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  1. 28 minutes ago, pbasspecial said:

    This is an absolute bargain. It is also the PB60 model which is a higher spec over the PB45. 

    I am the proud owner of an 81 Tokai Hard Puncher. 


    Yep. Thanks. It really is a beauty. Sad to see it go but thems the rules!!

  2. Plenty of interest but as we speak still available 👍. Pick up only. Trying to sort a way to try it before you buy it but covid restrictions where I live is making things tricky


    As per title, I have a Tokai Hardpuncher dating around 1979/80 for sale. Struggling to get exact date.

    All original apart from the strap locks fitted. I’m trying to locate the original buttons but if I can’t I’ll throw in the accompanying parts currently attached to the strap. Slight signs of wear but for a bass this age in great condition. No big dings or nasties. Slight scratching when using the tone and volume- absolutely nothing major, has been the same since I bought it- but have to mention.

    Approx just under 4kg using some decidedly dodgy kitchen scales- I tried my best!!!

    Priced to sell at £450 which is a bit of a bargain in my opinion but as I have a new bass en route I can’t justify keeping this one. I have owned and played/loved this for about a decade. Awesome punchy sound which has served me very well in mostly studio settings. 

    Pick up only

    Any questions feel free to ask👍








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  4. 1 minute ago, dave_bass5 said:

    No problem. I was going to get a BB802 but when I saw the BB800 for this price it was a no brainier. Not worried if it's got a few marks on it, and it still has full 12 month warranty. 

    Absolutely. I’m all in on this

  5. Soooooooo,

    Sorted the cab from some lovely chap on here. 

    I’m looking at this ashdown rm500 which people think would pair nicely with the BC super compact. But the spec states the head being 4ohm and the cab is 8ohm. I don’t understand how they merge?

  6. 1 minute ago, T-Bay said:

    Another vote for the supercompact, coupled with a midget it makes a very versatile setup, I use an orange terror 1000w amp which is probably overkill for anywhere I am likely to play but the whole rig can be carried by one person in one go.


  7. 13 minutes ago, pmjos said:

    starting out again....... I did that 6 years ago. I suggest Bergantino 12's  light, powerful and stunning tone. Get yourself a sadowsky pre amp pedal and it barely matters what amp you use. get something light. 

    I’ve got the BDDI. Is the sadowsky a better option?

  8. 3 minutes ago, la bam said:

    Quilter bass block and a laney n410.

    More power than you could believe. Whole package weighs just over 20kg.

    I've done big gigs and indoor and outdoor festivals with that rig and didnt even come close to half way on the volume.

    I used to have a barefaced super compact. I sold it as it struggled at larger gigs. The laney n410 doesnt even break a sweat.

    Probably get both for around 1000 if you're lucky.

    LOVE the look of that quilter. No fuss. Thinking maybe 4x10 may be a little too large for my spec currently. Thanks tho!!!🤘

  9. 14 minutes ago, JohnDaBass said:

    Agree with those previous posts recommending Barefaced Super Compact it's a great cab. I would suggest you look at Mesa Subway D800 amp, built-in HPF and a simple EQ setup with the ' Character ' control providing easy access to a range of familiar amp sounds. The new Fender Rumble 800HD is also a real workhorse. 

    Cool. Sooooooo many options🤦‍♂️

  10. 6 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

    Lots of good lightweight cabs out there, Barefaced and Vanderkley will get lots of mentions. However finding a "good" lightweight Class D head is a different ball game IMO. I've tried loads and I've yet to try anything that really comes up to scratch.

    Don't be fooled by the Trace Elliot stickers on the Elf - it doesn't have the same heft that you experienced from the classic stuff. The company is now based in the US so you won't get the same easy to access customer service that you got when they were based in the UK.

    I wasn't impressed with the TC gear. The Genz Benz gear which everybody was talking about a few years ago has seemingly fallen from grace since the company was bought out by Gibson (I believe). You'll undoubtedly get recommendations for the Genzler.

    I didn't get any inspiration from the Darkglass but I do know that some people swear blind by them, especially if you like a heavy modern, rock tone..

    Ashdown are coming back into popularity - dirt cheap, excellent customer service, a presence on this forum and good products mean you get a lot for your buck. 

    If it were my money and I had to buy a Class D head I'd certainly think about a EBS - general consensus that the Customer Service is excellent.


    Thanks for this! 

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