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Old 09-27-2012, 06:43 AM   #21
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Cheers for that. I think I'll bid for the Milestone III. Couldn't care less about cosmetic damage.


No problem.

Do you need an amp or are you connecting it straight to a computer?
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:50 AM   #22
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Cheers for that. I think I'll bid for the Milestone III. Couldn't care less about cosmetic damage.

Good choice - I've always been happy with mine
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:32 AM   #23
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No problem.

Do you need an amp or are you connecting it straight to a computer?


I'll connect straight to the computer I think. If an OK amp comes up cheap maybe I'd get it but not really sure I need one?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #24
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I'll connect straight to the computer I think.

I hope you don't mean you're intending to plug it directly into your computers mic input?

That's not a good idea, that input isn't designed for the kind of connection you'd be putting into it.

If you want to connect your bass to your computer for recording, you'll need the appropriate type of interface - there's a sticky thread in the recordings forum that will tell you what you need to know in order to get the best kit for your budget.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:22 AM   #25
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I hope you don't mean you're intending to plug it directly into your computers mic input?

That's not a good idea, that input isn't designed for the kind of connection you'd be putting into it.

If you want to connect your bass to your computer for recording, you'll need the appropriate type of interface - there's a sticky thread in the recordings forum that will tell you what you need to know in order to get the best kit for your budget.

Second paragraph of TS's first post he says he's going straight into an interface.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #26
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I've got an M-Audio USB interface, so fear not. I appreciate a lot of people probably don't realise they need that initially.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #27
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Good, you should be fine then.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:13 AM   #28
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That Peavey looks like it might have some kind of gouge on the back of the neck in one of the pics..... Probably wouldn't be a problem though, I guess. I asked him if he has any buy it now price in mind just in case he'd take a cheap deal now without me having to wait for it to end.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:21 AM   #29
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Second paragraph of TS's first post he says he's going straight into an interface.
Didn't re-read that far back!

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I've got an M-Audio USB interface, so fear not. I appreciate a lot of people probably don't realise they need that initially.
Cool

Over in the recordings forum we get at least one thread a day from people thinking they can plug straight in with a 3.5mm adapter
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:10 AM   #30
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I'll connect straight to the computer I think. If an OK amp comes up cheap maybe I'd get it but not really sure I need one?


No, not really. The best bass sounds are usually a result of DI. You'll only ever get a "better" bass sound if you have a really expensive amp to mic up or something, and even then it's not necessarily going to sound better than a DI. If you're just recording with it, it should be fine. My amp set-up cost me over 1k but I still only use it at gigs, and find I much prefer practising with my bass run into my interface through headphones.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #31
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Well the guy selling the bass needing cosmetic work has basically ignored me for 3 days so I've won this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221129412...984.m1439.l2649
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #32
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Amp & stand as well for that price? Congratulations!!




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Old 09-30-2012, 10:50 AM   #33
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Well the guy selling the bass needing cosmetic work has basically ignored me for 3 days so I've won this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221129412...984.m1439.l2649


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Old 09-30-2012, 12:04 PM   #34
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I'm very pleased. Messaged the seller to see when I can pick up. It's a bloody bargain

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:57 PM   #35
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Pretty good, well done.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #36
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Cheers I'm working on something at the moment on Cubase and this will help me complete it. It's the first full song I've recorded on there (or will be!). I'm still learning the ropes but starting to get the hang of the basics.

Just can't wait to get the bass and get to grips with it now.

Any recommendations on which strings to put on it? I use Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom on the guitar or the equivalent D'Addarios when available.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:41 PM   #37
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Use Rotosounds. They're made in England, not imported, so they're usually a bit cheaper over here than other equally good brands. Great tone and QC, and in my opinion feel a lot nicer on the hands when fresh than most other brands.
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Use Rotosounds. They're made in England, not imported, so they're usually a bit cheaper over here than other equally good brands. Great tone and QC, and in my opinion feel a lot nicer on the hands when fresh than most other brands.


Cheers, any particular gauge I should look at? Think Green Day, Foos, Blink, AVA type sounds. Not that anything I have written yet sounds like any decent band
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #39
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Just wanted to point out that damaged bass on eBay is now up to 51! Makes me feel even better

Off to pick her up tonight.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:48 PM   #40
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I saw that had it on my watch list from when I sent the question.

I usually go for medium gauge myself, or maybe slightly on the heavier side of medium sometimes depending what the options are at the time and Foo Fighters stuff sounds fine on those to me. It doesn't sound bad on my one set of heavy gauge halfrounds either though.

Good luck with the pickup.
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