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Kamiel

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  • Birthday 22/03/1995

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  1. Kamiel

    Pedal-board and -case build

    Typical measurements I find for ply wood are 12mm or 8mm, I'm a bit afraid that that's quite a big step down. You think it would be sturdy enough?
  2. Kamiel

    Post your pedal board - Basschat style!!

    Well because of your enthusiasm I've made my own topic in 'build diaries'!
  3. Hello, I'm planning on building my very own custom pedal-board and -case. I'm (loosely) basing my design on this pieces of German pro engineering: https://www.schmidtarray.com/ A friend of mine studies product-design and he was willing to help me make a solid-works design, of which I will include a picture. On the picture the top of the case is rendered as glass just to make the image a bit more clear but it will all be made of wood. The board has a small level plane in front for my loopswitcher, 2 tilted planes for my pedals with nice cable slots, a level plane on the right for my VariPhase expression pedal. The tilted planes will have hinges to make the space beneath them accessible. Outer dimensions will be 674mm x 424mm x 184mm. All wood will be 12mm (hardwood)multiplex. I'm putting quite some plugs in the side of the case: 1 power connection on the left, and on the right I will build my own 'patchbay: 1 bass input, 2 amp outputs, a connection for the channel-switch of my amp, and a XLR out because I'm planning on putting a nice DI inside so I have my own choice of DI when playing live. All these connections will be a plug on the outside soldered to a plug on the inside so I can just use a patch-cable in the belly of my case instead of having to plug my bass directly into a pedal. This way when I'm gigging it's just plugging some cables in the side of the case and rockin' away. Progress right now: - Design is made - Jack-connections etc. are on the way - Extra cables are on the way - I finally found a decent website for 'flight-case-supplies', so I can order ball-corners (is this the right English word for that?), detachable hinges, a lock and some handles. What I still need to decide (and input on this is really appreciated): - Is 12mm (hardwood)multiplex the right choice of wood? - Handles: I'm thinking about one in the front on the lid of the case and two on either side on the bottom of the case. Not really sure though. - I can have the wood cnc'd and have it perfect, or I can do it myself with the help of a friend of mine who is a bit of a woodworker. Pro's for cnc are the quality, pro's for doing it myself/with a friend are the lesser cost and the pleasure/satisfaction of building it myself. It might be a week or two before I decide on the latter matter because I'm having exams and I'll have to wait for a reaction on the pricing of cnc'ing a some plate material... So until then, please give me all the input you can think of greetings from Belgium
  4. Kamiel

    Basses You've Owned and Hated

    I've had an Epiphone Thunderbird and I hated it. Strangely enough I think that I would like a Gibson Thunderbird, or could like it at least. I really don't know why I hated it cause it should be something I could like but it just didn't do it for me... Neck dive, bad finish, some other minor stuff...
  5. Kamiel

    Post your pedal board - Basschat style!!

    It's not yet a pedalboard, but it is a 'solidworks' drawing of the plan's for my new pedalboard build. The clear top is also going to be done in wood but is clear on this image to make the design clear. It has a small level plane in front for my loopswitcher, 2 tilted planes for my pedals with nice cable slots, a level plane on the right for my VariPhase expression pedal. The tilted planes will have hinges to make the space beneath them accessible. I'm putting 6 plugs in the side of the case: 1 power connection, 1 bass input, 2 amp outputs, a connection for the channelswitch of my amp, and a XLR out because I'm planning on putting a nice DI inside so I have my own choice of DI when playing live. Outer dimensions will be 674mm x 424mm x 184mm. Thoughts or tips for building it?
  6. Kamiel

    Order of effects

    I do the same, my compressor on the very end of the chain and always on. It helps to keep the volume the same when I'm adding stupid amounts of weirdness (for instance Fuzz + Qtron+ + VariPhase) and when I was testing it I always liked it better at the end instead of at the beginning of my chain.
  7. Kamiel

    Show us your rig!

    It does say Orange on the headstock, it's a Orange O-bass. https://orangeamps.com/o-bass/ Not as good as my custom bass but real fun stuff, and it didn't cost too much! And it looks amazing in my opinion!
  8. Kamiel

    Show us your rig!

    It isn't that strange you haven't seen that one before, because I have the only one in existence. A couple of years ago I designed my own bass and had it made by a dutch guitar-builder (I live in Belgium), called Gun Custom Guitars. (Facebookpage) Alder body, padouk top, maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Beautiful thing and it plays and sounds amazing!
  9. Kamiel

    Wedding Band PA

    So it isn't only me who believes bassplayers are the only people with proper cable management? If I had a dollar for every time MY extra cable had to serve as a guitar cable because one of our guitarists forgot or broke their flimsy sh*tty cable... I would be able to buy them some decent cables.
  10. Kamiel

    Post your pedal board - Basschat style!!

    I'm planning on building myself a new board. The design will be based loosely on these beautiful pieces of German craftsmanship: https://www.schmidtarray.com/product-page/sa750w-1 Anyone got any tips/tricks that I should keep in mind? What materials should I use, what thickness of wood would be strong enough to support itself, where should I order 9mm plugs for in the side of the case (I live in Belgium) etc... ?
  11. Kamiel

    New Build - Wenge/cocobolo/padauk hollowbody

    Absolutely not my style of bass but damn is that some amazing craftmanship. I have a padouk top on my own (handmade) bass, it is hands down the most beautiful wood I have ever seen, and with every other angle and light comes a different red, really amazing!
  12. Kamiel

    Orange Bass Porn Thread

    Does the 'Orange O-Bass' count as an orange bass?
  13. Kamiel

    Show us your rig!

    It's a loop-master, the most simple switcher you can imagine, making it just perfect in my eyes. Real nice company, they make it how you want, you can even choose the color of the LED's! https://www.loop-master.com/
  14. Playing along with this album has been a great way of improving my bassplaying skills, that's for sure. Did not know this tracklisting, it does have a more understandable flow to it!
  15. Kamiel

    Knobs changing during gig due to cable

    Something with cables and knobs
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