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Forum: Bass Guitar 11-18-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By Ziphoblat
The main advantage to playing with your fingers...

The main advantage to playing with your fingers is the freedom to get around your instrument more fluidly. You can jump from fingersyle to tapping to slapping, and really get more control over how...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Ziphoblat
Minotaur straps are worth a look if you're...

Minotaur straps are worth a look if you're anywhere near Europe.
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-05-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Ziphoblat
You actually only have two pickups. The neck...

You actually only have two pickups. The neck pickup is a split coil precision-style pickup, but there's just one of them. Three pickups is not something you encounter all too often on bass (can only...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-05-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,814
Posted By Ziphoblat
Subjectivity is fine when you're an artist, less...

Subjectivity is fine when you're an artist, less so when you're head of marketing at a business. For that you need to know what's going to have the broader mass appeal, and there's a level of...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Ziphoblat
+1 I don't see the need for two cabs of this...

+1

I don't see the need for two cabs of this size in most situations. If the venue is big enough that you'd need to be that loud, they're sure to have their own FOH gear that should diminish any of...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,814
Posted By Ziphoblat
I just don't get Fodera.

I just don't get Fodera.
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-29-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,814
Posted By Ziphoblat
"We've started using ash... y'know, that...

"We've started using ash... y'know, that wood with the horrible figuring. How about a clear finish?"
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Ziphoblat
That's a synthesised sound - it's not an acoustic...

That's a synthesised sound - it's not an acoustic sound that's been manipulated. The only way you're going to really nail that sound with a bass guitar is by converting the signal into MIDI....
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,814
Posted By Ziphoblat
Good lord... I love Warwick, but that^ is an...

Good lord... I love Warwick, but that^ is an abomination. A befitting instrument for U2, I suppose.

Talking of bad string purchasing experiences... I always go to my local Music Room for strings......
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-28-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Ziphoblat
Warwick Corvette. From a 5'4 guy with a 12 year...

Warwick Corvette. From a 5'4 guy with a 12 year old girls hands... a slim necked Warwick Corvette is the best purchase I ever made. The "your guitar is almost as big as you" comments reduced in...
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-26-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 2,814
Posted By Ziphoblat
That would be pretty criminal.

That would be pretty criminal.
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Ziphoblat
"8x10" and "practical" don't...

"8x10" and "practical" don't belong together in the same sentence.
Forum: Bass Guitar 10-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Ziphoblat
P-bass it is, in that case (without any further...

P-bass it is, in that case (without any further information anyway).
Forum: The Pit 09-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,629
Posted By Ziphoblat
Their attitude towards Islam/immigration is...

Their attitude towards Islam/immigration is uncalled for... their opinion on Christianity is downright disturbing.
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-29-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Ziphoblat
+1 to this. A compressor is to be used subtly, or...

+1 to this. A compressor is to be used subtly, or for an effect... it's not the best approach to controlling your playing (that lies in your fingers).

http://www.ovnilab.com/ - this is the place to...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-09-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Ziphoblat
2004-2005 actually, so 10 years old at the most,...

2004-2005 actually, so 10 years old at the most, which makes the rubbed off paint a little odd looking, especially as the finish is still glossy. It's likely an artificial "relic" job, which is a...
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Ziphoblat
The one I hear the most is Chris Wolstelholme (or...

The one I hear the most is Chris Wolstelholme (or "that guy from Muse" as he's most often communicated to me), but I suspect that that's just because I use a few interesting fuzz sounds in some of...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-29-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Ziphoblat
If the amps are the same circuit-wise and...

If the amps are the same circuit-wise and dimensionally then I don't see what difference it makes. Could be a factory error, or the result of someone messing around with it. I don't think you'll get...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-29-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Ziphoblat
The lower-tier lines (RockBass and Legend) of...

The lower-tier lines (RockBass and Legend) of both brands are over-priced for what they are. The Warwick is probably preferable to the Spector, though still not a great buy. Conversely the used...
Forum: Bass Guitar 08-18-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Ziphoblat
If you're living in the UK anyway, Rotosound are...

If you're living in the UK anyway, Rotosound are a great option because they're pretty cheap over here. Just don't buy the Swing branded ones (with the silk-coated ends) - you can get the same...
Forum: The Pit 08-12-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By Ziphoblat
"I could care less how to use this saying...

"I could care less how to use this saying properly."

Die in a fire for ****s sake.
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-29-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,113
Views: 48,485
Posted By Ziphoblat
I was on holiday in southern Turkey during a...

I was on holiday in southern Turkey during a heatwave and it reached the mid 50's in Celsius (~130 Fahrenheit). It's usually the lower end of the 40's in Turkey, which I can tolerate/enjoy - 55C...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-20-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Ziphoblat
Will it cut through depends on the context. The...

Will it cut through depends on the context. The frequencies occupied by the tone your guitarist is using will influence the frequencies you need to cut through efficiently. In this scenario, I think...
Forum: The Pit 07-19-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,529
Posted By Ziphoblat
FYI the airline had requested permission to fly...

FYI the airline had requested permission to fly at 35,000 ft, but were denied it by the Ukrainian air traffic control.
Forum: The Pit 07-18-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,529
Posted By Ziphoblat
This is pretty much the case - I've read that it...

This is pretty much the case - I've read that it wasn't known that the separatists had any SAM weaponry, which might have influenced the decision to fly commercial aircraft overhead.



As opposed to...
Forum: The Pit 07-18-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 5,529
Posted By Ziphoblat
All previous shootings in the area were of small...

All previous shootings in the area were of small fighter jets and helicopters - the airspace was officially closed at 32,000 feet and below, but the Malaysian Airlines flight was flying at 33,000...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-17-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Ziphoblat
The fundamentals of your lowest notes on a...

The fundamentals of your lowest notes on a standard tuned bass are probably not being reproduced in most mixes, live or otherwise. You rely on psychoacoustics and harmonics to perceive the lowest...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-16-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Ziphoblat
My Gibson Explorer (bass) had a metal nut, so...

My Gibson Explorer (bass) had a metal nut, so that wouldn't surprise me. You don't need a lot of glue, just a couple of dabs to hold it in place - the strings will hold it in place completely -...
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-16-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Ziphoblat
I'd personally have to opt for the VT bass, but...

I'd personally have to opt for the VT bass, but I'm a little biased (it is a fantastic sounding unit, but both are). You can't go wrong with either - though the VT perhaps has a wider range of sounds.
Forum: Bass Guitar 07-05-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,725
Posted By Ziphoblat
Lucky indeed... but actually I felt like crying...

Lucky indeed... but actually I felt like crying at the time - but I had no other option but to sell it. The feelings of regret came in waves for months afterwards. Interestingly enough I had another...
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