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by simotek
12 Oct 2017, 08:53
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pros and cons of selling the big rig
Replies: 36
Views: 3389

Re: Pros and cons of selling the big rig

Every time I've been on a big festival stage the sound guy D.I.'s me before the amp which basically results in the amp working as just my on-stage sound. Annoying cos after years of sculpting the right tone it ends up in the hands of a sound guy who thinks it's all about boost the lows and cut all ...
by simotek
11 Oct 2017, 22:04
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pros and cons of selling the big rig
Replies: 36
Views: 3389

Re: Pros and cons of selling the big rig

Every time I've been on a big festival stage the sound guy D.I.'s me before the amp which basically results in the amp working as just my on-stage sound. Annoying cos after years of sculpting the right tone it ends up in the hands of a sound guy who thinks it's all about boost the lows and cut all ...
by simotek
10 Oct 2017, 13:02
Forum: Pedals and Accessories - Classifieds
Topic: FS Tech 21 VT Bass v2 SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: FS Tech 21 VT Bass v2

Interested will PM
by simotek
02 Sep 2017, 21:03
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Boost pedals?
Replies: 11
Views: 1234

Re: Boost pedals?

I'm using the programmable graphic eq on the Boss MS-3 as a boost into the front of my valve preamp to get it to drive in different ways, I highly recommend graphic EQ's as boosts for the control you get and ones with multiple presets give you even more control
by simotek
31 Aug 2017, 08:51
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Elf anyone?
Replies: 46
Views: 4993

Re: Elf anyone?

D) Run direct to the PA (I don't feel like risking blowing up my amp) [The fact my pedal board is designed to run direct to a PA is beside the point]
by simotek
30 Aug 2017, 20:49
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Elf anyone?
Replies: 46
Views: 4993

Re: Elf anyone?

My Mark Bass cab only has speakon connectors, in the last month I've heard one case of a guy damaging his amp using a instrument cable between speaker and cab (not to mention destroying the cable at the same time). My previous amp was 1/4 only but it had a big thick speaker cable. Much of the pro au...
by simotek
29 Aug 2017, 13:05
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Boss MS-3 (Multifx / Switcher) for guitar and bass.
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Boss MS-3 (Multifx / Switcher) for guitar and bass.

The actual octave effect has really bad tracking with my bass, but the harmonist which has an octave up and octave down function tracks really well. I run my Le Bass in Loop 2 Its my main overdrive sound / preamp so I like it to be last of my drives but I also like it to be before delays and reverbs...
by simotek
26 Aug 2017, 13:24
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Markbass Evo 1
Replies: 11
Views: 1667

Re: Markbass Evo 1

If I had no amp good amp I would have seriously considered something like but I already have a Little Mark III so when I looked at upgrading to one of there similar heads but with a valve preamp it was either spend alot of money or spend $400 on a Two Notes valve preamp pedal that for me achieved th...
by simotek
25 Aug 2017, 23:47
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Are amp effects useless playing live?
Replies: 17
Views: 1504

Re: Are amp effects useless playing live?

I just tell the sound guy to Mic my cab instead of di. +1. If they tried to get a guitar player to use DI they wouldn't get away with it. Possibly the difference is guitar amps are comparatively easy to mic and most venues have good mics for mic'ing them. You can't mic a bass cab with a SM-57 or a ...
by simotek
25 Aug 2017, 23:29
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Boss MS-3 (Multifx / Switcher) for guitar and bass.
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Boss MS-3 (Multifx / Switcher) for guitar and bass.

Haven't been here for a while but I got a Boss MS-3 a few weeks back and seen as i've had it for a few weeks and there's nothing posted here I figured I'd write a bit of a review. What is it? Its a combination of a smaller version of the Boss ES5/8 Loop switcher + Midi controller and the multi fx fr...
by simotek
25 Aug 2017, 20:43
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)
Replies: 1097
Views: 108066

Re: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Here's my latest board, for general use and learning to make ambient soundscapes https://instagram.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/21107827_1643607462351082_1328894573946077184_n.jpg Order is: Tight Ar$e -> MS-3 (input) -> MS-3 Loop 2 [Le Bass (FX Send) -> MXR Bass Comp] -> MS-3 Loop 3 [Digite...
by simotek
25 Aug 2017, 20:31
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)
Replies: 1097
Views: 108066

Re: Post your Effects setup! (boards, racks, doowhackeys)

Can't remember the last time I posted this. I have squeezed my Tighter Arse under my spark booster. I got mine made with the knob in a different position, and it was perfect for this. I also picked up a barely used Strymon Ojai power supply, and I have put that under my G50. Didn't want a bigger bo...
by simotek
25 Aug 2017, 20:25
Forum: Electronics
Topic: RE Silent Practise
Replies: 26
Views: 2707

Re: RE Silent Practise

late to the party but I have a Two Notes Valve preamp on my pedal board followed by a Neunaber Iconoclast cabsim which I can run headphones out of, but I ended up getting a cheap small behringer mixing desk from JB-HI and I run out my pedal board into that so I can mix in music from my phone If you ...
by simotek
25 Aug 2017, 20:22
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Are amp effects useless playing live?
Replies: 17
Views: 1504

Re: Are amp effects useless playing live?

Yeah this is probably the biggest reason why I went down the "Pedalboard Amp" Route (That and silent practice), my pedalboard has a preamp, effects like drive and a cabsim as most drive sounds average straight through a DI anyway, then the sound guy has the choice of running out my DI or putting his...
by simotek
25 Aug 2017, 20:16
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickups or preamp?
Replies: 12
Views: 1283

Re: Pickups or preamp?

On the bass itself I only ever go pickups, unless there active pickups that require a preamp like EMG's, if I want a different sounding preamp i'll grab a different pedal one or maybe try a different amp because its simpler / easier.