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by balzac
10 Feb 2018, 09:09
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Battery powered amp
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Battery powered amp

I like my roland microcube, but yeah, volume outdoors isn't really its strong suit. Great little practice amp but. I have a friend with a Roland BA-330 portable PA that can run on batteries - very manageable size and weight and a bit more versatile than the bass cube, especially if you're going to b...
by balzac
06 Nov 2017, 12:29
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Is this repairable?
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Is this repairable?

There's a couple of blokes in Cairns who could do a refin for you (or at least give you a quote). Let me know if you want me to pass on their contact details
by balzac
06 Nov 2017, 11:56
Forum: Aussie Made gear
Topic: Cole Clark Bass - Great Interview Craig!
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Cole Clark Bass - Great Interview Craig!

Nice one mate - great interview
Thanks for giving us the heads-up on your podcast too ... will definitely be following that
Cheers
G
by balzac
14 Oct 2017, 09:55
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Android software for sheet music, lyrics, etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Android software for sheet music, lyrics, etc.

I've been using Setlist Helper ... it's free, and bluetooth compatible. Pretty sure it can do all the stuff you listed ... Worth checking out anyway.
by balzac
28 Sep 2017, 17:17
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Decent gig bags?
Replies: 20
Views: 1328

Re: Decent gig bags?

Slight tangent here, but has anyone seen one of the new Ibanez double bags in person yet? (Ibanez IBB2621 PowerPad) They look pretty decent - seems to be two separate gig bags that zip together to form a double bag ... Pretty reasonable pricing too (US$99 on Amazon) https://www.amazon.com/Ibanez-IBB...
by balzac
27 Sep 2017, 12:18
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Decent gig bags?
Replies: 20
Views: 1328

Re: Decent gig bags?

I've been very, very happy with my protec contego - lots of storage space, a good amount of padding all around, good straps, solid zips, etc. etc.

They seem pretty hard to find in Aus, but they're on Amazon for around $120 (may need to ship through shipito or something tho, depending on seller)
by balzac
02 Aug 2017, 12:23
Forum: Basses
Topic: Best Acoustic Bass Guitar Among These
Replies: 18
Views: 1537

Re: Best Acoustic Bass Guitar Among These

I have an Ibanez AEB5, and it's fun for practising and messing about by myself - like others have said, acoustic basses don't have a lot of volume without an amp and will struggle to be heard when playing with others. The Ibby's playability is pretty good (although the action's quite high and the ne...
by balzac
04 Feb 2017, 11:50
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NEW AMP TIME! Opinions wanted
Replies: 38
Views: 3438

Re: NEW AMP TIME! Opinions wanted

sweet rig dude - enjoy :-)
by balzac
03 Feb 2017, 11:56
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NEW AMP TIME! Opinions wanted
Replies: 38
Views: 3438

Re: NEW AMP TIME! Opinions wanted

Someone (not me) is selling an Orange OB1-500 in the classifieds ... Might be worth a look if you want something lighter and cheaper than a big-ass valve amp. He's got an AD200 and some orange speaker cabs for sale too ...

Linky: http://ozbassforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=21236
by balzac
28 Dec 2016, 10:26
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Sansamp Fly Rig
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

Re: Sansamp Fly Rig

Which of the Sansamp Character series is the Sansamp section based on? This is from the Tech21 rep on a talkbass thread: The SansAmp section of the Bass Fly Rig is the VT Bass circuit. The only difference is that the overall preamp gain is dialed back slightly. If you need more gain you use the Boo...
by balzac
23 Dec 2016, 12:52
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Sansamp Fly Rig
Replies: 15
Views: 1451

Re: Sansamp Fly Rig

I'm digging mine - using it mainly at practices and when we have a provided backline, but I carry it along as a back-up in case shit hits fan with main rig. Still using the main board at most gigs, just cos it's already all hooked up and things are a bit more tweakable than on the BFR. As said above...
by balzac
04 Oct 2016, 12:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What's your main GIGGING gear?
Replies: 36
Views: 2612

Re: What's your main GIGGING gear?

Yup, I love the way Maurizio does things - no compromises whatsoever on either form or function. Very easy to work with on the build as well.
And the Starcaster is a blast. Very happy I picked that one up.
by balzac
04 Oct 2016, 09:54
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What's your main GIGGING gear?
Replies: 36
Views: 2612

Re: What's your main GIGGING gear?

These days, the bass is a toss-up between the Fender Starcaster and the Maurizio Uber-J There's 2 basses I'd LOVE to see some pics of. :hyper: You ask, I deliver :-) http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/technomuttonchunks/12194678_10205302399540732_1543240622973502917_o.jpg http://i1215.photob...
by balzac
28 Sep 2016, 14:23
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What's your main GIGGING gear?
Replies: 36
Views: 2612

Re: What's your main GIGGING gear?

These days, the bass is a toss-up between the Fender Starcaster and the Maurizio Uber-J - both are great to play and cover a good range of tones Main rig for band gigs is Radial Tonebone DI with Mooer octave & dirt, Boss chorus and Digitech synth in the loop into EA Micro into EA Wizzy 112 with one ...
by balzac
08 Sep 2016, 10:42
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rock/musician biographies you liked.
Replies: 70
Views: 7107

Re: Rock/musician biographies you liked.

Tom Waits' Innocent When You Dream is highly entertaining - a collection of interviews rather than a true biography, but

The Real Frank Zappa Book is worth a go too.