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None of my active switches change the level (which is as they should be). However, my Series / Parallel switch on the fireman goes from stupidly loud to wtf?

 

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... and then some are surprised to find sound engis using compressors and/or brick wall limiters in the bass chain. Hmm... 9_9

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53 minutes ago, Woodinblack said:

None of my active switches change the level (which is as they should be). However, my Series / Parallel switch on the fireman goes from stupidly loud to wtf?

 

Every switchable active bass I have increases the volume, some quite significantly. Unless I am using them incorrectly?

I fitted a series parallel switch to my Retrovibe Evo and that's the same - series is ridiculous! 

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No, it means the input of your amplifier is heavily loading your bass, and in passive mode you are having the output dragged down to more than the bass can give,  so your treble control Is working at a lower frequency etc. The reason I never use passive basses if I can help it. 

On any of my basses here, the only way you can tell if you are in passive or active is to adjust the bass control. Well, in the case of push pull volumes, that is a bit of a give away - the ibanezes I can never tell.

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My Marleaux is like that. If the EQ if flat there is zero tone or level change with the preamp on or off.

 

its superb.

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7 hours ago, BigRedX said:

I have yet to come across a sound engineer who has asked me to do this in almost 40 years of gigging. 

I have, many times 

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16 hours ago, gjones said:

You are right. Most of the engineers I've dealt with, have no idea that most bass amps have a pre/post button on the back.

shhhh dont tell them ... 🤫

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15 hours ago, Dad3353 said:

Er... The sound guy can cut anything over 1kHz even if fed from a post-Eq DI. Just sayin'. :|

Don't tell 'em! 

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10 minutes ago, EBS_freak said:

Glitch in the matrix.

I'm sure I've seen that post before somewhere!

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I’m heading up there tomorrow to have a look at a Dingwall NG2, but the dealings i’ve had with both Mark and Marcus via email and messages have, so far, been top notch. 

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Lovely so far. Friendly, patient, knowledgeable and not afraid to make a firm recommendation. Had good advice off them recently and just bought some La Bella RXN strings at their behest and jolly nice they are too with rapid turn round of the order.

And no I'm not Mark's mum.

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20 minutes ago, lownote12 said:

Lovely so far. Friendly, patient, knowledgeable and not afraid to make a firm recommendation. Had good advice off them recently and just bought some La Bella RXN strings at their behest and jolly nice they are too with rapid turn round of the order.

And no I'm not Mark's mum.

Excellent strings!! Great choice ;)

Si

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I was there on Tuesday, picking up my new Dingwall NG2. Top service, the two younger guys were there, I think one is called Ash and I didn’t get the other guys name. Polite, friendly and professional, asked if I had any questions and if I was familiar with the controls layout, then just let me get on with trying it out for a bit, occasionally coming back out to ask if I needed anything etc. Traded my Bongo in for it, very smooth transaction. 

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