the Minky?
  14. MoonBassAlpha

    Unexpected NCD. Marshall experts opinion please.

    Definitely Greenbacks, shame the labels are missing, but they can be dated to within a range from the codes on the basket and the cone. I had a small Marshall bass combo (30W) that was factory fitted with 2 greenbacks. It didn't sound great tbh.
  15. MoonBassAlpha

    suggestions for frfr solution for home use

    Thanks for the suggestions folks, keep them coming! The Thump looks good value, does it really keep the speaker under control with bass going straight in?