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You haven't taken into account the fact that speakers are conical, or the excursion of different speakers
Hey Mayano, I've got a new 506 (6-string) & I have experimented with the same thing (I was playing "As I Am" ) and as long as you don't have a Heavy Gauge (I think Medium for the low B is .125, but it's new to me too) set of strings + High action you'll be fine - after all it's only half a step up
I agree, considering he DOES own a P. Bass himself :P
I have been playing since 1972 gigged with many bands and collected, bought and sold a couple hundred guitars and dozens of amps. The Spider line of amps is one of the better ones I have used and I do have one myself and love it. I hear all the bad people love to post here about them and I don't understand it. The funny thing is they have them but don't seem to get rid of them if they are that bad why hang on to it? When I started playing again I tried a lot of solid state amps out at GC and Daddy's and drove around trying out used amps that were on Craigs list, unless you want to spend a truck load of dough for a tube amp a Spider is a good choice over the other SS amps that are more expensive. It was better IMHO than the SS Marshalls, Randall, Behringer, B52 and the others SS amps I tried. Actually there was one SS amp I tried I like as much if not better was one from a company called Johnson but the guy sold it before I called him back. I was going to buy a new one but my nephews bands old guitar player had a Spider II HD he sold me for $100.00. He used for gigging for all their shows and never had a complaint the only reason he sold it was he moved to CA and needed dough and couldn't bring all his equipment. Trust me he hated to part with it. He bought a Spider III after he got settled so I know he was happy with his old Spider II. In a few months when I start gigging again be sure I'll be using my Spider II I think it performs great and so doesn't the guys I jam with. The other guy I jam with has a Marshall MG100 half stack and IMHO that doesn't sound as good as my Spider II. Of course I would love to have a vintage Marshall head and stack but I just don't have that kind of money to blow. I had a 72 100 watt Marshall super lead head and stack and never found a Marshall that sounded as good I can imagine what would would cost today.
This question comes up from time to time, and here's the answer.
Acoustic guitars are not a well executed idea. They're very boxy sounding, very very quiet, and have extremely unbalanced string volume. They can rarely, if ever, be heard over acoustic guitars.
There are 2 exceptions. A satin-finished short-scale Fender acoustic that's $600 (the name escapes me) that's not that bad, and the mother of all acoustic basses, the Tacoma Thunderchief, with is over a thousand. It's actually a fantastic bass.
Plugged in electric basses can have a plenty appropriate tone for acoustic music. Get a Precision bass with flatwounds and play with a pick, a la Neil Young (one of these days).
well in the UK i'd say they make the best amp's under £200 which at the moment is worth $400 dollars, but.. appears all our stuff if made in the US so they add on about 100 quid in shipping. I totally beleive that until you go over the 50W range you don't get anything better.
So whatever that is on average in the US, but over here brand new its around £180-£200
firstly, to the guy who's friend's amp makes feedback at volume 2..
sort out your wiring/pups/cabling and if no luck then he's got a busted amp.
As for mine, it turns on at volume 2, and from there on up the tone gets better and better (this is the 150W version), unfortunately never had a gig where i've been able to turn it up past 4.
My only concern with Spider is they lack definition in their sound, and don't blow people back live like other amps but for under 100W's they are the BEST VALUE amplifiers ever.
The good thing with line 6 is they reach a volume, and stay at that volume, unlike many of the marshall half stack's i've had the 'joy' of playing around with. Although in their defence they were highly used and most likely were in need of a repair, much like my Spider II 150W HD i'm referring to in this post..
The 75W i had was perfect though, although you have to have a live setting and a practice setting (microphones don't take it in with all that distortian that makes it sound Ooooo soo good ,)
If there isnt enough signal the EQ won't work.
What you could do is just forget about the EQ and rewire it all together.
You could have volume controls for neck pickup, bridge pickup, a master volume and a master tone.
This would still give you a wide variety of tones and the master volume would prove very useful!
you have active pick-ups now and you're replacing them with passive ones. You will not need the battery nor the active preamp; therefore you will have a knob (EQ boost) that does not do anything. As long as you don't wire in the battery and the boost knob you should be fine. Just follow the wire that comes with the new p-ups.
My only worry with the Ibanez is that it's quite small... will I look a prat?
The BA bridge is a direct swap but he'd have to groove the saddles for the strings.
How much of an upgrade is a Schecter Omen-4 from a Squier P-bass? I love the look, but I don't want to spend $349 on a bass that won't be noticeably different than a Squier. Plus how long do the batteries last -- people said they died on them.
Im just wondering with these no tone knob basses, would it be like having your tone knob open 100% of the time or is it just an non-adjustable tone set to the artists specs?
If you want more versatility and the p-pickup in a jazz body why not check out the aerodyne jazz bass from fender. Or the Frank Bello bass but I don't think that has a tone knob either.
Only fault with this is that auto wah is the same as envelope filter. Just different names.
An autowah, is precisely that an automatic wah. It wahs at either a specific amount for every note or at a specific rate and doesn't react to dynamics or attack. The MXR M188 is an example of this effect.
A envelope filter is voltage controlled. In laymans terms, it react to your playing. Plucking the string harder opens the "envelope" more, giving you more effect. With certain settings, playing softly wont open it at all. Dub artists use this to give them a huge, pillowy bass tone. Envelopes are dime a dozen. EHX makes 3 or 4 different ones. There are also a ton of older DOD models.
In short, envelope filters are responsive to your playing and an autowah isn't.
First of all it must be established whether this is yet another respected name from the past selling on past glories whilst being badged up junk from China or is it being FULLY manufactered in the US.
pedal compressors are perfectly viable alternatives.
for christmas I believe i'm getting the boss LMB-3 which is technically not a compressor for whatever reasons which i've now forgotten, but either way it does the typical role of a compressor and is considered a good choice.
http://www.ev-b.com/compfaq.htmlRackmount gear is not necessarily better quality than pedals. There are good and bad units in either format. That said, rackmount gear sometimes offers more controls over the compression than you'll find on most pedals, and good-quality rack gear may offer a better signal-to-noise ratio.
I f*cking love Panic Attack I think it was the first song off Octavarium I learnt.
I wish I had a six string so I could play SDOIT easier
My bad, I'm thinking of Honor Thy Father
Although come to think of it, it's just really the 1st pre-verse that's a pain in standard 5 string.
Rackmount gear is not necessarily better quality than pedals. There are good and bad units in either format. That said, rackmount gear sometimes offers more controls over the compression than you'll find on most pedals, and good-quality rack gear may offer a better signal-to-noise ratio.
500 watts!! Fits in a gig bag!!!! weighs around 6 lbs!!!
But then you have those pesky notes on what would be the low A string. And it's not so much the transposing... a lot of the fingering becomes a bastard.