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Source Audio Soundblox distortion pedal in good condition. Clean and Distortion levels to get the blend right. built in EQ with a blend. A Range of sounds from classic distortion to multi-band and more synth like distortion.
Just out of curiosity, anyone who also uses an always (or almost always) on 1 octave up effect to emulate an 8 string bass, or a real 8 (or 10) string "octave" bass as your main?
Currently my main bass is an Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Bass with just a DiMarzio Model P pickup wired directly to the output jack socket, tuned 2 half steps above E standard tuning, as in F#1 to A2, which I run through an always on TC Electronic Sub'N'Up Mini octaver pedal,. which is set with a 1 octave up blended with the clean signal.
Actually manged, thanks to the EQ'ing of the input signal that is fed to the octave engine and the processed output signal that the Toneprint editor allows for, to make the octave up tone sound pretty realistic without any digital artifacts whatsoever, just using the stock polyphonic octaver, on which the octave up signal has as good as perfect tracking and very short, almost unnoticeable, latency, and in my opinion already without utilizing the Toneprint editor sounds much more natural than for example the EHX POG pedals, which while also tracking as good as perfect with very short latency (and for some reason lower latency on the octave down signal than the Sub'N'Up), , has a somewhat organ or synth like quality to it.
I use it as the main instrument for a progressive psychedelic stoner rock solo project I am working on at the moment, which instrumentation I plan predominantly to consist of just bass, drums/percussion and vocals.
Hi! So I recently stumbled across a Sire V7, version 2 Marcus miller on Facebook, £375. I believe it's the swamp ash version, all natural with maple fretboard and white pearl block inlays.
I've never heard of these before but after a quick Google all the reviews seems pretty solid! I've been in the market for a new bass for a while now and I'm extremely torn. I've been after a Jaguar, purchased a couple (had to send the first back and the same with the one I bought second, paint issues, loose hardware, sharp frets, dents etc). Both Mexican tidepool and I love the look but the quality was really lacking. I've also been looking at a fender modern player "Tele" bass on Facebook which looks awesome but is Chinese. I've also been considering squiers, I tried out the new VM Jag and wasn't impressed but the 51 pbass was lovely with a unique pine body in trans white but the neck was too thick for me. So as you can see I'm struggling anyway but I just wondered how do sire bass guitars compare to the likes of a high end squier or a Mexican fender?
My absolute max budget it about 600/650 but the cheaper the better. My current go to is my mexican jazz, white with maple neck, I've had that for about 6 years now and I even sold my Rickenbacker because imo it didn't compare to the jazz whatsoever. I'm looking for something that has the jazz's playability and great feel buy aesthetically is something different with a slightly different sound but not too different. That's the only reason I haven't just snapped a sire up straight away. Unfortunately I don't like "normal" pbass's all that much, so they're mostly out of the question but the 50's versions I dig.
Sorry to ramble on but this has been going on for months in my head now! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm selling this Ibanez Musician Studio Fretless Bass on behalf of a friend of mine who's had it in his recording studio for many years but now wants to move it on.
Was up for £675, but It's now offered for sale at £SOLD.
As can be seen in the photos, the bass and the case are in good condition for their age, considering they're getting on for 40 years old.
I think the bass is the lined fretless version of the Ibanez Musician ST924WN model, as can be seen here in this Reverb advert a few years ago:
But hopefully, @Bassassin might be able to offer some words of wisdom on this and put me right if I've got it wrong .. 😁
The bass has recently had a once over by a local guitar/bass tech, so all the electrics are working and it's properly set up. Strings are old though, so they will need changing by its new owner.
Having said that, this bass really has that fretless 'mwahh' sound and it's got seriously loud pick ups! There's a great range of tones available from the active circuitry too..
For anyone seriously interested, the bass can be viewed and tested by prior appointment in the Littlehampton area of West Sussex.
With regards to shipping, its definitely possible to send it via an insured courier service (at buyers expense), but it is a heavy bass as I'm sure anyone looking at this advert with a serious interest in the bass will know.
I haven't weighed it, but it is heavy!! It's kind of like a Rolls Royce of a bass really - everything about it is quality and it's been built to last!
Anyway, if you've any questions about the bass, please send me a PM and I'll go back to the owner to get you an answer, though that may take a few hours or so depending on his availability.
Thanks for looking! 😊