In a departure from my reviews about gear related to making music and recording Bass guitar, this is my review of the SE-C3T wired earphones by Pioneer.
With a multitude of listening options (including wireless) and price ranges; what do you choose when audio quality and cost are two of the prime considerations?
The SE-C3T earphones first arrived in 2017. Designed and produced by the Pioneer Corporation, which was founded by Japanese businessman Nozomu Matsumoto in 1938; and celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2018.
An indirect quote from a recent Pioneer slogan: –
‘Sound. Vision. Soul. Everyone’s got soul. Pioneer truly believes in the power of sound and vision to ‘move the heart and touch the soul’.
As a Bass player, pedals and effects make up a big part of my sound, although I never thought delay would be an effect I would use as part of my own pedal board set-up.
However, some effects that I think sound good on Bass, such as chorus and flanger, are built upon a very short delay of a few milliseconds;
The first version of the Alter Ego pedal is based on the legendary TC Flashback delay (and looper), but with two custom sounds (the EHX Deluxe Memory Man and Binson Echorec) not available in the Flashback pedal.
The Flashback delay has the Lo-Fi and Dynamic delay settings – not available on the Alter Ego.
This aside (and the colour difference), the two pedals are exactly the same.
The Alter Ego V1 also works with all Flashback TonePrints.
A legacy product, and rarely available new, you might expect to pay up to £150 for one (brand new) or between £80 to £120 at auction, in fully working condition, and with the original box.
My Pedalboard. I love using pedals and effects. However, it was time to move on some pedal-related gear that had become surplus. Out went the PB-600 pedal board, and the SGT Pepper custom pedal board. In came the ‘Octa-switch-2’ and a ‘Showman’ pedalboard and case.
“Note to self: There is no such thing as a ‘complete’ pedalboard ~ only stopping points between revisions”.
Bass Bash; Run of hope and Level 42 Late September and I found myself at the 9th annual “Basschat : South-east Bass Bash” at Jubilee High School in Surrey. For anyone unfamiliar, Basschat is a “UK based on-line Bass players’ forum, for Bassists everywhere”. It was my debut at this years’ event, some three years’ after first posting on the forum. It was about time; … Continue reading Bass bash; Run of hope; Level 42