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  • Birthday 23/10/1951

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  1. bertbass

    Weight Of The Bass

    Danelectro long horn sounds pretty good.
  2. bertbass

    Lightbulb joke...

    As well as the Doors, there's Atomic Rooster and Led Zeppelin, on Stairway to Heaven live anyway.
  3. bertbass

    Come home to Roost!

    Roost made an amazing 100w valve head. Sounded very close to Hiwatt.
  4. bertbass

    What a difference a good rig makes

    Totally agree. In my case it was four 4 x 12s driven with 2 x Marshall Super Bass hundreds. What a sound. Slightly impractical now though.
  5. bertbass

    Marshall vba valves

    Had a simliar problem with mine. It wasn't valves but dirt. The fan pulls air in from everywhere. The unused input sockets and the F/X loop sockets soon got dirty and started messing about. It might be worth checking these out first. A can of servisol is cheaper than a set of valves. Actually, a lead between the F/X sockets will cure that one but I had to have the input sockets changed as they got really dirty. Still cheaper than valves though.
  6. bertbass

    HIWATT cabs, Celestion Vs Fane??

    How strange. Original Hiwatt cabs all had Fane speakers as standard. Fane pop 50s if I remember correctly. The same as Sound City.
  7. bertbass

    When your jeans fall down at a gig

    No gaffa tape then?
  8. bertbass

    Which Mac!! HELP

    There's no doubt, imho, that Apple is the way to go. If your not going anywhere with your computer and you've got a spare monitor sitting around the the Mac Mini is a very fine machine, just get the highest spec you can afford. No monitor, then get an iMac, again the highest spec you can afford. They both come with Garage Band for free and Logic would cost you £199.99p, https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/logic-pro-x/id634148309?mt=12 and Logic is about as good as you can get. Opinions will vary of course.
  9. bertbass

    Bass centre elite strings

    Let us know what you think.
  10. bertbass

    Bass centre elite strings

    Only ever use these, 50 - 110 Stadium rounds. Brilliant strings.
  11. bertbass

    NBD - what the hell did I just buy?

    It is indeed a Kay, as sold by Woolworths in the 70s. Didn't cost a lot then worth even less now although some think they are worth a fortune and collectable.
  12. In the olden days, valve amps had 4, 8 or 16 ohm output settings and all 4 x 12s were 16 ohm so full output to 1 or 2 or even 4 cabs. Just set the impedance selector to the right setting.
  13. Never heard this one before so I've just watched it on youtube and I'd like to say what a brilliant tune and why are you complaining, however, I can't as it's total crap! I share your pain. It's just a vehicle for a guitarist to show 'how brilliant am I' and yes I did suffer all 6 minutes and 9 seconds just in case I missed a good bit but I didn't.
  14. I never liked Trace Elliot. Never could get a good sound out of them. Good luck, maybe you'll succeed where I failed.