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by Mr Bass Man
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Soundcheck - how does your band do it?
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Soundcheck - how does your band do it?

Just interested in how other bands sound check - i.e do you do drums first, bass second.... ? Reason I'm asking is sound checks for my current band are getting longer and more painful - and it's incredibly frustrating sometimes. We always start with the drums - kick first. Drummer likes a full on pu...
by Mr Bass Man
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Noise gate / supressor pedal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: Noise gate / supressor pedal?

I'm happy to say that for the last year I've not had a problem with any hissing... I use a fender rumble v3 500 with my squire modified jazz and plug into the DI out straight to the desk and no problems at all I have the on stage volume at 2.5 - 3 on the amp and it sounds sweet I was worried that th...
by Mr Bass Man
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Car Accident - should I claim?
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Car Accident - should I claim?

last Saturday March 3rd wife & I were driving in Auckland on the way to a wedding gig set up we were stopped at a set of traffic lights in Great South Road and.... WHAM! we were hit from behind (young 20yr old woman looking at mobile phone!) Car was a right off and we were both in shock... it wasn't...
by Mr Bass Man
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Does anyone use a separate / external EQ pedal?
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Does anyone use a separate / external EQ pedal?

Thanks Pins I don't think it is a problem with the amps DI... but to rule out the problem I might use my behringer DI that I bought about 2 years ago to use with my previous amp at the next gig... although from memory last time I used it there was a lot of 'hissing / static' coming through FOH, even...
by Mr Bass Man
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: Does anyone use a separate / external EQ pedal?
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Does anyone use a separate / external EQ pedal?

thanks for the replies. My amp doesn't have the option to select post or pre eq when using the DI - just has the DI and a ground lift button next to it when I adjust the volume or tone on the amp it does affect the mix out front so that's what lead me to believe the DI is post EQ (I could read the m...
by Mr Bass Man
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Does anyone use a separate / external EQ pedal?
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Does anyone use a separate / external EQ pedal?

I'm thinking of getting an EQ pedal to use with my amp, but not sure if it will do what I need / want - or whether it is what I need I've got a Fender rumble v3 500w combo and it's great - I never have to have the volume above 3 on stage and we always DI from the back of the amp to FOH Problem is Dr...
by Mr Bass Man
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 80714

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

last week I saw an auction on TM - someone was selling a used Ashton bass amp 40w - they had $450 on it!! I've seen a couple of these in the last 6-8 months on TM for around $90-$150 so thought that $450 was a bit steep I felt the urge to ask a question and tell the seller they are dreaming if they ...
by Mr Bass Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: New Bass rig
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: New Bass rig

Hi Eduan, I used to have a large 4x10 Warwick speaker cab and a big Ashdown head - the sound was good, but I was getting sick of lugging the cabinet around week in week out, so I bought a fender rumble V3 500 combo and couldn't be happier - they are about $1k at the Rock Shop it weighs only 17 kgs a...
by Mr Bass Man
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Bass / Band Bloopers
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Bass / Band Bloopers

another one about 18 years ago I turned up to the gig, unloaded all my gear and waited and waited.... then another band started coming in to unload their gear.... confused I went to the bar and asked the bar staff if I could use the phone to call singer / guitarist Singer said 'Gig is at XXXX - wher...
by Mr Bass Man
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Bass / Band Bloopers
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Bass / Band Bloopers

After a funny incident during last nights gig soundcheck I thought I'd start a bloopers type thread. last night we set up for the gig and drummer starts soundshecking his kick drum - but it sound very weak... he turns his kick drum up on the desk and it starts ringing badly, so he spends 5 mins chan...
by Mr Bass Man
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: What's your rig?
Replies: 452
Views: 51558

Re: What's your rig?

I'm glad the Rumble is working out for you after having what seemed like a long period of problems with your last rig. How is the DI on the Rumble? works like a charm..... at first is was buzzing and I went through that "oh no.... not again" thought but realised that you actually have to have the b...
by Mr Bass Man
Sun May 08, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Electronics, Strings, Tuners, Leads, Picks & Stuff
Topic: Drop D tuning peg
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Drop D tuning peg

Hi Guys and Gals. I'm looking for a drop D tuning peg for my Vintage Modified squire jazz bass - where I can 'flick the switch' and drop the E string to D Rockshop and Planet Music don't stock anything and Rockshop suggested guitar stuff.co.nz? I think I sent them a photo of the tuning pegs on my ba...
by Mr Bass Man
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: What's your rig?
Replies: 452
Views: 51558

Re: What's your rig?

Well I sold the sonic bass above (wife wouldn't let me have 2 basses unfortunately) and after Christmas I bought a Fender Rumble 500 V3 2x10 Bass Combo. photos are just from the web Hands down it is the best and lightest amp I've ever had.... only weighs 17kgs and the sound from the amp is amazing. ...
by Mr Bass Man
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Prince touring Aotearoa
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Prince touring Aotearoa

Wife wanted to go, until she realised it was just prince playing piano singing.....

I looked at the reviews for his Australian shows and it appears he only plays for 1 hour 20 mins

wifes friend paid over $700 (plus booking fees) for 2 tickets to the 10pm show in Auckland
by Mr Bass Man
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Downsizing my rig - anyone done it?
Replies: 30
Views: 3597

Re: Downsizing my rig - anyone done it?

I must admit I felt a little sad as the bloke came around last night to pick up my Ashdown EVO 900 and my Warwick 4x10... I set it all up for him and he tried it with his bass and played around with it for a few mins before handing over the cash... the garage looks a little empty now. I'd had the 4x...