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  1. I know that the older EHX pedals were not "True Bypass" (as they are today), I certainly had a few issues with some of my EHX pedals "back in the day" with "artefacts" coming through when the pedals were switched off. I had a Black Russian Muff, as well as the Black Small Stone, Black Small Clone (all of which suffered from not being "true bypass"), as well as a few other NYC EHX pedals which were the same. IIRC, they changed to True Bypass around 2005-ish, to compete with all of the new "boutique" pedal manufacturer's who were doing their own interpretations of EHX pedals, but with True Bypass switches added. Speak to your local musical instrument electronics person at your local friendly music shop to see if they will fit and wire up True Bypass in your pedals. Or it could just be a dodgy connection.
  2. I for one am hoping that they are going to have more "songs" on this one, and less of the "atmospheric" tracks (filler). Still can't listen to 10,000 Days without skipping through the majority of the album. Anyway, the teaser track sounds interesting.
  3. Always used to lust after the Thunder II & III back in the day, great looking basses and rare as hens teeth, them and Aria Pro II SB & RSB's. To this day, one of the best basses I ever owned was a Thunder 1A (even though it weighed a ton!).
  4. I only joined the "other" site, because I can't access BC at work ( I suspect that the company's security system assumes that the "B" in "BassChat" is silent! ). It certainly doesn't feel as "inclusive" as BC, but there again, it's a far bigger site. But is it the best forum for metal? 🙄
  5. If the sound from your bass is too "fuzzy", maybe your pickups are too high up. Simple fix, drop your pickup heights a little, play, if it still sounds fuzzy, drop them a wee bit more. When it stops, stop adjusting. All you need is a small screwdriver. Fret-buzz may well need a trip to an experienced technician who can set up your bass for you. Whether you "need" to change your bass is up to you, however, I agree that you need to exercise your feet, and visit as many guitar shops as you can, and simply try out as many basses as you can, and see which one "feels" best for you. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a Squier Affinity if it feels and sounds right for you.
  6. Stainless Steels. Like Dunlop's or something. A lot of people recommend Warwick Red Stainless, because at around £9.00 per set, they're not only great value for money, but they last a while, and you can buy a load of them and change as needed without breaking the bank.
  7. Check out the Ashdown AMP 210T 300 from Musik Produktiv (www.musik-productive.co.uk). Not the lightest, at around 24kg, but easily loud enough for gigs and rehearsals, as it's based on the ABM Evo III and is obviously a 2x10, and it's all enclosed in a Rootmaster enclosure. The best bit, it's about £350 delivered. https://www.musik-produktiv.com/gb/ashdown-amp-c210-300.html The downside is, it is a bit heavy, compared to the Class D amps with neo speakers, but they're a lot more expensive, and it doesn't have a headphone out. Definitely worth considering.
  8. Hello fellow Highlands resident!
  9. I'd vote for an LT over a Stomp.
  10. Just wish they'd do a twin pickup version.
  11. That's gorgeous. GLWTS.
  12. You're just being Passive Aggressive...
  13. What about a combo? Not the lightest, but ideal for a Rock band. The Ashdown Musik Produktiv C210-300: https://www.musik-produktiv.com/gb/ashdown-amp-c210-300.html The amp is a ABM Evo III, in a Rootmaster 2x10 cabinet, solid, reliable and most of all, reasonably priced. You don't have to keep borrowing your friends cab, but if it's an 8 Ohm cab, then you can use it to get the full 300w.
  14. Is Active or Passive better for playing metal?
  15. And isn't that Kirsty McColl in the hat?
  16. Favourite Rotosound endorsee? Has to be Geddy Lee. Why? Cos he's a a fantastic player, superb musician, and all round gent. Write a good book too.
  17. Get a second hand HD500x for around £200-250, great bit of kit.
  18. Which is why I said that the HD500x is a great option for anyone wanting to dip their toe into great modelling set ups. Loads of great amp, cab & effects sims, that sound great, and can be bought for around half the price of a HX Stomp (which has far less connectivity options). OK, it's not going to be updated anymore, but you can still get the HD amp packs (30% off until 14th June btw!), it still sounds great, and is a really hardy unit. Well, I rate it anyway.
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