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Jus Lukin

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  1. Combined cost of equipment

    Not eleventeen?
  2. Question for Zoom B3N or MS-60B owners

    The slowATTCK has a pretty long attack time. I'm sure it will easily be enough for 'pumping' bass effects, and far slower, too.
  3. Oooer - not for me

    I actually find something likeable to all of them. The Steinberg is probably my least favourite, but then, I never did like the look, and I've found the ergonomics dont fit with me either. The Zeta looks pretty sexy I'd say, I've always liked the Ampegs, the one at the bottom with the Delano doesn't look very friendly, but certainly has a strong aesthetic. The Klein is certainly the oddest, but I like the granite-y finish, and it looks as though the shape was arrived at for a reason, and does hold together as a design, albeit an unusal one. I don't do the black-and-white thing with taste- I love Fenders, I love Gibsons, BC Rich, Status, the list is long and wide ranging. There's no real bias to my opinion, but this bass doesn't seem like anyone has tried to complete the look. I wouldn't be surprised to see it in Scooby Doo or The Simpsons, but in a world of what I do actually consider good looking basses, this one seems remarkably ham-fisted on the aesthetics, regardless of quality or features.
  4. Olympic white jazz with a difference

    Labious ballache is far preferable!
  5. Oooer - not for me

    It's not clear, although they do mention the Force Balance System. The bridge is an integral part of it apparently, so perhaps the shape is also a factor. Along with Luke Skywalker, presumably.
  6. New Fender Rumble amps, modelling!

    It's the use of the word 'just' which makes it sound like nothing. Isn't an SVT just a particular EQ and way of compressing, with a bit of distortion in there? Isn't that 'punch in the mix' a P-bass has just a bump in the low mids which many think makes it sit in the right spot? The sound of instruments is just a balance of harmonics with a dynamic range. Often far more complicated than you can shape with a three band EQ and a Big Muff, but essentially, the raw materials of sound are very simple. Emulating those sounds could take many layers, but the upshot is, yep, EQ, distortion. How would you measure the balance of frequencies coming from an amp outside of EQ? How would you measure the way it responds outside of compression? The way it breaks up outside of distortion? It is just those things, because it just needs to be those. As much as manufacturers would like us to think it, there is no magic coming out of the speakers. Only quantifiable, measurable, increasingly replicable sound. It does matter what you play through when using modellers- and that is a big part of the move towards Full-Range, Flat-Response systems for guitar and bass. I presume these amps are basically FRFR after the models, or have their models tweaked to account for any deficiencies in the cabs- more likely the former, as they will probably be DI'd lots.
  7. Oooer - not for me

    Looks like the blueprints were drawn in crayon!
  8. 3-pickup basses

    Nice! Like a slicker version of mine! The photo disappeared in the forum re-vamp, so I'll see if I can repost it from my phone...
  9. Bulldog face spalted timber

    I see the bulldog now! My first thought was 'Don King?'
  10. Interesting FRFR story..

    I have used a keyboard amp in a fairly quiet setting and it did seem very flat and went good and low. In fact, whenever I've played with keys players who've brought their own amps, there's been a real tendancy to abuse the weight of sound on offer, so they can certainly kick it out down low at volume!
  11. Markbass head/fx loop

    Good point, I actually use the rack versions, so I had forgotten about the extra switches on the pedals!
  12. Markbass head/fx loop

    That really depends on how you want to use it! For me, I tend think of the Sansamp as an amp simulator, so I tend to use it at the end of the chain (in fact, I blend a VT as an 'amp' and a Para Driver as more of a channel strip, but that's not entirely relevant!) So I'd say as a rule of thumb, the end of the chain is a good start, with any compression, drive, filters, octaves, etc in front. it may even be effective to place modulation and ambience after the Sansamp, but agin, that is just one possible way to look at it. There are plenty of logical effect-order conventions, but really no rules! I'll tweak what I said in my last post to be a bit more accurate, too. The jack output is suitable for running into the front of an amp, but I think it has a very wide range of gain, so can also be run into a desk or a power amp. Same upshot, but more of the full picture!
  13. Markbass head/fx loop

    Oh, and the jack output on the Sansamp is designed to go onto the front of the amp. Unless you have some specific routing requirements, running the effects chain into the front is by far the easiest option, and means you can just uproot it and plug in into any other amp or desk as needed.
  14. Markbass head/fx loop

    I've never really used effects loops myself, so no help there! However, it's worth looking into the way yours is set up. I know the LMII's is set to parallel by default, and to set it in series you need to move a jumper block inside the head. One 'benefit' if it works for you, is that in parallel you have a 50/50 wet/dry blend in the loop, but that may just as well not be what you need. Making that externally switchable would make a lot of sense to me, but like I said, I don't really use them anyway. As Dan says, they can help with units which work better a line level which will probably be rack units, very unlikely to be a pedal. (As I'm typing this your reply has popped up saying the same thing!) Otherwise they can be handy if you're driving the front end of a preamp and want effects after the grind. I don't know the LM800 well, but I'm assuming you're not using a Markbass for gritty front end!
  15. Ah, right. With the super-high stage! Funny room to play, that one. Last night was more of a sweaty rock joint. Good fun.