I received a couple requests for some sound clips comparing the Shuttle 9.0 and the Shuttle MAX 9.2, so I decided to do one. I also included the Streamliner 900 just 'cause I could.
What I did was put a new bass line on the "Fine Little Mama" session that Danny (Rocket Music's co-owner) and I did a while back. Each pass through the verse's chord progression gets a different bass head (or a different setting on the same head). And I recorded both the mic'd signal and the direct signal, so we can listen for any differences in the DI's of the various heads. I'm not sure there are any design differences, but it was easy enough to capture... so I did!
Just FYI - all I did was overdub the bass line. I recorded the fretless lead bass that you hear quite a while ago on my fretless Roscoe. I believe that was recorded direct through my Alembic F1X preamp.
Here's the setup for the new bass lines:
The mic'd signal chain was: My Roscoe Century Sig V
-> head -> Genz-Benz UBER 410
-> MXL Genesis Large Diaphram Condenser mic
And here's what you'll be hearing:
Shuttle 9.0: Intro
Shuttle MAX 9.2 Tube: First sung verse
Shuttle MAX 9.2 FET: Second sung verse
Shuttle MAX 9.2 BOTH: First pass of dobro solo
Streamliner 900: Second pass of dobro solo, last verse & outro
And to give credit where credit is due:
Danny: dobro (rhythm and lead) & vocals
Me: bass (rhythm and lead) & drum programming
Here's the complete mix: "Red Hot Mama"
What you hear in the mix above is a combination of the mic'd & direct signals. It's mostly mic'd, the direct signal is roughly 6 dB lower.
And here are the various bass tracks:
"Red Hot Mama"
(Mic'd & Direct) "Red Hot Mama"
(Mic'd) "Red Hot Mama"
How' bout them apples?!?