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  • Birthday 06/02/1994

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  1. First thing’s first, this isn’t my amp. In belongs to One Louder studios in Newport. However, it’s as good as it looks. I played my ‘77 Jazz through this brute last week in a rehearsal. All pedals were redundant as it sounds so good straight into the amp. The way an 8x10 carries the sound is so unlike everything else I’ve used - big, pillowy warmth and punch delivered to the room via 300 muscular watts. I usually use a 2x12” set up and as loud as it is, the delivery of the sound that the SVT and 8x10 achieve is completely addictive and so much better than everything else. It’s well worth the chiropractor fees. I will own a set up like this one day. And maybe a small team to cart it about. 🤞🏻 👀
  2. Thank you, Nige. Puts me in mind of the 2 band stingray I had a few years back - built in the same factory to the same specs, but with less options for finishes and soft gig bag. Cheers 👍🏻
  3. I’ve recently acquired a Streamer GPS, which is very lovely. However, I haven’t got a clue what the German Pro Series is or what is meant by the ‘Teambuilt’ etching on the back of the headstock. It’s an absolutely stunning bass in every right, but I’m not very well rehearsed in what it actually is... Can anyone educate a simpleton on the matter? Not that it makes a difference, this thing is a keeper 👏🏼
  4. Valve amp crew - have you seen this? Could be useful for a lot of you, especially with a few new acquisitions floating around.
  5. If you’ve got a bit of cash but want the best, this looks like a great solution.
  6. Received my refund for the Sandberg on Thursday. Glad people are getting in on the bargains, it’s genuinely nice to see a high street shop with a proper sale, not just prices going from ridiculous to extortionate 😂 Whoever bagged the Sandberg, I hope you thoroughly enjoy it and I hope you have years of pleasure out of it. Looked a cracking bass.
  7. Looking absolutely fantastic, guys. Big up the big valves and bigger cabs! 👏🏼
  8. Whoever had it, if it even sold, had an absolute monster at a bargain price. My paypal has registered a refund, but it hasn’t gone into my account yet. There’s hope yet.
  9. Sulking that the Sandberg had gone, absolutely gutted. Has anyone else had a refund? Just hoping that no-one has experienced any problems with the refund process...
  10. Hi guys, I’ve taken my ‘77 jazz bass to a well respected luthier to have a refret, new tuning pegs and general TLC. One of the issues is that the tuning pegs, particularly on the G and D strings, seem to be slipping and not working to their full potential. There’s a fair bit of corrosion on the G tuning peg and every time I’ve restrung it, I seem to fight with the D string not sitting on the ferrule properly and the string popping out. Also, the tuning peg on the D string ‘hangs over’ the edge of the headstock(!?). I’m going to replace them as it’s a working bass through and through. What recommendations would you have for replacements? Something ideally with a smaller baseplate than the originals and obviously reliable and sturdy. Photos of the old ones for those interested. Cheers!
  11. I’m glad it has! I love going to gigs where the bass player has very obviously put themselves (and their back) out for the pure simple bit of pleasure it gives them. The audience won’t notice, other band members may not notice, by you do. The immediacy is crazy. I love this. I used to come across people who’d say ‘My X and Y is just as loud as that and I can take it to the car in one trip! Sell that and get what I’ve got.’ Indeed it can, Geoff, but my back is still in one piece and it’s my choice if I want to break it for quality tones. No, I don’t care that it’s completely impractical and the ‘punters don’t care.’ But I do, Geoff. I care about h**t.
  12. What mic set up do you use for PA/FOH purpose? I like that idea, give the sound guy a solution before it becomes a problem. A mic and a DI as suggested by @Bankai have will have everything covered.
  13. I'd read a lot about the slave being used to send a signal to the desk, but I was skeptical. The Orchid Electronics DI is a great idea! First time I've come across them, but they look up to job. Is yours like this one? https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/332667391957?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=332667391957&targetid=938697916046&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9045368&poi=&campaignid=10204071033&mkgroupid=100040608497&rlsatarget=pla-938697916046&abcId=1145987&merchantid=110659161&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_tyk1si76wIVzuvtCh0nrQI-EAQYASABEgJ36fD_BwE
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