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    4003: A Bass Odyssey
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  1. It's normally straight-forward pee, but if you're really aggressive, reverse pee has been known to occur...
  2. As do I, good sir- well, perhaps not essential, but it's rare that I don't use one. But if the reparative to uneven string output is a compressor, then I'd want to advise a second one to add the benefits of good compression once the first had fixed the problem of unbalanced output. An appropriately set multi-band may help the issue, but smacks of 'fix it in the mix'. As most decent engineers will say- get the sound right at source, and the track mixes itself. The end fix may be a compressor, but I would want to look at all the options first- a Lakland really ought to be able to sound acceptable without external processing. Once the bass is making the right sounds, then I start the comprssion nerding! 😄
  3. How are you setting the EQ on the bass and amp? And how do similar basses sound in the room? I don't really want to be that guy, but while compression can be used to fix this kind of thing, it really needs to be a last ditch attempt. It will likely come with as many drawbacks as it solves.
  4. Ooooh, filthy! I propose a motion that we re-name these from 'The Mudbucker' to 'The Basil Brush'.
  5. Unless you're using a stereo effect within the amp, you could just as well come out of the mono send into the DD. You could then plug both sides into the left and right returns, but listening through the amp everything will be summed back to mono, so it is just as good to use the DD as a mono effect. The only way you could get a stereo output is via the line outputs, which would need to go to a mixer and be panned to a pair of speakers. Sorry! 😄
  6. Ah, mate, you've got me started now! Thankfully I've got a Zoom meeting starting in a few minutes! 😄
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  8. I don't think that a preamp would ever make one bass sound like another. The choice between preamps, onboard or in a pedal, is worthwhile because of the varying behaviours of each design. The frequency centres, Q, and level of boost or attenuation will vary, as will the features available. Some are no more than bass-boost only, some are 3 or four band semi-parametric, some have switchable, set boost or cuts, some are flat when centred, some introduce an inherent colour. I rarely bother with onboard pres because they are invariably limited due to space and power limitations, not to mention that I prefer my subtractive and additive EQ either side of a compressor. That and I only once have come across a situation where a buffered signal would have been handy, but a passive DI box solved that! A 3-band parametric with switchable bell/shelf on the high and low would cover the majority of preamp responses out there, add in variable high- and low-pass filters with resonance controls, and perhaps a couple of additional, switchable bands and you could replicate just about any preamp out there, which is generally how I prefer to do it. However, if I was after, say, a Wal preamp reponse, there would be a lot of sense in having one either on board or in a pedal, for ease of use. Moreover, I really like the old Fender amp pre and the Pultec EQs. Ignoring that they also have valve make-up stages, as much as I might learn my way around a parametric, there is something appealing about the simplicity and vibe of them which makes versions of them worthwhile to have, to me at least. What I'm lockdown rambling around to is that the preamp and bass are two separate entities, and the pre is ultimately some degree of pre-set parametric. The reductions in functionality will be designed for space and practicality in line with the maker's thinking, which give the pre a certain voice in use. Applying that pre to any bass won't make it another bass, but the response of the pre can be used to alter the voice of said bass in the same way it alters the voice of any bass.
  9. Very interesting! I feel as though it could do with a matching colour headstock, perhaps with a quirky shape to go along with the body. It's an eye catcher as-is though!
  10. Actually... Back in my stagecrew days I often worked with one of their tour roadies. He gave me one of Steve's sweatbands to pass on to a friend who was a huge fan. Sorry, if I'd known I'd have asked for two!
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