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  1. [quote name='harryharold' post='409600' date='Feb 14 2009, 06:04 PM']cheers with the comments, ive just got back from the bass gallery and....... well i tried the tonehammer and the BDDI and the tonehammer was far superior (for me that is anyway) as seeing as they were selling both for [b]£179[/b] i got the tone hammer. they also had the mxr DI there for the same price but i didn't bother. Bit pricey but got it from an awesome shop who have helped me out so many times and i think that was the first thing i bought from them.[/quote] Wow £179 is a steal given that the website has it at £259 I think. I would check but I can't seem to get to their website (again!). Yeah great shop.
  2. [quote name='PauBass' post='409234' date='Feb 14 2009, 07:53 AM']If it was me I'd recommend the Sansamp Para Driver over the BDDI, very similar units but the Para Driver has the mid controls, mids and mid frequency, which makes a whole difference. The BDDI soops a lot the mids and makes your bass dissapear on a band setting whilst, with the Para Driver and the mids control, you can avoid that scoop and bring the bass more upfront. I have also owned the MXR and I found the clean channel very usefuk but I didn't like the distortion because of the presetted Eq curved. No experience with DHA but between the other two units I'd go with the Sansamp Para Driver.[/quote] Very timely recommendation as I've been looking at a new DI to replace my MXR M80. I was interested in the Tone Hammer beacuse of the variable mid frequency controls, but it's very expensive and uses an 18volt supply which means another wall wart. I've seen some details on the Para driver, but there's nothing like a real life recommendation/review.
  3. [quote name='Happy Jack' post='407667' date='Feb 12 2009, 03:27 PM']Oi! Grolschies are THE business. Shower hose washers? Pah![/quote] +1 Absolutely. The roadies favourite, nothing to do with beer of course.
  4. Pretty awesome really. Played a new venue for us and a new set format, 3 x 45 mins with 15 min breaks in between. I really liked the format especially as it allowed me to play both my P bass and RBIV for the first 2 sets and then decide which I liked best for the 3rd set. No competiton, P bass all the way (RBIV may not be long before being sold, great bass though it is). Only band brain fart of the night was the drummer accidently playing Stevie Wonder's I Wish in 2:4 for the first verses, hmm very Strictly Come Dancing
  5. Norman is the absolute MAN. A really nice guy in the flesh too.
  6. Robben Ford Eric Johnson Carl Verheyen Brian Setzer Good to see both Al Murphy and Richard Thompson mentioned, best "unsung guitar hero" awards to those guys, definitely more exposure for both deserved.
  7. [quote name='chris_b' post='401917' date='Feb 6 2009, 12:10 PM']Ah, the Nigel Watson band featuring (occasionally) Peter Green!! The bass player is Pete Stroud.[/quote] After PG left the Splinter Group the band was reformed with Nigel Bagg on guitar and a different rhythm section featuring a fellow BCer (who recently left the band to move abroad). They are called The Firehouse Blues Band.
  8. I used to use them on my old 3 band 'Ray. Seemed to calm the whole thing down a bit which I liked. I used LaBella flats.
  9. I really liked the Lean Into It album (Green Tinted..., Drill Song, etc). I saw them at The Forum and they were really good, although Billy's distorted tone was not to my cup of tea, so much better when he played it clean. Pablo Gilberto is an awesome guitarist and just a little bit mad
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    Replaced my Ashdown ABM EvoII 300 with a MB LMII. Couldn't be more pleased, more powerful, smaller, lighter and just as toneful. I did miss not having a mute function but sorted that out with a Korg Pitchblack tuner.
  11. I've played that very bass and it was fitted with roundwounds then and I'm pretty sure it was for that recording. Pino also made great use of chorus and octave effects during that period.
  12. [quote name='david_l_perry' post='393614' date='Jan 28 2009, 01:02 PM']Alan, check out the Robben ford stuff, its great for playing along to, the bass player is great, plenty of scope to do your own thing and just jam along with this gear.[/quote] The brilliant Roscoe Beck, check out his [url="http://www.roscoebeck.com"]website[/url]. He has a great instuctional vidoe (DVD?) which has something for all levels of players. One of my favourite players ever and a real nice guy. Tommy Shannon with SRV, Johnny Winter and Storyville is another great source of inspiration. Randy MacDonald with Tommy Castro is worth a listen too for how to mix funk with the blues. Playing blues doesn't mean you don't get to be busy, but what you play must be appropriate, same as any genre.
  13. I used to see Henry Thomas with Morrisey/Mullen back in the '80s, now that was a cool band.
  14. Schroeder 1212L. Available in either 8 or 4 ohm so you can have a single cab up to 800W solution (I do this) or go for 2 8ohms cabs if you fancy some mix n match size wise. These cabs don't sound great in your bedroom or lounge, but they kick major @ss live.
  15. [quote name='Raggy' post='389555' date='Jan 23 2009, 01:57 PM']Oooh there is always one [/quote] Sad but true
  16. [quote name='The Burpster' post='389025' date='Jan 22 2009, 09:12 PM']Male necks......? WhereTF are the female ones? I want me one of those! [/quote] Doh!!!! Poor typing skills now corrected. Mind you different sexed necks sounds like a good thread subject
  17. I tend to play a lot of walking lines and fingerfunk lines that I would use in a band situation and a little slap. Whilst slapping is a bona fide technique unless that is all you do in you're playing situation, you're not trying the bass correctly. This is often my complaint at music shows where all the demonstrators just slap the hell out of their instruments, when in a real life situation (unless in a Level 42 or similar tribute band) they probably wouldn't use this technique exclusively or maybe at all. Actual songs with recognisable lines that I tend to play are, Peg, Rhythym Stick, Runaway, Too Young To Die, Pump It Up and for a little slap Higher Ground.
  18. At last Fender are offering MIM basses with maple necks, now I have [url="http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0146102306"]GAS[/url]!!
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  20. I swapped my ABM 300 head for an LMII as I wanted something with more head room, smaller and lighter. IMO the LMII lives in the same kind of tone space as the Ashdowns, maybe a bit warmer though and definitely easier to use. Cab wise I was using 2 ABM 2x10s, but eventually changed to a Schroeder 1212 as I wanted a one cab 4ohm solution. Couldn't be happier with this combination as it gives me the best on stage and FOH sound I've had from any rig. I also use passive basses (P and super J types).
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    [quote name='dave_bass5' post='384951' date='Jan 19 2009, 01:53 PM']Never have trouble hearing myself and quite often the guitarist moans im too loud. Cant get much better than that ;-).[/quote] That makes a change eh? Make him suffer, that's what I say. Hee Hee Hee!
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    I demoed both the 1210 and 1212 side by side. Both were really good, but tI went for the 1212 as it hade a warmer more rounded sound, pretty much as you'd expect. Best on stage and FOH sound I've ever had, a real live enviornment cab.
  23. The best strap lock system around and I believe that roadies favourite, nothing to do with beer surely?
  24. I don't think that'll work, but you could try a small area just to see. You could tone it down by using a very fine grade of wire wool for a more satin look (and feel).
  25. I demoed the Boss next to the EBS Unichorus and the EBS was much nicer to my ears. It has flanger, chorus or pitch modulation, plus there's a wet/dry trimpot on the inside for fine tuning your sound. There might be one for sale here on BC I think.
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