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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the Aerodyne.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like this:

http://www.recordingproject.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?p=515387#515387

The knobs are queer. There are three of them - a master tone knob, and then a knob for each of the pickups. Weird.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not seeing any pics.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a good one of the logo.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dobro wrote:
Here's a good one of the logo.

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I like the color a lot.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's not a cheap bass. You get a good deal or just have the hots for a good bass?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a very good deal. But the guy suggested it to me cuz I said I liked the narrowness of a Jazz neck but I really like the sound of a Precision. I mean, I don't know anything about basses except what they're like to play and I tend not to believe salesmen. But it worked out this time.

But it's nice to play. It's got a very thin body - hence Aerodyne, I guess - so it's light. I'm hearing it for the first time though - it's got something the other one didn't have.

It's the three knobs I'd really like to know more about, though. What an odd number lol.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well ..... they've got it that way so you can put as much or as little of each p'up in the sound as you want.
I think it's a pretty cool way to do it. That way if you want just a LITTLE more deep or treble .... you can put in just a little.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm used to being able to crank one knob all the way down to stop signal going to the preamp when I'm recording and I want to stop playing for a while. To do that now, I have to crank two knobs down all the way, and then I lose the settings I had. So I have to use the gain on the preamp instead. Different workflow.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or put a tuner pedal in the chain and just stomp on that to mute it.
Assuming you have a tuner pedal.

Or take a sharpie and mark your settings!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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or put a tuner pedal in the chain and just stomp on that to mute it.
Assuming you have a tuner pedal.

Or take a sharpie and mark your settings!
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But Bob! That would be defacing the guitar! Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

like you'd deface that pretty new bass ............ or sand the decal off the pretty red headstock for that matter.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some of that aerodyne precision as well, and I like the pitcher too.

Light.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve, just in case you're still reading this thread... I recorded the bass tonight through an amp and miked it. I got all brave after seeing JJ Cale's bass player play through a diddy little amp. I got a sound I liked, but it isn't anywhere near as big and round and dark as the bass sound you had on For Good. How'd you get that? You DI bass, right?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a tip for you Mr Dobeeronie, let's say you're playing just through the neck pick up, pluck the strings right over the neck PU. Similarly with the bridge PU, pluck 'em right over the PU. Try it for yourself, but playing over the bridge PU doesn't feel particularly natural.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dobro wrote:
Steve, just in case you're still reading this thread... I recorded the bass tonight through an amp and miked it. I got all brave after seeing JJ Cale's bass player play through a diddy little amp. I got a sound I liked, but it isn't anywhere near as big and round and dark as the bass sound you had on For Good. How'd you get that? You DI bass, right?

unless I'm mistaken, I used my POD for that. It's also possible that I used the Rocktron Utopia.

On either of those modelers I would have used a clean pre-amp setting and dialed the tone in to where I liked it. I actually have a bass setting programmed into my Utopia but if I used the POD (I think I did) I would have used the 'clean tube pre-amp' model.



No, I very rarely DI bass ...... I just don't like the way it sounds. To my ears, just like a guitar doesn't sound good direct into the board but really needs to go thru an amp to sound good .... the same is true of bass.
I, personally, feel that bass needs that slight bit of distortion and compression that an amp gives you. Even live I WAY prefer to stick a mic in front of the bass cab. Soundmen hate it 'cause it's not as easy but I feel like I get closer to the sound I want that way.
If they simply won't do a mic then I usually insist they at least take the amps' line out rather than a DI box.

I do also mic up a small amp, sometimes a Marshall MG-15 or my Blues Jr. But I've started using the POD more and more now that I've found a sound I like. Maybe I need to make a note of what the settings are next time so I don't have to always spend an hour dialing it in. Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BluesMeister wrote:
Here's a tip for you Mr Dobeeronie, let's say you're playing just through the neck pick up, pluck the strings right over the neck PU. Similarly with the bridge PU, pluck 'em right over the PU. Try it for yourself, but playing over the bridge PU doesn't feel particularly natural.


Playing close to the bridge sure does make for a tighter sound though. It's worth the extra cost in callouses. Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Frank, I'll try it.

Thanks, Steve. I've never tried podding my bass. I'll try it. You got a great big good sound on that bass track, for sure.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just went and got it and I believe that it's still set approximately like I used it last.
Model---- Tube Preamp
Effects -- Bypass
Output Level ---- 6
Drive ---- 2
Bass ---7
Middle --- 4
Treble ---- 8
Channel Volume ---- 9

I would have used my Schecter bass .... active p/ups.
Probably used both p/ups .... tones somewhere around flat with maybe a small bit of treble and bass boost .... kinda like a 'Loudness" control on a stereo.

As for where I pick (always fingers) .... I pick approximately where your hand rests on a precision when you use the edge of the p/up as a thumb rest.

That ought to get you a decent starting point.

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Lt. Bob wrote:
I just went and got it and I believe that it's still set approximately like I used it last.
Model---- Tube Preamp
Effects -- Bypass
Output Level ---- 6
Drive ---- 2
Bass ---7
Middle --- 4
Treble ---- 8
Channel Volume ---- 9

I would have used my Schecter bass .... active p/ups.
Probably used both p/ups .... tones somewhere around flat with maybe a small bit of treble and bass boost .... kinda like a 'Loudness" control on a stereo.

As for where I pick (always fingers) .... I pick approximately where your hand rests on a precision when you use the edge of the p/up as a thumb rest.

That ought to get you a decent starting point.


Get me a decent starting point? Damn, the only way you could help me more would be to play it for me. Laughing

Oh hang on... you did that.

Right. Mr. Green

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BluesMeister wrote:
Here's a tip for you Mr Dobeeronie, let's say you're playing just through the neck pick up, pluck the strings right over the neck PU. Similarly with the bridge PU, pluck 'em right over the PU. Try it for yourself, but playing over the bridge PU doesn't feel particularly natural.


Okay, tried it for the first time tonight. It's harder playing close to the bridge. The tension on the strings is less forgiving and it sort of throws the balance of the instrument off. But the sound is great. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you play close to the bridge, it helps if you have a light touch.
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