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  1. 5 hours ago, Volume said:

    My project this weekend is a round of the ever-familiar game ‘Pedalboard real estate Tetris’ - trying to make sense of this rabble... work out how best to manage the signal chain... and hopefully (or should that be 'hopelessly'?) try to fit them onto the board beneath. 

    There's also an expression pedal for the Xerograph, but I gave-up on fitting that onto the board some time ago... 

    ...all the while, switching between muttering to myself 'I could probably do without *this* octaver' and 'Ooh - there's a bit of space there - I wonder what else I could add?!'

    Time for a new board?!


    VERY nice choices on there. But yeah, we all know it’s time for a bigger board now. Stop when two people are needed to carry it?

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  2. Personally I use 1.5mm coz the cable is like 75cm long and max output is around 480w on my GK. Means the cable stows away easier!


    And yeah if you DO have to go with a jack at one end, make sure it’s a good one eg Neutrik!

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  3. 6 hours ago, molan said:

    I really enjoy the whole live gigging experience. Playing with other musicians, actively working with a drummer and changing subtle little things as we play, adjusting amp stuff on the fly, working out how to cover when the singer comes in at the wrong point etc, etc.


    I can arrive & be completely set up in under 10 minutes & out the door about half an hour after we've finished. In between playing times I get to spend time nattering with a group of people that have become very close friends.


    Wouldn't change it for the world.

    Well said. If you’re just playing bass it can be a breeze. As soon as you’ve (I’ve) been unable to help myself and broken out my harmony BVs and PA gear and mixing ‘skills’ in the slightly noddy but hard working covers band I joined back in November then it’s first in last out time again. Sounds proper now though, like 🤓

  4. Yesterday, THAT epic rock sound was done like this for me. The grin on my face, like!


    1mm pick > fresh nickel rounds > neck humbucker > source audio aftershock > 4:1 comp > GK 700RB > Barefaced BB2

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  5. Friday was an hour 4-5, then loaning our speakers to a fantastic 8 piece vintage female singing combo (Vera lynn, Andrews sisters etc), then some more between 8 and 10:30.


    Bit rusty: drummer had a mare, guitarists not able to hear themselves, the usual nonsense. Dug out some real old ones. Great pub, got fed and watered very nicely! Long and chilly day though.


    Saturday eve with the other band cancelled - no punters in all day! Not heartbroken about that really!

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  6. Everyone should try a set of Cobalts. They’re unique imo- their own sound. Tried the rounds but too gnarly for my fretted 5 - but sound amazing, just not  in the context of my band!

  7. I like the classic P bass (and it’s responsible for some of my fave bass playing on various songs by various folks) but never enough to own one. Body’s too big for me, and whilst the sound of the pickup is great I find split designs get in the way of my fingers - terrible technique, I dig in far too hard!


    Fender’s Dimension on the other hand will be buried with me. Just enough of a P sound with better ergonomics and no split.


    And yeah despite all my basses having them agree with the bridge pickup being no use (for me). Likewise plucking near the bridge. Nah.

  8. 6 hours ago, 0175westwood29 said:


    need to pick if I want a fuzz or a expression pedal for the sy-200 in the space 

    Bless yers. I realise that space permits only fuzz or expression, but of course regardless the correct / only permitted answer here is “both”.


    Fuzz because dur. And with those pedals you’d be daft NOT to add expression.


    Nice board!!

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  9. A decent all in one with DI, preamp, drive, EQ (bonus points for switchable) etc makes sense if you want a bass amp flavour and if in future you go bigger with speakers just get an active speaker or a neutral voiced speaker (eg Barefaced Compact) and a little class D power amp. Loads to choose from: I’d look for a second hand GK Plex personally coz I love GK sounds!


    I would guess there’d be some way to jack into the power stage of the GK at church and the keyboard amp and thus bypass the inbuilt pres…. then you’d have your pre sound for both situations, plus a DI with your sound (or clean assuming the preamp pedal supports that sort of routing).


    That said: most bass cabs are part of the flavour to some extent. I use Barefaced so they’re pretty tone neutral.

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  10. On 20/05/2022 at 17:35, patrikmarky said:

    My 2 schecters though one has been modified considerably..😬


    I’m sorry to derail this FS thread with bass lust but dayyyyuuuumm. I’ve never been able to shake the feeling that a souped up slab body tele style 5 string in a funky colour was in my future and this has just confirmed it! The green (is it green?!) fella on the left is lovely!!

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  11. Ah ok. I’ll vote battery as well then - as anyone who’s owned a ‘Ray will attest not all batteries are *exactly* the same size, I had bad contacts on mine (it’s a Ray thing sometimes it seems!) - maybe similar here? Intermittent faults suck. 

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  12. The interference is usual when USB’d to a pc with peripherals hanging off it. If you’re on a laptop, unplugging any monitor connections normally makes it go away. I connect my MC and C4 concurrently with their own usb cables direct to the laptop - usb hubs can cause issues with comms.


    Suggest heading to the Morningstar forums if you haven’t already!

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