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Wal Bass Club.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oddio, Sep 28, 2007.


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  1. ampegfuzz

    ampegfuzz Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Davenport, IA
    I loved my brimstone audio xd-1 with the wal. No pedals anymore( well a mxr comp) just my killer preamp. I cant wait to share the bands recoding with my wal but not till record store day.
    E17EB8D0-2002-4431-9519-F0F8AC384C5B.
     
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  2. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    The 3leaf proton is still on my list of filters to try with the Wal. I’ve been pretty happy with the Josh wah right now but the 3 leaf stuff all rocks.
     
  3. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I've had the Proton V1.5, the Groove Regulator, and now the Proton V3, and I'm not sure the 3Leaf stuff is for 'me'. I still have a hard time dialing what I want to hear which is more wetness out if it.
    Maybe I should try the MXR?
     
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  4. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    The MXR is a great filter. It doesn’t get enough love. I recommend trying one man. It was my go to filter for years. I do prefer the Josh wah because it gets a little wetter to my ears but I really liked the MXR. I have gone through probably 20 filters and the MXR was top 3 for sure. Here’s a little demo of it with a Wal that I did a few years ago:
     
  5. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    The IE Xerograph dlx is the wettest nastiest filter in my opinion but I found it to be a nightmare to dial in live. In the studio/bedroom it’s a monster. I found it too finicky to be confident with it on stage.
     
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  6. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Great demo of that MXR man!
     
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  7. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    That Wal on the demo was fretted I assume?
     
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  8. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Yes. 90% of the demos on my channel are with a fretted MK1. I’m not a very good fretless player haha.
     
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  9. TheScubaCult

    TheScubaCult

    Feb 5, 2019
    Got hardware courtesy of Ye Old Cattle Shed. Changing out some poles. Is there a wax on them? If so, will an unscented tea candle work? Like, just dip in a thread or two before installing? One pole goes in a bit easier fsr. Want it all to be perfecto! Thanks in advance you handsome devils.
     
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  10. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Three weeks ago I brought my 215 out of retirement for a weekend full of gigs. Sounded awesome as always.

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  11. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Why do I feel like we all have Mesa gear :roflmao:
     
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  12. TheScubaCult

    TheScubaCult

    Feb 5, 2019
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    To wax or not to wax. . .
     
  13. nbsipics

    nbsipics It's the Bass that makes them Dance Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Call me WalBerg then :)
     
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  14. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Going in dry is always risky
     
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  15. ampegfuzz

    ampegfuzz Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Davenport, IA
    It’s my favorite cabinet and it beat out my berg. And both have the right drivers now. Two of them together brings the low end!
     
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  16. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
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  17. TheScubaCult

    TheScubaCult

    Feb 5, 2019
    Oh my!. . .
    Naw, check it. . . I'm asking what the right thing to do is. I want to approximate the Cattle Shed as closely as possible.

    I noticed waxy material between the old pole threads. Never microscoped the bass this much. Ever. Now that I am, I'm on a mission. I've dissected and documented everything. Even got screws for the Hipshots (another story).

    So, if wax is what Paul et al does, then I'm gonna wax. But if Deoxit5 or CRC26 is better, then I'll do that. I'm thinking wax serves multiple functions like; a "soft lock" for height, fights oxidation, and vibration. Advice welcomed.
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  18. Musicman1901

    Musicman1901 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    I’ll be honest, I have no clue. I just saw a premium opening for a joke. I’m sure @Caca de Kick should have some advice. I have never messed with the poles on my bass.
     
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  19. Toolmybass

    Toolmybass Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Great White North
    I have done a complete pole change in both pups and didnt do anything but remove and replace.
     
  20. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I'm pretty sure the wax is to seal microphonics out of the coils themselves, and what you're finding on the poles is just residual
     

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