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by Mark
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Use guitar pedals for bass?
Replies: 7
Views: 3337

Re: Use guitar pedals for bass?

Lots of bass players use guitar effects. I use a hotcake and it's great.
by Mark
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 291
Views: 105917

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

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/thehenderson/2012-07-02194738.jpg Nice looking rig Mark. What is the 2x12 cab? [/quote] I got it through trademe cheaply. I'm not sure what the make of the cabinet is itself, but it's got the same 12inch bass speakers Livesound put in their cabs. Sounds pretty...
by Mark
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 291
Views: 105917

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

Haha yeah that first setup is quite outrageous. A giant tube head and 8x10 isn't appropriate for the kind of shows my band plays though. We don't use our own soundguy, so the bass is often DI'd. Haha imagine hauling that thing around as just a fancy foldback speaker... In fact, imagine hauling aroun...
by Mark
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 291
Views: 105917

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

Just kidding that's my buddy timi's gear. We were using it for recording the other day.

Live I use a Jansen Bassman 75, 2x12 cab, Squire Jazz with flatwounds, VT bass, Hotcake and a tuner.

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by Mark
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 291
Views: 105917

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

Here's my live gear, an Orange head, SVT classic reissue, Livesound 8x10

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by Mark
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Ampeg SVT in Auckland
Replies: 24
Views: 8719

Re: Ampeg SVT in Auckland

Haha, the 70s
by Mark
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Flatwounds for rock kick ass
Replies: 28
Views: 8803

Re: Flatwounds for rock kick ass

As Timi was saying, I'm a big fan of flats. I reckon they sound best with the action raised as high as it can go and some foam under the bridge. I feel this set up sounds best either pretty clean, or super fuzzed out. I've been surprised at the range of tones I can get with this setup too. You can't...
by Mark
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Basses
Topic: Show us your Bass!
Replies: 905
Views: 243222

Re: Show us your Bass!

Here's my bass! It's a Squire Jazz that Timi sold to me last year. I raised the action quite a bit, put Fender pickup covers on it and lots of foam under the bridge cover. Sounds and plays great! It has pretty much zero sustain and it reminds me a lot of the tone on Pet Sounds. I'm going to get some...
by Mark
Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: I need advice on buying a bass in New Zealand, I'm french :D
Replies: 12
Views: 4612

Re: I need advice on buying a bass in New Zealand, I'm frenc

www.trademe.co.nz is the ebay site for NZ, check there. Not a lot of deals to be found in second hand music shops in NZ, in my experience at least! You're going to be paying $2500+ for a Fender jazz or p-bass.
by Mark
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: Boss Overdrive
Replies: 10
Views: 5072

Re: Boss Overdrive

I had one of these for years and used it on guitar as well as bass. I really don't like it anymore. To my ears the top end is harsh and buzzy and it scoopes the mids out in a weird way. I agree with Timi that it works best as a full on effect that you punch in and out rather than something you leave...
by Mark
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Genz Benz Shuttle 9
Replies: 37
Views: 10713

Re: Genz Benz Shuttle 9

Jazzbass wrote:Good thing for those who do not like the new amps is that there will be a shitload of solid gear for sale on TradeMe coming up as everyone quits their heavy gear.
Perfect, I can swoop in and pick up a couple of old Matamps, maybe a Hiwatt and a few Ampegs. Perhaps even a B12.
by Mark
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Genz Benz Shuttle 9
Replies: 37
Views: 10713

Re: Genz Benz Shuttle 9

Also, timi has pretty specific requirements with his bass stuff, he wants a pretty certain distorted midsey sound that lots of solid state amps just aren't voiced for.
by Mark
Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Recording, Mic'ing up, DI's, Getting into the PA
Topic: Suitable Mic's for Micing a Bass Amp
Replies: 31
Views: 14563

Re: Suitable Mic's for Micing a Bass Amp

With my limited home recording setup I use an SM57 to record bass, sounds great, not bassy enough for some genres though I'd say.
by Mark
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Gigs
Replies: 33
Views: 11185

Re: Gigs

From my experience a booking agent has to LOVE your band if you're not a 'band for hire' or covers band or whatever. Because they will make zero money and it'll take heaps of their time. Kind of throwing this thread off topic, but if a booking agent is making zero money... then they aren't a very g...
by Mark
Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: General Non-Bass Topics
Topic: Gigs
Replies: 33
Views: 11185

Re: Gigs

From my experience a booking agent has to LOVE your band if you're not a 'band for hire' or covers band or whatever. Because they will make zero money and it'll take heaps of their time.