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Everything posted by BruceBass3901

  1. You won't be disappointed with the upgrade. I ran an ABM 900 EVO III for a long time, but got an ABM 600 EVO IV and it blows the EVO III out of the water. Louder, punchier, fuller, more flexible... Everything I loved about the EVO III but more. Really hope you enjoy it!
  2. Mine had had the neck stripped and oiled when I bought it, leaving only the headstock in the black. My old bass teacher had one of these (hence my desire to have one at some point) and his was bought from new and I definitely recall patches of missing paint on the back of the neck through years of playing. Always felt great though.
  3. I have and it works great. Really straightforward.
  4. I clicked into this thread to put precisely what @Muppet has already put. Great little unit which I have found excellent as a practice tool and a recording interface.
  5. I was part way through planning a black and white paisley Precision build and this just makes me even more excited!
  6. I saw this one of eBay and really had to ask whether this was a better option than the teal one I got at the start of lockdown. These are fantastic basses!
  7. That is just stunning. And the rest of the collection looks pretty tasty as well!
  8. I got a new (to me) bass at the start of lockdown, which I am still loving, but that is not stopping my desires for a fan-fret or a headless! Or a Nate Mendel signature P...
  9. This is a really nice sounding little amp! Very impressed after the video and if I was looking for a new little rock amp, this would certainly be on my list.
  10. Definitely prefer the black. Totally transforms that bass! Looks ace
  11. I just tried a bit of quick and dirty recording (bearing in mind that I have absolutely zero experience of home recording) and it was very straightforward on my Windows 10 laptop. Plugged everything in, opened up Audacity and tweaked a few levels about, and off to the races I went! Probably not the highest quality available, but for what I paid, and the ease of process, I'm very happy with it. Regardless of the recording capabilities, I still think it is a stonking little headphone amp.
  12. I've just had an Ashdown TonePocket arrive and after a few minutes of noodling, I am very impressed! Has everything I need (simple EQ, aux in,) plus can be used as a DAW interface which I am hoping to experiment with over the weekend. Rechargeable so I don't have to be tethered to the wall, which is quite nice if I want to sit out in the garden and noodle. Only 'gripe' is that I had to buy an adaptor for the headphones, but that is really minor for me.
  13. General consensus is that Ashdown and BF pair very nicely. I think @Mertonhad one of the RM series heads? It is one of the few that I haven't had a chance to have a play with I'm afraid.
  14. Hope it sounds ace! Now the next question... Which grille are you going to change?
  15. I had the ABM900 EVOIII (essentially two of the 500s in one unit) and thought it was a very good amp. Classic ABM tone, so warm and full with a nice flexible EQ. I got an ABM 600 EVOIV and this absolutely blows the previous generation out of the water. There is a lot more oopmh and power, it has a lot more presence, the EQ seems even more flexible (and not just because of the 2 extra bands), the drive sounds better... The EVOIV is just a better overall amp I think. Ashdown clearly had a lot of high level players using the EVOIII, and it was much loved, but they chose to overhaul it and they did a fantastic job; the EVOIV is a fantastic amp that takes everything I loved about the previous ABM generations and gave it a serious boost. I don't think it is worth comparing the spec sheet with regards to output power because the presence of the EVOIV compared to the EVOIII is so much more than the spec sheets would suggest.
  16. Glad you got it sorted. Enjoy a truly stonking head! Give the switches along the top a good workout to try and see how versatile this amp can be. Each has quite an effect on the way the knobs react as well, so there is plenty to experiment with. The only constant on mine is the Shift switch stays engaged because it just hits so good!
  17. Coming to the realisation that for every hobby I have, about 75% of my actual enjoyment comes from learning about the equipment and getting my nerd on

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    2. jezzaboy


      What, you mean I`m supposed to actually play all this crap I have spent a fortune on? Well you learn something new all the time!

    3. lownote12


      Axeshirley, if I'm REALLY honest, not only do i not like music, I'm not that keen on bass gear.  I just like sending and receiving cardboard boxes.

    4. geoham


      Likewise... when I got in to photography, I spent weeks researching before I actually bought a camera. Then more time than I've ever spent taking or processing photos. Likewise with homebrewing... although arguably the fruits of that hobby takes up plenty of time too!

  18. Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies Definitely has a following for being a great bass player and a very kind person.
  19. Death by tone? I can think of worse ways to go...
  20. That is probably on of the nicest looking Thumbs I've seen. The grain gives it a bit of character, and it has clearly been much loved. May it be of good service to you!
  21. All very smart looking instruments. The black one was particularly 'wow inducing' for me. May they be of good service to you!
  22. I built something very similar to this for my final year degree project , as a test bed for different positions and types of pickups. I think I even included a reference image of this bass as a reference image and quoted Guy's discussion on the reasoning for the mobile pickups.
  23. Is NPGD a thing? New PickGuard day?

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    2. bassbiscuits


      By that logic though, i might stick a new pickguard on my head to disguise my terrible Lockdown Haircut TM

    3. SpondonBassed


      I've just realised that none of my basses have pickguards.  Maybe that's why nobody will play with me...?

    4. lowregisterhead


      Pickguard? Surely you mean scratch plate!

  24. What is the rationale behind having the Small Stone after the Thumpinator?
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