This is a new one, different from the Jupiter Eye of Horus. I'm not as concerned about the looks as I am with the sound. The Jupiter didn't really do it for me. I hope this one is better.TI4-1009 wrote:Ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly. I saw him with the first one at one of the first shows with it. It was ugly then.
Could be. I keep trying to play my Q6 TBX at gigs but every time it always becomes clear that the Starfire just owns it. No comparison. I want to get the good Modulus sound, and it does sound pretty good, but it's just silly how much better the Starfire sounds. It even makes the band play much better.Rusty the Scoob wrote:The Moduluses are definitely clearer, tighter, punchier and more consistent than the old Ritter was. Maybe he wanted a warmer bass for small rooms?
Yeah, I got it last January. It's pretty good, not the perfect Modulus, but very nice. Made in 1991, so no truss rod. The bridge is a bit of a PITA (Kahler) and I'm not totally crazy about the pickup placement (a bit too close to the bridge), but it does have that insane TBX low end and the other Modulus goodness. I ordered some SGD pickups for it back when I got it, but David has been taking forever, I'm doubting that I'll get them at all at this point. The EMGs are OK, but I'm looking forward to a smoother, more hifi tone. I've also got an ACG preamp waiting to go in when the pickups go in.Rusty the Scoob wrote:Whoah, you have a TBX!!??
Hey Edwin,zambiland wrote:Could be. I keep trying to play my Q6 TBX at gigs but every time it always becomes clear that the Starfire just owns it. No comparison. I want to get the good Modulus sound, and it does sound pretty good, but it's just silly how much better the Starfire sounds. It even makes the band play much better.
Someday I'll have to try a Ritter.
Rusty the Scoob wrote:Which EMGs does it have? I'm finding a huge difference between the various types of magnets they offer. The traditional Ceramic they've used for years are the classic snarling, nasally angry tone, the Ceramic/Steel are a lot smoother and the Alnico sound almost completely vintage. They'll make you almost anything you want if you call them up, as long as it fits in one of their standard shapes.