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wow! looking good how does that play?


It plays good, now if I only played good!
I got a new Ibanez last weekend, SR700. It's shown here with my GK MB210 combo and 210MBE extension cabinet.
Has anyone had any experience with the Behringer PMP2000 power mixer? I've been looking for a small PA for vocals. I have a Phonic 740 now. I got the Phonic mainly to hook my ipod to the computer and play music so I could play along with my bass. We've use it for vocals and it's done ok. We haven't really tried it for a gig, just practice. I play bass with a group of guys, 3 guitars and a drummer. Classic rock is what we usually play. I also play with another group, me on bass and 3 guitars and a drummer. This group's venue is mainly old country like Merle, Waylon, Hank Jr....etc. The Phonic may actually work for that cause we play at a lower volume.
Anyway, I know a guy that is interested in buying the Phonic from me so I've been looking at a Behringer PA system. The link below shows it. I'd add 2 more 12"s to use as stage monitors. I hope you're ok with this thread. We're a bunch of 50 year olds that can play music but none of us know a lot about "live" sound systems. Thanks for your help and time.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behring...705-i1432892.gc
By the way...we wouldn't run any instruments through it...just vocals. Thanks.
Has anyone had any experience with the Behringer PMP2000 power mixer? I've been looking for a small PA for vocals. I have a Phonic 740 now. I got the Phonic mainly to hook my ipod to the computer and play music so I could play along with my bass. We've use it for vocals and it's done ok. We haven't really tried it for a gig, just practice. I play bass with a group of guys, 3 guitars and a drummer. Classic rock is what we usually play. I also play with another group, me on bass and 3 guitars and a drummer. This group's venue is mainly old country like Merle, Waylon, Hank Jr....etc. The Phonic may actually work for that cause we play at a lower volume.
Anyway, I know a guy that is interested in buying the Phonic from me so I've been looking at a Behringer PA system. The link below shows it. I'd add 2 more 12"s to use as stage monitors. I hope you're ok with this thread. We're a bunch of 50 year olds that can play music but none of us know a lot about "live" sound systems. Thanks for your help and time.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Behringer-PMP2000---B212XL-Powered-Mixer--Speakers--and-Mics-Package-788705-i1432892.gc
By the way...we wouldn't run any instruments through it...just vocals. Thanks.
Anyone have the bass tabs for Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around and Fell In Love"? I've been working on it but it doesn't seem quite right. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
Thanks for the tabs...appreciate it.
Just wondered if anyone could share the bass tabs for Elvin Bishop's "Fooled Around and Fell In Love". I've looked on a few sites but couldn't find the tabs. Thanks.
Fender Bassman 250/210 combo.
I wasn't thinking. The stock strings were the Fenders that are tapered at the bridge end, the ball end. The strings I used to replace these weren't tapered. That moved the string away from the pickup as well as the fretboard. I lowered the saddles of the E and A strings and it sounds good. Thanks.
I just got a new American Standard Precision. I took the stock Fender strings off and replaced them with Roto's RS77LD flats. Now that I did that it seems to have lost some of it's volume and boom on the E and A strings.(mainly the E).
Does stringing it through the body or top load make a difference? I did it through the body. Also, is it ok to string through with the smaller strings(DG)and over the top with the E and A or should they all be the same. I would like to do the E over the top just so it will be easier on the string. Thanks.
I'm waiting for the new MIM Fender Bass to come out with the maples. I'm going for the Precision in the Lake Placid Blue or Candy Red.
Well I'll start out saying that I play bass. I didn't see a "header" for the topic of P.A.'s so I'll try it here for now. The group of guys I usually play music with mainly use acoustics and I play my electric bass. We are going to start playing with electrics a little more and also a drummer. One guitar player has a Fender, probably about a 60 watt tube amp, the other 2 have smaller amps around 20 to 40 watts. My amp is a Fender Bassman 250/210. We need to get a P.A. for vocals only. We don't play real loud because the 2 smaller amps won't keep up with the 65w plus we're all old and fat playing classic rock. We don't play "out", mainly at home or maybe at small jam sessions. We're not familiar with P.A.'s so I thought I'd ask about a couple smaller systems that I've seen on some of the music sites. I don't want a big expensive one because as I stated earlier, we don't gig, just mainly have jam sessions. I seen some budget systems made by Phonics. Has anyone on here ever used any Phonics pa systems?
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Phonic-Powerpod-620-Plus-S710-PA-Package?sku=630486
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Phonic-Powerpod-620-Plus-S712-PA-Package?sku=630487
Again, we only want a system for vocals, probably 2 mics(sigers).
Thanks.
I usually use a 4 string but recently I picked up a 5 string Ibanez SRX505. It's pretty cool for the music I play. It gives me more "options" when playing. Instead of jumping up on the fretboard I can go down.....deep. The guys I play with were surprised the 1st time I used it.
I still use my 4 string Geddy most of the time but the 5'er is nice to have.
I play a lot of different types of music and I usually use EB Hybrids which are roundwound. I have them on a Geddy Jazz. I also have a Jazz(MIM)that has flats on it. I use it when I play a lot of country music, more of the older country when I want the "thump" sound.
I don't know if you like the Eagles but "The Long Run" and "How Long" have some decent bass lines in them. "Fortunate Son" by C.C.R. has a bass line that's easy but driving at the same time, Pearl Jam has a version of the song too. Joe Walsh, "Rocky Mountain Way"...good easy bass part with a lot of options for the lead.
I used mine for about 2 months but I started noticing then "dying" after about a month. I like them because they sound good but I also like the feel. They don't seem to be as rough as other rounds, smoother, less string-finger noise. Are there any other rounds similar to the Hybrids, round but smoother with less finger noise? Actually I don't mind changing them out every 6 weeks to a month though. Is it the pure nickel that makes them feel smoother?
In the past I've used flatwound strings on my bass. I decided to try something different so I got some EB Hybrids. I really like the sound and feel of them. How many people on here use them or have used them? They sounded good to me for about a month then they seemed to go dead, like the notes were flat. Today I put a new set on and they brought the bass back to life. For those that have tried them, how often do you change them? Thanks.
I can't say too much about the SX because I don't have a lot of experience with them. But this seems a little "far-fetched. Read the second post especially. Did I read that right about the SX and the MIA P-bass?
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=444568
For a little extra you can get a Squier or an Ibby GSR model. Either would be a better choice, IMO.
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They just keep popping up. Where do "they" come from?
I had an Ibby SR500 and it was a nice bass. I'm sure the 800 has to be too, especially for $125. Have fun playing.
I've played through the Bassman 250/210 and also the Ampeg BA 210. Both are nice. I own the Bassman so that's the one I use. I've heard the Ashdowns are nice. I'd like to try one but no one around here carries them.
Well I got to play a SX today after work. It was used and I might say, after playing it I would definitely go with a Squier, with SX or Squier being the choices. Only my opinion though...so shoot me.
Damn, I love this thread.
Once upon a time, about 30 years ago I got a Fender Musicmaster bass and Musicmaster bass amp. I played in a "garage" band with some friends and just kind of found what key the guitars were in and went from there.
I just started playing again a little over a year ago and things make more sense now. I got a book called "Bass Guitar For Dummies" and got some stuff from it that helped and then I discovered "tabs", something that is really helpful. I download music and listen and find the tabs and play along. Something else I've done is recognize the chords the guitars are playing, get in that range and change as they change chords, just add some runs. Now I use a Geddy Jazz and a Fender Bassman 250/210 amp. Just read on, you'll find some helpful tips on here.
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That said, of course, I won't be giving away my ATK when I'm dead. It's a great instrument that punches well above its weight.


I have an Ibby SRX505 now and it's nice for what i paid for it. I've had Ibby's GSR200, SRX390, SR500, BTB400QM and liked them all, especially the SR500. I've played an EBMM and they're nice too but yes, quite a $$$ difference.
I never tried an Ibby ATK but I've had a few Ibby's and I do like them. If I had a choice and could get a MM I think I'd have to go with it, that's just me though.
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this thread just gets better and better


All I wanted to know if there were any on here that uses SX basses. Now it's almost like I'm on TB, geez.
I really don't care what brand of bass a person uses. If they're happy with it that's what matters. What I'm hearing now is the SX players hate Squiers. That's fine too but I'll still take a VM Jazz anytime because I know what I'm getting, I've played them before. There's no way I'm going to buy a $150 bass and put $200-300 into it. That's crazy unless you have money to just blow and want to screw with it.
I have a friend that thinks the only Fender is a MIA. I went to get a MIA and when I played the Geddy and compared the 2 I liked the Geddy better so that's what I got. Now this was before the new '08's came out, I haven't tried one but I hear great things about them. Just because I use a Geddy doesn't mean I'm going to bad-mouth someone that plays a EBMM , hell they're good, real good. The Geddy isn't the best by far but it works.
So what is it about the SX'ers? Trade a EBMM for a SX? There's no way I'd trade the Geddy for a SX.
Now, how about them SX's.
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Yes, you did start this thread. But, on subject, 'Are Essex basses any good?" It depends do you like them, if so then yes if not, then no. If I get called out for an oppinion I have that is anywhere near someone elses I will kick my own ass.

EVERYONE! Wheres the love? Calm the fuck down, its all cool.

And since everyone is talking about there set-ups, I will too! I run a Precision through a Peavey basic 60. Its a good setup, It does what I need it to. So I'm happy.


I started the thread to see if anyone on here may happen to play a SX bass. I actually never seen a SX until I read of a store called Rondo and I looked up the store's site. I've seen pictures of them mainly on TB forum and to me they look good on the site. If I were to get a "cheaper" or let's say a bass that doesn't cost a lot, I'd probably get a VM Jazz though just because I've had some opportunities to play a few.
I usually play my Geddy through a Fender Bassman 250/210 amp...nothing special, not the best but it works.
I was curious what kind of responses would come with this thread and I must say, there were some pretty good posts. Some seemed to get a bit pissed in their replies but wtf, we're here to have fun. I read quite a bit on here and learn some stuff. I've been out of the music seen for almost 30 years until a little over a year ago when I finally started playing again.
........so how about them SX's???
General information:
Age: 49, yep that's right...old
First name: Denny, DJ, Gar...whatever
Gender: male
Location: Missouri, close to St. Louis
Been playing for: I played along time ago back in the '70's. Just started again about 18 months ago.
Which instruments can you play, except Bass: a little acoustic guitar

Bass Guitars
Current Bass\es: Fender Geddy Lee, Standard Jazz(MIM), Ibanez SRX505
Favourite Bass you own: Geddy Lee
Favourite Bass you've played: the Geddy as of now
Dream Bass: I'd like to have a new Fender Jazz(MIA), black with a maple fretboard

Amps
Current amp\s: Fender Bassman 250/210
Favourite amp you own: Fender Bassman 250/210
Favourite amp you've played on: Trace Elliot
Dream amp: Ampeg SVT -3 Pro w/ SVT-410 HLF cabinet

Effects
Do you use effects?, if so, which?: Digitech Synth-Wah, Digtech Bass Squeeze
Which effects do you own: same as above
Favourite effect: the Synth-Wah
Dream effect: none really, I don't use them much

Genres
Genres you play: rock, classic rock, alt rock, southern rock, country, blues
Genres you enjoy playing: rock, classic rock, southern rock, some of the older country
Genres you enjoy listening to: classic rock, southern rock, some of the older country
Favourite genre to play: classic rock

Forum
Favourite Bass forum thread: no favorite, I like reading all of them
Favourite Bass forum mod: anarkee
Most hated kind of Bass forum threads: n/a
Which aspect of Basses you have the most proficieny in, (Playing and Technique\Building and maintaining\Composing and theory\ Gear
Playing bass is about it for me. I kind of like screwing around with maintaining a little.
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Now admit that you were trolling...any new thread asking about TB and SX was always going to turn nasty

This one sure got nasty...but fun.
Damn, this thread turned out to be a good one. People being called "f*ckers" and "sheep". I'm surprised the 2 terms haven't been used together yet. Hey shut up you "sheep- f*cker"! Come on...let's hear what you really think.
Btw...are SX basses any good?
Who in the hell started this thread??? Oh, I did.
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I'm just stunned...stunned and amazed. I can only laugh because its absurdist comedy in forum format. I had to go back and read that 3 times to realize yes, the author was trading in a EBMM for a SX.


I thought some may like the thread from TB, it's crazy. That's what I was thinking, an EB for an SX??? Tell me it's a joke.
Now I know my Geddy isn't the best bass in the world but I do like it a lot. There's no way I'd get rid of it just to get a SX.
This is the type of thread I'm talking about. Hard to believe.
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=440610
That's kind of how I look at it. $150 for a new bass? I don't think so. I can see maybe for a beginner bass or a "mod" bass. Between a SX or a Squier I'd have to go with a Squier VM. I still may get a VM to go along with my Geddy.
I was on the TB forum and they talk a lot about the SX bass from Rondo. I looked at them on the Rondo site and the basses do look good. I wonder how they are for the price compared to something like a Squier VM Jazz? I'm not looking to get one just curious about the SX's. The TB'ers are pretty biased about them. Thanks.
I have a pretty screwed up technique. Some times I find myself using one, two, three fingers and my thumb too. On a lot of songs I use one finger and my thumb, not a slap-pop, just playing normal.
I haven't tried the "Flea" strings but recently I put some EB Hybrid Slinkies on my Geddy. Usually I use flats on my basses but I really like the Hybrids. They're a lighter string than what I'm used to but I like the sound and feel.
Anyone on here have an Ibanez SRX505 or has anyone tried one? I'm thinking of a 5 stringer and I found one of these at a local shop. I'd appreciate any comments on it if you've tried or owned one. Thanks.
Go for the ATK.