Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by Brian Scherzer, Apr 12, 2015.
Fender Deluxe Precision Bass Special with Duncan Quarter Pound P and J pickups, Fender Rumble 500 V3 combo:
SVT3-Pro and 2 GK 115 Neos.
Love the Vox rig! Is that a Vox Royal Guardsman amp? I used to have one of those back in the day.
Thanks.. It is a Buckingham Head and a Sovereign 4x12 Bass Cabinet.
My custom bass that I designed and assembled/finished/setup from Warmoth parts almost 20 years ago.
Alder body w/ California Redwood top compact J-Bass Body and massive Birdseye/Pau Ferro Neck/Fingerboard
EMG P/J + BTC electronics and Badass Bridge gives it a massive piano-ish tone that's different from any other bass i've ever played.
I'm primarily a guitar player, but have been hired as a session player many times over the years, because i could cover all acoustic/electric/slide and bass parts.
Having this bass actually got me recording gigs because it just sounds so good. I'd be lost without it, as there's just no off the shelf approximation that i've ever found.
i just picked up the TC BG250-210 combo and it's sounds incredible with that bass. Bright and warm at the same time. 44lbs and perfect for any typical med-size club gig.
What's going on here? Did you put a boss ls2 in a rack unit?
I play a Japanese made 32" scale fender jazz into an Aguilar tone hammer and swr Bigfoot 2x12. I've replaced the tweater with one I like better and reworked the crossover though.
I haven't spent much time on TGP as I hang mostly on more bass oriented sites, but here I am and here is my current gigging rig.
I think things have changed for me since my previous post in this thread...
A Bee Bass Groovebee fretless bass, a Genz Benz Shuttle 9.0 head, and a Genzler BA12-3 cab... plus a couple of pedals you can't see and which are not a permanent or important part of the rig
That looks amazing! How's the Genzler cab?
I moved to it from an Acme B2. The massive bottom end of the Acme was a bit too pillowy for me and seemed to overshadow everything - the mids and highs just couldn't keep up to my ears.
I play in a lower volume church band that does a wide variety of material, as a side player with singer/songwriters, and in a medium volume guitar based indie pop band in smaller bars/clubs.
I like the Genzler a lot. It is very punchy and articulate but extremely transparent. It feels like you get back whatever you put into it and each different bass (or head) sounds like itself. The bottom end is solid and authoritative without getting mushy. The mids are vocal with excellent dispersion and the highs are not harsh like they can be with some horns. All of that works really nicely with the fretless Bee. I can hear myself better as can everyone else in the band. The drummer commented right away on how much easier it was for him to hear what I was doing. It gets pretty loud for a single 12 (as loud as I want/need to get). I can't imagine any situation where two of them wouldn't be enough... and if I could, I wouldn't want to play that loud.
The foot print is a little bigger than I hoped plus it is very short so you really need to get it off the floor to hear it well. Even two stacked would only put the top at 32 inches. It is not as light as some of the other supercabs but still is reasonable at about 34 lbs.
All in all, after living with it for about 2 months I'm very happy with the purchase and if it walked tomorrow, I'd go for another. If something changes and I find I need more volume, I would go for a second one.
Yes I did, it's my poor mans preamp selector .
Works pretty darn good actually, switches seamlessly between the Mesa M6's preamp
and the SansAmp RBI with a foot switch or the button on the front panel.
I added some feed through jacks, mute switch and LED lights with toggles to turn
If I could go back and do it again the only thing I would have done different would be
to add a Boss TU-2 tuner in there, that would have been pretty handy.
the sequin backdrop is the best part!
so that's the new lightweight boogie head? how do you like it? also, the thing to do (as any talkbass dweller knows) is to stack those cabs "tallways" to make a taller, skinnier stack for better dispersion and coverage.
B-15S w/ a EV and '78 Wal bass
Currently have 3 configurations that I use.
1) Ampeg SVT-CL through an old 70's Ampeg B25 with two 15's in it.
2) Ampeg SVT-CL through a Yorkville 210B and 115B.
3) 1971 Ampeg BT25 through a Yorkville 115B for small gigs and practices.
Sometimes I'll run my P instead.
Well here's the B team.