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Forum: Bass Guitar 02-05-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Phil Starr
I'm guessing you just want louder? The DI output...

I'm guessing you just want louder?

The DI output is just a low power feed, probably not much more than that from your bass. DI is either mic level or line level which is about 1V and not enough to...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-26-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Phil Starr
The thing with Fender/Squier is that the...

The thing with Fender/Squier is that the variability is immense. you can get a poor MIA or a great Squier, you really should try to play them before you buy. If anything the quality control for...
Forum: Bass Guitar 01-26-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Phil Starr
I'd say go for something used, look for something...

I'd say go for something used, look for something with at least a 10" speaker and probably 100W or more. Not that you need that power but it is the likely to be the best sound you can get in the 200...
Forum: Bandleading 12-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,344
Posted By Phil Starr
I'd talk to the bar. If the place is going to be...

I'd talk to the bar. If the place is going to be sold out it won't make any difference to them on the night but if they p*ss off their regulars then they might stand to lose out long term. Equally if...
Forum: Bandleading 12-18-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Phil Starr
I'm another old bloke. What the hell is this guy...

I'm another old bloke.

What the hell is this guy doing??? Quite apart from anything else his son must be mortified too. I suppose though he loves his dad and he's in a tough place too.

This guy...
Forum: Bandleading 12-08-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Phil Starr
Top ten things you need from band members.

And talent isn't one of them.

http://www.guitarworld.com/top-ten-best-traits-awesome-band-member-thewhens-matt-kourie/25252

Good read and oh so true! I'm off to a band meeting tonight, hopefully to...
Forum: Bandleading 11-30-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Phil Starr
I feel your pain. Mind you somebody passed on an...

I feel your pain. Mind you somebody passed on an old high quality EV mic in similar circumstances and I don't use it because it reveals how poor my voice is.
Forum: Bandleading 11-29-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Phil Starr
Haha the longevity of Shures is well earned. I've...

Haha the longevity of Shures is well earned. I've still got a 45 year old Unidyne that works perfectly even though it doesn't sound up to modern standards so sits in a box in the loft nowadays.

I'd...
Forum: Bandleading 11-27-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Phil Starr
Yeah I like the EV's. I'm not a big fan of the...

Yeah I like the EV's.

I'm not a big fan of the SM58's sound, the diaphragms are a bit heavy and they lack midrange detail compared with more modern designs. What I have come to realise though is...
Forum: Bandleading 11-26-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Phil Starr
Looks like a good set up. Keeping it simple...

Looks like a good set up. Keeping it simple always works well and good quality in those monitors. How do you get on with the SM58's?
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-24-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Phil Starr
You'll find generally program watts are twice RMS...

You'll find generally program watts are twice RMS and peak watts four times RMS but because there are no generally accepted standards for program or peak watts they are not reliable. The other thing...
Forum: Bandleading 11-24-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Phil Starr
I like the sound of the Thumps, a local female...

I like the sound of the Thumps, a local female semi-acoustic band use them and their act depends upon the quality of their vocal harmonies which the Mackies do well. My only reservation is their...
Forum: Bandleading 11-24-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Phil Starr
Interesting that we are all tending to leave the...

Interesting that we are all tending to leave the subs behind. It's a lot simpler to use backline and just go for vocals through the PA, which makes the subs irrelevant. I'd guess we're all looking at...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-23-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Phil Starr
I've got an HA3500. Lovely wide range of tones...

I've got an HA3500. Lovely wide range of tones and bags of volume for very little money. The downside is that it weighs more than my speaker cabs. I've also got a 10" Kickback combo which will just...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-21-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Phil Starr
As above, those Bent Bits Of Tin don't rally move...

As above, those Bent Bits Of Tin don't rally move themselves.
Forum: Bandleading 11-21-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Phil Starr
What PA do you own?

What PA gear do you use for your band's gigs really. Up to recently I've gone out with a Mainly Yamaha set up

MG16/6FX mixer http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov03/articles/yamahamg166fx.htm

Yamaha...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-09-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By Phil Starr
Bla-bla-bla I have one of the originals of these, I started...

I have one of the originals of these, I started out not wanting to be a Fender player because I thought 'just paying for the name'. It's the 'one' though for playing live. I prefer the sound of my...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-26-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Phil Starr
The real difference? MIM are made in Mexico. The...

The real difference? MIM are made in Mexico. The MIA ones tend to be more variable with poorer quaility control than Mexican ones if anything but the real high end Fenders are all MIA. There are a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-08-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Phil Starr
If there is a specific song you have in mind and...

If there is a specific song you have in mind and it is a cover people will give you much more specific advice if you tell them what it is.

More generally there is a lot you can do to work from...
Forum: Bandleading 10-05-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,344
Posted By Phil Starr
It was the cover bands bit that hit me. $4-500 is...

It was the cover bands bit that hit me. $4-500 is more the norm and very hard to get more in the UK.

And your rugby team play as a team :(
Forum: Bandleading 09-30-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,344
Posted By Phil Starr
I'm gonna emigrate.

I'm gonna emigrate.
Forum: Bandleading 09-30-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Phil Starr
I'm with Alan too. People who are unreliable...

I'm with Alan too. People who are unreliable rarely change, he'll disappear every time surfs up, or whatever other more attractive offer comes along. There's no need to be unpleasant though, just say...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-20-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Phil Starr
You should read the FAQ's above...

You should read the FAQ's above http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=737491 where post 3 deals with what you are asking in some detail. Certainly Yamaha, Ibanez, Peavey, Cort,...
Forum: Bandleading 09-17-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Phil Starr
OK rhetorical question. Do you know how many...

OK rhetorical question.

Do you know how many good musicians never play to a live audience?

No, neither do I, but it is definitely more than half, much more than half. If you include those who only...
Forum: Bandleading 09-08-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,694
Posted By Phil Starr
Wise advice from Cajundaddy and if you go the...

Wise advice from Cajundaddy and if you go the digital route you will upgrade, simply because the tech is changing so rapidly.
Forum: Bandleading 08-22-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,694
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: 69
Views: 12,694
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: 69
Views: 12,694
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: 1,328
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: 69
Views: 12,694
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...
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