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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. [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.


  4. 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.


  5. [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.


  6. 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.


  7. [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


  8. 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.


  9. [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 😁


  10. 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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