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  1. Naigewron

    Show us your rig!

    My current gigging rig, which is treating my very nicely these days. - Ibanez SR505 and SR900 - Line6 HX Stomp - Ampeg PF-500 into Fender Rumble 410
  2. Family gathering I'm really loving the the SR505, but I'm debating flipping the SR900 for a newer SR four-string. The 900 is quite heavy, and the weirdly "bowed" back contour doesn't suit me as well as the newer style bodies do.
  3. Once that demo started I could feel how tired my ears are getting of that Dingwall/Darkglass distortion sound. I wish they could focus a little bit more on their other tonal offerings, but I guess they've figured out what sells.
  4. Just got hold of a used SR505 (with the mandatory worn spot above the neck pickup). Love everything about it - Pickups and preamp are great, the neck feels amazing and the 16.5mm string spacing is so much more comfortable than the more traditional 5-string spacing of Fender and the like. Ibanez and myself have a relationship stretching back to the mid 90s, and I've never picked up an Ibanez bass or guitar that didn't sound and feel great. Very happy to find that this was no exception, and I've already started thinking about getting hold of a 4-string SR as well.
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    From yesterday's rehearsal
  6. Edited. I was still on the Sterling line, but the full fat MM is the top of the line, of course. But I've reached the edge of my Stingray knowledge here, so I'll bow out and let others correct me I think
  7. It gets confusing, but I believe it's like this: Gold standard: Music Man Stingray Top: Stirling RayXX (e.g. Ray34, etc) Middle: Stirling 4 and Sterling 5 Bottom: Stirling Ray4 and Ray5 (the SUB series) https://intl.sterlingbymusicman.com/collections/basses-1
  8. There are two levels of Sterling basses, IIRC - Sterling by Music Man and SUB By Sterling. The SUB basses are down towards the "Squier" end of the product range.
  9. I use the HX Stomp in front of an amp when playing with a band, but I use it going direct when playing and recording at home. The amp models are excellent, and both the built-in cabs and the IR loader allow you a multitude of great cab options too. And although I prefer to run it in front of an amp live, it's really nice to have the option to run direct if I need to for a fly gig, quiet stage, small bar setup etc. I'm really happy with it, both for effects and amps. The HX Stomp is also my entire setup for electric guitar (for recording at home) and acoustic guitar (for unplugged gigs), and I run direct in both those cases. In terms of outputs - The HX Stomp technically has balanced outputs, so you can use a TRS to XLR cable to run to the desk without a DI box, but just for peace of mind and not having to carry a dedicated cable of undefined length I would use a DI box anyway.
  10. Heaps of P-basses out there not made by Fender/Squier and that don't look like Precisions. Like others have said, it's mainly about the pickup type and position, and it should probably be passive to ensure you're hitting your amp in a similar way and not colour the tone too much. Edit: It's also about scale length. Don't expect a 30" scale bass to sound like a Precision, regardless of pickup position.
  11. Naigewron

    Show us your rig!

    Brought the amp home from our rehearsal space for some tweaking, which provided a nice photo op
  12. In the words of Turner Hall: He's the most successful British artist you've never heard of. https://turnerhall.co.uk/2017/09/12/the-most-successful-british-artist-youve-never-heard-of/ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/aug/24/steven-wilson-the-prog-rocker-topping-the-charts-without-anyone-noticing
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