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  1. I traded my class D amplifier for an Ashdown CTM 100 all tube amp' this afternoon. I recently bought an EMS Multicomp which worked wonders with my "old" amp & I am wondering if I should use it with my all tube amp'. With the class D I had the pedal set on tube sim & cranked up the comp/limit fairly high,but with the tube amp' I feel I won't need to use it so much if at all,however since it's a recent purchase I'd still like to use it. I was thinking of using it in dual band mode & set the comp/limit pretty low,maybe a third of the way up or so. what you you do ? cheers. btw this is my first tube/valve amplifier & I have yet to even switch it on,in fact I have never even played through a tube amp' before.
  2. [quote name='Merton' timestamp='1507297689' post='3384610'] I think it's a special Geezer Butler signature head [/quote] You'd be correct there 😁 I happen to phone Ashdown in the week & they hinted it after I'd mentioned Geezer
  3. GBBL have a very nice blue one that I can't afford 😭 I've played it & can confirm IT'S BLEEDING LOVELY
  4. EBS Multicomp for me,simple to use,3 different modes,works very well & sounds great.
  5. Very sad loss to the music world.
  6. I recently bought the Ampeg too & really like it,well worth its price
  7. [quote name='dmccombe7' timestamp='1506427697' post='3378624'] And i thought i was the only one that had pathetic customer service from Hartke. My Kilo didn't work at al and returned it to Thomann but had to pay the return post and the exchange costs from Europe. Hartke did not even respond to various requests thru their website and even tried direct to the man himself and nothing there either. Totally against Hartke because of that and wouldn't touch them again. Hartke has been my worst experience of any amp. Dave [/quote] Snap exactly the same here. Hartke Kilo = the worst pos I have ever had the misfortune to own. For me Hartke don't exist & Larry Hartke along with them. The best amp I've had so far is my current GK MB800 Fusion through my Barefaced Big Baby 2. Currently GASing for an all valve head,Ampeg or Laney.
  8. Sounds very good indeed,enjoy. I had a very similar experience when I quit my old rockabilly band & was actually planning on packing in all together as I'd totally lost interest in playing. Then out of the blue I got a call from an old friend asking if I'd like to join his black sabbath tribute band! My dream gig & I absolutely love it,never thought I'd be lucky enough to actually play what I really wanted too. Best of luck with it to you.
  9. [quote name='timmo' timestamp='1505542950' post='3372651'] Do you particularly like Gear 4 You? I wouldn't have bothered phoning and gone straight to a competitor [/quote] yes i find them quite handy as they are close to where i live so it's easy to nip in & try something out,(they have a 30day money back guarantee policy too) which i did on saturday morning to find i really didn't get on with the Fuzzmo at all,ended up buying an Ampeg Scrambler overdrive instead,which is mega. the staff in the showroom are very helpful to the point where they said that they would match the competitors price if i decided to buy the Fuzzmo pedal.
  10. [quote name='bazztard' timestamp='1505533680' post='3372631'] you started a new thread to say one retailer had a recommended retail price on an item? [/quote] is this a forum ? do i need your permission to start a new thread ? seems your forum name may be quite appropriate.
  11. EBS FUZZMO £126 £60 everywhere else. I spoke to them yesterday asking if they could check their price but they don't seem too interested saying "there must have been a price increase" Wouldn't even look into it. I guess I'm buying elsewhere 😁
  12. [quote name='paul_5' timestamp='1505293975' post='3370749'] I feel exactly the same way about Black Sabbath. [/quote] How very dare you good sir ! You are an utter cad & a bounder sir 😁😁😁😁
  13. Black Sabbath Volume 4 is a perfect example of this,as I've worked out a couple of songs I noticed this very thing.
  14. My bands website https://www.jacksabbath.co.uk Created by our singer,no idea how or what with but I think he's done a damn good job. The post below jolted my memory. Our was made with Wix too & apparently was easy to do plus is cheap to run.
  15. Do you use a compressor ? I find my EBS MULTICOMP really fattens up the tone,especially on its tube sim mode. My G&L jazz has really meaty sounding pickups & gives me a lovely warm vintage P ish tone which is perfect in my black sabbath tribute band. I run the neck pickup on full,bridge pickup on 3/4 & tone rolled off to 3/4. I always play close to the neck & never further back than over the neck pickup. My GK MB800 Fusion I run totally flat with the contour rolled fully anti clockwise,with gain up to give a little dirt.
  16. Any thing made by G&L is always a good bet too.
  17. Norman Watt Roy blew the speaker in my Ashdown 1x15 cabinet many years ago when my old band supported Wilco at Fibbers in York.
  18. Nickel wound Elixir's for me in my Sabbath tribute band,great tone & easy players. Never been to keen on flat wound strings & I have tried lots of brands over the years.
  19. Not in the UK but Duke basses are very good indeed & do some lovely custom work. I had a very nice one that I compared to another BC members blast cult & mine was a much nicer bass,even the other guy agreed with me on that.
  20. Hope you sort it matey. My 3 stingrays where over an 11 year period going through 3 different rigs & I never managed to sort it out with eq adjustments,but I didn't use a compressor then so hopefully that will fix it for you.
  21. [quote name='petetexas' timestamp='1503584148' post='3359395'] Hi artisan.................. Just purchased a used Sytingray ( made 2015 ), and it also has the quiet G sting ( Tried Eball , Fender, Rotosound stings ) still quiet . What is the pickup pole piece mod ? Pete [/quote] Hi Pete Basically you just push the pole pieces on the A & D strings down so they are level with the others. If you type it into YouTube there are a couple of videos on there. I was a bit rougher though & just pushed them down with the pick-up still mounted in the bass. It helped a little but not enough for me,so away it went. The Nordstrand pick-up didn't make any real difference either. It's a real shame as they are beautiful basses,judicious compressor use may help a bit too but I have only just discovered how useful they are. Hope you get sorted Neil
  22. I love stingrays & have owned three,a 2 band,a 3 band & recently a classic. All where lovely to play & beautifully made but each one had a very week G string that sounded fine solo but got lost in a live mix. Tried the pick-up pole piece mod & even changed to a Nordstrand pick-up,all to no avail. Maybe it's just me,but I never have this problem with anything else.
  23. [quote name='Leonard Smalls' timestamp='1503560477' post='3359081'] The boy's not wrong! [/quote] Indeed he isn't. It's a revelation to me after 38 years of playing & also being one of the "I don't use pedals" crew. I always struggled to get the bass tone I was looking for only to find it's in a pedal. You live & learn,never say never 😁
  24. I'm using a Gallien Krueger MB800 Fusion into a single Barefaced Big Baby 2 & couldn't be happier. The only thing I'd like to add is another BB2 some time. This combination is the best rig I have ever played through & I certainly don't want for power in my black sabbath tribute band.
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