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MoonBassAlpha

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  1. MoonBassAlpha

    Can someone explain this tone circuit?

    Oh yeah, the other Hofner oddity is that the tone controls operate in the opposite sense to everyone else's, 10 is treble rolled off, 0 is wide open. Those crazy Germans!
  2. The little Ashdown ctm15 does this too, it's quite noticeable when playing quietly. I attach my d.I. box to the speaker output, and you don't really hear the hum through the balanced output to the recording interface. The speaker attaches to the d.i. parallel output, but at only 15 watts it would be easy enough to hook up a power resistor as a dummy load for recording.
  3. MoonBassAlpha

    September Composition Challenge - GET WRITING

    Ha! Coincidentally, my band Charms Against the Evil Eye has a song called Dark Matter, but it's more than 10 years old, so I definitely won't be adding that one to my entries this month!
  4. MoonBassAlpha

    September Composition Challenge - GET WRITING

    I forgot to mention, all the guitars and bass on Gardening were recorded using the direct out from the Blackstar beam (supposedly speaker emulated ) . Most of the effects were done on the unit too, except for the infinite repeat on the vocal and some of the guitar. It does introduce a bit of hiss, but I can pass that off as cosmic background radiation
  5. MoonBassAlpha

    Loose paint on cutaways. Is it fixable?

    I bet, if you applied some wax or thin layer of oil or grease to the finish, any excess superglue wouldn't stick to that very well at all.
  6. MoonBassAlpha

    Tuesday night noises....

    Pleasant. The end bit brings to mind incidental music from 60s Dr Who.
  7. MoonBassAlpha

    Can someone explain this tone circuit?

    The other oddity I noticed was that there is no earth wire to the bridge or string anchor plate, with no noticeable adverse effect.
  8. MoonBassAlpha

    TC BG250 all dressed up

    A nice leather strap handle would really finish that off nicely. Great job!
  9. MoonBassAlpha

    Can someone explain this tone circuit?

    The 10 nF caps might be there to bleed off radio frequency interference? As the 100nF cap is always in series it must be a resonant circuit with the pickup inductance and the pot. Would need some helpful soul to model it for us, but as you say, it isn't a current way of doing things. I had a 60s 185 with a 70s scratch plate which was slightly different, and only had 1 volume pot iirc. I didn't sketch the circuit out as it seemed to work sort of ok!
  10. MoonBassAlpha

    Low output from Trace Elliot DI

    Would have been an active d.I. box most likely.
  11. MoonBassAlpha

    Earbud recommendations up to about 30 quid

    At least it most likely cleans the wax out of the grille! One of my old Sennheiser sets went really muffled due to this. Could only really make out it was blocked under a microscope!
  12. MoonBassAlpha

    Earbud recommendations up to about 30 quid

    I see the rha ones have a 3 year warranty, and designed in Scotland. Might give them a go (ma650) as they seem to be not bass heavy.
  13. MoonBassAlpha

    Earbud recommendations up to about 30 quid

    Thanks for the recommendations chaps, keep them coming! Would you say the E10 is fairly neutral in balance then?
  14. MoonBassAlpha

    September Composition Challenge - GET WRITING

    Well, it's cat among the pigeons time again. I did a different "tune" today, thought I'd squeeze a bone fide entry in this month before I head south on me hols. Can you have two? Which to choose, some kind of play-off? Who really cares anyway?
  15. MoonBassAlpha

    September Composition Challenge - GET WRITING

    That's quite uncanny Douglas, spot on for dear old Bob! Just how I imagined, except without a pop filter ;~
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