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by Juan Lauda
31 Dec 2017, 08:40
Forum: Basses
Topic: Flatwounds on an Acoustic Bass Guitar?
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Flatwounds on an Acoustic Bass Guitar?

I changed from bronze to LaBella Tapes on my Washburn AB20 a few years ago, and I'll never go back. No finger noise and a much smoother sound, although the coating on the strings means that you're not grounded when your fingers are just in contact with the strings. This can cause an audible hum thro...
by Juan Lauda
31 Dec 2017, 08:07
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rant Thread !
Replies: 2823
Views: 104678

Re: Rant Thread !

Not much of a live scene here, but the few decent musos in this town now know I exist due to a few gigs I've done recently as a "fill in". Some potential for a cover band project next year. I didn't have time in 2017 but I'm also in the process of getting separated so once that's gone through, I'm ...
by Juan Lauda
17 Dec 2017, 12:50
Forum: Basses
Topic: Red Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!
Replies: 36
Views: 940

Re: Red Bass Owners Show Your Bass(es)!

My '86 Spector Brooklyn-era NS2


and another showing the colour a little better

by Juan Lauda
05 Dec 2017, 22:39
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sandberg Factory Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Sandberg Factory Tour

Thanks for putting this up, Michael. What a great report... I'm keen to see how you impart your experience into your Polaris basses.
Best regards, Tim
by Juan Lauda
01 Dec 2017, 06:08
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Teensy Practice Combos - What's Good / What's Bad?
Replies: 21
Views: 636

Re: Teensy Practice Combos - What's Good / What's Bad?

I also have a Fender B-DEC 30 which is a compact, option-packed portable practice amp (inbuilt rhythm/backing tracks/looper/tuner) with an 8" speaker but the Bighead gets much more use as it sounds so dang good.
by Juan Lauda
01 Dec 2017, 06:03
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Teensy Practice Combos - What's Good / What's Bad?
Replies: 21
Views: 636

Re: Teensy Practice Combos - What's Good / What's Bad?

The Phil Jones Bighead is another option, if you've got a good set of headphones... Not much bigger than a pack of cigarettes, and the aux input has the best headphone preamp stage you'll hear for under a grand. Simply the best bass and aux sound. I often use it as a headphone preamp alone. Runs on ...
by Juan Lauda
01 Dec 2017, 05:49
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Behaviour on this forum.
Replies: 20
Views: 1196

Re: Behaviour on this forum.

Adding my thanks to Phil and the mods. This is a great forum, and there's a lot of work you all put in to keep it so. It's very much appreciated.
by Juan Lauda
23 Nov 2017, 04:42
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Visiting Warwick and Sandberg Factories - Questions?
Replies: 21
Views: 601

Re: Visiting Warwick and Sandberg Factories - Questions?

drbass wrote:
22 Nov 2017, 20:17

She’s more a Sandberg roadworn fan ;)
Obviously she's a woman of impeccable taste then. Have fun!
by Juan Lauda
18 Nov 2017, 21:27
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Post your rigs - PART TWO
Replies: 208
Views: 14800

Re: Post your rigs - PART TWO

Maybe add a Ref112? I've heard that's a great combo.
by Juan Lauda
13 Nov 2017, 21:11
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Countdown
Replies: 65
Views: 1802

Re: Countdown

Noticed our own Juan Lauda's band The Expression (before he was in it) made the cut too. Thanks for the heads up, Greg! I'll have to catch up on it. I also had a fretless Musician in those days. Still have the classic TC Electronics Chorus/Flanger pedal I used with it for a bunch of The Expression'...
by Juan Lauda
05 Nov 2017, 18:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Photos of Sydney '17 GTG @ Ropes Crossing
Replies: 91
Views: 1636

Re: Photos of Sydney '17 GTG @ Ropes Crossing

x. Did you use the Bean on the record or just in the video. Just listening to some of the other songs. The Expression was familiar and I've definitely heard some of these songs before. I definitely recognise the chorus of With closed eyes. Long story short Greg, the Bean wasn't used on the recordin...
by Juan Lauda
05 Nov 2017, 07:34
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Photos of Sydney '17 GTG @ Ropes Crossing
Replies: 91
Views: 1636

Re: Photos of Sydney '17 GTG @ Ropes Crossing

Juan Lauda wrote:
05 Nov 2017, 06:53


Hey Beano! This one brought back some great memories. Thanks Greg!
I played in a band called The Expression back in '85. Blink and you'll miss it, but it's here...
by Juan Lauda
05 Nov 2017, 07:09
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Photos of Sydney '17 GTG @ Ropes Crossing
Replies: 91
Views: 1636

Re: Photos of Sydney '17 GTG @ Ropes Crossing

Sylvia playing Michael's Fretless 6.