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speicky
Senior Member
Username: speicky

Post Number: 480
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 4:17 am:   Edit Post

I'm glad it's your birthday,
happy birthday to you !

Thank you Oliver, for being a friend, and for helping me to fill many gaps in the "Alembic/JAE"-part of this wonderful world. It was a great pleasure and assistance for me to have you on my side when I registered here - oompf, NINE years ago! - you, along with many other wonderful members showed and explained to me all things Alembic... Thank you !

Now for the next fifty cycles around the sun, all the best to you and your beloved,

cheers,
Christian
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3377
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 7:13 am:   Edit Post

Happy Birthday Oliver !
5a_quilt_top
Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 298
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post

Hey Spyderman -

Celebrate by tapping out a few monster bass riffs that would make the Ox proud!
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5753
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 4:55 pm:   Edit Post

Happy B-day Oliver! Hope it was a blast.

Bill, tgo
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 1127
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 3:08 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Speicky,
and Sonicus, 5a, Bill and all the other great guys in here,
many thanks for your birthday wishes.
It is my 50th.
Well still struggling with my health problems, you know that I had a retinal thrombosis two years ago. Now being 55lbs lighter than before I may not carry heavy weights and need to avoid pressure in my eyes.
I do want to play again, but I cannot imagine now how to be with a band where I cannot carry my own cabs around.......
Thank you all so much!
Oliver (Spyderman)
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11336
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 3:51 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Oliver; congrats on your 50th! Sometimes our health issues, or other life changes, can give us a different perspective on, or different way of being in, our world. My guess is that you will find a way, or it will find you, of playing again, that will bring joy to your heart. Enjoy!
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 1128
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post

Dave,
thank you so much!
Yes, absolutely.
Beeing two years without music it is time to change...
Oliver (Spyderman)
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1162
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 6:03 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Oliver,
Being away from music can be damaging.
Have you messed around in Garageband at all?
It's an app for ipad or the Mac desktop, it is rather easy to use for multi-tracking and has a variety of 'instruments' with adjustable parameters providing many tonal possibilities.

You could probably get a musical fix from doodling around with it. I have 'composed' some songs that have been extremely fulfilling - they certainly aren't going to get any airplay but they serve as a therapeutic outlet for musical creativity.
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3400
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 6:28 pm:   Edit Post

Oliver , I think that Pauldo's suggestion about the Apple musical software know as " Garageband" is excellent ! _____

I have played with it and was completely amazed at the results . Musicians such as us have an edge on the level of creativity with this creation soft ware. It is a unique fusion of a software music synthesis and samples and various other disciplines . I purchased the orchestral instrument collection and was able to produce amazing compositions with the sounds of a symphony .

It is So very much fun !!!!
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 1129
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 1:24 am:   Edit Post

Guys,
that is a good advice! Thank you!
Anyone got any recommendations rgdg lightweight cabs?
Main goal is lightest weight but with best sound and power...
Greetz
Oliver (Spyderman)
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 2002
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 4:00 am:   Edit Post

Oliver,
Have you thought about using in ear monitors and running through the PA system? I know there are other members here that have done this for performances and are happy they did. You could then get a small amp for practicing at home.

Keith
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5758
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post

One word:

Roadies.

Bill, tgo
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 1130
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post

Bill,
well, good idea, but not in an amateur band.... :-)
Greetz
Oliver (Spyderman)
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5759
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 2:08 pm:   Edit Post

While I was joking, I have been in situations with an amatuer band where we chipped in and hired a guy to haul the equipment for a particular gig.

Bill, tgo
senmen
Senior Member
Username: senmen

Post Number: 1131
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 2:12 pm:   Edit Post

Bill,
yes, I know.
We also had done this with my old WHO band....
Have a great day
Oliver (Spyderman)
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 1772
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 3:25 pm:   Edit Post

In ears (with the proper ear buds, Future Sonics MG7Pro provide the deepest low end I've heard) are really a good way to go. You don't have to do all the wireless business, that's where most of the cost and hassle comes from. Get a small mixing board with a headphone out, run a line from your bass, split your vocal into it as well and then get a general band mix from the PA. The PA subs provide the oomph and you'll hear you bass like you never have before. When you go back to a regular bass rig, you'll be missing you real tone. All this can be done for the price of a good cabinet, the biggest cost being the ear monitors themselves. The sound guys will love you, too, with no low end blasting off the stage.

But, the best and lightest cabs I've played through are fEARfuls. Lots of boom and very reasonable weight. The only downside is you build them yourself. But, that might be an upside, it was for me!

Oh yes, happy birthday! Glad to hear you are losing weight and getting in better shape. I lost 24 lbs last year and got to get completely off blood pressure meds. Welcome to the 50s!
ajdover
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 1025
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 7:34 pm:   Edit Post

Oliver,

Happy birthday my friend!

As to light weight amps/cabs ....

I've been using Genz Benz stuff now for about a year. The bad news is Fender, in its infinite wisdom shut them down a little while ago. It would be tough for you to find stuff brand new anymore, though there is some still out there (Bass Central has some heads left).

Mark Bass is one line you might want to look at, as well as Gallien Krueger's MB series. If you can find Genz Benz, you can get a Shuttle Max 9.2 or 12.2 head that weighs about 6.5 pounds. The Shuttle cabs, if you can find them are usually around 40-50 lbs. My Shuttle 6.2/2X10 rig weighs a total of 43 pounds, for example, with 375 watts at 8 ohms, and 600 at 4 ohms, all with a tube preamp section. It's plenty loud, lots of head room, and relatively light.

Euphonic Audio is another brand you might want to look into for lightweight stuff. Their heads are solid state, but are light and powerful, as are their cabinets. Finally, there's the Ampeg PF series with light cabs and heads.

Hope this helps,

Alan
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3402
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 7:59 pm:   Edit Post

Yes, I have two old Gallien -Krueger MB150s , it is my recording amp standard tool . Must have! ___. Highly recommended , But not in current production . On the used market expect to a range of 175.00 to USD 300.00 . That of course is my own estimate, These amps are a 1 12" speaker combo with 150 watts of real power . I have two and they do the job ! I have a recording session tomorrow and I will take the Distillate Bass!! And , they love it :-)
ajdover
Senior Member
Username: ajdover

Post Number: 1026
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 8:58 pm:   Edit Post

One other thing ... if you can find a Genz Benz NX212, it would be a good thing. I have one, weighs 51 pounds, but has built in wheels. You don't have to pick it up, just roll it into place. 4 ohm box, great cab.

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