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  1. Skip to 56 seconds to hear Jaon's Sadowsky in action:
  2. And I totally blame my laptop for the "bases" in the post title....
  3. I've played more than a few basses over the years, but I haven't even come close to playing ALL of the basses. I've always wanted a "shape" bass to help me overcompensate for my distinctly average playing. The trouble is, all of the shapes I've played seem determined to headbutt the floor and I end up gravitating back to my J-types like the old friends that they are. The only shape I've ever had that balanced well was my Sandberg Forty-Eight, but that was made of iron and concrete, so it was equally unsuitable for a 3 hour show, jut in a different way. Does a "shape" bass that balances well and doesn't weigh 6 tonnes even exist?7 Any recommendations?
  4. Sandberg, Sadowsky and Dingwall would all be top of my "must try" list! Jason Newstead's Sadowsky tone was one of the all-time great modern bass tones. It's just a shame you could never hear it on the records. Live, however, was something else! Dingwall is THE epitomy of modern bass. Like a Stingray on steroids, it loves grit and punches very hard indead. Possibly more "metal" than rock but definitely worth a look. Sandberg are just beautifully made. They aren't overly complex to drive and have pickup combinations to suit any occasion. Listen to some of the more recent Rammestein albums to hear what they can do.
  5. So, I'm in a pickle. I love the feel of flatwounds, but I prefer the bright attack of rounds. These Ernie Ball Cobalt Flats are touted to sit somewhere in the middle. Does anyone have any real world experience of them? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ernie-Ball-Flatwound-Electric-Strings/dp/B00S2VVTYK/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=ernie+ball+cobalt+flatwound&qid=1589112057&sr=8-2
  6. Hi all, I'm turning my J into a PJ and I wanted to ask your guys your collective opinion on a new pickup set. I'm using Cobalt Flats and sometimes use a bit of overdrive or light fuzz. I mix about 50/50 between pick and fingerstyle. I think I've narrowed my choices down to the Dimarzio Model P+J set, or the Fender Yosemite set. Any pros/cons to each?
  7. It turns the sweep off
  8. Well, it didn't go well. It started cutting volume about 30 minutes into the first set. I ended up having plug my board straight into the PA. It might just need a damn good clean out and service. It sounded great with loads of punch while it was working though!!
  9. Skybone - I didn't realise it was as simple as true bypass, not true bypass. I think the Neo and Nano are dirt cheap used so I might take a punt on one! Daz39 - if it's the same as the Mooer filter switch then it fixes the sweep of the flanger, making it sort of a cross between a flanger and a ring-mod. I guess that would explain the squeak! I have the Donner noise gate and it's built like a tank, really impressed with it.
  10. I picked up a 4x10" combo a couple of weeks ago for £30. I was staggered by how nice it sounds! I'm actually going to use it at tomorrow night's gig. I'm expecting to have to mic it up, but that's not big deal. I will report back!
  11. It's always done that, it seems to be one of the idiosyncratic "charms" of the Mistress. But sadly it's all I can hear now.
  12. Hi peeps, which flangers are you using live on your basses? I have an EHX Mistress but when it's turned on and I'm not playing all I can hear is a "whooshing" sound in the background. I can hear it flange when it's not supposed to be flanging. Where should I be looking to replace it? I'd prefer analogue, but I'm not completely averse to digital.
  13. I was thinking of getting a RedSub for pub gigs, glad to hear there are no issues that aren't easily sorted and that the important bits are all up to snuff!
  14. Thanks for the replies all, it's much appreciated
  15. Hi there, I've had a brainwave. I think. Instead of one super squashy compressor at the start of my pedal board, I was considering using two lighter compressors - one at the start and one at the end before going into my amp. This would make my signal chain as follows: -Bass (passives only) -Morley Wah -Compressor 1 -EHX Bass Clone chorus -Fulltone OCD -EHX Russian Muff -Mooer Trelicoptor -Compressor 2 -Amp I play with a mix of fingers, slap and pick. Has anyone here any lived experience with this? Or would it just be silly?
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