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  1. I’d totally agree that playing many of the classic grunge tunes I grew up listening to the joy of ripping through them on a 4 string in drop d always beats playing them on a 5
  2. I think that’s the thing with 5 string basses. We can fall back to the ‘1st’ position or we can play up the neck with roots off the B strings or further up the neck we have the fifth below etc. It’s great for the key changes where rhe band goes up and we can play lower - a thing I’ve stolen form modern country and big pop ballads. It can be very economical with a low b or it can be the thing that kinda sits there and occasionally gets a bit of action. I’m actually tempted to nab another 5er having not played one in a few years. A new 80’s project has piqued my interest although none of the songs actually need a low b! We’re a fickle bunch I suppose! Before I got the 5 string I used to play some of our bands original material in drop D and kept getting confused as sometimes I did and other times I didn’t. The b string took care of that. A b string can be great for adding weight to parts especially like I mentioned above wher erhe band goes up the neck and the bass can go down the neck.
  3. Just about my favourite p bass ever made. The Dingwall Super P is a killer bass.
  4. Nabbed a pedal which was here next day. Classy! Good chat and prompt replies. Win.Win
  5. I have a David Allen 1088 (it’s wound to 10.88Kohms) and Bill Lawrence (Wylde) P46. The P46 is currently in my bass and I dig it. The David Allen is a great sounding pick up with a nice vintage mids and nice top end. Sounds like a P should. He describes it as 60’s mids with 70’s clean snap! The P46 is a very even and balanced pick up with a nice top end which is easily dialled back with the tone control. It could be a really good fit and really inexpensive. It features 5 pole pieces per side so looks different but works perfectly! Both are American made the D. Allen is $99 and the Wylde P46 is $72 before shipping and taxes. Dimarzio have released a new ‘Sixties P‘ model which on paper looks like a Model P output wise (but with alnico mags instead of the Model P ceramic mags) in the Billy Sheehan ‘Relentless’ style sculpted metal compound radius covers and appear to be a bit more bass and mid forward than the Model P with the Relentless model having more bass and mids again judging by the DiMarzio website. There’s a couple of demos on YT might be worth a listen. Some folk find the NP4 a bit polite (I didn’t mind it but it didn’t blow me away) the Fralins a touch more ‘raw’. It’s a minefield and you’ll only really know once you install them and hear it in context. Good resale opportunities on here though so you shouldn’t lose out too much if you take the plunge. I’m pretty much happy with the 1088 and the P46 which is currently fitted in Reverse P orientation. It’s always fun trying our new pick ups. Good luck!
  6. Yeah using a FRFR is something I associate with modelling to get the ‘model’ sound accurate ie not running a 112cab model via a 610 cab kinda thing. Would the bass in your example @Al Krow be going direct to the desk or using some sort of colouration preamp/amp sim via pedalboard etc.?
  7. Use a bum bag they’re all the rage again
  8. Actually that’s good point we use some app so we can fine tune our own iem mix which is a good send some nights 😀
  9. @Al Krow To echo BigRedX and maybe I’m seeing it wrong but FRFR and bass amp seems kinda interchangeable in the scenario of on stage ‘monitoring’ unless one is after a specific weight/less gear benefit by leaving the amp at home - would the FRFR only be used for the bass tones? if you’re providing your own PA for gigs would you want the bass rig replaced by an FRFR speaker or would it be serving a different purpose? I have played gigs with the bass amp ‘side on’ to me and the drummer - it was more for stage volume/feeling with the house PA/subs doing the heavy lifting FOH. As for IEM gear I went to ‘IEM only’ for gigs before lockdown. No bass amp on stage, (but I do use a backbeat which helps with the feeling of a rig) the guitarist goes via the PA and have some for years (but had previously used a small wedge for us on stage but now we’re all IEM). Our regular gig venue has a house pa with subs but we use our own desk. We all use, as mentioned above, Behringer packs with KZ headphones and it works a treat. I’m using my HXStomp and it sounds great. We do play other venues but they provide back line, pa and sound guy so it’s there if we need it. My first gig back at that venue this coming Friday and it’ll be HXStomp/IEM again for me!
  10. Good point - It's the Standard 60's spec, AlNiCo 5 as far as I can recall. I didn't realise the link had all the options included - thought it was just a direct link to the A5, 60's spec model. Cheers for the spot!
  11. Shifting some parts to free up cash to buy other parts Pictures added and will be amended accordingly. Thanks for looking! Nordstrand Split j 51's £130 posted U.K. https://nordstrandaudio.com/collections/4-string-jazz-bass-pickups/products/51-split-j-1 ToneStyler B10 includes ki0gon solderless loom with pots for P bass - £100 posted U.K. - audio demo included in link below. Jack Cassidy Electar pick up, transformer and 3 way mid switch. £60 posted U.K. bought this for a idea but got a different bass so it’s sat unused. It’s a deadly pick up and has the three way mid selector. I’d imagine it would be fab in a p bass!
  12. That’s what the dark glass preamp offers. Depends what you think you may need out of a preamp but it can be more use for some players/situations. Being able to bump a bit of low mids and or some higher mids say at 800Hz to poke out a little bit or being able to pull out some frequencies to clean things up a bit. can be useful. If you have access to a DAW or a eq pedla where you can play about with these and hear them in context. There’s some good stuff online about frequencies or the qualities of different frequencies (boomy, muddy, boxy, shrill) etc. so if it’s something folks aren’t familiar with it’s worth checking out even if we’re still limited by the eq points on our amps or pedals etc. We don’t ‘need’ to know all this stuff but it can be useful down there line if you have an interest in such things.
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