just bought my first rig, first practice on Wednesday
I had a lot of good criticism from my first thread, "I'm as green as can be", so I figured I'd give it another shot.
So I bought an older sr305 used, and I'm really digging it since I put new strings on. I play unplugged most of the time because my wife hates anything loud(except her mouth, oops did I say that?).
I also just traded in the peavey tnt115 for a mark bass Jeff Berlin. So, at this point, new bass(used for one practice), new strings, new amp. I also found a deal on Craig's that I couldn't pass up that has me now setup with an ehx enigma qballs, and an ehx metaphors.
Since I can't plug in and use this stuff at home I have to dial it all in at practice. At best, I could ditch the pedals for this practice, then trickle them in.
I don't even really know why I'm posting. I guess that's my situation, and rig. So if anyone has any comments on my rig/pedal config or setting it up I'll take the advice for something to digest.
Just no comments about the wife, cause I can't dial her in, or take her back for a refund.
At this point my band is mostly jam/psychedelic. A little blues driven for structure.
That MarkBass is quite a leap from the PEAVEY! I bet it is about half the weight, too! Personally, I'd just go directly to the amp the first practice just to dial in the goodness of a pure, uncolored sound. THEN decide if you even need anything else. Keep us posted.
" I play unplugged most of the time because my wife hates anything loud(except her mouth, oops did I say that?)."
Is SIG worthy!
Set the Jeff Berlin with the eq knobs all at noon and see what ya got tone-wise. Leave the VLE and VPF filters off (OFF is with the knobs fully counterclockwise). The VLE will roll off highs like a passive tone control. The VPF will cut mids while boosting lows and highs (a good way to get lost in a mix, so use it sparingly). Gain should probably be around 1:00 or less (at least that's when the clip light goes off for my own personal hardest plucking). Set the master to whatever volume you need. That's a very good combo and should do most anything you wanna play for.
Sorry, but I don't know anything about your other gear. (Oh, and if anyone could invent something that can "dial in" a wife, they'd be rich, and fast, LOL).
Let me start by saying congrats on the new gear, I remember your other thread. I know your new here but you need to post some pics to back that gear up, that is how we roll here. Secondly, it's a Markbass combo, the sound will be coloured with a noticeable low mid range bump. The amp will hoever be sending a flat signal.
My advice OP is just to dial everything in at noon and work from there as you feel, my tastes are different than yours though. I do run the VPF knob a little on mine (scooped mids slightly) but I turn around and boosts the mids anyways. Just remember if you cannot hear yourself trying adding more mids not more bass. I also prefer my Markbass with the gain cranked to around 3ish.
Yeah, I'll get a pic on wed when its all setup. Does the mark bass combo have compression built in to either the preamp shaper or loudspeaker emulator? That's what I got the ehx metaphors for.
I'm kind of a space cadet. When I was playing lead guitar I used a lot of different effects. I used the enigma last practice, but only got really noticeable auto wah effects when using higher frequencies.
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