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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 37
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 Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
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: 4
Views: 357
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: 631
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: 541
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: 443
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: 500
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: 256
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...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Phil Starr
You don't need a 4x10. You only need to be able...

You don't need a 4x10.

You only need to be able to be a bit louder than the unamplified drums, then if the drums go through the PA so do you.

Modern speaker designs can be much louder than old...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-04-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By Phil Starr
Where are you going to be playing? I'd think two...

Where are you going to be playing? I'd think two 4x10's is serious overkill for most UK venues!

I heard the TC rig with two 2x10's recently and it did sound very good, a nice tight focussed sound...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-15-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Phil Starr
Leaving this a bit late aren't you? If you are...

Leaving this a bit late aren't you? If you are jamming it you ought to be able to do something from the chords, there's a 5* chord tab here...
Forum: Bandleading 10-08-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Phil Starr
It's been done before. You've got to be seriously...

It's been done before. You've got to be seriously talented to carry more then a few songs with such a limited palette though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on8YXl6BDog
Forum: Bandleading 09-26-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Phil Starr
We all make mistakes, and live music creates more...

We all make mistakes, and live music creates more opportunities than practice. Singing and playing alone keeps you busy enough, but now you have an audience and other band members to add to the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-11-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Phil Starr
Good decision, just in case anyone else is...

Good decision, just in case anyone else is thinking of doing this you need to know that speakers are matched to cabs, and the mass of air in the cab has to be carefully calculated to get the best out...
Forum: Bandleading 09-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Phil Starr
Depending upon how soft you want Ho Hey the...

Depending upon how soft you want Ho Hey the Lumineers, Bombay Bicycle Club might be worth a listen Counting Stars, One Republic works with two vocals though better with three. Look at adapting a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-03-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Phil Starr
Depends upon the speakers. Top quality PA...

Depends upon the speakers. Top quality PA speakers should be specced to cover the whole frequency range but budget models often have drivers which are limited in excursion and could be damaged by the...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Phil Starr
Around those sort of prices you might want to...

Around those sort of prices you might want to look for something MIJ, there are some lovely things around. I also picked up a used but spotless Highway One (cheap MIA) bass for 500 which plays...
Forum: Bandleading 07-20-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By Phil Starr
You can make almost any combination of...

You can make almost any combination of instruments work but you are not going to sound like a band with a bass without a bass. Of course you can use fx to turn one of the guitars into a bass but this...
Forum: Bandleading 07-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Phil Starr
Just talk to him. Most studios have a pair of...

Just talk to him. Most studios have a pair of 'crappy' speakers for just this purpose. They need the monitors to pick out the detail they need for mixing/eq etc. but know the recording won't be...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-07-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Phil Starr
There are clearly advantages to be gained by a...

There are clearly advantages to be gained by a midrange driver both in frequency response and dispersion but at both extra cost and build time. If this design proves successful I may add further...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-06-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Phil Starr
Pictures are on the Basschat thread more to come...

Pictures are on the Basschat thread more to come as it moves from the prototype to the finished article, we have a bit more testing to do first. I'll happily answer simple questions here but I'll...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-03-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Phil Starr
Basschat 1x12 design

If anyone is interested here the Basschat 1x12 cab has been gigged in it's 'beta' version.

Cost to build 150 UK
98dB/W
14.5 Kg
45-6000Hz -10dB
350W AES Thermal limit.

This is a very transparent...
Forum: Bandleading 06-17-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By Phil Starr
You have to do your 'thing' in these situations....

You have to do your 'thing' in these situations. The customer is always right and once you've accepted the gig you have to go through with it. Just do the best you can as you would with any...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-09-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Phil Starr
You know not to take this guys advice he's just a...

You know not to take this guys advice he's just a salesman. There's nothing wrong with using a combo, plenty of people do so completely successfully. You'll be trading simplicity for flexibility and...
Forum: Bandleading 06-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By Phil Starr
I'm working on the principle of it being better...

I'm working on the principle of it being better to sound good and be a bit quiet than loud with a load of problems.


There are only two differences with outside. The sound is radiated 360 instead of...
Forum: Bandleading 06-04-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Phil Starr
I've always worked on the principle that gigs...

I've always worked on the principle that gigs come first, so tell them you are leaving and be nice about it, tell them the good stuff you have told us and not the bits about not moving on :)

Then...
Forum: Bandleading 06-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By Phil Starr
good luck, this is exactly how I started out. You...

good luck, this is exactly how I started out. You need a dress rehearsal with the PA set up exactly as you will use it and though for a rock concert there is a problem playing outside and keeping the...
Forum: Bandleading 06-04-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Phil Starr
So you are loud enough on stage to hear what you...

So you are loud enough on stage to hear what you are playing?

One thing is that audience members aren't sound engineers or musicians and your mates want to hear you above the rest of the band. Our...
Forum: Bandleading 05-12-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By Phil Starr
I hope you won't take this a s personal, but you...

I hope you won't take this a s personal, but you have got this all wrong. Being in a band is a team thing.

Do you want to still be playing in bands in 20 years time, or even 10?

You are probably...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-07-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Phil Starr
Blue Aran http://www.bluearan.co.uk/ for speaker...

Blue Aran http://www.bluearan.co.uk/ for speaker parts.
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