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  1. Those people are idiots. Just tune your current G down to D... does it sound thinner? No.
  2. Sounds exactly like a daisy chain to me. You’ve got a power plug making contact with a strip of metal... that other pedal power plug things are also contacting. Daisy chain, just without the wire.
  3. It should bridge the gap between the bottom of the knob and the top of the pedal to provide friction. You could also do the brofressional thing and invest in some gaffers tape.
  4. I’ve got 6 pedals currently. One is a tuner. Because I don’t have room to have two fuzzes, two overdrives, two octave pedals, and a distortion means that I shouldn’t be Allowed to gig? I call bulls**t on that. Anyone who isn’t an idiot should be able to sort out how they set their levels for different songs; more gain from the Fuzz means less gain for the overdrive, etc. It’s like learning the songs themselves, you practice changes and then figure out appropriate settings during soundcheck.
  5. It’s got a rechargeable battery pack built in. Those have been around for several years now. He says the battery isolates the power to the board; I would be gobsmacked if they’ve paired a big rechargeable battery with a truly isolated power distribution system. It’s likely that all the pedal power points share a ground point. No games have been changed, except the novel idea to use magnets instead of Velcro, and even then they’ve got special pads you have to stick your pedals to just like the Temple Audio boards. Pass.
  6. Its all just a matter of scale. Overdrive becomes distortion becomes fuzz as you increase the gain. How this is achieved varies depending on the circuits involved.
  7. Digitech Bass Whammy or Ricochet EHX Nano Pog or Pitchfork And there are clones of those, too. Pair any of them with some overdrive for a bigger sound.
  8. Seperate the neck from the body. Put the body in their luggage amidst their clothes, and get some sort of long cylindrical bag to carry the neck onboard in; possibly a fishing rod carrying bag or something designed for posters?
  9. The H2n is a great little stereo recorder. Set properly (I always have pre-record, a limiter, and the lower db backup settings turned on), setup to get a balanced stereo image (this may not be dead center in front of the band, you'll want to experiment with location and angle). I also have a Zoom H6 for when I might want DI signals of the band, or to use multiple mics on stage.
  10. No, he just explained that the DI is mic level. Your pedal likely won't react well to a mic level input. It likely just will not sound good. Personally, I don't see the benefit of mic'ing up any speaker cabinet in a room that isn't well treated, so I do DI-only recording. To get a pair of signals, clean and effected, I use a stereo DI box. Signal goes: bass > DI input 1 > DI output 1 > USB interface input 1: DI through 1 > pedals > DI input 2 > DI output 2 > USB interface input 2. This way I get the clean signal right from the bass on one channel, then the second channel captures my pedalboard sound.
  11. You could run the stereo outputs into the inputs on your Audiobox. The only use or "benefit" I see to this would be dumping old cassette recordings onto your computer for archiving. The multitrack will not give you anything that your DAW and USB interface doesn't already do. Treat the MT3X and computer realms as separate entities; the cassette recorder for if you want to do some lo-fi recordings to tape; the DAW for literally everything else.
  12. The problem with this is that airlines have different rules about how large an instrument can be in and still be carried on. And instruments can still get royally messed up when they are in the cargo hold, even if it is gate checked baggage. The only true way to guarantee your bass is in safe hands is to call the airline and book your bass a seat. You'll end up with the bass in a window seat, no extra baggage allotments for carryon or checked bag mind you, and you'll be the only person to handle them except for when they go through the X-ray machine. For two basses, you could do what I did and order a Golf Club Travel Bag (I bought the AmazonBasics one). This will fit two basses, in their respective gigbags, back-to-back and just fits in under the size requirements of the majority of airlines (not counting the budget'iest ones that barely fit small humans in their seats). You'll get weird looks and most airport staff will tell you "Oh, you can't bring your golf clubs on board," but just kindly, calmly explain that it is, in fact, two bass guitars, and be prepared to show them your CBBG tag (best I can figure, this stands for CaBin BaGgage). This option is great if you don't plan on bringing both basses out everywhere you go and therefore don't want to just bring them both along in one double gigbag. Most double bags seem to be less protective when only one bass is in it. Considering the combined costs of a flight case and the excess baggage fee to check the bass in as cargo, balanced against the risk of catastrophic damage that the airline will undoubtedly pass off as your fault because it wasn't packed right or the case was faulty or whatever, I'd rather pay for the seat and know that I will be wholly responsible for the instrument. If this option is too costly, take one bass disassembled (neck seperate from body). Body goes in your suitcase packed in the middle of your clothes, neck goes onboard as your only carry-on in some sort of long, narrow case (maybe something designed for a tripod or poster). If all else fails, rent or borrow something. That may be difficult if, like me, you play non-standard basses (Dingwall ABZ6 and Super P5). I could make due on other similarly equipped 5 and 6 strings, but it would take some of the comfort and joy out of flying out for a job.
  13. They make money being sexist. If you're OK with writing a song that's sexist, performing that song, making money from that song. I mean, just Google 'Steel Panther sexist' and you find that, in fact, they are perfectly happy to be offensive. From LA Weekly: Further to this point: The singer doesn't even understand that they are a problem. Typical successful, white, American male, thinking that he can make fun of everyone and somehow that's A-OK because nobody else has ever asked, because sexism and racism practically define the American way (I'd know, I'm from the US). They even said they would have played Trump's inauguration: What does all of this say to me? They're a bunch of entitled white guys that think it's cool to make racist and sexist jokes with no consequence. And remember, there are going to be lots of audience members that don't get that it could be understood as parody; to them, it is funny and it is true to their life experiences because they are blatantly sexist.
  14. How on Earth is this thread still kicking around? Sexism is bad, sexism is wrong, and anyone who thinks it’s cool to have a “comedy” band that literally makes money off of being sexist is a douche.
  15. Bring it. It’s a high quality, handmade, well designed instrument. It shouldn’t have any problems, but you can keep it in its case when not playing or get a dehumidifier for the room it will be in. As for moving it, buy an extra seat on the plane for it (every airline has allotments for this, you just have to call them to book your seats; it will be considered oversized cabin baggage but you’ll pay the cost of one seat for it).
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