I got all sorts 4, 5 , 6 string, narrow and wide neck, short and long scale, 20, 22, 24 fret, electric, acoustic.
The biggest thing that trips me up at gigs is swapping between narrow and wide neck, and missing landing on a string.
Another vote for the Boss SY-300, it works flawlessly.
I also use a Roland GR-55, where I can use the regular bass tone via a Tech21 VtBass,
and the guitaresque sound from the HRM guitar modelling for the guitar root note, and 2 x guitar PCM synth tones set at power chord harmonies,
If it is a good quality reputable brand class D amp, you should get RMS watts as per label.
If you are needing 3 x the power, he must be using BEHRINGER amps :bonk
I built myself a little compact 500watt (RMS) 4 x 6.5" combo practice bass amp, using a 500 watt SMPS and 500 watts class D amp...
Boss have just announced the new
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I have always wondered about that song "I was made for lov'n you",
did Gene actually play bass on that one, as it seems a lot more going on that other bass stuff on their albums of the time.
I seems a little out of his skill set.
Here is a pic of mine, with a Roland GK-3 pickup installed.
and this picture is before I trimmed the saddle screws, you can see them poking into the strings, because as the saddles are screwed back, the screw angle moves upward.
And after trimming the screws on the E & A saddles
Maybe if the 'strangle switch' is enabled to cut out the bass frequencies (a HPF) it could be used as a baritone guitar one octave below E tuning.
Keep in mind it is a bass, and the same applies to playing through a guitar amp, it will be OK until you blow the speaker, just watch for speaker...
I have one of these, same colour too.
I fitted the LaBella strings to mine, and had to re-do the setup (saddles, intonation, .. etc..)
To get the intonation right, I had to cut two of the saddle adjuster screws shorter to pull the saddles right back on the E and A strings.
At first there was an...
not a good idea, I tried a 185 watt Fender twin as a temporary substitute for a practice bass amp once.
I felt as though the speakers would pop if pushed too far, and the open back does not help,
although placing the amp across the corner of the room does sort of work.
Yeah, don't know how many times I have done the bass part to a cover song note for note perfect,
then have the guitarist tell you "no don't do it that way, just follow the same as what I am playing" Duh!! :rolleyes:
I learn new songs with fingers, but gig with (mostly) a pick, I initially used to be fingers only but over 35 years of playing, have migrated to pick.
Weird thing is lately I have just realised I now pick upwards strokes instead of downward.
As well as the VBA-400 (pictured right) I also have a Marshall MBA-450 (left) which has a really nice preamp tone on the classic channel, almost SVT like grind with a crisp high/mids - a really nice rock tone !!.