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  • Birthday 05/05/1956

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  1. frannie01

    Zoom B3

    I've just got a B3 now discontinued.I've been using the Mb60 stomp box live until now.I love the software editing of patches and the ability to download and save ,Usb connection to my mac allows recording directly to my DAW(Garage Band) essentially an audio interface.You have to really plan your banks of fx as only 3 are available at any given time but with a little thought this Isn't a problem..I've found it to be little noisy especially the compressors but if you lower their gain then that's sorted. Its uses for me are 1) Playing the upright live.The b3 can give you more control over your sound be it compression, pre amp, cab sim or eq( it will never replace a good set of mics but we all know the problem of miking up an upright in a live situation. Tc have a chorus effect called "The widener" does what it says on the tin and fantastic for spreading the upright sound around the stereo spectrum. I've recreated this with the ensemble effect, which is really neat for the upright 2) Enhancing the fretless.It's been a good send in this dept.The Bass now has a unique voice well Jaco really but without the chops.. I could go on. Iv'e set a patch for the Jazz bass based on Marcus sound and the P Bass sounds like it's come straight out of detroit well circa 1965. In conclusion I've never really had a great studio sound as most engineers understandably can't read your mind when you have a sonic idea in your head.With the B3 I can now rock up and have several options at my finger tips unfortunately with studios closing down and Digital recording available to all I can't see this happening soon. Great piece of gear though...
  2. http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/frazer-wyatt-speakers/1469 Ive used back in the 90’s and at times just plugged the stingray in and used the basses pre amp to sculpt the sound I presume they’ve been discontinued
  3. Excellent just waiting for the Bravo it should be here before Xmas Cheers
  4. Sorry, I meant that I've returned my Re union blues In order to get the Blake. It works out to be 1/3 of the price of the Re-union and I might just order 2 of the Blake's instead ? My issue with was with the Ebay seller who has a no return policy on the Blakes and I was enquiring wether or not you'd got yours from the same place and wether the seller could be trusted Thanks
  5. Hi,I really Like the look of these,so much so that I've just cancelled my order Re Union blues order,but the ebay seller I'm dealing with doesn't have a return policy. Is it the same seller you got yours from ? Thanks https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333430816553?ViewItem=&item=333430816553
  6. Current eBay link for Blake Bass case
  7. Nice .... I tend to hire older musicians as in my experience the younger ones don't have the skill or the other things that go with being a pro, transport gear sound, punctuality, etc there is always something lacking. Maybe I'm being discriminatory ?
  8. Hi Did you find any for this is the idea still viable ? http:// http://paulfrancisbass.webs.com
  9. Yes I agree..If it was a major act I'd make the effort but for this, I doubt it
  10. Hi did you find anyone for this yet ? Regards https://paulfrancisbass.webs.com
  11. Yeah,I did look it up online and was confused by the conflicting info on the forums.I'd definitely be interested if you can transfer the licence.Please keep me informed about your progress Thanks.
  12. Hi I’m interested in the interface but wondered how to acquire the licence to run Cuebase I’ll take it if you haven’t activated the licence but I’m guessing you have Thanks
  13. My inquisitive mind has lead me on a journey of discovery, the goal of which is to discover more about  Mosfet and Bipolar amps.Are they are currently the best type of amp apart from tube and why ? bearing mind I don't have a masters in electronics



    Cheers PF   

    1. 3below


      The best type of amplification device depends on many factors, to name but a few. the frequency, frequency spectrum, input voltage, input current, output power (voltage, current).  As in most of life there is no one simple answer.  Enjoy the learning curve :)

    2. frannie01


      I will do Thanks.... 

  14. Hi I could be mistaken but when I was teaching at The Acm we had one with very low out put....Don't know how but it was operating passively no pre amp ? have you checked the pre amp section ?
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