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NS WAV - what's your setup?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by tzdroik, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. tzdroik

    tzdroik Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Western Wisconsin
    just got one of these and now that giggin season is slowing down I'm gonna dive into it. Other owners ... what is your setup to amplify these eubs? Thanks Talkbass.
  2. Mine's a WAV4, but I run it through a Radial Bassbone OD into a BG250/208. There's an XLR out for patching into the PA, if more sound's needed. If I bypass the bass amp and go straight from the OD to hi-fi speakers, I really do get the "my bass, just louder" effect.

    All you actually need, though, is a high-impedance buffer before feeding it into an amp - 10M seems to be the general preference.
  3. tzdroik

    tzdroik Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Western Wisconsin
    anyone else?? Not just the WAV but any other EUB, what do you use?
  4. A Clevinger with a homemade piezo disk pickups under the bridge feet and a 10 MegOhms impedance buffer. For an EUB you might want a cab with a bit more low end than for an acoustic DB. A 12" is fine, 10" can work, but better don't get something smaller unless you have a special cab with a strong low frequency range.
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  5. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    A Fishman Pro EQ II through a Markbass CMD121-P or a powered PA cab.
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  6. EddiePlaysBass


    Feb 26, 2009
    Currently getting back into EUB. Got a WAV4, a Barefaced Super Twin and A an Orange Terror 500W. Wish I had a 1000W but I missed out by about a week :)

    Forgot how physically challenging these EUB are...
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  7. madbanjoman


    Feb 23, 2011
    I run my MK studio into a HPF pre 2 into a Zoom MS100bt (acoustic sim - eq - light reverb) then into either MarkBass micro 801 with a second 8" cab or PJB flight case 150
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  8. NXTa directly to the house system. Or sometimes in a SWR Workingman 15.
    Eventually, i'll add an eq and a compressor.
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  9. Matthijs


    Jul 3, 2006
    I've got a Wav4 with Obligato's that I mostly amplify with HPF into a Eden wt300 and a DIY 2*12+5 cab that's designed for Double bass (mainly for a flatter and less prominent deep bass content and flat mids). The most specific change that I made is that I removed the Piƫzo's after they broke down and replaced them with a lifeline. The Lifeline sounded to dark and muddy on my normal UB, but it succesfully acoustifies the Wav somewhat.

    I use the wav in lots of different situations and rehearsals where I don't want to take the doghouse with me. It gets played on lots of different amps. Quite often on a ampeg with a big 15"cab. My main tool for coping with this is the fdeck hpf. I do also own a older model fishman platinum pro. That also works pretty good for fighting different amps and rooms.
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  10. tzdroik

    tzdroik Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Western Wisconsin
    Thanks for all the replies. Think i will check out an Fdeck HPF. I am new to this forum... been on the electric bass for several years.... and it looks like that keeps coming up. Thanks low enders.
  11. jthisdell

    jthisdell Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    I also use a Radial Bassbone OD, I wanted a two channel pre with the 10meg ohm and this was one of the first that I found. The high z input makes a huge difference.
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