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  1. Thanks for the replies guys, really useful info!
  2. Eh up, Recently acquired an Ashdown Rootmaster 220 - great sounding amp, love the warmth and vintage feel of it, HOWEVER - finding it a bit quiet. Admittedly only running it into one 2x10 cab, and as this is my first foray into heads and cabs, vaguely understand that I'm not unlocking all 220 watts doing this. So a couple of questions: + I'm running the amp at about 3 o'clock on volume to keep up - I know this SHOULDN'T kill the cab but long term would it affect the cab? + Would buying a second cabinet release much more volume? If so, great, happy to get another cab, if not, will have to switch for the 420 Many thanks for your input!
  3. That, Conan, is just about as cool as its gets. THAT'S how cool it is!! Were they as bad, musically, as everyone says?
  4. OK, I know this isn't going to be a common thing, but for some reason I've always really liked Cronos' bass sound (at points, even playing...) on the first 3 Venom albums, at war with satan in particular. Growly and warbley and clankey at the same time - I've never come close to recreating it - any ideas? And if anyone comes back with 'just find your own sound, man'....I like to figure out other people's sounds, I have my own sound too - is that okay? K thx bye!
  5. +1 Wunjo Bass on Denmark St. Went in to buy a bargain basement Squier P as a backup, had a nice chat. Working in luxury retail myself I really value people going out of their way to make you feel comfortable in what many people see as an intimidating atmosphere. Point in case: the first thing they said as I came through the door (besides hello...) Was 'if you want to try anything out, just yell...' So I had my first ever go on a Rickenbacker even though I was only spending £150. They must get that about 10 times a day and you'd never have guessed. True gents, great service, I'd rather keep them in a job than someone with a spreadsheet for an online retailer.
  6. What do people think? The 1 speaker behind the other sounds mental, never heard them myself. Reason I ask is I've decided to take the plunge with an OTB 500 and wondered if anyone had any experience of decent cabs to run them through as this isobaric stuff sounds like witchcraft to me! AP
  7. [quote name='RhysP' timestamp='1401400882' post='2463389'] Warwicks (Streamers anyway) are Spector style basses, not the other way around. They nicked the shape from Stuart Spector. Just sayin'..... [/quote] Thanks for clearing that up for me! As I was writing it I was thinking "...I bet I've got that the wrong way round...". Good to know! If pickups are the weakest trait, they can be swapped out quite easily.....
  8. Are the cheaper (I think Korean...) made models much cop? They look like decent reasonably priced Warwick style basses....but for the money are you better off with a second hand warwick?
  9. I'd have thought a valve pre would curb some screaming MIDs? Mind you I play with a Sansamp cause I like the fat, semi distorted lows, so call me captain hypocrisy. What about hartke? Lh500 looms OK and HyDrive cabs, while expensive, could fit the bill with aluminium cones..
  10. Seems to be an awful lot of love for the fusion....is it really worth the extra £150? I'd have assumed a tube preamp would soften and warm up the growly mids I'm after?
  11. Hello chaps, After my recent amp-y woes, thinking of ditching the combo and taking the plunge with head and cab - really liked the look of GB Streamliner 600 series. I know there's a spanking one on For Sale but I haven't the money just yet (DAMN), but was wondering if the Streamliner series just isn't being exported anymore as everywhere has discontinued it yet its still listed on the GB website? I play with a bright, upper-mid sound with a sting ray to 'cut through' as it were...would welcome any suggestions, have a top budget of £800 (in a month or so..) thanks!
  12. [quote name='Monckyman' timestamp='1400834050' post='2457311'] Does the 115 have an external speaker socket or can you unplug the internal and connect to another cab? Easy way to test your, amp (which is almost certainly fine) is to run it into another same spec speaker. You probably have overheated your driver, and a replacement shouldn't be too expensive. Would be a good idea to un-Mastadon your amp first and have a good listen,you may have just dialled in a tone the amp can't do very well and gone too loud to compensate. [/quote] It doesn't have this unfortunately. I did un-mastodon the amp when i noticed the distorting and went back to the frank bello stylee one and it seemed to recover ok, although i haven't tested the passive input yet. To be honest, I've been thinking about getting a new more portable rig for ages (this weighs 90lbs...), so perhaps this is God's way of telling me to take the plunge
  13. [quote name='Phil Starr' timestamp='1400774729' post='2456898'] Two very simple things: It doesn't matter where the controls are pointed, it's the sound coming out that matters. Read Alex's article on gain at the top of this forum. You haven't buggered your amp. What has probably happened is that it got hot. You did two things, cutting the mids made it sound quieter because we hear mids well and bass poorly (damn those guitards). Boosting the volume to compensate and then boosting bass demanded extra power. Your amp can do this for a while (half an hour apparently) and then it starts to overheat, all your resistances rise with temp and protection circuits activate and the available power falls. the amp is protected but sounds s**t. You turn it off, it cools down and you are back to normal probably. I have no idea if the speaker will take this, it just depends. If you want certain tones the cost is extra power and usually more or bigger speakers, or perhaps a bit of both. [/quote] Ah that really useful (and good to know). Makes sense to me!
  14. [quote name='Marvin' timestamp='1400795682' post='2457173'] I don't like the styling at all. The control panels look like something from a 90s Peavey. [/quote] 100% agree.
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