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Re: MB-1 - Should I get one?
« Reply #15 on: Time Format »

I wouldn't say it's way more complicated than a MP-1, just a bit different as it's purely designed for bass and what bass players need. So you have the tube and SS stages in parallel (combine as it suits) and then a strait forward path to the 2 fx loops.  Where it really starts to mess with your head is the CC stuff, not so much what you can do with it, but how to set it up.  That did take some reading/thinking/drinking to get my head around.  But I spose I've had a MP-2 for a long time now and I just found it (the MP-2) a great leap forward from what I had in the MP-1.  The only bit of the MP-2 I've never played around with is the macros. I'll get to them eventually, but then I don't have a huge need to drive that, just curiosity...
Maybe do a quick recording before you send it to Belgium so you can compare the MDRT vs stock tranny.  Peter of course will know this as he's been on that journey.  Both of my MB-1s came all souped up  >:D so I've never got to compare, not that I mind, they are just amazing, with, as you have discovered, great bottom end.  Man, running in stereo (Alembic > MB-1 > mixer > TC MOne (lite delay/reverb) > B200s > Messa P112 cabs), melt me....
Just had a look at the Cort Jnr, looks like a nice bass  :thumb-up:   BTW I'd recommend a set of Alembic CX-3/45/S short scale strings for it, it's what my Alembic SC Brown came with.  Love them.  Hex core, finishing wrap is an oval. The shorter axis of this elliptical wrap faces the fingerboard.  So less fretting hand noise as you slide up and down and easier on your fingers (without killing the tone like flat wounds do).  And they are made (length) for 2 aside tuners.  Alembic have a retail site on Yahoo, so easy to buy.
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Re: MB-1 - Should I get one?
« Reply #16 on: Time Format »

Ok!

And yes it's more complicated then the MP-1, but not as bad as a MP-2.

Hey MJMP, to a bassplayer it isn't more complicated. It has the functions you would expect on a 2 channel bass amp, you can always either/or the channels an semi-parametric EQs are parr for the course.
Only the effects loop (having 2 in parallel, but the section in series) is it bit getting used to but very useful  :banana:
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Hey Peter, when you first put in a MDRT, what was your impression of the difference from stock?  I've heard the comparison with MP-1 but both my MB-1s came with MDRT (which I'm very happy about  :thumb-up: ).  In the MP-1 the MDRT really opens up the dynamic range of the unit.
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To put things into perspective when I say complicated, it is compared to the MP-1.  When I first got the MP-1 I didn't have to look at the manual to figure stuff out.  I'm also at the disadvantage of when I look at the MB-1 my brain see s an MP-1 so the fact it doesn't operate the same makes it that little more difficult.  Had I never used an MP-1 before I probably would not find it difficult but I'm almost certain I'd need the manual as it's not simply a case of edit and then start hitting the eq and going up and down, there are more options so I'd need to know what they all did first.

Anyways it's going on holiday  :wave: I don't wanna touch it until it's right  :lol:  That's just how I am with my gear.
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Hey Peter, when you first put in a MDRT, what was your impression of the difference from stock?  I've heard the comparison with MP-1 but both my MB-1s came with MDRT (which I'm very happy about  :thumb-up: ).  In the MP-1 the MDRT really opens up the dynamic range of the unit.

Moooooore dynamics, and that is so important, especially with bass.
Also the sound becomes tighter, which is also specially important with bass.
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« Reply #20 on: Time Format »

Ok!

And yes it's more complicated then the MP-1, but not as bad as a MP-2.

Hey MJMP, to a bassplayer it isn't more complicated. It has the functions you would expect on a 2 channel bass amp, you can always either/or the channels an semi-parametric EQs are parr for the course.
Only the effects loop (having 2 in parallel, but the section in series) is it bit getting used to but very useful  :banana:

I was actually talking about the electronics  ;D Not on how to use it. I know the MB-1 very well.
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I was actually talking about the electronics  ;D Not on how to use it. I know the MB-1 very well.

 O:-) O:-)
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