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Ok, it's been a while since we've done this. We all have different tonal goals and settings, but its always fun to see what people are using to amplify their Dingwall Basses with! This is a chance to post up your current amp/cab/bass setup. If you use effects, don't forget those either!

[img:s3q5vk9z]http://homepage.mac.com/burningskies/.Pictures/IMG_0055-5.jpg[/img:s3q5vk9z]

[img:s3q5vk9z]http://homepage.mac.com/burningskies/.Pictures/IMG_0060-6.jpg[/img:s3q5vk9z]

Dingwall Zebra 1/Voodoo with my fEarful 15/6+15/Sub setup. For now the head is a Markbass LMII, but I have one of the new Peavey IPR 4500 power amps on order. That should give me just north of 2kw of power on tap most of the time.

LET'S SEE 'EM Everyone!
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Time for an update...I know I've changed my setup a bit, and I know some of you have too,

Current setup:
[img:2vfazlpj]http://homepage.mac.com/burningskies/.Music/fEARful_IP_IPR.jpg[/img:2vfazlpj]

It looks like the 'leaning tower of boom' here, but really it's the room (er camera phone) that's leaning.

When I last posted I was running a MarkBass Little Mark II into these two monster fEARful cabs. It had a couple of problems. First off, the power amp limiting on the lows was driving me nuts. I have one of the best B strings in the world, and every time I hit something low I felt like the carpet was being pulled out from underneath my feet. Also, I was getting a funky mid-range breakup if I pushed too hard.

Newly crowning my amp is one of the hen's-tooth-rare Kern[b:2vfazlpj] IP-777 tube preamps[/b:2vfazlpj]. One of the TB faithful PM'ed me out of the blue to offer up his Kern. I couldn't say no. Sometimes I've discovered that the gear will find you if 'someone' decides that's what you should be playing. For those who have never seen one, the Kern is a high-voltage hand wired, point to point unit. It's got 2x 12AX7's plus a 12AU7 for the DI out. It came to my door way with a set of Sylvania JAN tubes that do sound fantastic. The pre can sound as 'tube' or as clean and wide as you want it. It also has a REALLY big deep low end.

Underneath the Kern is my new entry into BIG POWER. Its a [b:2vfazlpj]Peavey IPR-3000[/b:2vfazlpj]. Running one cab off of each channel I'm getting about 450w per cab. Or if I bridge I get 2900w, or about 1500w per cab. The difference is astounding. And I'm not just talking the volume. It's clear and clean at any volume, but the guys in the band commented that it has the presence and clarity of the bass that they've only heard from a large, professional concert PA. Its so clean that you don't realize how loud it really is. A bonus point...The Peavey is 7 pounds. The whole rack is ~20lbs., maybe a few less.

I've built this rig around my Dingwall Rastaburst, and I can't imagine anything that would be better for it.
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That is one fEarsome tower of power! Clean and uncluttered, the bold colors are a treat!

Nice job Bill!

Here's another fEarful. I know you guys have heard lots of talk about the Greenboy's designs, but until you hear one in person it's easy to think is just more hyperbole! It's not!

My spring project is a fEarful 15 sub and a fEarful 12/6. Parts are in house and once the weather warms up I'll be building cabs. That should give me a number of useful combinations, from the smallest to largest jobs.

Until then, I'm retro fitting one of my TL-606's with a 3015LF and the low pass crossover for a sub. The 606 has an enlarged port to handle the extra air, but is lacks about 20% of the internal volume of the fEarful sub. It will be interesting to hear the difference between the two boxes. I can remove the center port cover as well, and there may be some port shelf adjustments.

The other 606 and the 3015 full range drivers have been sold. I managed to get the neo drivers delivered before the prices went up.
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Okay,
here is my actual rig!
The board is still in progress ... :roll:

[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big1.jpg:1dty52g8][img:1dty52g8]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig1.jpg[/img:1dty52g8][/url:1dty52g8]
[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big2.jpg:1dty52g8][img:1dty52g8]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig2.jpg[/img:1dty52g8][/url:1dty52g8]
[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big3.jpg:1dty52g8][img:1dty52g8]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig3.jpg[/img:1dty52g8][/url:1dty52g8]
[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big4.jpg:1dty52g8][img:1dty52g8]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig4.jpg[/img:1dty52g8][/url:1dty52g8]
[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big5.jpg:1dty52g8][img:1dty52g8]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig5.jpg[/img:1dty52g8][/url:1dty52g8]
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Hey what is the red pepper pedal like, I am interested in it.
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This is the Red Ripper: [url:1vvjnfq1]http://www.bassplayer.com/article/tech-21-red/December-2010/123475[/url:1vvjnfq1]
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Thanks for the link, but I was asking what is it like, do you like it, is it good as a "strange" type of distorsion pedal? I've seen a couple of youtube clips and it sounded quite mad. in a good way. :)
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I have a Red Ripper and like it. It is a pretty darn good fuzz - light to aggressive. The "R.I.P." knob is a kind-of "who knows what it's gonna do" knob. It can get an envelope filter type of sound to weird overtones with octave (maybe?) type of stuff. Maybe not so useful on a gig, but fun to play with!
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[quote="DeepDee":2n8zm2n5]Okay,
here is my actual rig!
The board is still in progress ... :roll:

[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big1.jpg:2n8zm2n5][img:2n8zm2n5]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig1.jpg[/img:2n8zm2n5][/url:2n8zm2n5]
[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big2.jpg:2n8zm2n5][img:2n8zm2n5]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig2.jpg[/img:2n8zm2n5][/url:2n8zm2n5]
[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big3.jpg:2n8zm2n5][img:2n8zm2n5]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig3.jpg[/img:2n8zm2n5][/url:2n8zm2n5]
[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big4.jpg:2n8zm2n5][img:2n8zm2n5]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig4.jpg[/img:2n8zm2n5][/url:2n8zm2n5]
[url=http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig_big5.jpg:2n8zm2n5][img:2n8zm2n5]http://www.bassklinik.de/Fotos/Forum/Rig5.jpg[/img:2n8zm2n5][/url:2n8zm2n5][/quote:2n8zm2n5]

Heh. I would think that would do it...and maybe knock down some walls at the same time...
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[quote="singlemalt":10bsc0pt]That is one fEarsome tower of power! Clean and uncluttered, the bold colors are a treat!

Nice job Bill!

Here's another fEarful. I know you guys have heard lots of talk about the Greenboy's designs, but until you hear one in person it's easy to think is just more hyperbole! It's not!

My spring project is a fEarful 15 sub and a fEarful 12/6. Parts are in house and once the weather warms up I'll be building cabs. That should give me a number of useful combinations, from the smallest to largest jobs.

Until then, I'm retro fitting one of my TL-606's with a 3015LF and the low pass crossover for a sub. The 606 has an enlarged port to handle the extra air, but is lacks about 20% of the internal volume of the fEarful sub. It will be interesting to hear the difference between the two boxes. I can remove the center port cover as well, and there may be some port shelf adjustments.

The other 606 and the 3015 full range drivers have been sold. I managed to get the neo drivers delivered before the prices went up.[/quote:10bsc0pt]

Its hard to explain to people about the fEARful thing...it never comes off right until they actually hear it. Then start crying.

You're going to love it with the sub. I feel like I'm getting even more bottom end content out of the setup.
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[quote="BurningSkies":1ga02k0p]
Heh. I would think that would do it...and maybe knock down some walls at the same time...[/quote:1ga02k0p]

Let me say: I am present. :mrgreen:
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Hi,

Took this setup out for it's first outing yesterday at the Beechstock "festival" near London..

Nothing but compliments about the sound (not much said about the playing though :-) )

ABZ has a John East P-Retro preamp fitted...
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[quote="markstuk":2x4nwcs5]Hi,

Took this setup out for it's first outing yesterday at the Beechstock "festival" near London..

Nothing but compliments about the sound (not much said about the playing though :-) )

ABZ has a John East P-Retro preamp fitted...[/quote:2x4nwcs5]

Nice one and good to see someone else using Barefaced cabs :twisted:
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For the size and weight it's an astonishing cab.... Sounds nicer than a single EBS proline 410... And as loud...
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[quote="markstuk":3jbhmm8n]For the size and weight it's an astonishing cab.... Sounds nicer than a single EBS proline 410... And as loud...[/quote:3jbhmm8n]

Yeah, the Compact is essentially half of what you have - just a simple 1x15. With the EA iAmp 550 Micro it's all I need, plenty loud enough and really fat... When I think of some of the rigs I used to lug around, the flightcases alone weighed more than my whole set-up now! :roll:
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And this is it's bigger brother :-) Amp is a QSC 2402, preamp RH450
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[attachment=0:3i30fl22]DSCF4132 (2).JPG[/attachment:3i30fl22][attachment=1:3i30fl22]DSCF4123 (2).JPG[/attachment:3i30fl22][attachment=2:3i30fl22]DSCF4120 (2).JPG[/attachment:3i30fl22]

This is my main rig before we played at The Street Omagh Northern Ireland, one pic was taken while we were playing, I also use a GT10B but forgot to take pics of it, the band is called Kopykats, not flourworks as this is something to do with the place we play, it's an out door gig with a perspecs roof covering the area ( after all it is rainy Ireland) but gives it a festive feeling.
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Hello John.
I hope you enjoy playing the afterburner II.

Looks pretty good.

Guido
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[quote="Elguedd":2ih4ijm6]Hello John.
I hope you enjoy playing the afterburner II.

Looks pretty good.

Guido[/quote:2ih4ijm6]
Have to say the Afterburner II rocks, easily the best bass I have ever played, and thanks to a fellow forum member for letting me buy this baby (Elguedd), bass looks great, and plays/sounds fantastic, its only let down by the middle aged pot belly bassist playing it, and believe me guys I'm no Alberto or Leland, but when I get out of the house for a couple of hours to play my babys I don't care, its only a bit of fun, nothing too serious :lol:
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Here's my latest rig. I needed a powerful setup that would fit in the trunk of my Challenger. I chose 2 Flite Sound 210 500w cabs, 28 lbs each. The lightweight Carvin head pumps 450w into each cab. The entire rig weighs just about 70 lbs, and fit's neatly into the trunk with room to spare for other stuff. The rig has been able to hold it's own with a loud classic rock band, so far.


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Nice! I didn't even realize that Flite was still producing cabs...
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