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Offline jrmintz

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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2011, 12:56:55 pm »
The song, the player, the instrument in that order. If you have those three ingredients and can't get a good bass sound, then you can't get a good bass sound.

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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2011, 03:31:39 pm »
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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2011, 06:36:15 pm »
Fibes wrote on Fri, 14 January 2011 15:31

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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for everyone thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess.

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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2011, 09:28:01 pm »
Bill_Urick wrote on Fri, 14 January 2011 15:36

Fibes wrote on Fri, 14 January 2011 15:31

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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2011, 02:06:14 pm »
Hamptone HJFP2 JFET micpre and DI does it for me !!

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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2011, 07:12:18 pm »
I have a freshly restored B15, a GK 800, a Good Bassman, an SWR 900, a Trace Elliot compressor, A Yamaha Bass preamp.....

Lately, A Lawson DI into a Dynamic just a touch of EQ to taste to tape is working on many genres.....

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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2011, 07:26:46 pm »
I have a freshly restored B15, a GK 800, a Good Bassman, an SWR 900, a Trace Elliot compressor, A Yamaha Bass preamp.....

Lately, A Lawson DI into a Dynamic just a touch of EQ to taste to tape is working on many genres.....

I have some Bass equipment for sale! just too much.  
Straightwire Studios New Orleans is now Straightwire Studios Tampa
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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2011, 01:55:48 pm »
Left-field suggestion for those with 200-series racks.  The 205L seems to be under-buzzed, IMO.  Sounds big, has a great thin <-> fat control.

If you can find one, the SVT DI is very nice.

Offline Fletcher

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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2011, 09:25:52 am »
I don't know if anyone can find Bruce anymore [someone PM'ed me recently looking for him]... but the Eclair Engineering "Evil Twin" was the best [as in clearest / largest] sounding bass DI I had ever used.  My second favorite was the TAB-funkwerk V-71 - and when it worked it was great [really great] but reliability was never its strong suit.

Other than that - sometimes a Palmer unit on the output of an amp head is just what the Dr. ordered.  The DI section of the Great River MP-2NV [or ME-1NV] is great too... but you kinda need the bass player playing in the control room for that one.

As always... YMMV.

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mwagener wrote on Sat, 11 September 2004 14:33
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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2011, 10:53:01 am »
Fletcher wrote on Sun, 30 January 2011 08:25

I don't know if anyone can find Bruce anymore [someone PM'ed me recently looking for him]... but the Eclair Engineering "Evil Twin" was the best [as in clearest / largest] sounding bass DI I had ever used.  My second favorite was the TAB-funkwerk V-71 - and when it worked it was great [really great] but reliability was never its strong suit.

Other than that - sometimes a Palmer unit on the output of an amp head is just what the Dr. ordered.  The DI section of the Great River MP-2NV [or ME-1NV] is great too... but you kinda need the bass player playing in the control room for that one.

As always... YMMV.

Peace.



Bruce is still around I bought two units off him last year.  I always tout these as the best because they are the best commercially available bass DI's.  The REDDI and Retrospec being a very very close second.

The Evil Twins are the best... except for my custom ones built off of Langevin 201A tube pre's... similar to the TAB units you're are talking about Fletcher. I should get one from Oliver to test when he ships my U73 compressors.

Bass guitar and tube DI's go hand in hand IMHO.
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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2011, 01:22:57 pm »
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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2011, 03:59:22 pm »
Wow...I had no idea Dr Sue was still around.  
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Offline Fletcher

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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2011, 08:17:25 am »
I found two points of contact for Eclair Engineering - which is how to find an "Evil Twin"... eclairengineering@verizon.net and eviltwin@markfrink.com

Hope this is of some assistance.

Peace.
CN Fletcher

mwagener wrote on Sat, 11 September 2004 14:33
We are selling emotions, there are no emotions in a grid


"Recording engineers are an arrogant bunch.  
If you've spent most of your life with a few thousand dollars worth of musicians in the studio, making a decision every second and a half... and you and  they are going to have to live with it for the rest of your lives, you'll get pretty arrogant too.  It takes a certain amount of balls to do that... something around three"
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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2011, 11:28:41 am »
Fletcher wrote on Thu, 03 February 2011 08:17

I found two points of contact for Eclair Engineering - which is how to find an "Evil Twin"... eclairengineering@verizon.net and eviltwin@markfrink.com

Hope this is of some assistance.

Peace.


I contacted him re the Evil Twin and he replied that he no longer wanted to build them and was onto other projects.
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Offline Fletcher

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Re: Most orgasmic bass DI setup?
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2011, 08:22:24 am »
Bummer - they are awesome.  I don't know if you can find one second hand or not... but it would certainly be worth it to try!!!

The Retrospec "Juice Box" is a pretty cool tool, and a not too distant second in my world.

Peace.
CN Fletcher

mwagener wrote on Sat, 11 September 2004 14:33
We are selling emotions, there are no emotions in a grid


"Recording engineers are an arrogant bunch.  
If you've spent most of your life with a few thousand dollars worth of musicians in the studio, making a decision every second and a half... and you and  they are going to have to live with it for the rest of your lives, you'll get pretty arrogant too.  It takes a certain amount of balls to do that... something around three"
Malcolm Chisholm