Looking to getting my first archtop, mainly because I want that rich tone for my jazz playing. Anyone have recommendations? I like wide necks, but that isn't really a priority.
So, the past 2-3 times I played my ac30c2 I started to notice a rattle/buzz from the backside of the amp, and after doing research I had figured it was tube rattle. I had read suggestions of ordering a product to dampen the buzzing, or to try and take the tubes out and put them back in. I decided to take the tubes out and put them back in. I was extremely careful in doing so, and made sure to place them all back into the exact spots they were in. They are the stock tubes, Chinese made. After turning the amp on to warm up for 5 minutes, I put my guitar direct in to the top boost low gain input, my usual choice. Once I took it off standby and began to play, I could smell a faint burning smell coming between the 1st and 2nd power tube, those that are right next to the preamp tubes. I didn't try to keep playing, but am unsure of what went wrong or if I am making a blatant mistake. I usually jump the channels while playing, and I usually play with my master volume between 25-40% of the max. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
Hey everyone ! How long did you play/practice before joining a band ? I'm just curious. My plan is to practice one year before looking for a band. I have 1 year of music under my belt so far (guitar mostly chords, singing, ear training ect)
I plan on woodshedding one more year of bass/vocals before I start posting ads on craigslist…
So how long did you guys play ? What are some of the best things I could do before playing with a group? I know people like to say tget jamming with people as soon as possible but I want to be able to pick up the instrument cold and be proficient , ya know ? So I feel confident. Also I got other issues I gotta work out to make me more fit for a band….
Hey Bassit! Someone gave me a couple sets of 4 string D'Addario 45-100 short scale strings and I can't use them on any of my basses. Since it was an online purchase and a gift I can't really return or exchange them. I also don't want to tell the gifter they mistakenly bought the wrong thing, so I'll pass them along instead. If anybody plays a short scale they are yours free of charge. I'd rather they go to a younger player or someone just starting to play as a way to encourage them to play more! DM if you're interested.