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  1. A word of warning to all you owners of the Mesa Boogie Subway amplifiers. I have gigged my MB Subway D800 for a couple of years ,enjoying the portability over my MB MPulse 600 for the smaller gigs. Although these amplifiers come with a very good PC style carry case the ease of carrying them in the case leads one to think that the case will protect the amp to transport it when gigging. The controls of my amp were damaged when it was knocked on the main facia plate whilst in the PC style case although there was no noticeable visual damage. The excellent team at Mesa Boogie Westside Distribution in Glasgow did a fine job of repairing the damaged controls. I would suggest that you purchase a small flight case when you are transporting the amplifier just to be on the safe side,lesson learnt the hard way :0(
  2. Attendance & Gear List: 01. Silverfoxnik - BC Rich Eagle, Ander van der End JB5, RBV5, Ampeg V4BH head and matching cabs. 02. Hamster - Tea, Coffee, Pastries, the Wife - might bring a bass! 03. @Frank Blank Rob Allen Mouse, Godin A4, FRFR setup (QSC K12.2 and Fishman preamp). 04. RodFunnell - '78 Stingray, Assorted Warwicks, Vanderkley Spartan, Mesa Prodigy 4:88, Barefaced Big Twin T and it's still a few months away so maybe more! 05. obbm - Sadowsky Metros, Handbox WB100, Bergantino cabs. 06. Cetera - Spector NS2, Spector Euro LT, Hamer Impact, Hagstrom Super Swede, Italia Imola GP, Fender FSR PJ, GK800RB, GenzBenz Neox 2x12 07. @NancyJohnson Lull JAXT4 & Lull JAX/NRT5, Darkglass A/O Head (will probably be old hat by then), 2xAguilar SL112s. 08. Rumblefish - Rumblefish bass,Wal Bass, MB Mpulse 600,Berg CN212 09. 10.
  3. Basschatters Thx for the feedback regarding the strings for the Gibson EBO. The bass has a very inherent tone which has been described as "muddy" and really suits the blues/jazz genre. Will be trying some flats and some roundwounds to see what works best.
  4. Can any of you BC people advise on what strings you would recommend for a 1968 Gibson EBO bass.
  5. rumblefish


    Bought a P bass from Lawrence,bass was exactly what I was looking for. Met up for a quick bass collection at Guildford Station,great to do business with.
  6. Updated list Interested in attending the Hampshire bash: 1. MacDaddy 2. JimRyan 3. Max Normal 4. Silvia Bluejay 5. Happy Jack 6. Steve Browning 7. Mickeyboro 8. Silverfoxnik 9. BreadBin 10. Rumblefish
  7. I also own an Mpulse 600 with a Berg CN212 but have just bought a Mesa Subway 800 which has been very impressive. For a number of gigs just lately the Mpulse 600 in the flight case has stayed at home just due to the weight factor and basically not wanting to the M pulse out in the rain and snow :0) Interested to hear how your new power amp works out.
  8. Just played this bass this afternoon and it captures the late 70s Jazz Bass sound (my first Fender Jazz was a 1977) and has great sustain when played acoustically.
  9. One of the best sounding Jazz basses I have played and the pots and electrics were serviced by me for the last owner.
  10. I purchased a Vanderklay MNT 1x12 cab from Steve and the transaction went very well.
  11. Marvellous day with some interesting bass stuff to view and some great presentations from Dave and Steve. Enjoyed Dave's rendition of a Trevor Bolder bass part as when I went to see Heep at Portsmouth Guildhall in the 70s you could not really discern the complexity of the part due to the terrible sound. A big thankyou to all who were involved in the setting up of this event. PS: Bernie Goodfellow's Merlin single cut brought along by JHK was amazing. Checkout the link http://www.gbguitars.co.uk/gb_merlin.asp
  12. Hi Victor, have you any soundclips of the bass you can share??
  13. [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]01. Hamster -[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]02. Silverfoxnik - BC Rich Eagle, Squier P Bass, Ander Vanderend JB5, Eden Traveller WT400 amp & Genz 2x12 cab[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]03. Steve Browning - some Precisions, Boogie M-Pulse 600 and Boogie Subway 15 cabs, Mesa Walkabout 15.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]04. obbm - 2 x Spector Short scales.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]05. Pawel G - Squier JV Precision and maybe others[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]06. Stingray5 - MusicMan and Tune basses; Trace Elliot and/or Eden amplification; Boss GT-6B.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]07. Markstuk - Dingwall Z3, Lakland BG 5, BF Big Twin, Thunderfunk TF750a. [/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]08. Cetera - Spector NS2, Spector Euro, Hamer Impact, Wal fretless, one or two more to be decided, big Pedalboard (!), GK800RB, GenzBenz Neox 212T[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]09. Johnthebassist - '69 Jazz Bass, GenzBenz Shuttle 9, Barefaced S12T, gang of smelly pedals[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]10.Timmo[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]11. Barneyg42 [/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]12.Walman - FPPR Status S1 - well it wouldn't be a SEBB without Barney's old bass now mine, however this year for the first time it won't have a for sale sticker on it [/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]13.Rumblefish- Reverend Rumblefish,Wal Bass,Mesa M600,Berg CN212. [/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]14.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]15.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]16.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]17.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]18.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]19.[/font][/color] [color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]20. [/font][/color]
  14. Played this bass last year and it is a fine example of the P bass version of the Aerodyne. Steve is a fine bass player and real gentlemen to do business with,buy with confidence.
  15. End of an era if you sell this cab Steve,still remember the first time I saw you play using this cab with the olde MB 400,sounded amazing.
  16. Hi Beer of Bass, thx for the info,I wish I had known about this problem as the supplier (one of the top valve suppliers in the UK) of the Tung Sols had no idea that there had ever been a problem with utilising a Tung Sol as a the cathode follower. The MB M Pulse 600 uses an HT of +390v and 12v on the heater so I guess that is where the problem occurs with the Tung Sol Cathode to heater max voltage being 180v according to the data sheet.
  17. Hi Basschat , A couple of years ago I borrowed a friends Mesa Boogie MPulse 600 bass amp and was so impressed with the EQ and the power that I purchased one on Basschat a few weeks later.The amp has served me well but on my first gig at the start of this year the amp lost all volume and I ended up utilising the keyboard players set up to get through the gig. I have a background in electronics and obtained all the relevant circuit diagrams for the M Pulse and studied them in detail.My initial conclusion was that the 12AX7 valves in the V1 and V2 positions required replacement.I ordered some Tung Sol 12AX7 valves and fitted them but still the amp only produced a low level of sound. I then contacted one of the top amp techs on the south coast and he checked the amp out out only to advise that both of the Tung Sol valves were faulty.These valves were replaced which he supplied and the amp was then operating all OK. On the next gig the amp failed in the same way again and I returned the amp to the amp tech who advised me that the valve in the V2 (cathode follower) had failed again. To cut a long story short after some checking on the internet and contacting Mesa Boogie Service I have found that although you can buy a 12AX7 valve at a number of price points (£8 to £50),it appears that only the proper Mesa Boogie spec valves will operate in the V2 cathode follower position. The moral of this story is that with Mesa Boogie amps it is best only to buy only Mesa Boogie sourced valves or you can compound amp trouble shooting even more. Has anyone else in basschat land had this problem in the past with Mesa Boogie amplifiers???
  18. Purchased a TC Electronics Nova system from Brian,the unit was delivered all OK via a courier and the unit was as described,excellent service.
  19. Hi Basschat people, One of my fellow bass players has let me borrow one of these basses to try out,absolutely knocked out by the sonic and build quality of this 5 string. This bass is a real bargain at this price.
  20. Good luck with the sale,marvellous unique basses.
  21. Thx to all of the people who made this an outstanding day. Special moments include meeting all the Basschat members and their bass gear and having the chance to talk to Rhino and John about Andy Fraser's influence on bass playing and his amazing song writing/compositional skills. The enigmatic Herbie made me feel quite emotional as he described his musical/humanist journey in the art of bass playing over the last 60 years.I was fortunate to discuss with Herbie was who actually played bass on the Love Affair single "Everlasting Love" and the background to how he composed his only solo single from 1978 "Don't Take my Bass Away", I always felt that I was missing out not being able to afford to visit the New York Bass Player magazine annual event in New York but the Americans just missed out on the best UK bass event ever. PS ,WAL bass collection was spectacular.
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