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1 minute ago, krispn said:

@Al Krow

Meant to ask how did the new Spector do on the gig? You mentioned that you'd get it out for a trial.

Just took my Yammy 1025 (as per the YT clip) - didn't want to be trialling too many new bits of gear in one go, otherwise it would be less clear as to which bit of gear was responsible for the improved clarity and punch! No question that it was down to the Fearless F112 cab :) 

The Spector, with its Bubinga wood, is a touch heavier than my other basses and I'm just in the process of sourcing a Gruv Gear Duo strap. Fingers crossed that will remove any barriers to being able to use full weight basses going forward and I'm looking forward to my Spector LC becoming a staple gigging bass.

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Is the Yamaha passive?

Heavier basses can be a drag - no pun intended. I thought you were on the lightweight quest as I know from experience there are some great lighter weight 5'ers out there. Have the Ibanez's been relegated to back up duty these days?

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19 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

Be interesting to see how the Barts on the LTs compare to the more traditional EMGs and whether the LTs have moved away from a more familiar 'Spector' sound.

Well there's a brief demo here. Hard to tell what it'd sound like in a band mix though ...
 

26 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

Look forward to getting your thoughts following your next acquisition! Give me a shout if you decide, at that point, to move on the bass that started this thread off :)

Believe me ... that will not be for a Looong time! :)

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12 minutes ago, krispn said:

Is the Yamaha passive?

Heavier basses can be a drag - no pun intended. I thought you were on the lightweight quest as I know from experience there are some great lighter weight 5'ers out there. Have the Ibanez's been relegated to back up duty these days?

Yup the Yammy BB 1025 is passive (you're clearly not spending enough time on the BB thread 😁) - only mainstream active Yammy BB is your 734A (and the 5A) model. Ibby SR Premium is still a staple, great bass and lightweight - but will now be in competition for gigs with the Spector methinks.

Lightweight quest for me has really been just to do with cabs  - and I'm not going to beat my BF SC on that score, which is why it will be sticking around despite not being in the same league as the Fearless F112. D class heads don't weigh anything and choice of bass has so far been driven more by quality than weight for me. And I'm hoping this Gruv Gear Duo strap will mean relative freedom not to be constrained by bass weight going forward.

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6 hours ago, WHUFC BASS said:

Believe me ... that will not be for a Looong time! :)

'Long' for the Chinese civilisation = 1,000 years.

For BC'ers, about 6 months?

PS the fact that you are already thinking that your new purchase is going to be a keeper does suggest that: 

Euro 5LX with EMG BQC pre-amp and soapbar EMG 40J (bridge) and 40P (neck)

...is a winning combination. Give me a shout when you are gigging locally in Landern Taaan with it next - love to hear it in action!

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6 hours ago, Al Krow said:

'Long' for the Chinese civilisation = 1,000 years.

For BC'ers, about 6 months?

PS the fact that you are already thinking that your new purchase is going to be a keeper does suggest that: 

Euro 5LX with EMG BQC pre-amp and soapbar EMG 40J (bridge) and 40P (neck)

...is a winning combination. Give me a shout when you are gigging locally in Landern Taaan with it next - love to hear it in action!

Ha! No, this one is deffo a keeper. It's good to have tonal variations on different basses. The fact I have three Euros that sound completely different is also a bonus. Even the two with Tone Pumps are different sound-wise.

The Euro 5LX with EMG BQC pre-amp and soapbar EMG 40J (bridge) and 40P (neck) will be my main gigging bass though as It's lighter, sightly slimmer neck and cuts through the mix slightly better.

I'll let you know when I'm gigging in London - although to be honest, almost all my gigs are now in Kent or abroad in Europe.

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