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by bigswifty
18 Jul 2018, 22:07
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Band PA?
Replies: 31
Views: 1269

Re: Band PA?

I'm getting pretty convinced to buy a pa now, I want modular as possible. So two powered speakers like the 15s... but smaller maybe, for cafe gigs. No subwoofer, but just a mixer. Is it possible to set the speakers just behind the vocalist so no need for a foldback? For cafe-volume gigs in a small ...
by bigswifty
17 Jul 2018, 22:11
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Band PA?
Replies: 31
Views: 1269

Re: Band PA?

Wow, go you Bazz, that's great! A quick glance at the calendar and it looks like 3 out of 9 gigs this month have their own setup. That setup varies from a full house PA and operator down to speakers and a power amp that you plug your own desk into. Last month it was 2 out of 7. So lots of our venue...
by bigswifty
17 Jul 2018, 18:28
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Band PA?
Replies: 31
Views: 1269

Re: Band PA?

Wow, go you Bazz, that's great! A quick glance at the calendar and it looks like 3 out of 9 gigs this month have their own setup. That setup varies from a full house PA and operator down to speakers and a power amp that you plug your own desk into. Last month it was 2 out of 7. So lots of our venues...
by bigswifty
17 Jul 2018, 18:20
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Fancy Neck Woods?
Replies: 22
Views: 133

Re: Fancy Neck Woods?

I guess this doesn't count since it's not actually wood, but I've always wanted to try a Status Graphite neck.
Mike
by bigswifty
16 Jul 2018, 10:13
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: MotoGP and World Superbikes are losing their appeal for me
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: MotoGP and World Superbikes are losing their appeal for me

I kinda agree, and as a personal thing I don't care for Marquez much. MotoGP hasn't been the same since traction control. I understand it, and I don't blame anyone for doing what they can to avoid a power-on high side, but it has taken a huge element of skill out of the sport now that they can basic...
by bigswifty
16 Jul 2018, 03:26
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Informal Sydney Mini-GTG
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Informal Sydney Mini-GTG

I'm keen. Iffy for 11th (gigging in Canberra) but I'm a probable for 25th.
Mike
by bigswifty
14 Jul 2018, 16:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show us your gigs.
Replies: 570
Views: 52681

Re: Show us your gigs.

Here's a short excerpt just from an iPhone in the audience. The camera goes from postage stamp to "proper" full screen at about 1:00 in.

by bigswifty
13 Jul 2018, 20:41
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show us your gigs.
Replies: 570
Views: 52681

Re: Show us your gigs.

Last weekend we were at the Sydney Blues Challenge. We didn't win but had a pretty good gig. Video to follow when I figure out how to rotate it 90 degrees (sigh) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/it1rS4TdXSJZBJiLuoD9mBR7tKmUn7xHK94Fk9epBWRVIEOPxqJHFzgpQJlI5Oga406JjL_H2p5FflKvYO5_KdXGDfqgy8F7kqdSy9Lj...
by bigswifty
12 Jul 2018, 20:47
Forum: Basses
Topic: Best set up suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Best set up suggestion

Lots of us Sydney folk get work done by Matt at Salt Mine.
.https://www.saltminerepair.com.au/
by bigswifty
12 Jul 2018, 20:45
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NCD New Combo Day!
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: NCD New Combo Day!

Can't see the photo mate. But congrats anyway, that is a great combo imo.
Mike
by bigswifty
30 Jun 2018, 18:56
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show us your gigs.
Replies: 570
Views: 52681

Re: Show us your gigs.

:thumbup: Looks like fun Owen, nice one!
by bigswifty
28 Jun 2018, 15:46
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.
Replies: 17
Views: 344

Re: Rewinding a Stingray Pickup.

Wow I really learned a lot, thanks!
by bigswifty
27 Jun 2018, 19:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Jazzy blues turnarounds
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Jazzy blues turnarounds

Well "blues" sure covers a ton of ground. For real straight forward sorta "classic" electric blues rock, it's good to listen to Tommy Shannon and see what he does. You can find him on a ton of stuff. For some more jazzy contemporary stuff, you can hear some lovely playing by Travis Carlton here: htt...
by bigswifty
25 Jun 2018, 10:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Live, without amps
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Live, without amps

I've played behind a guitarist who didn't use an amp and I *loved* it. When a guitarist is freed of all that "have to drive the amp at it's sweet spot" and "only way to get my sound" stuff, all manner of sensible options are possible. It was quite a while ago and I wish I could remember his gear. Go...
by bigswifty
25 Jun 2018, 10:28
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Small lightweight combo recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Small lightweight combo recommendations?

I've got a Markbass CMD 121P combo which works pretty well for me. It's a super easy single handed carry and a single trip to/from the car. From what OP is saying it's way over powered. Also they're expensive. Reading that OP already has a K12. I would have called that an easy one-hander, although i...