Sample Settings – Origin Effects here are some nice samples to get you started. Just scroll down to the compact bass section. It took me a bit to understand how I should HPF on this Cali. Hope this helps!
Thanks @Paul those sample settings are shown on the instructions that come with the pedal.
I spent a few hours with it last night and I like it. It’ll take a while to work it all out I think.
Avoid. That neck is warped.
Howlin’ good deal right there
I just went and tried out a Sqier Rascal. I’m impressed. What a fun bass!
I liked it a lot more than the Meteora, which was what I was comparing it against. After playing it, that comparison seems unfair. The pickup poles on the Rascal have a P layout and the sound seems to be somewhere between a double P and a double humbucker. It was different without sounding off or weird. I think this is another big score for the Paranormal series
I did an A/B playing between the Rumble 500 and Ampeg Rocket Bass 500. I don’t think the Rocket Bass amps get enough love here on the forum. It has a great sound and the drive is much more versatile than the one on the Rumble.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if the Rocket Bass amps had been out when I bought my amp, I would probably be have an Ampeg right now.
Fender did this one right. Except that switchy thing.
I traded my Rocket bass amp for a Fender Rumble 100 and regret it
Yeah, I would have preferred separate volume pots. I think the switch was more for the whole Paranormal theme. I would have liked function over sryle but I don’t hate it.
They both have their place. If you want an amp that, straight out of the box, will give that special something, I have to give it to the Rocket Bass amp. Yamaha has been very good for the Ampeg brand.
I don’t like the concept of it, but when it comes down to it, the bass sounds good on all three settings. I haven’t changed it yet because will it improve the bass or just ease my elitist ego? I suspect the latter.
If I were to want to make a change, I would get a Squire Mustang, a Curtiss Novak wide range humbucker, and route a bigger hole for the pickup. Make my own pawn shop mustang. Leave this one as is, except maybe change the pickguard
If I were to do it the Rascal would be sold
Hmm, one of the pinnacle SBV’s just hit the market, for the right price, and in good shape.
NGL it’s tempting.
@Wombat-metal Did what I was saying about the sound of the pickups make sense? Does it match with your experience?
It does. I find that the neck pickup like you say is a cross between a P and a humbucker. with a touch of grit, and surprisingly clear for so close to the neck. Together they are amazing, you get that clarity but noticeable mids and highs even with LaBella’s. And on it’s own the bridge pickup has that punch you would expect yet has a fullness to the tone. And with overdrive or distortion added in, omg. It takes that really well.
I will sound like a broken record soon, but if you ask for a good cheap bass, this is in the discussion to me. Not to mention it’s very playable. Punches above it’s weight by a lot.
What model is that? Same as the one I sent you?
SBV-800MF, the Miki Furukawa (from Supercar) signature edition. Basically the apex SBV-550.
She’s one of the two bassists that originally interested me in them, along with Fumi in Polysics. Who also should get a signature model, I think she has one of each of the SBV’s, in all colors.
I love Supercar, probably my favorite band from Japan.
Just can’t really stop GAS I believe
40th Anniversary P added to the 40th Anniversary J and Sonic P today (immediately added La Bella flats of course ):
I am kinda glad this is purple and not blue.
If it were blue I would be very tempted to swap out my pink one and sell it.
To be honest I am on the fence between the two
Ugh. I’d prefer a darker blue. I think I will go for the purple between the two.
I like Lake Placid blue just fine and even so I would definitely do the purple.
@howard haven’t you bought that Flying Samurai yet? You only live once you know