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7 hours ago, Sibob said:

Double-edged sword though, yeah would upset tracking, but then having the OC2 first means that the fuzz is going to compress all the sub out from it, assuming that they’re used together.
So really just depends on ones usage.

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But with the Diabolik you've got the clean signal to blend in, so with the OC-2 first that's OC-2 signal (clean) and OC-2 Signal Fuzz'd coming through and blendable and with you blending your clean signal on the OC-2 it's 3 layers of signal going on.

 

Best thing I could do is put the OC-2 and Diabolik in the LS-2 (accept the issue of a buffer) and have the option to run them in series or parallel and in any order.

 

But currently playing Americana and country, it stays at home for when I'm jamming those Dua Lipa covers 😇

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I've been on an equipment purge over lockdown. After some trial and error, I am finally content with this board along with my Lakland 44-64 and TI Jazz Flats.

I'm using the Fender Downtown Express for some parallel compression and EQ before the bass hits FOH. The EQ is really nice and the unit in general is a steal at full price, so I'm especially happy at getting it for £90 on eBay. The drive is cool, I don't have a lot of use for it but it sounds good and certainly serves the purpose. Mute switch is useful as I use the tuner out to the pitchblack mini which saves some cable space. I don't use the DI out, I reserve that for a Rupert Neve RNDI that sits on top of my amp. 

Ibanez Bass Tubescreamers seem generally disliked and I totally get why, they are a bit farty when used at higher settings and are generally a million miles away from that modern Darkglass thing. I use it at very moderate settings for simply colouring my tone and adding some mid-thump and I like it for this. I use it as an always on pedal. It also makes the Fender drive sound much better. 

Maxon CS-9 Pro is just a dream chorus. There's not much about it online but I'm happy I took a punt on it. Expensive, but I'll never need another chorus pedal, it's very rich and deep, and it also has a blend knob. Not much of that hissing thing some other chorus pedals are prone too, it sounds nice and juicy. 

Mooer shimverb is cool, I use it sparingly in some sparse sections and it does the job just fine, and for £40 I can't complain. I'm only using the room setting so this piece might be changed for something different. 

I now have zero option paralysis and it feels good. 

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Large pedal board is out the window now that I'm using an Ashdown ABM600. While the amp is taking care of the boring stuff like tone and compression the nano board is go! 

Cioks Adam underneath doing the (not so) heavy lifting. Just need some larger rubber feet so I'm not putting pressure on the power supply when I step down. 

Fits in my Mono tick too so that's one less thing to carry. 

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15 hours ago, Jonse said:

Large pedal board is out the window now that I'm using an Ashdown ABM600. While the amp is taking care of the boring stuff like tone and compression the nano board is go! 

Cioks Adam underneath doing the (not so) heavy lifting. Just need some larger rubber feet so I'm not putting pressure on the power supply when I step down. 

Fits in my Mono tick too so that's one less thing to carry. 

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Very nice minimalist board. I had the BB Preamp years ago, it's such a great overdrive! 

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20 hours ago, Jonse said:

Cioks Adam underneath doing the (not so) heavy lifting. Just need some larger rubber feet so I'm not putting pressure on the power supply when I step down. 

 

I've just had these arrive this morning: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402533803723?var=672778084427

I got the "22mm Thickened Bottom". They fit perfectly over the existing feet of a Pedaltrain Nano, but I think will need glueing on so they don't pop off.  Power supply is a CS6.

 

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1 hour ago, jrixn1 said:

I've just had these arrive this morning: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402533803723?var=672778084427

I got the "22mm Thickened Bottom". They fit perfectly over the existing feet of a Pedaltrain Nano, but I think will need glueing on so they don't pop off.  Power supply is a CS6.

 

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It's super annoying that you can't easily remove the bolts to raise the height of the feet on the PT boards, by inserting washers or taller rubber / plastic feet, to give you clearance for anything but the shallowest PSUs - so this looks like a superb hack John!

I've just measured the existing plastic feet on my Metro 24 and they're 24.5mm at their widest at the base. I'm guessing that's the same as on the Nano? If so, then the same 22mm caps with a bit of stretch to hold them securely would also be the right ones to get for me. And the drop of glue suggestion a sensible additional fix.

I think you've just extended the shelf life of my Metro 24 and I won't need to be putting it up for sale just yet - cheers!

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@jrixn1 Great, thanks for that. I have that ad saved on my eBay watch list so you've saved me a bit of deliberation there! 

@Al Krow Yes it's annoying isn't it? Why can't they just screw them on instead of riveting them! 

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8 minutes ago, Jonse said:

@jrixn1 Great, thanks for that. I have that ad saved on my eBay watch list so you've saved me a bit of deliberation there! 

@Al Krow Yes it's annoying isn't it? Why can't they just screw them on instead of riveting them! 

Yup agreed!

@jrixn1 - dumb Q, but the £5.84 "Buy 1" = a pack of 4 i.e. you're not just getting one, I assume?

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48 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

I've just measured the existing plastic feet on my Metro 24 and they're 24.5mm at their widest at the base. I'm guessing that's the same as on the Nano? If so, then the same 22mm caps with a bit of stretch to hold them securely would also be the right ones to get for me. And the drop of glue suggestion a sensible additional fix.

Yep, the rivets are annoying!

Measurement sounds the same.  I don't have calipers or anything accurate, but I measured approx 24mm with a tape measure, so yes I figured slightly smaller rather than slightly larger.

And yes, "Buy 1" = one pack of four.
 

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8 hours ago, jrixn1 said:

Yep, the rivets are annoying!

Measurement sounds the same.  I don't have calipers or anything accurate, but I measured approx 24mm with a tape measure, so yes I figured slightly smaller rather than slightly larger.

And yes, "Buy 1" = one pack of four.

Cheers John - ordered! So that was just under £6 for those feet covers...and another £94 just spent on a HB Iso12 Power Supply to put under my Metro 24 board (and gawd knows what the final tally will come to if I end up getting more pedals). BC is definitely not a cheap place to hang out lol! 

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Mini board for my Pbass.

Engineer’s Thumb comp > OC10 > Ginger preamp > Peterson

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Two Petersons in a row! Unusual. I have absolutely no need for one but they do look so cool!

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On 23/04/2021 at 12:39, jrixn1 said:

I've just had these arrive this morning: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402533803723?var=672778084427

I got the "22mm Thickened Bottom". They fit perfectly over the existing feet of a Pedaltrain Nano, but I think will need glueing on so they don't pop off.  Power supply is a CS6.

 

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You would think larger feet to give you ground clearance would come as standard on a small board or at least sell them as an extra..

I used various nuts n bolts on mine to make adjustable legs but I was grafting together two Nano+ at the time 😛

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Received my B:Assmaster this afternoon so thought I'd add it to give it a proper mess around. I also threw on the original Octabvre, I feel like two massive pedals makes more sense visually on the bottom row... 

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Quite happy with my Metro 16 at the moment. But I need a flanger and a chorus, and one more fuzz (maybe two more). And a Metro 20. 

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On 23/04/2021 at 12:39, jrixn1 said:

I've just had these arrive this morning: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402533803723?var=672778084427

I got the "22mm Thickened Bottom". They fit perfectly over the existing feet of a Pedaltrain Nano, but I think will need glueing on so they don't pop off.  Power supply is a CS6.

 

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Continuing  on the theme of John's PB hack for PT Metro / Nano boards: having glued (and "clamped" while the glue set) the new feet in place, my HB Iso12 arrived from Thomann and is now snugly in place, with enough clearance over the floor. I slightly angled it using an adhesive cushioned strip at one edge to allow me to use the longer end of the connectors at the PSU and the shorter end above board for use with the pedals. Now just waiting for my Boss OC-5 to arrive from Amazon...

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The HB Iso series are very good value and really compact which is a great combination! I've had a really good experience so far with its smaller sibling the HB Iso-5 Pro which is incredibly compact but also pretty much noise-free, so no hesitation in getting this more powerful unit from HB.

The Iso12 Pro provides 9 x 300mA (all 9V) + 3 x 500mA (with 9V/12V/18V selector switches) all individually isolated. All this for < £95 from Thomann to your door.

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Truely, massively long cable ties are the pedal board builder’s friend. Nice PSU - wish that had been around a few years back, there’s so much cheap choice nowadays it’s nuts!!

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Current incarnation: (do have drawers full of pedals but these are the ones I actually use)

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Yes, a bass wah. It is great fun!
Then there's a polytune (tracks the low B better then the Korg pitchblack does), the cali76cb is set for punchy attack and boosts the signal a few DB.
Two fuzzes. The Pickle does 'Muse' like, Giygas a more organic 'Beastie Boys' like girth. Then the Le Bass has a lovely tube drive in its fusion mode and spices up the overall tone a bit, giving it even more punch.

I hear a lot of misconceptions about using compressors from fellow bassists, might start a thread on this topic soonish. Compressors are NOT used to compensate bad playing technique and several different comps can be used to either warm up your tone or make it more punchy and aggressive. They don't level out your touch but envelope each individual note you play when you set them up properly, emphasizing your touch rather then smashing it.

My board too sits on a pedaltrain with a HB powerplant stuck underneath. The cheap HB seems to do just as good a job as my pricey VoodooLab PSU does and takes less space since it fits underneath the Pedaltrain.

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17 minutes ago, moley6knipe said:

Truely, massively long cable ties are the pedal board builder’s friend. Nice PSU - wish that had been around a few years back, there’s so much cheap choice nowadays it’s nuts!!

Yup, I've had three Ciocks PSUs and a OneSpot previously, all excellent and in the case of Ciocks premium priced. But I've been very happy to go "downwardly mobile" with these HB Iso-Pros. 

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Just finished this board. Screenshot_20210507_132945.thumb.jpg.6a078f53aed6884c3dec2dc1d60742eb.jpg

'clean' signal is tuner > octave > chorus > Freeze > limiter. Into this can be mixed three loops. 1 = the Yerasov board + Prunes and Custard clone. 2 = two envelope filters. 3 = the Littlebox. 

It's flexible and sounds killer. Mostly I just keep the Yerasov gain and preamp on and use octave for a couple of tunes played up the dusty end and the envelope filters for some funky soul. The P&C is utterly filthy and pretty amazing. It's hard to hold back on it! The rest I shove in here and there when I feel like it. Power from two rechargeable packs or two 9v wall warts. 

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2 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Just finished this board. Screenshot_20210507_132945.thumb.jpg.6a078f53aed6884c3dec2dc1d60742eb.jpg

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The P&C is utterly filthy and pretty amazing. It's hard to hold back on it! 
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Is the Prunes & Custard clone a kit, and did you build it?

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