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Forum: Bandleading 08-22-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,817
Posted By Phil Starr
Hmmm, I'm wondering if you would be better off...

Hmmm, I'm wondering if you would be better off with the Behringer X32. You get the Midas preamps and more facilities than you would use, so plenty of chances for you to grow as a tech. They are...
Forum: Bandleading 08-18-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,817
Posted By Phil Starr
I'm staggered by how much money you must have....

I'm staggered by how much money you must have. the cheapest of these mixers is EU12,000

Given that these need to be matched with equally good equipment you are talking about potentially spending...
Forum: Bandleading 08-16-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,817
Posted By Phil Starr
It's nice to see this thread being used again...

It's nice to see this thread being used again :)

I absolutely agree with both the previous two people. Firstly digital offers so much more and as a sound engineer turned bassist I find it is sooo...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-10-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 801
Posted By Phil Starr
You only need to be as loud as the drummer and...

You only need to be as loud as the drummer and with a reasonably efficient speaker this amp should be able to do it, though as mentioned it does have a 'modern' sound which you may not like. Doubling...
Forum: Bandleading 08-10-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,817
Posted By Phil Starr
Analogue doesn't need to be crappy of course. I'm...

Analogue doesn't need to be crappy of course. I'm assuming you will be mixing not playing. At the moment the intuitive nature of analogue means it would still be my first choice for someone mixing...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-29-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Phil Starr
I had a quick listen to the short version. That's...

I had a quick listen to the short version. That's not a beginners bassline if you want to play it just like the original. If you listen to her voice it's been very heavily processed and i suspect all...
Forum: Bandleading 06-27-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Phil Starr
FWIW I think you need to talk this through. I...

FWIW I think you need to talk this through. I don't think you will make money because statistically so few bands or musicians do, but you might get the breaks so planning for it makes sense.

If...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-22-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Phil Starr
First of all I don't think any technique is...

First of all I don't think any technique is 'wrong', I'm not going against the general 'if it works for you' message above and I don't think anyone has mentioned using two fingers and thumb which...
Forum: Bandleading 06-22-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,817
Posted By Phil Starr
Thanks for the Bump :) Cardioid or Super...

Thanks for the Bump :)

Cardioid or Super Cardioid mics?

Continuing with the microphone thread for a while. I've joined a new band and am singing more now. I thought I'd share my experience. As a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-12-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Phil Starr
It's not a piezo as it has a magnet. Are you sure...

It's not a piezo as it has a magnet. Are you sure the driver is blown, it looks like only the horn may be broken. It may be possible to unscrew the driver from the broken horn and just replace the...
Forum: Bandleading 06-03-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 691
Posted By Phil Starr
Pretty much agree with the two comments above. If...

Pretty much agree with the two comments above. If you have enough original material this is a showpiece event for you so show your best stuff, and the side that you want fans to love. One cover at...
Forum: Bandleading 06-03-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Phil Starr
BTW I play bass, it is a kind of service...

BTW I play bass, it is a kind of service industry, do a good job and the band is tight but no-one gives you any credit. If the band is rubbish then no-one blames you. Being in the limelight is a...
Forum: Bandleading 06-03-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Phil Starr
Welcome to the world of bands. There isn't a...

Welcome to the world of bands. There isn't a right way of dealing with this, if you confront him then you've thrown the dice and you'll either resolve it or it'll end up in a row and bad feeling...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-22-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Phil Starr
What a good question. There is a whole lot of...

What a good question.

There is a whole lot of complexity behind the answer, you may still be learning new things about scales for many years to come. There are many different scales, luckily in most...
Forum: Bandleading 03-05-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Phil Starr
Alan is spot on about the time it takes, most...

Alan is spot on about the time it takes, most basnds exist on a weekly rehearsal or less once you are gigging regularly with extra rehearsals when learning a new set or a big gig is coming up.

His...
Forum: Bandleading 03-03-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Phil Starr
Always run everything from a single socket if at...

Always run everything from a single socket if at all possible. It's actually safer. the reason for most shocks on stage is poor wiring in the building leading to at least one floating earth, that is...
Forum: Bandleading 02-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Phil Starr
I'm with PaleoPete on this one. Don't take gigs...

I'm with PaleoPete on this one. Don't take gigs where you are the 'wrong' band. In the end it is demoralising, even covers bands need to play with conviction and need to seek out an audience that...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-11-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Phil Starr
The Hal Leonard books are generally pretty good,...

The Hal Leonard books are generally pretty good, Tabs tend to be accurate although sometimes simplified, which isn't a bad thing when you are new to an instrument. I started out with these:...
Forum: Bandleading 02-11-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By Phil Starr
Depends upon how you want to be viewed both by...

Depends upon how you want to be viewed both by fans and the people who are promoting the show. I'd say however anarchic you want your image to be you need to seem professional to everyone you work...
Forum: Bandleading 02-06-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Phil Starr
Forgetting the music for a second, how about the...

Forgetting the music for a second, how about the logistics? Where are you going to play? who is going to be paying you and how will you pay the other musicians?

This is bandleading and as a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-03-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Phil Starr
I don't know the brand as it isn't one that sells...

I don't know the brand as it isn't one that sells well over here. The problem with bass is that to make deep loud noises the speakers have to move back and forth a long way. All speakers have a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 02-03-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By Phil Starr
The answer is that you might get away with it...

The answer is that you might get away with it but only just. I'd say you need to generate a maximum of 120dB to match a drumkit, That might equate to 3db less if you take the 'totally clean' into...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-27-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Phil Starr
OK if what you say about the speaker is true then...

OK if what you say about the speaker is true then there is no crossover in the cab. Unless they are a bad self build job then this means the horns are piezo horns, and the maximum power handling is...
Forum: Bandleading 01-26-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Phil Starr
Mainly it sounds like you two need to talk. It...

Mainly it sounds like you two need to talk.

It is difficult to be in a band, the image in your head is of four people (or whatever) striving together with a common dream against the rest of the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-31-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By Phil Starr
You don't want to learn music theory if you don't...

You don't want to learn music theory if you don't want to know where the notes are. That's kind of the point. The theory stays the same whatever instrument or tuning you use and you can apply the...
Forum: Bandleading 12-31-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By Phil Starr
It's either insecurity or an ego problem. Singers...

It's either insecurity or an ego problem. Singers and lead guitarists probably have to have an ego to want to push to the front musically but I'd want to dig a bit further before signing up to...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-23-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Phil Starr
Maybe you ought to re read this. It sounds like...

Maybe you ought to re read this. It sounds like you are saying you don't know anything about music theory and don't want to learn. Or how to read music/tabs or even how to hold the bass. I can...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-16-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By Phil Starr
I've a different experience, flats are easier on...

I've a different experience, flats are easier on the fingers. You've still got to hold them down onto the frets and that really doesn't change much but the smooth surface feels much nicer to me, they...
Forum: Bass Guitar 12-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Phil Starr
I think the advice to buy second hand Fenders is...

I think the advice to buy second hand Fenders is excellent advice. I bought a barely used USA Highway 1 Jazz bass from Mansons in Exeter for 450. Since then I've picked up a Gibson Thunderbird on...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-04-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Phil Starr
The capacitor is a simple crossover and the...

The capacitor is a simple crossover and the speaker was used as a tweeter, that may mean it has very little bass, though all sorts of speakers were drafted in for use in tht way in the 'good old...
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