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  1. I knew the tab for 'are you in' (inkybus) was crap and I was fully struggling with the shift into the middle 8. But the tab had lead me to learn it *unsyncopated* but I figured it out and now it's all groovy. Screw you, tab.

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    2. Supernaut


      Amazing tone on that song. A 70s Jazz with fresh Slinkys into a REDDI - that's it! 

    3. Sibob


      Always ignore tab and trust your ears. The more you trust your ears, the better they get!

    4. gapiro


      also darn you for now making me listen to that entire album. its so good


  2. 5 string fretless is the BEST. I am so glad I got his HB monstrosity.

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    2. alyctes


      Which monstrosity is it?

    3. caitlin


      the unlined fretless thingy, deluxe 2005 fl whatever it is. bit rough in places but sounds fine and seems well set up and stable.

    4. alyctes


      Cool.  Thanks :)

  3. so you can't *EDIT* toneprints for the BHxxx amps, or create them? that's a bit sad.

  4. I don't gig, because I can't play. I was using a zoom b1x4 but my headphones were a bit flubby down the low end, especially on the 5 and the price was too good so
  5. explain this spectracomp thing for TC amps. I did a stupid late night purchase and have a pointless 800W of ANGRY and this phone app has a billion options under 'spectracomp' what am I looking for?

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    2. caitlin


      heh, thanks Dood. sadly i figured that out the hard way. the manual is just about useless. linux can see the usb port but can't use it obv. a mac doesn't show the amp in the app so that's rubbish. toneprint doesn't seem joyful to go through my active pups, but if i hold the phone between the strings and let it touch the pup case then i can 50% of the time send a print. got an octaver and a spectracomp in it and will probably leave it the hell alone now.

    3. MacDaddy


      I was tempted with the current price, but I'm not sure the tuner is chromatic, and only 1 toneprint can be used at a time.


    4. Obrienp


      There are some combined TonePrints in the TonePrint Bass Amps library and I guess if you use the editor you can make your own (I haven’t tried). There is a straight forward SpectraComp TonePrint that I think behaves like the pedal with one knob adjustment. TonePrint transmission  with a mobile doesn’t work that well with active basses; if you can put it in passive mode it works better, or use a passive instrument to set it up.

      I don’t use effects that much, so I haven’t tried changing them on the fly during a gig. Drive and no chorus is enough for me. Personally I don’t think it is a very practical proposition to be getting your mobile out at a gig and messing around with your bass. I barely get enough time to check my tuning between numbers.

      The tuner on my BH550 does B to C with LEDs for B to G (C is a combo of  the D & G LEDs). There are 2 green LEDs to indicate flat/sharp and in tune (both lights simultaneously). it’s OK for live situations but not as accurate as a pedal like a Peterson. It doesn’t help with alternative tunings, like one of the bands I play in tunes down half a tone to help the vocalists. We’re getting on 😏

      The current price Andertons are offering the BH550 and 800 at is really tweaking my nose, as I paid nearer list for mine a few years ago. You get a lot of amp for your money at that price and IMO it’s a good amp for the money. It has quite a warm sound with the 4 band EQ at unity, which I like and there is quite a lot of headroom, obviously more on the 800. It’s relatively compact and light, so at the current street price, it might make a good back up amp for folks with more up-market main amps. It does as a main amp for me, when I need a bit of volume.


  6. I'm quite honestly afraid to turn it on.

  7. filed my nut, bass still plays. hmm.

  8. I played power of love on a fretless and had the biggest grin. wheeeeeeee.

    1. Soledad


      Huey Lewis I guess, not Jennifer Rush😁
      I introduced that song to a past cover band's set list - great treat for the bass player!
      Not tried it on fretless, never crossed my mind, but I will give it a go.
      I did once do a whole rehearsal using the fretless and I don't think anyone noticed (it was a Jazz with lines) - either I did OK or the rest of band don't really care... I'll never know.

    2. caitlin


      I was getting confused on my 5 string and the only 4 near me was the fretless so off we went but it's just a fun track. and yeh, the news.

    3. TheGreek


      @Soledad it could also have been Frankie goes to Hollywood...

      There was obviously a lot of discussion regarding the Power of love in the late 80s

  9. That could be a pretty good shout actually. That thing looks like it has decent drums and a hathat controller that understands up and down. One of the things I love about my 30KV is that the hi-hat is really 'real' feeling. everyone goes on about snare drums but there's LOADS of movement and character in the hihat. What are the internal sounds like though, i have a controller keyboard which is really really nice but it's still a pain in the HOLE having to boot a computer to load a sample dooble to actually hear it. I think there's something to be said for sitting down and going straight for it
  10. sigh, the nostalgia hurts. Best of luck on your search binky_bass!
  11. Bit old, not sure I'd be BOUNCING for less than a TD20 brain. no hihat, just a bouncy rubber pad. what's your timescale, I'm a skinflint so i stick a saved search in ebay and steal the good one that eventually turns up that's in price
  12. I got my TD30 because I couldn't afford the TD50 I spent a year trying to work out how to build a sound proof studio either in my house or in my garden and after accepting that it was either impossibly expensive or would ultimately make my house collapse, or would spring a leak behind 4 layers of green glued sheet rock if built outside. Given that the TD30 was 1/10 of the cost of TRYING to play my real kit on a shoestring it seemed a no brainer, as Beedster says there's no substitute for real drums, but I have not regretted getting the roland kit for a MOMENT. Of course it's my 'main' instrument so that possibly changes my investment in it.
  13. Get an acoustic kit, you get a lot more for your money All the stuff on ebay is local pickup the VOLUME of boxes that a TD30-KV comes in is quite something.
  14. I'm a drummer, a real one 😱 The ONLY electric kit I've ever had that didn't BEND under normal use is a Roland TD-30KV Anything that doesn't have a real rack and real stands is a bit of a challenge I'd say. Same as with a bass probably, get the best you can in your budget to avoid disappointment.
  15. I'm mental though, in fairness. 2001 it was when I built my own e-drums out of bits from maplins and an alesis DM5; it even *worked*.
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