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BillyBass

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  • Birthday 07/03/1963

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  1. I beg your pardon. I didn't think that was an earth lead.
  2. @stewblack The connector block you have used in your last photo will become loose over time. The vibration from the driver will loosen the terminals. If the wires that go from the connector block are solid core (from the photo it appears you have used a bit of twin and earth, discarding the blue sheathed neural core?) then push fits would be ideal, connect and forget. If the conductors are stranded then push fits would be difficult, but normal Wago style lever connectors would work. https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Manufacturers/Wago_Connectors/Wago/index.html When not playing bass I'm a spark. P.S. I won't say anything about your incorrect colour sheathing.
  3. If anyone visits your home and sees it, just tell them its for when you practise the bass with headphones. if you leave a bass nearby you might get away with it.
  4. Our drummer lives south of the river in Brixton, so a rehearsal studio next to a tube station is perfect and the Holloway tube studio also have their own parking spaces, so great for us that drive. I looked at the Mill Hill place's website during lockdown. but perhaps, just like the Muswell Hill studio, the grime doesn't show up very well on a computer screen. I've never been to the Mill Hill place so I shouldn't comment.
  5. Drummer and myself just had a session in a rehearsal studio next to Holloway tube station (our guitarist has some vulnerable family members so isn’t joining us yet). ‘Storm Rehearsal studios’. The place was very clean, they clean the rooms after each session. They opened up this week and are struggling as very few customers are walking through their doors So I am giving them a plug. They have Ampeg, Marshall and Blackstar amps; there was a lovely SVT & 8x10 in my room. Last week we couldn’t go to Storm rehearsal studios as they hadn’t opened so we went to a place in Muswell Hill, N10,. This place shall remain nameless but there is only one place in N10 so google it if you are interested. The place was disgusting, hadn’t been cleaned in ages, so we won’t be going back there again. If anyone lives in north London and wants to use a rehearsal studio, Storm is a good place.
  6. I've bought a new MarkBass head and 8 pedals since lockdown started. I had too much time on my hands to look at various websites selling gear. No regrets though, I like Gas. And now the rehearsal studios around North London are starting to open and I have a weekly session with a drummer so there are songs to practise and less time to peruse Andertons
  7. The Subspace is a knob twiddlers dream. You can get any sort of dirt you like out of it, from glitchy or clean fuzz to lightly overdriven tube warmth to distortion. Hamstead Soundworks supply a booklet with a few different settings which produce a variety of dirt to suit one's palette and also suggest a starting point on the knobs, from where you can experiment. If you want a particular sound you will get it on this pedal. It also has a nice clean tone too and could be an always on pedal. If you need fuzz for one song and distortion for the next then you either have to knob twiddle between songs or get another pedal. It would be absolutely perfect if it was a Cog effects style 2 or 3 pedal in one but you can't have everything. The Spectradrive has compressor and dirt toneprint options but nothing else, no tuner. I got it for the headphone out and aux in to practise at home with (the Zoom B1-four not being available) and thought it might be useful as a pre amp too. And I also bought Strymon and MXR power supplies and a Little Marcus 500w special edition head, my Elf was going back to Peavey for repair so I had to buy another head while waiting for it to be returned😉.
  8. My wife is less than impressed! Since lockdown started I've bought a TC electronic ditto X2 jam, TC Electronic Spectradrive, Ampeg Opto Comp, SFX microthumpinator and some fun stuff: Jam pedals Ripplyfall bass, Hampstead Soundworks Subspace and I 'won' an Aguilar Octamizer on eBay on Wednesday. I have to pick up my Elf from GuitarGuitar in Camden over the weekend, after a repair, and I'll buy a Polytune 3 while I'm there.
  9. The Zoom B1 four has been out of stock at Andertons, Guitarguitar, GAK, Thomann etc, not sure about the rest of their catalogue. I don't think other pedal prices have gone up. I've spent over a grand on pedals during the lockdown. Lots of spare time during lockdown to peruse bass gear websites, stay in for deliveries and let GAS take over😟
  10. Thanks for replying all of you. All I want is just one teeny weeny T-47 but maybe I'll try something else.
  11. Does anyone know whether Cog Effects are still making pedals? Their Twitter and Facebook accounts don't appear to be updated and they don't appear to have any pedals for sale. I messaged them via the website but have not heard back.
  12. I have the 'Ripply Fall', which is a 2 in 1 pedal with the 'Waterfall' chorus and the 'Ripple' phaser and I love it but its the first chorus pedal I've owned so not had to chuck anything else away. Thomann have many of the Jam catalogue in stock at reasonable prices but if anyone is keen on ordering one, make sure you get the bass specific version. Your link is to the guitar waterfall, there is a 'Waterfall Bass' here: https://www.jampedals.com/waterfall-bass/
  13. The Stranglers Live X-Cert J J Burnel's bass on the track 'Straighten Out' is killer. It was the first track on one side of the LP and I played that to death when I bought it in 1979. Its a much better version than the studio version, which was a B-side, I think.
  14. While we are on the subject of crap rhymes: I am an antichrist I am an anarkyste (spelt how John Lydon sung it) Hope this isn't off topic.
  15. Its a good catchy song and I can see why it charted but the lyrics are cringeworthy. The Cockney Rejects "The Greatest Cockney Rip Off" was a p*ss take of it.
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