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Unread 07-28-2006, 07:15 AM   #46
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Uhhh...why not.

New cabs. Mesa 2x12 powerhouse, SWR Goliath III Jr. 210.

Sounds fantastic live. The 12s have insane lows, and the 10s give me just enough punch.

I also retubed the Mesa with KT-88s, so instead of 150 watts, it's now pushing 300.

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Unread 08-14-2006, 11:48 PM   #47
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I have a Behringer BT108 10 watt practice amp and a Yamaha 100 watt amp, but I forgot the model name of that one.
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The key to great tone is really found in the kind of hand soap that you use.
For years I used a typical off-the-shelf bar-type soap and I had no idea that, even though I rinsed properly and thoroughly after every cleansing, there was still a soap scum residue on my hands and fingers.
This negatively affected my tone in ways that I just can't describe.
Then, on a whim, a few years ago I wandered into a Bath and Body Works store at a local mall and picked up some of their gentle foaming anti-bacterial hand cleansers.
The difference in my guitar's sound is so wickedly improved that I no longer feel the need to buy a new amp or pedals or even strings...EVER!
So, it's my belief that tone is in the soap.
Thank you and goodnight.
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Unread 08-18-2006, 09:11 AM   #48
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Eden WT-550 with D410XLT and D210T.

Great stuff - I absolutely love Eden and wouldn't use anything else.
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Unread 08-18-2006, 02:10 PM   #49
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I'm old school so I gig with a old Peavey Mark IV head and a matched
2 x 15 Black Widow loaded cab. I use a Peavey Basic 40 at church
as the worship room is very live sounding. I also have a late 90's
Ampeg B-2 combo for smaller gigs as I still get paid to play secular
gigs. If you add in my Sansamp Bass Driver as a D.I. box and preamp
on the fly I'm good.
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Unread 08-19-2006, 09:32 PM   #50
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Hey, well I play trough a Fender BassMan 150 Amp. Punchy ^^
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Unread 09-05-2006, 12:20 PM   #51
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You can't beat SWR, though ampeg comes really close. Personally, when I play bass I play through my wife's 30W Ibanez (with her Michael Kelly Dragonfly fretless acoustic). We're big on keeping sound from overflowing the platform into the congregation, so we keep quieter amps and mic the cabinets (which would work better with instrument mics, admittedly). I've played through bigger/better, but I think there's something to be said for keeping the platform sound levels under control.
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Unread 10-21-2006, 02:11 PM   #52
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I just picked up an Ampeg B50R Rocket on eBay. It's on its way and I'll find out how good it is in about a week. My son will be using it, but you can bet I'll have some fun with it too. I got it for about $282 including shipping so I think that's a good price. Since I'm a geetar player, not a bassist, what do all you experts think? One of my considerations was to keep the weight under 50 lbs.
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Unread 11-01-2006, 11:30 AM   #53
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I have a 26 watt Silvertone Bass Amp that I bought at a pawn shop for $55. I'm very pleased with it, but at my church, I play through a Peavey Bass Amp and a Bose Sound System.
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So I'm running a new bass rig again.:
Acoustic B-3 (320W at 4 ohms) into an Ashdown ABM 210H and a Avatar 115B Neo. Playing with a Fender MIA Jazz V.

This setup puts out some volume. For my performing band I run the gain at 12 o'clock and the master volume between 12 and 2 o'clock. For church I turn the master volume down to about 9 o'clock. I run the graphic EQ fairly flat and on the parametric EQ I run a slight boost on the bass and mid 1 and mid 2 controls (about 1 o'clock) and the treble flat (12 o'clock)
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Unread 11-01-2006, 10:20 PM   #55
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So I'm running a new bass rig again.:
Acoustic B-3 (320W at 4 ohms) into an Ashdown ABM 210H and a Avatar 115B Neo. Playing with a Fender MIA Jazz V.

This setup puts out some volume. For my performing band I run the gain at 12 o'clock and the master volume between 12 and 2 o'clock. For church I turn the master volume down to about 9 o'clock. I run the graphic EQ fairly flat and on the parametric EQ I run a slight boost on the bass and mid 1 and mid 2 controls (about 1 o'clock) and the treble flat (12 o'clock)
How do you like that Neo Avatar? Is it worth looking into, b/c I've been contemplating the GK Neo line, but it's pretty spendy. maybe Avatar could be a good alternative.

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How do you like that Neo Avatar? Is it worth looking into, b/c I've been contemplating the GK Neo line, but it's pretty spendy. maybe Avatar could be a good alternative.

Brad
I've really liked it. I found it didn't really open up until I paired it with the Ashdown (both were 8ohm cabs dropping the overall to 4 ohms, which is what my amp wanted). If you read the Harmony Central reviews on the Avatar Neo115, I actually own the Tony Inlow cabinet that has the bad review. I don't really use the horn on it, because it does exhibit the problem he talks about in his review (I do use the horn on the Ashdown), but I think I might just have a dud. I also had a capacitor fall out of the crossover which I had to lengthen the leads on and solder back into place. Overall, I've felt the issues I've had with it are a bit freakish, and I was actually looking for an Avatar Neo 2x10 before I stumbled on the Ashdown. My 1x15 cab ran me $112 on eBay. It was located about 50 miles north of me so I picked it up in person. It's definitely been a good investment.
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Unread 11-02-2006, 10:47 AM   #57
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I finally remembered the model of my Yamaha, it's a B100 III.
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The key to great tone is really found in the kind of hand soap that you use.
For years I used a typical off-the-shelf bar-type soap and I had no idea that, even though I rinsed properly and thoroughly after every cleansing, there was still a soap scum residue on my hands and fingers.
This negatively affected my tone in ways that I just can't describe.
Then, on a whim, a few years ago I wandered into a Bath and Body Works store at a local mall and picked up some of their gentle foaming anti-bacterial hand cleansers.
The difference in my guitar's sound is so wickedly improved that I no longer feel the need to buy a new amp or pedals or even strings...EVER!
So, it's my belief that tone is in the soap.
Thank you and goodnight.
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Unread 12-02-2006, 12:18 PM   #58
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I run through a Peavey Mark III XP Head, and some off brand cabinet by a company named X-Audio. Got the whole rig for $190, puts out about 550 watts. My secret settings make it sound perfect for heavier rock.
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Unread 12-19-2006, 11:34 PM   #59
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Unread 12-22-2006, 03:24 PM   #60
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I have an SWR Super Redhead that I use for practice and outside of church. For services, I run through a Line6 Bass Pod XT straight to the monitor console. It's a lot simpler and controls stage volume...
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