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Discussion in 'Bass' started by TedB, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. TedB

    TedB Guest


    I read you use the RNP for bass DI mostly. What kind of bass do you have? are you also recording a cab simultaneously?

    I find the RNP a tremendous improvement over using the mackie as a bass DI but on a recent track I did, I found it kinda dark sounding and undefined. I need to try also putting the bass into my crappy crate amp to get some more mid and high end...

    a better electric bass may be in my future, ergo the question.
  2. Bowisc

    Bowisc Active Member

    These are the basses I've recorded direct (mostly) through the RNP so far:

    Fender Jazz and P's
    Peavey Cirrus
    Peavey Grind
    Ken Smith BSR
    Fodera Emporer Deluxe

    BTW: The players were excellent!

  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I thought you had a Sebatron ??? Have you ever used it on bass? I find that the vmp-4000 is my "go to" pre for bass...
  4. TedB

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  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Davedogg just came down for a visit. We did some mic and pre amp comparisons and a good time was had by both of us. Next time he makes the trip, perhaps you can come along too. I would love to meet you and swap tales and talk gear! Kurt
  6. Bowisc

    Bowisc Active Member

    Kurt, yes I do have the 4000e. Makes bass come through rich while retaining the details.

    What I meant to convey was that for me, my RNP has filled a better role as a bass D.I. as opposed to a mic-preamp when it is used.

    "...As far as the RNP, I use mine mostly as a bass guitar D.I. these days [edit] as opposed its primary role as a mic-preamp[/edit]..."

    FWIW, the Great River's D.I. is pretty slammin' too.

  7. Bowisc

    Bowisc Active Member

    You're welcome!
    By the way, I record bass guitar mostly direct.

  8. TedB

    TedB Guest

    Kurt, thanks for the invite!

    I've got another audio fiend in my office with whom you've interacted on a few occasions (not sure what his RO alias is, but his name is Rick).

    I know we'd both love to come down and drool over your racks and talk shop; being a hack (Rick is single, has more gear and time, and is much less of a hack than I), I'm sure I'd learn something. Like what a good mix sounds like on ns-10's, since I've only heard them at GC and other guitarMarts. And audition the sebatron with my larrivee and my girthworks sro's.

    The problem for me, as always, is time. job, wife, kids, house... yada yada. Shoot, I barely have time to sit in my studio and just record myself live to nail down some ideas. I've put the brakes on my GAS with this last RNP/RNC purchase so I can focus on learning what I have... especially the use of the compressor. Easy to understand and operate, but it takes experience to use wisely, and experience takes time... well, you see my dilema... :)

    You guys name the time and place, and I'll let you know if we can make it. bitrot@hotmail.com is the best way to contact me/us.
  9. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    No reason you have to wait for Davedog to come down. If you wish you Rick and I could do the same thing with some of your stuff. I would love it if you would also bring the RNP and the (to a lesser extent) the RNC so I could get a shot at hearing them against the Neves, Sebatrons, Studio Projects and the Millennia. I am semi retired and at home most of the time, so justr say when and we could do this. BTW, I am just east of Eugene in the McKenzie Valley.. Kurt

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