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34 minutes ago, deathstorm said:

My foot feels better 

Glad to hear it.

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I'm finally putting together a proper pedalboard as my bass rig takes shape. Never bothered with one before since I only used a noise gate and a tuner in front of my guitar amp, but getting the bass tone I want has made me break out pretty much my entire pedal cabinet. I have at least six things to step on in my current setup. Fun.

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19 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Glad to hear it.

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I'm finally putting together a proper pedalboard as my bass rig takes shape. Never bothered with one before since I only used a noise gate and a tuner in front of my guitar amp, but getting the bass tone I want has made me break out pretty much my entire pedal cabinet. I have at least six things to step on in my current setup. Fun.

Thanks buddy that’s cool

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Just got fired from my job today....Am I desperate for that ? Absolutely not ^_^

I have a lot to receive and I'm going to enjoy for some months before I go looking for another job....Yes it's really sad because I'm not going to see my friends there anymore, if you analyze, you stay more time in the job than with your family, its pretty hard to say farewell to those we like but we are humans and we have to live with that...I'm sure I'll find a better job, I have the potential for that.

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39 minutes ago, Astarte said:

Just got fired from my job today....Am I desperate for that ? Absolutely not ^_^

I have a lot to receive and I'm going to enjoy for some months before I go looking for another job....Yes it's really sad because I'm not going to see my friends there anymore, if you analyze, you stay more time in the job than with your family, its pretty hard to say farewell to those we like but we are humans and we have to live with that...I'm sure I'll find a better job, I have the potential for that.

Sorry to hear about your job, Astarte, but you seem to have the right idea about looking forwards. Hats off. 

Currently in the warm night air of south west France, enjoying a local red after a local white and before that some champagne. Who knows what the night air holds? What lascivious futures await for tantalised daemons of erocroticism. French graveyards await my pillaging and amorous attentions. 

7 hours ago, RelentlessOblivion said:

Well I'm enjoying a fine Cab Sav from the home of top-notch wines South Australia. One of six bottles I won in a raffle. Also it's the Grand Final tomorrow and again I say please don't let it be Collingwood.

Get around the French. Hail old world wines 666. 

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14 hours ago, Requiem said:

Sorry to hear about your job, Astarte, but you seem to have the right idea about looking forwards. Hats off. 

Currently in the warm night air of south west France, enjoying a local red after a local white and before that some champagne. Who knows what the night air holds? What lascivious futures await for tantalised daemons of erocroticism. French graveyards await my pillaging and amorous attentions. 

Get around the French. Hail old world wines 666. 

Nah I'll take a Shiraz from Maclaren Vale over a French drop any day.

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On 9/26/2018 at 9:58 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

Glad to hear it.

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I'm finally putting together a proper pedalboard as my bass rig takes shape. Never bothered with one before since I only used a noise gate and a tuner in front of my guitar amp, but getting the bass tone I want has made me break out pretty much my entire pedal cabinet. I have at least six things to step on in my current setup. Fun.

Six pedals? Reverb aside, I don't think I usually use anything on bass.

I think the most I've ever used for anything is about 4. I kinda need to know what the pedals are now.

 

Hey, @deathstorm, have you been to your concert yet? If so, who played and how was it?

 

16 hours ago, Astarte said:

Just got fired from my job today....Am I desperate for that ? Absolutely not ^_^

Sorry to hear man, but as @Requiem said, you have the right attitude. Did you at least get to do something worth getting fired for?

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11 minutes ago, Will said:

Six pedals? Reverb aside, I don't think I usually use anything on bass.

I think the most I've ever used for anything is about 4. I kinda need to know what the pedals are now.

 

Hey, @deathstorm, have you been to your concert yet? If so, who played and how was it?

 

Sorry to hear man, but as @Requiem said, you have the right attitude. Did you at least get to do something worth getting fired for?

@Will tonight is my concert  I’m seeing a Celtic rock band the young dubliners

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26 minutes ago, Will said:

Six pedals? Reverb aside, I don't think I usually use anything on bass.

I think the most I've ever used for anything is about 4. I kinda need to know what the pedals are now.

 

Boss noise gate > Morley ABY box, usually running with both channels on

Channel A > MXR Distortion III > Boss delay pedal > the right channel on my old Traynor Mark 3 amp, which is cleaner and brighter

Channel B > Emma Transmorgrifier (compression) > the left channel on the Traynor, which has more tube breakup and mid/low end

I also have a tuner pedal running out of the send on the noise gate, so it's not part of the signal path to the amp.

This is less complicated than it might sound. The amp is from the early 70s and has separate inputs for each channel. My main tone was the bass going through the compressor into the dirtier channel; it gets a really nice throaty, boomy sound, and the compressor evens things out a little and does a great job of accentuating pick attack transients. I was pretty happy with this sound, but I kept wanting more grit than the amp itself would give me and I didn't like what happened to clarity and low end when I put any of my distortions directly in that signal path. I'm using the Morley as a splitter so I can blend the distorted sound in and EQ it separately without messing up the main sound, and as a bonus, I can use each channel separately if I want different flavors. The delay is just there for a bit of fun sometimes.

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8 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Boss noise gate > Morley ABY box, usually running with both channels on

Channel A > MXR Distortion III > Boss delay pedal > the right channel on my old Traynor Mark 3 amp, which is cleaner and brighter

Channel B > Emma Transmorgrifier (compression) > the left channel on the Traynor, which has more tube breakup and mid/low end

I also have a tuner pedal running out of the send on the noise gate, so it's not part of the signal path to the amp.

This is less complicated than it might sound. The amp is from the early 70s and has separate inputs for each channel. My main tone was the bass going through the compressor into the dirtier channel; it gets a really nice throaty, boomy sound, and the compressor evens things out a little and does a great job of accentuating pick attack transients. I was pretty happy with this sound, but I kept wanting more grit than the amp itself would give me and I didn't like what happened to clarity and low end when I put any of my distortions directly in that signal path. I'm using the Morley as a splitter so I can blend the distorted sound in and EQ it separately without messing up the main sound, and as a bonus, I can use each channel separately if I want different flavors. The delay is just there for a bit of fun sometimes.

That sounds really cool, makes me think I need to spend more time on tone. Especially with bass.

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750 pages of shyte later, the United States still have a muppet regime.

Seriously? Donald Trump? Get the fuck outta here! He's not fit to run even a hotel, let alone a casino. 

But that's not what's on my mind. 

I'm worried about the future of musical recording, not the lives of individuals. I care not at all for the USA --may they all soon die, preferably in a painful way --  but I will work to keep the brand name Pink Floyd in ship shape.  I like Pink Floyd. They should be kept alive, if for nothing else than as just as a standard for others to be measured against. Please keep studio recordings alive.

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Last weekend in Bordeaux. 

How do I leave this lifestyle for an Australian summer of infernal heat from the enemy sun?

No time to contemplate. The night, she calls me - an irresistible mistress. I, your slave, obey.  

 

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18 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

Blagged an upgrade to an Apartment on the Royal Mile In Edinburgh.  No idea how we managed it but we were full of ‘Dutch Courage’.  Off to tour the underground city tomorrow.  Can’t wait.

Nice one mate, you guys have a great time :) 

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3 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Blagged an upgrade to an Apartment on the Royal Mile In Edinburgh.  No idea how we managed it but we were full of ‘Dutch Courage’.  Off to tour the underground city tomorrow.  Can’t wait.

Awesome. I'd love to see pictures if you get any. 

We met up with my in-laws yesterday and had a little traipse around the Boston seaport area. Today was a bunch of park and video game time with my son, followed by band practice. Tomorrow I'm finally going to see some friends in NYC, to make up for the trip I missed when our car got plowed last month. Looks like sunny days in the mid 70s. One last hurrah for the clement weather before Grandfather Autumn sinks his teeth in.

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8 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Awesome. I'd love to see pictures if you get any. 

Turns out you can’t take pictures down there because it is under a government building(The City Chambers - the building they built on top of the various closes and alleyways now beneath it).

Nobody actually ever lived down there (it is Scottish law that forbids dwelling underground, although not working underground), they evacuated the residents ahead of building over them.  Good tour though, lots of talk of the Black Death and Bubonic plague.  Crap attempt at ghost stories though.

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3 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Turns out you can’t take pictures down there because it is under a government building(The City Chambers - the building they built on top of the various closes and alleyways now beneath it).

Nobody actually ever lived down there (it is Scottish law that forbids dwelling underground, although not working underground), they evacuated the residents ahead of building over them.  Good tour though, lots of talk of the Black Death and Bubonic plague.  Crap attempt at ghost stories though.

Do they still have the shrine of toys dedicated to the supposed ghost of that little girl down there? I remember doing most of the historical tours in Edinburgh whilst there in '04 and enjoying them. Greyfriar's Cemetary and the Covenantor's Prison was most interesting to me.

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