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Here's my rig for this afternoon's gig 

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After a little bit more fiddling I worked out the best way to set the tone controls 

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It's all in the buttons baby! This has gone from the rubics cube of bass set ups to the simplest. 

I have mid button out. Treble in. And bass in for some tunes (big fat dubby / subby stuff) and out for the rest. Magic. 

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10 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Yes, 

Yay, can't beat 90s pub decor!

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3 hours ago, stewblack said:

Here's my rig for this afternoon's gig 

IMG_20200209_145750.thumb.jpg.09968edaa8c7a093da34ed6acf5d61e4.jpg

After a little bit more fiddling I worked out the best way to set the tone controls 

IMG_20200209_153237.thumb.jpg.96299ed7b1dfa0497139791318e1ad05.jpg

It's all in the buttons baby! This has gone from the rubics cube of bass set ups to the simplest. 

I have mid button out. Treble in. And bass in for some tunes (big fat dubby / subby stuff) and out for the rest. Magic. 

I’m totally going to try this on my Trace V6!  

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17 minutes ago, thodrik said:

I’m totally going to try this on my Trace V6!  

you need to remember to be super gentle with the master volume, or you'll shake the fillings from their teeth 

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16 minutes ago, stewblack said:

you need to remember to be super gentle with the master volume, or you'll shake the fillings from their teeth 

I have to do that at the best of times!

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By the way, this is not a joke post. I really do set it like this and use the buttons to fine tune it. It's brilliant.

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34 minutes ago, stewblack said:

By the way, this is not a joke post. I really do set it like this and use the buttons to fine tune it. It's brilliant.

My little CTM15 works much the same, although doesn't have the buttons.

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Pretty clean yes. I suspect if I turned up  a bit more it would have had more than a little hair on it, bit I couldn't turn it up. Would have been too loud. 

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1 hour ago, stewblack said:

By the way, this is not a joke post. I really do set it like this and use the buttons to fine tune it. It's brilliant.

I always assumed that the knobs were there for decoration.

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14 minutes ago, Beer of the Bass said:

Does it run clean like that? Most amps that use a master volume would be getting pretty dirty with every preamp control maxed.

Depends if you plug it in high or low.

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1 minute ago, Woodinblack said:

I always assumed that the knobs were there for decoration.

No. I've the Ashdown approved upgrade and they do a bit more. But this simple set up brings the power of those buttons into play 

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Just now, stewblack said:

No. I've the Ashdown approved upgrade and they do a bit more. But this simple set up brings the power of those buttons into play 

Ah, ok, I don't have that

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Just now, jimmy23cricket said:

Hey @stewblack, this works quite nicely on my CTM-30 too! Cheers

Great to hear it! 

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Wow. That looks extreme, but as the previous owner of one I can understand why. Wonderful sounding head... now turn the master up, I want to know what happens.  

 

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21 minutes ago, 2elliot said:

Wow. That looks extreme, but as the previous owner of one I can understand why. Wonderful sounding head... now turn the master up, I want to know what happens.  

 

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What are the cabs, Stew? Obviously Barefaced singles, but….

I'd love a rig like that but last time I saw a CTM 100 in a shop, I tried to lift it and decided it was bolted down for security. It wasn't.

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2 hours ago, FinnDave said:

What are the cabs, Stew? Obviously Barefaced singles, but….

The original 1x15 Compacts, I reckon.

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2 hours ago, barkin said:

The original 1x15 Compacts, I reckon.

This is correct.

 

The CTM seems reasonably light since using an svt 

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