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stainedclass2112
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:09 am 
 

Sweet, I've actually heard good things about Warwick strings. I'll have to give 'em a try, especially since the site I buy my strings from has them for 9$ right now.
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OpsiusCato
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:29 pm 
 

Please, let me know how you like them.
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stainedclass2112
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:14 pm 
 

Yo Opsius I got me a set of those Warwick Reds! I'll have 'em on my main bass not too long from now. I've milked the tone out of my Black Beauties for like 7 months now and they've finally begun to shit the bed. I'm excited to go back to some burly stainless steel strings for the first time in a while.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:27 pm 
 

Have a set of Warwick Reds on my main bass now. They sound pretty darn great first time playing. Not as crisp as the Rotosounds and not as easy to play as the DRs but they have a killer low end. When they break in I'll really hear what they can do. I'll do some recording with them too.
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OpsiusCato
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:22 pm 
 

I hadn't been in this thread for a while now, sorry I missed your posts :D

I'm glad you made the move and decided to check them out! And I'm even more glad that you had a good first impression of them. How have you liked them now that a couple weeks have passed?

What do you mean exactly with "not as easy to play"?
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stainedclass2112
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:15 pm 
 

Oh sweet, so you're not dead! :-P

So far I love these strings. :hyper: They're just as good as you promised! By "not as easy to play", that was the initial feel before they broke in. Right out of the box they had high tension and were really tinny sounding, but now they are totally broken in now and play just like I love. I went with the big 105's for a change (I usually play the 100 gauge) and they play really well. The tension is low and they do have a totally killer low end as well as that nice stainless steel growl. My one and only complaint with them would be that the G string has a very aggressive ring compared to the rest, but as the break in even more that may change. If you'd like, here's what they sound like on my beloved P-bass: https://youtu.be/EN695PXPA6U and https://youtu.be/go3-dsQWXLw
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OpsiusCato
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:52 pm 
 

Ah, going .105 is a wise choice as well. The caliber Real Men play!

I've senn a few of your covers, actually. I liked "Hitman" (my favourite MC song), and I'll surely check out these two you linked!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:33 pm 
 

That's my favorite MC song too! :beer: :headbang: It's a lot of fun actually. The Devil Game cover was the first video I did with the strings broken in. I believe they were on the bass for a week and a half. Despite its problems, it turned out nice, and that song is hard as FUCK too so I'm glad I pulled it off.

I once had a set of strings that was extremely light gauge, the E was a .090 and it the G was like, idk, a .030-.035-ish and they felt so wrong. I tried them just for fun and it wasn't any fun. I got me a set of my usual Rotosound 66's in the .105 gauge as well so after these Warwick's die, I'll be able to really see how well the two compare.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:09 am 
 

Have played Metal Church (the song) in the past and have been busy with Watch the Children pray. MC is a great band. Period!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:12 pm 
 

Awesome! I agree. I wanna learn The Spell Can't be Broken on bass next.

But that's not why I came in here. I came in here to say OH MY GOD I JUST LEARNED HOW TO DOUBLE THUMB. HOLY FUDGE. IT JUST FUCKIN' CAME TO ME AND I CAN DO IT NOW. I'VE BEEN PLAYING SLAP AND POP FOR LIKE 3 YEARS NOW (bass in general for a total of 4) AND I FINALLY CAN DOUBLE THUMB NOW. :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

Sorry for that, but holy crap this is amazing. It's so much fun! That technique eluded me for so long, but now I can actually do it (quite fast too!).
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Joxy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:49 pm 
 

Very good YT channel about bass guitar and bass playing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL5J5mCRQ8o

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Dragunov
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:14 pm 
 

Figures I had to dig for the dedicated bass thread...

Does anybody know of a relatively easy-to-find bass amp that has a 16-ohm output, tube or solid state, class A/B or D, with at least 300w of clean headroom? I've got a guitar amp in my sights that I can use that should do the trick, but was wondering if there was a true bass amp with the 16-ohm output (most on the market are 8 or less).

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Rob1
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:04 am 
 

Why do you need a 16-ohm output?
A guitar amp can do the trick but the EQ frequencies are chosen for a guitar not for a bass so that would differ in your sound.

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Dragunov
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:44 am 
 

Rob1 wrote:
Why do you need a 16-ohm output?
A guitar amp can do the trick but the EQ frequencies are chosen for a guitar not for a bass so that would differ in your sound.


The cab I'm using is a 16 ohm cab. I know I can run it with certain solid state/class D bass amps, but I'd be sacrificing power. Just wondering if there was a true bass amp out there with 16 ohm capabilities, otherwise I'll stick with the guitar amp + bass preamp/EQ route.

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Rob1
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:07 am 
 

What about getting an extra cab?
Or getting another cab instead of this one?

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Dragunov
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:50 pm 
 

Well the idea was to use the cabs I have already, haha. BUT! I just found a nice deal on a Peavey Firebass 700 and snatched it up, after I put it thru its paces I may get a different cab, we'll see. I appreciate the help!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:13 pm 
 

I haven't been able to play much bass lately, so I decided to get on it again and did this short video playing a very cool bass solo.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:37 am 
 

New video, this time is a full song I learned recently.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:16 am 
 

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WolvesPaintedRed
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:37 am 
 

I have a question about bass cabinets.

I'm currently using a Hartke 410XL in combination with a Peavey 410 headliner. I want to replace the Peavey (or both if it's just that great) with something that will help deliver that warm low end without sacrificing my high mids. The original idea was to invest in a 110 to use in combination with the Hartke, to deliver the high end that I incorporate, while the Hartke continued to deliver the low end that I enjoy from it. In short, I'm a fan of the warm and smooth bass range, but when I hit my strings, I still want a bit of "clank" to be audible, aside from what will be used with my pedal(s).

I would like to ask for recommendations of anything in the price range of $200-$500. If there is something of more monetary value, it must be able to take a beating just in case as this equipment will be hitting the road often.

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Rob1
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:50 am 
 

Maybe you could replace it with a 1x15 cabinet with adjustable horn?
A combination of a 15" cabinet paired with a 4x10" cabinet can get great results.
Don't know much about the prices since I don't live in the States.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 am 
 

I don't know how much substituting one 4x10'' with a 1x15'' would help you bring out more treble or upper mids, but combining a 1x15'' with a 4x10'' is definitely a popular set that has been proven successful many times, so as a general thing, that might be a great idea. If you're using a valve preamp, maybe some kind of clean boost or overdrive pedal would do the trick?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:31 pm 
 

substitution a 115 with a vent would bring in the lows you want with the same fullness of attack with the 410. if you just use a single 110 you might as well not even bring that because it's literally not going to do a lick of shit for you.
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WolvesPaintedRed
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:30 am 
 

Hey everyone, thanks for the replies.

I've put a little more thought into it, and I believe that because I'm already using a 410, I may as well invest in another 410. I say this because I've read that using a 110/215 in combination with a 410 can basically push too much power to the cab with less speakers. This being said, the cab that I will continue using is a Hartke VX410. Although I don't have a price range, I'm looking for something that will be on the road with me. I run my cabs at 8 ohms each in order to run 4 ohms into my amp (it pushes 300 watts at 4 ohms and 200 at 8 ohms).

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:02 am 
 

The combination of 1x15 and 4x10 is very commonly used and I have never heard of one cabinet getting more power. If the impedances match than there should be no problem.
Of course they will sound different but one getting more power? It's a matter of physics and Ohm's Law dictates that if both cabinets have the same impedance, the power distribution will be equal.

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