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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ranthony, Dec 4, 2002.
These are my three of my stringed toys. ANy donations accepted.....
Very nice! But, what's that ugly thing on the right?
What is that thing on the left, some type of pickup? I have never seen that before.
Roland GK2b pickup, for V-bass unit.
Gk2b on Jazz
never seen one that far from the bridge though...is that working pretty good for you?
I like everything but that tiny little thing on the right..
Ha HA. That ugly thing on the right is my Strat. I still paly a little guitar to write with. The thing on he left is the V-Bass pick up. Yes it is a little far from the bridge, but on that particular bass, it works fine.
Ranthony, if you have some V bass samples I'd be glad to host them on my site. We've got a few there already...
What kind of bass is it? Looks like an Electra, Electra-Phoenix or Electra-Westone.
I thought it might be a Westone at first, but I'll bet it's an Electra Phoenix...
yeah its an electra phoenix.. I took a look at the profile
Someone actually filled out their profile!
Very nice gear. How thumpy is that pbass and when using a Jazz vbass patch do you actually feel it sounds like a jazz?
So now i get to see the GK p'up on the Pbass, so let me ask.. when you are using your vbass, you are running two cords out of the bass? the 13pin cord for the vbass and a regular 1/4" guitar cable from the bass to the back of the vbass as well? then your using both outputs the R output from the vbass and the "out" output from the bass out on the vbass back as well?
Yes it's an Electra Phoenix. I purchased it back in around 1973 or 1974 while I was in High School. It's heavy, but it plays rather well.
I am just running the 13 pin out of the G2K into the unit. Then I am running from the regular output from the unit as well as the bass output into my amp. I will post a picture of the J with the pick up ounted son.
The J Bass is very thumpy. I have the action set just right for me. I play of lot of everything, so I needed something very flexible. I don't really use the J Bass patch. I use mostly everything but that. I think I use the fretless patch more than anything. I add a touch of chorus and reverb and a lot of phase. I am looking to get a P Bass soon. I wouold use the J for the more laid back tunes, and the P for the 70's funk (Larry Graham, Louis Johnson) stuff that I am in too.
Frank, notice the Fender J w/ GK2b pic I linked a few posts back. You'll see how the output on the bass is connected to the GK2b w/ a short cable that terminates in a small connector. This signal is routed thru the Gk2b via the 13 pin cable, and the switch on the Gk2b pod lets you choose V, V+bass, or just your bass signal from the 1/4 jack.
All of this runs thru the V bass.
just noticed, Ranthony has his set up this way too. It's the small/short cable running from the output jack on the bass to the GK2b pod...
You can connect your bass seperately by running a cable from your bass 1/4 jack to the 1/4 input on the V, but Roland doesn't recommend it
Cool! I have an Electra Westone fretless that has the same body shape. But it is light as a feather.
Here is mine.
I don't want to hijack this thread. I understand what your saying, but its not that simple. Could you comment on my vbass post here.
thanks Frank, hadn't seen that one yet.
See you there.
( sorry about that elemetary response before, I thought you were just asking how it works. Didn't realize you have one and are having problems)