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  1. my normal overall latency to cloud servers in the UK is around 30ms, which i find pefectly adequate for my playing.
  2. I'v found that playing with around 60ms latency gives my bass playing a good reggae/dub feel
  3. 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
  4. I really enjoy the random jams on the public servers, and makes me think that my knowledge of standards is pathetic at best
  5. 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.
  6. I've also been using a heavily padded fishing rod case. Bit too long, but well cushioned and lots of pockets!
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. I am considering using a pair something like the Alto TX208 Active PA Speaker as small wedge monitors for the whole band. Do you think they would take handle bass and DB ok for monitoring purposes? We are not superloud, but we often gig in tiny spaces. We find it tricky to position bass and guitar amps so they can serve as main source of sound for both monitoring and audience. Vocals and sax go through PA, drums are acoustic only.
  13. For a long time I used a PJB Briefcase on double bass. At 100w of hifi sound it won't work in a loud band, but i've successfully used it for both DB and EB in a full band setting with no PA support. Strategic positioning and tilting helped, as well as sympathetic volume setting from the rest of the band. I changed to a bigger PJB rig because too often I didn't have the chance to set up as I needed to to be heard. I miss the portability and form factor, so I bought a second hand Markbass minimark 602, which is louder and lighter than the PJB briefcase.
  14. I'm interested in learning a bit of slap bass to help with some of the rockabilly and bluegrass style covers we might do, but i'm worried that i won't be able to set up my bass to play in one style and not the other effectively. Any advice? I've currently got both a mag and a piezo pickup on my bass, and i'm using spiro weichs (i think)
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