Monday, 20 August 2012
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My two main basses are now my ABII followed by my Barker Vertical Bass (in a fretless 4 configuration with nylon wrapped strings), which also has an amazing, but [b:3vv71cgd]very [/b:3vv71cgd]different sound to my DW. I need to switch between basses in seconds, and just wondered who has experience with either the Radial Bassbone (2 of my mentors swear by it) or the SansAmp Vt Deluxe, which seems right for what I want. It's one thing to read editorial or even user views, but I want to hear from Dingwallers. Anybody here have experience with either? Thanks!
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. . . or an opinion about the concept?
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I used the Radial Bassbone for about a year before I switched to a Line6 X3 live. The Radial worked just fine for me even though I was only using it for my Combustion. I did set up different settings for the 2 channels and just switched between them for 2 totally different sounds. Should work just fine for running 2 separate basses, eq each one the way you want to simplify the change over.
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I have the VT Bass Deluxe. Switching between both channels is really easy and you can get LOTS of usable tones from it. The only downside is that the controls are [i:2fp0rvf0]very[/i:2fp0rvf0] sensitive, but once you get used to that it's a breeze. The programmable settings help a lot. http://soundcloud.com/ivanbassist There are some sound clips I recorded for bass players united. Bear in mind that those settings are the "sonic templates" tech 21 provides, you can get better results by experimenting.
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[quote="Iv@N":cob7a336]I have the VT Bass Deluxe. Switching between both channels is really easy and you can get LOTS of usable tones from it. The only downside is that the controls are [i:cob7a336]very[/i:cob7a336] sensitive, but once you get used to that it's a breeze. The programmable settings help a lot. http://soundcloud.com/ivanbassist There are some sound clips I recorded for bass players united. Bear in mind that those settings are the "sonic templates" tech 21 provides, you can get better results by experimenting.[/quote:cob7a336] Good to know, thanks. The samples help clarify things a lot.
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[quote="specialblender":zalthvqy]I used the Radial Bassbone for about a year before I switched to a Line6 X3 live. [/quote:zalthvqy] Did you move to the Line 6 for the versatility?
9 years ago
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IF it is just two basses and not about adding OD or other effects then a simple a/b box would do just fine. If you are looking for OD as well, there are many other WAY better units out there besides the Tech 21 IMO. If a few presets and Ampeg-type tone are what you want, then it will do that. (For OD check out DarkGlass Electronics B3k, or B7K, the B7K has more EQ options and a DI)
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[quote="Deltaphoenix":3tv3p4nw]IF it is just two basses and not about adding OD or other effects then a simple a/b box would do just fine. If you are looking for OD as well, there are many other WAY better units out there besides the Tech 21 IMO. If a few presets and Ampeg-type tone are what you want, then it will do that. (For OD check out DarkGlass Electronics B3k, or B7K, the B7K has more EQ options and a DI)[/quote:3tv3p4nw] No real interest in OD or other effects for my Dingwall or my Barker, since both have such amazing natural tone. Well, occasionally some effects, but not often, and not much. Not interested in an Ampeg tone anymore. Used to play through a Flip-top, an SVT Classic, and an SVT Pro-III, but they don't fit the sound I want these days. I already have a Whirlwind A/B switch which is perfect for what it is, however, I need to be able to set both basses so they sound optimal according to the room and be able to switch quickly between instruments. As it is I'm forced to compromise one of the other. Sometimes also, I'll want a different setting for a particular song, and then go back without having to spend any on-stage adjusting time. So, yes I want presets, and I want to be able to set those presets very fast, and I want them to be clear and immediately accessible. I will check out the DarkGlass stuff, thanks for that. By the way, both the BassBone and the Vt Deluxe have DI.
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I was confused because most people want use the VT Deluxe for Ampeg Tube Modeling. I found it sounds like throwing a blanket over the speakers or it gets clanky, with a few usuable tones in between. I know you have a VB-99 so I am pretty sure you aren't digital-phobic. Source Audio makes an EQ pedal that has 4 presets. http://www.sourceaudio.net/products/too ... ble_eq.php The pedal costs $150, and it should be pretty easy to make adjustments on the fly for a room. That way you could keep your Whirlwind and just put this after it.
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[quote="Deltaphoenix":2y41fuzn](For OD check out DarkGlass Electronics B3k, or B7K, the B7K has more EQ options and a DI)[/quote:2y41fuzn] These look great, but I need presets, and don't need OD. Thanks again!
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[quote="Deltaphoenix":1iwdcink] Source Audio makes an EQ pedal that has 4 presets. http://www.sourceaudio.net/products/too ... ble_eq.php The pedal costs $150, and it should be pretty easy to make adjustments on the fly for a room. That way you could keep your Whirlwind and just put this after it.[/quote:1iwdcink] Looks good, but I [u:1iwdcink][b:1iwdcink]have[/b:1iwdcink][/u:1iwdcink] to have an XLR out. Also, I wonder how fast the presets can be set? I need to be able to set them [b:1iwdcink][u:1iwdcink]really[/u:1iwdcink][/b:1iwdcink] fast, on the fly, when the video crew/sound guys/MC/Guest Diva/audience is/are standing by.
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Although the company is no longer in business, I have had great success with a Raven Labs MDB-1 (Mixer Direct Box). A pretty simple concept, 3 inputs and 3 level controls. No EQ, just Line out (muted if the mute button is in), and an aux out (not effected by the mute button, so good to run to your tuner). Also has a nice XLR DI on the back. You can probably find one used.
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[quote="Franco Bollo":3ee7xog6]Although the company is no longer in business, I have had great success with a Raven Labs MDB-1 (Mixer Direct Box). A pretty simple concept, 3 inputs and 3 level controls. No EQ, just Line out (muted if the mute button is in), and an aux out (not effected by the mute button, so good to run to your tuner). Also has a nice XLR DI on the back. You can probably find one used.[/quote:3ee7xog6] Thanks, but I just pulled the trigger this morning on the Sansamp Vt Deluxe. Appreciate your suggestion, though.
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what made you pick the sansamp over the radial bass bone? (I have a bass bone, I used it live for a few years before going to a boss MB50, it was great for exactly what you are talking about, and the pre-set tone filter was a nice modern eq) so i am just curious as i am not familiar with the sansamp... what made you pick one over the other? thanx jf
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[quote="DattaGroover":1973pxcr][quote="specialblender":1973pxcr]I used the Radial Bassbone for about a year before I switched to a Line6 X3 live. [/quote:1973pxcr] Did you move to the Line 6 for the versatility?[/quote:1973pxcr] Sorry I missed this post. I bought the Line6 unit to use the amp modelling and a few effects. I play in 2 entirely different projects (mainly country/60's rock with a power rock trio as a side project). I programmed some presets for each band so it was just a matter of plugging in and calling up them up for whichever band I'm playing with.
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[quote="specialblender":33wri43e]I programmed some presets for each band so it was just a matter of plugging in and calling up them up for whichever band I'm playing with.[/quote:33wri43e] Got it, thanks.
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