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Discussion in 'News& Support' started by Tim Unwin, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Tim Unwin

    Tim Unwin

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    Hey, wondering if there was anyone that knows if there is a sound hole cover for the Alien Rockbass.

    Have had mine for about 6 weeks now and done a few of gigs with it. Love it to death, but have noticed that it tends to feedback and over-resonate, and pick up the rest of the bands vibration while plugged in, which contributes to the issue.
    I have tried suppressing it using the notch and phase controls, but it has little to no effect. My brother plays normal 6 string acoustic and uses a sound hole cover to good effect at keeping his from feeding back, so I was hoping that one for my Alien would help also. But I cant seem to find one anywhere the right shape.
     
  2. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Hello there, as far as I know there is no cover available for Alien basses...

    That said, I think you could easily make one. Even with a plastic bag and tape.
     
  3. Hardy

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    Cort SJB-5-F Acoustic 002.jpg

    My Cort has a sound hole cover installed. Tbh it doesn´t help that much. The bass still needs some opening to let the top swing enough. You just need the right amp with working notch and phase controls. Or at least a pedal with these features working effectively. I´m 100 per cent happy with my Marshall AS-100D combo. Not a bargain though, but sometimes you can find them second hand for decent prices. Three channels: guitar, bass, microphone! And a fourth input for a playback source (chinch).

    Cort SJB-5-F Acoustic 019.jpg
     
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    schlobodan Warwick Streamer Specialist Good Vibe Sponsor

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    da hilft nur Bauschaum:)
     
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  5. Tim Unwin

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    thanks man, but I dont think I want to go with foam.
     
  6. Tim Unwin

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    looks like I'll have to get one made. Lutehole.com are willing, but I didn't think wood would be a good solution
     
  7. Tim Unwin

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    Im playing mine through the Hartke HA3500 HA3500.jpg with the XL410 cab 410XL_Angled-thumb_medium.jpg
     
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    He is kidding!

    But you will always have problems playing a full acoustic bass via such a powerful bass amp.
     
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    Another option might be positioning, as sometimes changing position slightly to isolate from PA etc giving your bass a shake can help
     
  10. Tim Unwin

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    I've decided to give Lutehole.com a crack at making me one. If they are able, and it works, I'll post it.
     
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