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  1. Powerline adaptors are really bad for jitter. You can expect to see a huge drop in jitter and therefore in overall delay by using ethernet. You will be able to keep the buufer on auto and get low numbers still. I also found that using small network buffers and 2.67ms buffer delay made a huge difference. My normal overall latency from Edinburgh to AWS servers in London is around 27ms.
  2. We only used the WHD kit for one gig, and it worked perfectly well for that. Our drummer replaced the kick drum head with a better quality one, and he said that that made a lot of difference. Of course the volume and depth of sound of a kick drum with no shell will always be lower, but it is totally adequate for small gigs. The entire kit fits in a large backpack cymbal carrier and a small gym bag, and the stability is probably better than the pearl's. At the time of buying it was the drummer who insisted we bought the cheaper WHD kit, as he thought the setup looked more stable, and the quality of the drumsheads was probably what made the pearl kit more expensive. As he was going to change them anyway, he recommended we bought that one from Gear4Music. I think he was right
  3. my experience is that powerline adapters add around 5ms to the ping time, and a significant amount of jitter, but they're better than wifi. Nowhere near as good as ethernet though.
  4. Excellent transaction as usual - quick and simple negotiations, frequent and clear communication, high quality shipping and perfect packaging. And extra strings
  5. my normal overall latency to cloud servers in the UK is around 30ms, which i find pefectly adequate for my playing.
  6. I'v found that playing with around 60ms latency gives my bass playing a good reggae/dub feel
  7. Interesting point. I would recommend the opposite, which is to only turn off direct monitoring and only hear the return signal from your instrument. In that way you can adjust your playing to compensate for latency. Of course that doesn't work for singing or acoustic instruments
  8. I really enjoy the random jams on the public servers, and makes me think that my knowledge of standards is pathetic at best
  9. Yep, lots of bass players on the public servers. Perhaps bassists are more inclined to try new things, and more persistent in getting things to work? Personally only have good things to say about using jamulus. Sound quality is sometimes not great, but I found the overall experience is great.
  10. I've also been using a heavily padded fishing rod case. Bit too long, but well cushioned and lots of pockets!
  11. Stagg makes a EUB hard case. My current Aria Eub came with one, and it works just fine. A quick search for Stagg EDB case will bring up soem options
  12. My Aria EUB also had a problem with a too short endpin. I ended up replacing it with a longer steel rod of the correct calibre (10mm) with a rubber cap at one end. Simplistic, but effective.
  13. In an attempt to reduce my band's footprint and volume without losing the drive and presence of drums, we bought one of these: https://www.gear4music.com/Drums-and-Percussion/WHD-Portable-Busker-Shell-Kit/2Z2D Of course it needs hi hat and a cymbal and a stool and a kick drum pedal, but the main component folds onto itself, and everything now fits in a backpack and a large cymbal bag instead of several bags. The sound is pretty good, especially once you've swapped out the stock skins with your (or our drummer's) favourite ones. Of course, Pearl's offer would be good too: https://www.gear4music.com/Drums-and-Percussion/Pearl-Compact-Traveler-Shell-Pack/1WTH
  14. I'm using the Aria SWB EUB a lot more than I used to, and I am beginning to feel uncomfortable with the original bit of bent steel rod that serves as a body brace. Does anybody know of any replacement braces? Has anyone tried to fit something more ergonomic to it? Perhaps using a brace from a different bass?
  15. Six piece with two singers, guitar, bass, sax, drums. Soul, funk, swing, ska, whatever else captures our fancy - no hard rock or metal. We like to try and gig in small pubs with no designated stage, so the smaller the better Sounds like I should just go for it. I was worried that the small box factor meant just distortion on the low frequencies if slightly pushed, but maybe not.
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