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About spiltmilk_2000

  • Birthday 13/10/75
  1. spector44

    Bought an EHX freeze from Xavier... super smooth deal! Thanks buddy!
  2. Do you count when you play?

    My take... to be a great performer / musician you don’t need to count. to learn to be a great reader you need to count at first... check your doing it correctly,., then you can internalise what a written rhythm feels like and can stop counting!
  3. ***sold*** EHX Freeze Sound Retainer

  4. Pedal sale- COG T16/Mini 66/Tarkin.

  5. Fretless help and advice needed

    Cheers for the advice guys! How would you say your devotion to the fretless has impacted your fretted playing? I can’t see me really getting to grips with fretless totally unless I really dive in head first. Have you found your time on fretless beneficial when you pick up the fretted again?
  6. Fretless help and advice needed

    Firstly I realise there’s already a similar thread but I have a few specific questions so thought it better to start a new thread rather than hijack someone else’s. Hope that’s cool... So, have had a cheap squire fretless, bought on a whim, gathering dust for the last year and about 2 weeks back decided to give it a concerted effort and am really enjoying it despite how bad I currently sound! So far I’ve just been running a few scales and arps slowly and just improvising over a drone to try and improve intonation. Although I doubt I’ll be playing fretless live for quite some time I’m considering moving all my practice onto fretless. Has anyone else done this and how did it affect your fretted playing when you went back to it? It’s a little early for me to say yet but I feel like because I HAVE to play fretless slowly and deliberately this should benefit my technique on fretted too?? And because I’m listening to every note that much more intently surely this too should improve my ear and fretted playing too? Or does it not work like that? Wishful thinking? What are your experiences? Secondly from a repertoire and vocabulary perspective would you recommend translating the things I would usually play fretted onto the fretless or is it better to work on specific fretless repertoire to target specific fretless challenges? Études or even fretudes if you will :-) if anyone can suggest any good YouTube content / fretless specific websites etc I’d be very grateful! Finally, the squire is lined thankfully! However I’m already noticing a tendency to play by eye rather than ear which is making me want to switch to unlined already! Is that just lunacy for someone at such an early stage in my fretless journey? Thanks if you can advise on any of the above points! Russ
  7. Line 6 tap tremolo SOLD

  8. Plugging bass and synth into pedal board?

    Hmmm... just had a thought. I don’t use the effects loop on my amp. Could I plug the synth into that and use the return to balance the volume? It’s late... maybe that’s a stupid idea??
  9. Plugging bass and synth into pedal board?

    Bright onion looks good! I hadn’t considered whether I want to have the option of A and B simultaneously but thinking about it it might be useful. Will the bright onion do that? Like the fact it’s passive too... Thanks for the boss LS 2 suggestion too! I’ll look into it...
  10. Plugging bass and synth into pedal board?

    Hi guys, want to start using my novation bass station synth in my band so was wondering the best way to put that and my bass through the pedal board simultaneously? Obviously the synth is line level so I’m wondering if I need a kind of reverse splitter with some kind of signal reduction? I guess as always there are a number of solutions so all recommendations gratefully received! Thanks!
  11. Positioning compressor on board

    And of course Al... if you’re ever over in Essex way and want to come and plug into it just say the word!
  12. Positioning compressor on board

    [quote name='Al Krow' timestamp='1508365111' post='3391787'] Btw - you've got some very impressive gear listed. I see you're a bit of an Aguilar fan; if you're playing live in London in the near future let me know - I'd love to hear a DB 750 in action! [/quote] Thanks Al... yes I love the db750. Really sounds like thunder but warm and tameable too. Unfortunately my bands are not gigging so much currently so it’s kind of semi-retired right now. Don’t think I could ever let it go even though my th500 with two sl112s does a pretty amazing job without destroying my back! :-) I saw someone selling a dB750 on here a while back for £750 so I nearly bought a spare! Steal of the century! Treat yourself to one... you won’t regret it :-)
  13. Positioning compressor on board

    Thanks guys for all the advice. I think the chain seems sensible and worth persevering with... guess I just need to spend the time dialling it in with so many pedals. It’s all a bit new to me right now :-)
  14. Positioning compressor on board

    Hi all, just wondering if anyone can offer advice on best position for my compressor on my board. I currently have it near the front end to smooth out the signal going into my octave and fuzz pedals. However this means my envelope filter isn’t as responsive as it might be and I have a hard time setting everything to unity. Wondering if the compressor should go at the end to prevent drastic volume changes when pedals are engaged? Is it just trial and error? Anyone experimented with a compressor at both ends? My signal chain is below... does it seem counter intuitive or glaringly silly? Any suggestions gratefully received! Bass press Volume wah... Boss tu2 tuner Darkglass supper symmetry compressor Boss oc3 octave Darkglass vintage ultra Darkglass duality fuzz Mxr envelope filter SA lunar phaser Tc shaker vibrato Tc flashback delay
  15. Cog T47 octave

    Anyone got one they aren’t using?