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by joppo
Sat May 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 45
Views: 4677

Re: Teaser - next project

Arrgh - don't have the right router bits to do the neck pocket or pickup cavity. Bits ordered - now just the wait for them to arrive :roll:
by joppo
Thu May 25, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 45
Views: 4677

Re: Teaser - next project

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!! Pickups have arrived. Time to get routing
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by joppo
Wed May 24, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 970
Views: 77356

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Love the look of the Customshop P, but not brave enough to start the conversation about another bass at home :oops:
by joppo
Sat May 06, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Custom Shop
Topic: Teaser - next project
Replies: 45
Views: 4677

Re: Teaser - next project

Zombie thread! Finally made a decision about electronics and hardwear, so time to get back on the job and finish this bass. Here is the body template with the bridge and a chromed control plate. I am thinking of making the control plate out of wood so I can shape the top, so might change the shape o...
by joppo
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Playing ampless in small venues
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Playing ampless in small venues

Thanks guys. I have managed to get the others sounding great running ampless through and I get to bring my amp to fill in the bottom end. It's been a bit of a pedal shuffling exercise for the guitar and harp player, but I think we now have everyone really happy with their sound, and I have control o...
by joppo
Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Playing ampless in small venues
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Playing ampless in small venues

I have been doing a lot of reading on this, and I think in-ears are probably the only way I could get it to work without amps. Our singer/guitar player has a bit of hearing damage sustained in his youth, so likes to have the lots of highs and no mids to hear himself. I have got a small digital mixer...
by joppo
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kala U-Bass
Replies: 10
Views: 3433

Re: Kala U-Bass

Nice score Marty! Having a cutaway would be nice - I occasionally run out of room on my U-bass. Is it fretted or fretless? I played a fretless U-bass in the US last time I was there and was able to get a pretty realistic amplified upright sound.
by joppo
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Playing ampless in small venues
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Playing ampless in small venues

I have recently joined a blues band. We're a five piece if everyone turns up (guitar, harp, keys, drums and of course bass) and are all north of 50. The places we are going to play are mostly really small venues for a band of five people, four of whom have amps. They all seem to have a PA with a sma...
by joppo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BPNZ User Youtube Thread!
Replies: 160
Views: 18199

Re: BPNZ User Youtube Thread!

Fixed it for you Def. If you use the youtube button to post, you don't include the "http://youtube.com/" part, just the random letters and numbers at the end.
by joppo
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Say Hi!, Feedback & Ideas for BPNZ
Topic: Time to pick up the axe
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Time to pick up the axe

Hi Sabre4. Welcome to the forum. Good thing you didn't sell the basses!
by joppo
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Video tutorial on mixing bass
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Video tutorial on mixing bass

Been doing a little recording over the last month and have been playing around with blending DI and miced cab signals. I've tried it before, but never really got it to sound great. I found this which really helped and thought it was worth sharing. Interestingly, his use of EQ is very subtle - it is ...
by joppo
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 287
Views: 44906

Re: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!

Here you go Foal! I've been keeping this beauty under wraps for a couple of weeks. It is an MTD Kingston Z4 that I got for a bargain - new but very slightly damaged from the Rockshop via Trademe (thanks Dave!). I've fixed a ding, although it is still visible - it is the light dot in a straight line ...
by joppo
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: New Amp Day.
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: New Amp Day.

Crikey Marty, something about "going through amps" and "hot dinners" comes to mind :lol: Looks like it will do the business 8)
by joppo
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 287
Views: 44906

Re: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!

Can't believe no-one has been buying any basses for a while, so I'll throw a cat amongst the pigeons. I picked up a little Roland JD-Xi keyboard which includes an analogue bass synth. Haven't figured out exactly how I would use it yet, but in spite of its small size, it has a huge bottom end. Plus i...
by joppo
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Does anyone use a separate / external EQ pedal?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

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

I've got the same setup as Pins - I use the DI in a Zoom B3 pedal off to the PA and take a separate line to my amp/monitor. And like Pins said, a straight DI with no amp modelling would probably do just as well, but I like using the B3 because it has a cab sim which sends (in my mind anyway) a nice ...