First Time Out w/DHA Dirt

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  1. LongHairFreak

    LongHairFreak Supporting The Gold Gold Supporting Member

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    Just got back from doing a show using my DHA VT2-Twin-Bass for the first time in a band/live setting. It was just as cool as I expected it would be.

    Now comes the difficult part though. How do I decide when to use my DHA VT2-Twin and when to use my Swell B-Peg?
     
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    Bass >VT2 always on >B-Peg always on:bassist:
     
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    Hmm. That might be a bit much for the blues we play. Given that though, I'm looking forward to running them both simultaneously when we next get together.
     
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    That's some serious pedalage. For real.

    I got to play my Swell B-Peg after my Swell B-Max and it was so nice. Not too much gain. Just a lot of tube bedazzle. Wish I could afford both. Not enough real estate on my board, either.
     
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    Footprint size is certainly an issue. I really should learn to get "minis" if at all possible, but considering my two favorites are my two largest, how likely is that to happen?
     
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    Just ordered the vt twin bass. What type of tube were shipped with it? Have u tried other tubes? Do you think if u put two different ones in in certain spots ud get different tones?

    Thanks
     
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    I've not ever had someone read the name(s) of the tubes in my VT2/Twin, but I'm quite certain Dave ships out with EC88s.

    I've thought about putting a lesser gain in one side, but as yet have not.


     
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    I got mine yesterday. Great crunch. You say you play a lot of blues, what do all your settings look like?
     
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    Well, shoot nman. You caught me at a bad time; I'm experimenting again. Right now though...

    IP Level floats between 10am & 11am.
    Blue Gain 4pm
    Blue & red Levels Cranked all the way. (usually)
    Red Gain 1pm-1:30pm
    Red OD 4pm

    I opted to have the Color taken out; I didn't dig it. I still have both Blue & Red Boosts, but I rarely use them either.


    Have fun w/it!
     
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    I find that it makes noise (a light his almost all the time. Do u have the same problem? I did I need my treble all the way down to get rid of it along with my tweeters.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    (sigh) Yeah, well... It could never be considered a quiet unit. As far as what to do about that??? I don't use tweeters and I cut off as much as I can above 6kHz or so. It's still not quiet, but there's no hissing highs.

    I was told the noise could be from the ps I use, but it's the one I rcv'd from DHA; also, no matter which ps I've used, the noise hadn't changed much. Although I have only tried a few.

    Sorry I can't be much help here, but I believe the general consensus is that gain through tubes adds noise.
     
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    What do you use to minimize the noise? I turn treble down a lot and my tweeter off? Trying to get a few more ideas.
     
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    A good quality LP filter would cut those highs, or you could always try a parametric eq.
     
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    LP?
     
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    Yep. A low Pass filter; a nice brick wall to cut off the highs. That still won't rid all the noise though; just that part which is cut off.
     

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