Discussion in 'Musician Talk' started by Lord Voldemort, Nov 21, 2009.
lol 6 string bass. what are you, a faggot?
Arman's just compensating.
Thinking about picking up an 8-string soon.
Thinking about picking up an 8-string soon.
I bet that bass is an Ibanez SR series as well for guitarist fags with their tiny midget guitarist faggot hands
No it's by H&S.
I bought it second hand. To be quite honest I only wanted a five string because the 6 string is just too chunky for me and I barely use the highest string.
God, I want this
Lol at the price and making it out like changing some hardware makes it one of a kind.
That DRK ride is a standard 20" DRK Ride to my knowledge, maybe it isn't. I got it through a endorsee friend here in Australia.
As for the stack its a 16" Meinl Gen-X China with a 12" Kahzan China on top. Kahzan are an aussie cymbal brand.
Also sorry for the different account, my previous email address is no more and alas I can't remember the password.
Also I've changed the setup around quite a bit, so the stack I'm not using currently. Here it is.
That snare looks cool.
Just put in my order for this bad boy... Fuck yes, can't wait.
My most recent addition to the recording arsenal is a completely new computer, interface and software. Up to now I've been using CakeWalk Sonar and a Delta 1010 interface. That has worked for me for a long time and I've never had any issues with it, but I've been getting pressured by others in my band to switch to ProTools because it's what everyone else in the band is using and it will make our projects go much more smoothly. So, I looked up what Avid recommends for computers and purchased an HP Z400 Workstation (100% Avid Certified) with 3 500GB SATA drives, 8GB of RAM and a Quad Core Xeon CPU, loaded with Windows 7 Pro 64bit.
Then I also picked up the Protools 10/MBox Pro bundle. Got ProTools up and running now and finally figured out how to get my rack equipment signal routed through the MBox. Now I just have to learn how to use ProTools.
The only thing I don't dig about that model is the active pups. How are you digging those?
Not black/pointy/gay enough, but otherwise pretty cool.
The pickups sound pretty alright, about the same as any other EMGs, maybe a bit beefier but yeah. I might get blackouts or see if I can swap them for passive pups, but I hear that's a pain,
Is that the Loomis model?
EMGs are probably the worst thing on the planet.
Yeah yeah yeah.
Pre Order down on this special edition Petrucci, only available throughout the month of April. She will be mine verrrry soon
Musicman 'Premier Dealer Network 2012" Special edition guitars, which are based on their current models but add Pau Ferro fingerboard, mahogany body, roasted maple neck with gunstock oil finish, and stainless steel frets, and piezo
I just got one upped pretty hard.
It's missing a string, but dat fretboard
rich why dont you buy a proper rig instead of spending 10k on guitars and using a pod?
Yeah yeah yeah
No but really that's a great point.
Getting an axe fx 2 soon also
Ugh. I'm getting a Laney Ironheart head next payday. Oh and did I ever mention that my band is endorsed by Xotic pedals now? Half off for the win, I have a BB and an AC booster now too.
the fuck is an xotic pedal
They're really good!
How'd you get the endorsement? Do they just give you free shits or what?
Heard great things about Xotic, so I might have to give that a try myself. May well have a string endorsement on the cards soon with a small UK-based company, just gotta sort out getting some sample sets made up.
On topic, I bagged this today for 30 quid:
I remember a few months ago my drummer tried to apply for an endorsement from Zildjian (lol). He gave up when the giant form they require you to fill out had questions like "When was your last international tour?".
I think we just sent them an email with a video or two and a song or two and they were like "meh sure".
We can get free Xotic stickers and stuff, but no free gear. Good discounts though.
Yeah, you're more likely to get lucky with smaller companies, because there's more chance that you can do something to help them as they can for you. There's little point in most of us approaching someone huge like Zildjian. What can we do for them to make it worth their while? They're not a charity, you need to be a walking billboard that's worth investing in.
Not a dig at anyone but the prevalence of endorsement related content is getting to be ridiculous. There are some artists who seemed more focused on making videos to pimp their endorsements than they are on their own music. It just makes me think "Where did all this come from" because I am used to just hearing the music without any promotions tacked on or long winded intros about why ___ is so awesome. It is great that endorsements are accessible and that companies are able to promote themselves at a lower cost, but there is definitely a whole sub-community that cares more about what gear is being used than about the music.
in b4 overtone starts supporting sopa
It was funny, because I kept getting these emails from this cymbal company started by like 23 year old kids. You know, you figure that'd be the perfect opportunity for both parties. Uh, so, I notice they gave tons of free shit away to little kids who took hyper low quality YouTube videos "showcasing" their cymbals. I asked them if we could work out an endorsement deal then they told me I had to spend like 500 dollars on cymbals to be endor
sed, and I was like "Wow."
That's the side of it that concerns me. I have slight reservations about this string company based on how many endorsees they have already (lots) and how well-established most of them are (not very - most of them are in a similar position to ourselves).
I understand they're only a small company though, and at face value it is nice to think of us small-timers helping each other out on the way up. I'll still give the product a fair trial first to see if it's worth our while, but on the other hand I wonder if they ever actually sell any strings at the retail price, or whether anyone who applies for endorsement gets one automatically regardless of what they're doing musically. Perhaps it's cynical of me, but you kind of have to be in this game. It could very well just be an ego-stroking exercise on behalf of the company to persuade you to buy their product. I guess then the worst case scenario would be if the product itself turns out to be some repackaged far-eastern import that you could get off eBay for cheaper than the endorsement price anyway.
This should be in Wednesday.
In a couple weeks I'm gonna grab this...
just bought this...should be here tomorrow
Just got this:
Sick! For a while I've wondered if they can't make the same sound with a smaller package nowadays... I wouldn't mind having that as a clean amp it just takes up a lot of space!
There are definitely people getting burned thinking that they are getting a good deal! My buddy was really excited about his endorsement with a company that was building him a really nice Jazz bass at a good price. All their instruments had a really nice vibe and he was keen on them. When he finally got the thing he said that it had so many mechanical issues that he returned it. He was pretty gutted but at least he got his money back!
Anyone own an original Pro Co Rat? I'm trying to find out if this '85 LTD Whiteface Reissue is comparable. I dont like the Pro Co Rat 2, and no local shops carry the '85 reissue for me to test.
Just got 2 of these:
Separate names with a comma.