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Re: PG Spark users thread

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faceless wrote: Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:34 pm How do you guys order this?

I checked their website and I cannot find NZ listed for delivery. Amazon can deliver but the PG website has a $40 off and free bag atm.
Direct from their website, they come from Australia so shipping is quick!
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Bg wrote: Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:41 pm its not going to help, but I bought mine in the uk on ebay...
Also an option, might check it out! :P

jeremyb wrote: Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:45 pm
faceless wrote: Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:34 pm How do you guys order this?

I checked their website and I cannot find NZ listed for delivery. Amazon can deliver but the PG website has a $40 off and free bag atm.
Direct from their website, they come from Australia so shipping is quick!
Thanks mate, I have gone through the order page but is it me or am I missing out, NZ is nowhere to be found, cheers!

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They're not shipping to NZ at the moment unfortunately man.

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griff wrote: Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:11 am They're not shipping to NZ at the moment unfortunately man.
That'll be that USPS(?) thing about not shipping to NZ because of freight space availability issues? or some such.
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griff wrote: Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:11 am They're not shipping to NZ at the moment unfortunately man.
That figures, thanks mate!

Anyway how’s the low volume sound like? My neighbours can’t be bothered so I am wondering if low volumes can still sound the same as when, say 9-12 o’clock loud.

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I only play at low volume and it's good, so is headphones. One of the main reasons I got it actually.
I might know of a local 2nd hand one for sale if you want me to ask..

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Same tone just louder as you wind up the volume!
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There's a new update guys. In-app tuner, tap tempo etc

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New Spark Mini on the way! https://www.positivegrid.com/spark-mini
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I just ordered a mini, missed the regular once I sold it. Now I just need a work trip to Oz to collect it!

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Had my Spark and Airstep for a few days now (thanks jeremyb!). I had one pre-ordered when they first came out, but was one of the many people who gave up on it and dropped out because of all the delays - I ended up with an Amplifi instead, but that didn't last long. I bought the Spark to give me something to sit on my desk at home to plug into and practise/noodle with. I'm enjoying it for that. It's a bit bassy but otherwise sounds pretty good. Took it to a band rehearsal yesterday to see if it would hold up and was surprised at how well it did. We don't rehearse at massive volumes (drummer has electronic kit), but the Spark was keeping up just fine with volume less than halfway up.

I'm an incorrigible tinkerer, so I'm already think about modding the Spark. The main shortcomings that should be solvable are:

1. Tame the bass response
2. Add a pair of external speaker jacks
4. Add battery power
3. Add an FX loop so I can use my looper post FX

Have any of you tried any or all of the above? Any help/suggestions/advice?

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I read there was a firmware update that tamed the Bass, but no idea if its true....
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sizzlingbadger wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 3:04 pm I read there was a firmware update that tamed the Bass, but no idea if its true....
Thanks for that. I updated the Airstep when I got it, but can't remember if I did the amp or not. Will check. If that doesn't help, then some acoustic wadding in the cab and/or a foam plug in the reflex port will be my next option.

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captainfruitbat wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 3:16 pm
sizzlingbadger wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 3:04 pm I read there was a firmware update that tamed the Bass, but no idea if its true....
Thanks for that. I updated the Airstep when I got it, but can't remember if I did the amp or not. Will check. If that doesn't help, then some acoustic wadding in the cab and/or a foam plug in the reflex port will be my next option.
Amp firmware updated. Was 1.5ish, now 1.7ish (whatever the latest version is). Sounds about the same.

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I can't say I ever found it too bassy, was sitting around shoulder height whenever I played with it too :)
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