Bassists who like to play guitar: let's join talkguitar!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by foq1978, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Nah, let's just keep it to ourselves so we can get all the gigs.
  2. Cool. I can only hope it is as well-moderated as this site. If not, I won't be interested.

    EDIT: Just checked it out. It appears to have been up the better part of a year and not much action to say the least.

    I guess is still the place to go.
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Check out my TB guitar thread link below if you're not up to joining
  4. Cool, thanks for the link.

    I joined, but there is literally nothing going on, no new threads at all.
  5. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    I play guitar along with bass and I want to say I came across this site (or perhaps one like it) a while back. Just did not seem to have the user base of a TalkBass yet. However I'll join and eventually I am sure it will pickup.
  6. DonaldR


    Mar 26, 2012
    I play guitar too. In fact I was away from bass for last few years, but creating some custom patches in Line6 Pod Farm (presets are really bad) using bass models just revived my bass interest!!!

    I created 3-4 patches with Ampeg SVT/8x10 cab and GK800R/Hartke 4x10 cab models (now looking to setup 1-2 patches with Eden model) and playing them thru Shure E2 is a pure joy (low bass sound at low volume). They sound also really good at low volume thru studio monitors. Line6 bass models are WAAAYYYYY better that guitar models IMHO.

    I'm looking to buy an Avid Eleven Rack for guitar and found that they now have an Ampeg SVT model (and DC Bass custom model also). If the SVT model is as good as the guitar models it's gonna be a lot of fun to use for bass gigs!!!

    I'm enjoying in-ear so much for practice now that I think I will go that way live (and practice sessions). Easier on the ears, easier on the back and faster to setup and repack.

    Anyone using in-ear for bass? What are you using for your sound (miked amp, DI only, preamp, modeler)? Pros and cons of in-ear vs amp?

    I'm looking to buy a used Line6 Bass Pod XT Pro but looking for other options? I really like sound and features of TC RH450, will it be a good idea to buy and use it only with DI (without speakers)? Pedal preamps (Eden, Hartke, MXR) are good but will be more expensive than the TC when adding tuner, compressor, tube simulator, headphone, line-in and, no presets :(. Am I wrong? Will a Zoom B3 be good enough live (using amp sims)? Better than a used Line6 Bass Pod XT Pro?

    I was away from bass for so long that my rig is dated (Peavey Max Bass with 1516 (15" + 2x8") cab) and want to refresh but so many options now that I don't know where to start. You help is much appreciated.

    BTW, 4-string basses are Yamaha Attitude Custom (main) and Peavey B-90 Active (backup) and will do the job for now until I decide if I want to go to 6-string.

  7. DonaldR


    Mar 26, 2012
    I'm receiving no reply probably because it's not in the right thread. Will repost in new one...
  8. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Hi, DonaldR. I really admire how you are so interested in applying modern technology to your craft. My 2 cents...

    Some may not agree, but the Zoom pedals are great because they are infinitely programmable and are able to get the majority of not most of the sounds you want out of them. I like them. Also used a Line 6 and it had nice tones but liked the Zoom better.

    As far as your bass rig, I had the exact same model many years ago. God I wish I hadn't sold that one! If you are able to still move the monster around, then I would keep it. I've owned many Peaveys over the years and they are so rock solid. I can't tell you how many larger gigs I went to with no pa support and my Max/1516 sailed me through with flying colors.

    I love the midrange punch the Max offers, and the cab gets very loud. Don't let anyone talk you out of it if your rig is working fine and you know exactly how it's going to respond to every little control you use on it.

    Good luck! :)
  9. Cool. Is there a TalkDrums or something?
  10. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    There are some drummer's forums out there. I'm new to drumming and came across DRUMMERWORLD - The World of Drummers and Drums. The discussion forums seem to be pretty well moderated and have a good mix of noobs, pros, and everything in between. It's quite as awesome as TB (of course), but not far off.
  11. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
  12. DonaldR


    Mar 26, 2012
    It's not that I want to embrace new technology, it's more for convenience: I cannot have 2-3 amps with 2-3 cabs to lurk around. Eleven Rack is SO GOOD for guitar, I wish they have a GK model and maybe an Eden model for bass in addition to their SVT. That will be the perfect rig for me: just add a 2x10" cab as backup in case PA is not good.

    But frankly, practicing with Line6 pod farm with mp3 on computer out to in-ear is a pure joy. How many of you can do so at lunch time at the office with an SVT + 8x10" cab???? Sure it's not a real SVT (never played to a real SVT anyway) but the sound is so good that it got me back on playing bass. And I have the same sound day after day, whatever room.
  13. BassPlayer900


    Oct 19, 2011
    I just joined today.
  14. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    They grunt. Whether one considers that talking could be argued.
  15. I play a Tacoma Chief acoustic.