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  1. Why on Earth is this still here? I feel like driving from Whitley Bay to get it.
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    Roger Mayer SVT DI

    Anyone used one of these? I’m getting decent results straight into the interface and using the Logic amp designer stuff but looking at Other options for an external DI / amp sim. Any other options out there?
  3. Ha I should read things properly! Yes it was mine. Great cab. I only sold it as I was down-sizing. I have a tie-in with Hartke now or I’d have had it back. NB if you have been running it with the tweeter turned completely off apparently it doesn’t like that and can cause the tweeter to blow. It happened once before and I remember having an exchange with Tommy about it. This is a great cab for not a lot of cash.
  4. I had one of these for years and loved it. I thought this was mine until you mentioned you got it from Walshy. There’s not many of these around. Mine was actually a H115 (although it has S115 on the back for some reason). It was a prototype H115 I borrowed from Water of Tyne and I liked it so much I asked Tommy if I could buy it. He changed the design soon afterward to a smaller cab. One of the best 15’s I’ve ever had. Responsive to eq - especially mids and for a 15, very quick - and with the horn a great one cab solution.
  5. Thanks Pete. Not sure tbh. The mid pot doesn’t have a distinct 2/3 position feel - just a centre detent like the cut and boost on the treble and bass pots. I may have a tweak one day when I have time and report back!
  6. Couple of other pics. The “Slap contour”, recessed jack and interestingly carved back. And the control cavity. Any help welcome! 😀
  7. Thanks Al / Pete. I’ll sort out pics. She’s a beaut. I’ve had a look in the control cavity and there are a couple of trim pots and dip switches etc. but hard to make out from the manual what’s what. I’ll just leave it since it sounds canny the way it is. Not sure how to upload pics on here - been a member from the start but not been on much in years.
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    Yamaha BBNE1

    Yamaha Nathan East Mk.1. Just acquired one of these. Just wondering if anyone has any info on the model - when they were made, spec, reviews etc? There doesn’t seem to be much info out there especially after the NE2 come out (mind you my Google / research skills are poor and I admit this is the lazy option!). I just remember when they came out along with the first John Patitucci model and them being reviewed in the bass mags - wanted one then but couldn’t afford. I’ve not looked in the control cavity yet but I seem to recall the TRB’s had selectable frequencies on the eq. Any info would be welcome! (Love it by the way).
  9. Seen / played this. It’s fab. Great condition and playability. As for the light show it is indeed very impressive! Even if you don’t go for the full on audio / visual extravaganza you still have the option of top and / or side LED’s.
  10. It’s a great cab and works fab as a stand-alone. It’s very quick / sensitive and responsive to eq - especially mids.
  11. This looks like my old cab. I only just sold it - It’s changed hands quickly! It’s a great cab. Changed my perception of what a 15 can do. It’s actually a prototype H115 and one of the first in the UK.
  12. Thanks - will check the East out. I have a love hate thing with Stingrays. Love the look, playability and build quality but the eq / preamps I've never been 100% on. This is my second Classic and I knew I wouldn't get on with the preamp. Just too much extreme low end and high boost that isn't really usable (at least for me) and I like my mids!
  13. GK RB1001's have serious grunt. I had one for years and sounded fab through an Epifani UL310. Two 2x10's is also a good option. One for smaller gigs and both for bigger. More flexible and easier to hump than a 4x10. As long as you don't drive the amp too hard one will be fine. I would echo the previous comments about maxing the bass on your Stingray. They have a big boost in low end and can easily make the amp or cab clip (although in my experience the RB had a pretty robust front end).
  14. Any suggestions to upgrade a SR Classic 5 preamp? Ideally no mods so would need to fit in the existing cavity (I've not looked yet but I'm guessing it will be tight) and be a three pot config (e.g. stacked treble n bass and mid + vol). Obvious choice would be an Aguilar OBP3 but I'm not sure it would fit. Just wondering if anyone has any experience of this. Cheers.
  15. Not weighed it but its definitely north of 10lbs. Got a wide padded strap but its still a struggle for a whole set. If they're all 10lb+ I wont be getting a fretted!
  16. Not been on here for years so apologies if this has already been discussed but what is the general view of the weight of these? I recently bought a Fretless 5 (swamp ash). Great tone and playability but blimey its heavy! Not an issue as I'll only be using on the odd track / session but I was thinking of pulling the trigger on a fretted 5 and that will get more use. Has anyone else had issues with the weight of these or is mine a one off? Also, will an Alder one likely to be lighter than swamp ash?
  17. Thought I'd give a quick heads up on the H115 as I've been using one extensively for a few months now. Its probably one of the best cabs I've ever had, It was originally one of the demonstrators and WoT kindly helped out when I needed a cab. I liked it so much I bought it. Tommy was great to deal with and mailed me a new grille and badge (and even screws) as the ones on the demonstrator were not up to scratch as it is a prototype. So what about the cab. Well its rated at 450w / 8 ohm. Very light (surprisingly so) and an easy one hand carry, Its a great shape / footprint and fits perfectly in my Golf. Its a great sounding cab on its own and changed my views on 15's. It has a big sound but it is very tight and focussed. Mine has a horn and sounds great slapped and is fast and responsive. I've used it in a few different blues, rock, funk and function bands with a range of heads and always had positive feedback on the tone - and its never broken sweat. The thing that stands out for me is its responsiveness to eq - especially mids, which can really cut through the mix if you want them to. I've changed my view on 15's because of this cab. I use it regularly on its own but sounds immense paired with my Aguilar GS112 (which because of the H115's shape it places the top cab at a great height), Its a shame this one is being discontinued in favour of the smaller version. If anyone is interested in one you might also want to check with WoT and Conan who have both also used it.
  18. Used the H115 last night and was really impressed. One hand carry. I used a GK MB Fusion 500 with it. Big sound but focussed. Tight, smooth lows, assertive mids and you can slap it! Very sensitive to eq changes and loud. Last night was a dep gig and it handled a quieter first half with fretless (my Ibanez GWB35 - sounded really warm and drew compliments from the band) and a louder second (with me whacking a Spector 5) easily with no hint of complaint. My regular gigs are blues rock and funk and I think this cab will cover all bases.
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