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  1. Cheers Walshy... Just swinging my Evo on top of my cab at a gig feels good... I have tried a few of the tiny fag packet amps that vibrate off your cab when you crank 'em up a bit, but they never feel substantial enough for the job at hand. The only other amp that has been comparable to my Evo was a Peavey T Max 500 I had years ago. Big amps...Big sound....
  2. If this amp has one problem, it's that it does not have an ' instant sound good button' . Having said that, if you invest a little time and thought into it, and start to understand the eq and how it it interacts with all the other effects buttons at your fingertips, you will end up with an amp that you will never need to replace. I have had mine for four years, and the more I use it..(and understand it,) the more I realise how good it is. There are so many amps out there that will cost you much more and offer what appear to be mind blowing promises, but at the end of the day, all you really need is a bit of audio muscle power.. These amps are the Land Rover of the bass amp world, offering nothing frilly or unnecessary, but loads of what you really want as a bass player...power and control. Also, the after sales is second to none if you need help or advice. Good luck with the sale Walshy...you must have something good lined up as a replacement...
  3. As you know Rich....I had two of these cabs a few years ago, and really wish I was in a position to buy this one off you, but living in France makes it impractical to say the least... These cabs are soooo good, and for two hundred snifters, you can't go wrong. I really hope you have withdrawn the other Ashdown gear from sale as you are having second thoughts about chucking the towel in... All the best as always my friend.....
  4. Hey Mick..... There are not many folks who know how good these basses are.... A lot of folks have played a T-bass, (of which there were a few limited runs in the late 90's,) but there were only 100 sea foam green 4 stringers made, and 100 5 stringers made. This makes them ultra rare.... How many basschatters have played one of the sea foam green ones....? Anyway, the one I owned was a 5 string bought new from Musical Exchanges in Birmingham U.K in 1996, and cost £1,200. I owned it for 22 years, and like a fool, I swapped it for a modern US Precision bass 3 years ago, which makes it the craziest mistake I ever made... On the back of the headstock, if I remember correctly is the serial number, and on mine, it was something like 96SE041,( or something like that..) this means 1996 Special Edition 41 of 100..( not of 999, but of 100.) Also on the 12th fret marker, it should say Special Edition.... As I said earlier, mine was a 5 string, and used the above sequence for its serial number, and I should imagine the 4 string uses a similar numbering system.... So, what is the your serial on the back of yours....? If folks were aware of this, it might help with your sale. I am sure a photo of the back of the headstock would help.... All the best, and I wish I had the cash to buy this.. PS.... If you want to see it in action many years ago, Google 'Cath Nightingale And The Hi-Tones.... Crap quality, but at least you will see it... All the best....John.
  5. Hi fellas, and thanks for the responses. I have been using the Tecamp and Ashdown for the last year over here in France, but to get the best out of it, you have to drive it a bit, (as I did in the UK,) but a 15" bass cab and an 800 watt amp in a small cafe where volume is very restricted is just not working, (it's a duo in case I haven't mentioned it yet.) My intention is to add a little more power when required by whatever means, but control the volume and tone with the PJ amp built into the flight case. Using the Retroglide to do this would be one of a few uneducated options I made in my initial request for help on this thread, but from what I can gather from your replies, this would introduce the colouring from the Retroglide which at best will change the tone of the PJ, and at the worst, ruin it. Putting the idea of the Retoglide to one side, (and with a Phil Jones powered cab as my target when funds become available,) what can I do to give me this extra bit of power using only the Flight case, the Tecamp cab and an inexpensive bit of kit between the two, bearing in my it's only a temporary fix, and it won't happen very often. Also, any ideas on existing powered cabs that would do the trick, but are a little less expensive than the PJ powered cab. Absolutely any ideas or suggestions will be more than welcome....... Many thanks fellas.....
  6. Thanks for that Stub. You may have saved me a large amount of cash....
  7. A couple of questions Stub... What is, or what are 20 V P-P? How do you break an earth connection/earth loop, and is it a speaker cable jack lead, or guitar cable jack lead I would need..? Thanks for your reply... Much appreciated.
  8. I have just purchased a Phil Jones Flightcase 150 off the rather splendid, and very good friend of mine Richardd, (with two d's...,) who is a regular on this forum, and as such, I am now looking for some advice/ guidance. I recently moved from the UK to France, and very quickly realised that my UK pub rock rig...a 2x12 and a 1x15 were completely over the top for my coffe bar and bistro requirments here. The PJ Flight case I bought of Richardd is absolutely perfect for 80% of the gigs I play, as most bars etc just cannot take a band with a drummer due to their small size, and as well as this, the French just don't want volume as part of there night out. So...my question is this..... On the odd occasion where I need a bit more power, can I use my other gear to help create more volume? (This other gear being an Ashdown Retroglide head, and a Techamp 1x15 cab.) With what I know at the moment, the only way to boost the PJ flight case is to buy one of the PJ powered cabs, (which I would love, but can't afford,) but that seems a rather expensive way to deal with an infrequent situation. So, pardon my ignorance, but here are what I THINK may be options, but I do need some expert guidance.................. Does it have to be a PJ powered cab, or are there less expensive alternatives which will not compromise the brilliant sound of the flight case combo amp.......? Can I somehow put my Retroglide between the Flight case and the TechAmp speaker...(plug the line out of the PJ into the input of the Retrroglide) and use the Retroglide as a power amp........? Use a 'Y' guitar lead splitter, and use both the PJ and the Retroglide......? Put a power amp between the PJ and the speaker cab, and if so, what sort of power amp? As you can see, I really haven't got a clue, but hopefully, some of you might be able to figure out what I am getting at, and help me out.... Cheers guys, and thanks in advance...
  9. Thanks Donslow..... I will whip the chrome cover off and have a visual inspection of the wiring.... I recently moved to France, so might be a bit of a trek for me to get it too you, but thanks for the very kind offer...
  10. Hey guys.... I have a Fender Jazz Select, and even with both pickups wound back into the 'off' position, the tone knob still seems to act as a volume control. Very little gets through with all the bass removed, but as you wind the tone control round to increase the treble sound, it also introduces volume back into.the mix.... So to recap, both volume controls 'off', yet the tone control is acting like a volume control, particularly when turned in the 'treble' direction..... Any ideas on what the problem is, and how to rectify...Thanx...
  11. Hi Paddy, I really do rate all Eden gear... Completely and utterly bomb proof, and some of the best gear ever in terms of pre owned value...
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