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About VTypeV4

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  1. What a super collection - lovely.. 😀
  2. +1 for the Behringer XM1800 / 8500 models..
  3. VTypeV4

    Valve amps, how many watts?!?

    If the speaker spec says 98dB / 1w / 1 meter, this means that if you drive it with 1 watt and measure the sound pressure level at one meter from it, it should record 98dB. But remember, Watts are a logarithmic scale so if we double the watts up to 2 then the same speaker should achieve 101, double them again to 4, we get 104 and so on.. The maths above will be: dB = 10Log (P1 / P2) dB = 10Log (100 / 1) - put the numbers in ie the two wattages we wish to compare dB = 10Log 100 = 20 - twenty is the difference between the two expressed on a log scale dB = 98 + 20 = 118 - add the log calculation to reference SPL and there's the answer There's a simpler way also - every time you multiply the watts by 10 then the dB calculation goes up by ten so one watt to ten = 10dB and then the same again: 10 to 100 is another 10 dB but that only works for 10 log calculations.. Hope that helps..
  4. VTypeV4

    Valve amps, how many watts?!?

    I have happily gigged my Bassman 135 (probably ~100w really) with it's matching 2x15 load ed JBLs. Those old drivers are probably more efficient than some of the modern ones mentioned above. I also gigged my old 60w head with a Trace 4x10 and 1x15 many years back in a 10-piece soul outfit - that was a bit marginal but it was definitely did a great job. I don't have to compete with a 4x12" or a heavy handed drummer though so as ever - YMMV.. On the other hand, my 200w Trace V4 and pair of SWR 2x10" have never run out of steam with that combination.. Again - YMMV. Best of luck with whatever you choose..😀
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    Trace Elliot commando 15 help.

    Yep, this! Ha! 😀 To the O/P, would you be willing to pop the chassis out and take a pic? It may be DFA control..
  6. VTypeV4

    Trace Elliot commando 15 help.

    I've never seen that before - looks like an addition / modification to me..
  7. VTypeV4

    Trace elliot Gp7 combo

    My first 'big' Trace back in about '99.. I had trouble with the original bg12s Celestion speaker which got a bit 'flappy' but thankfully Trace Elliot upgraded it for free with a Q/K series model with a bigger magnet, voice coil and a generally better spec. Sounded super after that. Hope you enjoy yours - £44 is a bargain!
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    Yamaha 02R Digital Mixing Desk..

    Synkronize ml5k by VTypeV4, on Flickr So we opened the studio at the weekend.. AARRGGHH! 😀 ML5000 - main mix console GL3000 - fx returns console 02R - tracking console
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    Trace Elliot ID required.

    Yup, it's an early one - early eighties - MK4 / 5 era and probably the 150w (possibly 100w) / 4 ohm power stage.. If you pop the thing out of the case and lift the lid, you may find more info inside as they were often dated like Marshall gear.
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    Show us your rig!

    I know you've all seen it before but this was a pre-gig rehearsal the other night - thought it looked slick.. Bassman studio by VTypeV4, on Flickr
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    Yamaha 02R Digital Mixing Desk..

    3rd 02r return by VTypeV4, on Flickr So we had a little bit of a hiccup with the 'analogue card' console a few weeks back - I think there was a weird power spike in the studio as it also upset one of the SPX FX units and sent the computer nuts too. The faults were a couple of channels down with no A/D conversion, a dead line on the screen and a few other glitches suggesting something was unwell. Thankfully, as ever the repair man (K. Edwards Electronics) has cured the ills except for the screen but that wasn't the end of the world. A quick shakedown last-night seems to have it back on form as can be seen in the pic above. It may be 2018 but they're still going (strong now they've all been fixed in the last few years!) and earning their bit.
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    Valve power amps

    I had a Peavey Classic 60/60 for a while - not big numbers at 60w / ch but it was great and played louder than you might think.. Other options are the Marshall ones (9100 I think) - true dual mono-blocks and a very nice bit of kit plus a plethora of second hand options from Ampeg, Mesa Boogie, Trace Elliot - all the usual suspects. Vintage options from the likes of Hi Watt, Orange and Soundcity et-al are all loud and heavy and tend to go for a little less than their pre-amped dedicated instrument brothers - I had a Soundcity 'Energizer 120' which simply had a level control and it was ridiculous. Massive transformers and 6x EL34s. Not sure if you're after vintage, modern or somewhere inbetween but there's more than a few ideas for you to go at, hope it helps..
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    NAD - and bit of a clean up diary - Trace AH600SMX

    Glad to see it brought back to life - I loved mine. I only sold it to pay for the V4 although I re-acquired a few years later, it now belongs to a mate in a tribute band.. Hope you enjoy it!
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    Practice amps that don't sound awful. Go.

    Peavey Microbass - great little thing despite it's size and being a bit basic. Not sure what the newer ones are like but the models from the late '90s / '00s punch well above their weight.
  15. I could, gladly - I've done plenty of gigs and a few studio sessions with my early VM Jazz. In my opinion it's 'better' than the '75 RI, the Marcus Miller and a few other 'real deal' Fenders I've owned. The only thing it doesn't beat was a 50th anniversary Deluxe Jazz (regret selling that one) I had years back.. Can't really compare the Warwick as it's a 5 string..