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Forum: Bass Guitar 09-11-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
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: 96
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: 515
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: 420
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: 485
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: 589
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: 291
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: 291
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: 291
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: 1,059
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: 240
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: 573
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: 644
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: 573
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: 531
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: 1,045
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: 185
Posted By Phil Starr
Blue Aran http://www.bluearan.co.uk/ for speaker...

Blue Aran http://www.bluearan.co.uk/ for speaker parts.
Forum: Bandleading 05-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Phil Starr
You need to start networking, as in any walk of...

You need to start networking, as in any walk of life. Finding a band is great practice for a skill you'll need for just about everything you do.

Put yourself in a place where the musicians are. You...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-06-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Phil Starr
I've written a column for UG on this, Hope you...

I've written a column for UG on this, Hope you find it useful.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/gear_maintenance/making_it_loud.html
Forum: Bandleading 05-01-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Phil Starr
No, frontmen always think they are standups. It...

No, frontmen always think they are standups. It just isn't usually true.
Forum: Bandleading 05-01-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,205
Posted By Phil Starr
Yeah it's interesting. I started as a sound...

Yeah it's interesting. I started as a sound engineer for about 15 years, then much later started playing bass and playing in a gigging band, just recently I've been doing some backing vocals and each...
Forum: Bandleading 04-30-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Phil Starr
Yep, grouping songs is a great idea and makes you...

Yep, grouping songs is a great idea and makes you look like you know what you are doing. the only reason to talk is to keep the show going whilst the (usually guitarists) other band members sort out...
Forum: Bandleading 04-30-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,205
Posted By Phil Starr
I'd pretty much agree with you except in a loud...

I'd pretty much agree with you except in a loud band we don't get quite enough of the singer going back to the rhythm section. I'm thinking of combining them with side fills. However when I'm...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-29-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Phil Starr
DIY bass cab.

I don't know if anyone here would be interested in a project we are doing on another forum. An open design of a series of bass cabs free for anyone to copy. Still in the beta phase but plenty of...
Forum: Bandleading 04-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,205
Posted By Phil Starr
Personal vocal monitors. I don't know how many...

Personal vocal monitors.

I don't know how many of you are familiar with these. I've just tried out two The Mackie SRM150 and the Behringer clone, the B205D. Basically what you get is a little box...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-28-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,044
Posted By Phil Starr
You don't mention playing with other people, or...

You don't mention playing with other people, or performing. That's the fun bit! Electric guitar isn't a one player game really for most of us.

Frankly acoustic guitar is much more versatile and all...
Forum: Bandleading 04-28-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Phil Starr
It might be worth doing a google search for...

It might be worth doing a google search for 'local bands', there are a number of sites that offer hosting facilities for bands of varying levels of usefulness.

Over here in the UK www.lemonrock.com ...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-21-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Phil Starr
Who are you playing with? I'm not convinced that...

Who are you playing with?

I'm not convinced that the bass makes a good solo instrument, I'm certainly an accompanist not a lead musician so I only create 'mood' within a band situation. There are a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 04-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Phil Starr
Wide leather strap, straplocks, tuner.

Wide leather strap, straplocks, tuner.
Forum: Bandleading 04-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Phil Starr
Sorry Ronald but it's the boring advice, there...

Sorry Ronald but it's the boring advice, there just aren't any shortcuts. NO-one has them and there are plenty of people who will try and sell you 40 shortcuts, but they are only trying to take your...
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