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    Default Aceman? No - It's Baceman!!!!!

    So I finally got my Uber-zen bass rig all together. Here she is in all its glory! Let me know what you all think...

    Basses:

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    1. "Ms. Jackson" - my main all around 4 string. A Jackson JS Concert. Great action, super player.

    2. A Dean Sledgehammer 5 String - this is my 5 string go-to (Because it's my only 5 string!). got it from our bass player who replaced the Active pup with a passive.

    3. A Dean "Metalman" 4 string - Pink duct tape added by me. Bass players who play it really dig the sound.

    And my ultra low key rig:

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    Bass >

    Boss Limiter Enhancer - an on all-the-time pedal >

    Boss EQ - set for swapping between Jackson and Dean to keep it all level, lead boost, etc. >

    Amp SCR-DI - for my basic Pre-amping and I can add a little fur/grind with that also >

    Whatever board, powered amp, or whatever I want. I have a 12" Sampson powered monitor I use a lot
    Last edited by Aceman; 02-02-2019 at 05:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    So I finally got my Uber-zen bass rig all together. Here she is in all its glory! Let me know what you all think...

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    Picture fail.
    Quote Originally Posted by crusty philtrum View Post
    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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    Try again....
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    He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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    Try again....
    There were go
    Quote Originally Posted by crusty philtrum View Post
    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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    Nice.

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    Nice!

    I’m digging that Sledgehammer… Looks simple but effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BriGuy1968 View Post
    Nice!

    I’m digging that Sledgehammer… Looks simple but effective.
    It even comes with a thumb rest, free of charge!
    Quote Originally Posted by crusty philtrum View Post
    And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BriGuy1968 View Post
    Nice!

    I’m digging that Sledgehammer… Looks simple but effective.
    Kind of like a Warwick Corvette.

    Volume Tone, and a blend for the coils from front to both to bridge.
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    I have a Squier Jazz Bass, stock, with my Fractal. It sounds great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I have a Squier Jazz Bass, stock, with my Fractal. It sounds great.
    A toaster would sound good plugged into a Fractal
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    I'd eventually like to get one of those 6 string Schecter Hellcats, and tune it E to E to use as a bass.
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    I use a similar, very simple bass pedal setup.





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    I almost snatched up an Ampeg SCR-DI until I came across my PF-500 head for less than the SCR. A ridiculously cheap score. Couldn't pass it up. I ran it DI until I got a cabinet.

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    So I have been laying down the grooves for a couple of weeks. This setup TOTALLY Works for me. I'd gig with it.

    Not saying I couldn't come up with some other stuff -

    I always like the idea of running an Octave with distortion on only the octave for a bass + rhythm guitar support. But for now, this is awesome.
    Last edited by Aceman; 02-16-2019 at 06:22 AM.
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    Default Re: Aceman? No - It's Baceman!!!!!

    Also using an Ampeg SCR-DI (and Korg Pitchblack tuner), very good direct to FOH.

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    Nice rig Aceman. I'd never heard of that Ampeg pre before. I wonder how she compares to the EH Battalion?

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    I looked at the EHX Battalion when I was shopping for a bass preamp with DI. The Ampeg SCR-DI has the obvious Ampeg sound (!!!), even bypassed, and liked the SCR better (I never go passed 12 o'clock) then the distortion on the Battalion for the sound I was looking for. Very easy to have a good sound out of the Ampeg SCR-DI. I liked the EHX Battalion a lot at first then the more I was listening to the demos, the more I found the distortion too "fuzz" and not enough "tube amp".

    The Ampeg SCR-DI is designed to go direct FOH and has a built-in hi-cut so it doesn't sound fizzy even with SCR engaged. Plus aux-in for bedroom practice with IEM when the kids are asleep.

    2 similar products but 2 different sounds. IMO, Ampeg SCR-DI for a more vintage sound, EHX Battalion for a more modern sound.

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    Nice review. I may have to look closer at one. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    So I finally got my Uber-zen bass rig all together. Here she is in all its glory! Let me know what you all think...

    Basses:

    Name:  IMG_3037.JPG
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    1. "Ms. Jackson" - my main all around 4 string. A Jackson JS Concert. Great action, super player.

    2. A Dean Sledgehammer 5 String - this is my 5 string go-to (Because it's my only 5 string!). got it from our bass player who replaced the Active pup with a passive.

    3. A Dean "Metalman" 4 string - Pink duct tape added by me. Bass players who play it really dig the sound.

    And my ultra low key rig:

    Name:  IMG_3038.JPG
Views: 201
Size:  163.4 KB

    Bass >

    Boss Limiter Enhancer - an on all-the-time pedal >

    Boss EQ - set for swapping between Jackson and Dean to keep it all level, lead boost, etc. >

    Amp SCR-DI - for my basic Pre-amping and I can add a little fur/grind with that also >

    Whatever board, powered amp, or whatever I want. I have a 12" Sampson powered monitor I use a lot
    What does the Limit Enhancer thing actually do?
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    It's a compressor. Mainly it keeps bass notes from exploding all over the sound spectrum too loudly. It puts a cap on the max volume. That's a problem when you have a lot of power applied to notes that low, but also have higher notes available. Especially when your right hand technique sucks like mine!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bad City
    He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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