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  1. .....and here's the other one, which I thought was a '67 but I'd have to check: EDIT: 1965!! Like Hoodyy's it has a silver logo, though I cant see the font clearly and this one has the reverse Kluson tuning keys verses the '68 above that featured 70's style tuning keys instead.
  2. Actually whilst on the subject, I am going to selfishly talk all about myself. Back in 2004(?-ish) I had planned my first custom build with Jon Shuker. We already knew that I wanted to add a ramp and why. The thing is, I could already see that the vast majority of after market ramps were simply not up to the job. This is pretty obvious actually as there's only so much you can do with a bass that you don't want to gouge holes in. As much as possible I wanted my ramp to be invisible - at least colour matched to the top of the instrument. Then, we hatched our plan. What if I didn't need it? Well, it needs to be able to be dropped in to the bass out of the way. What if I needed to change the height or the angle it sits at? Well that was planned in to the design too. Four specially sourced springs, one in each corner allows the ramp to drop in to the bass, but they are stiff enough that I could be pretty brutal with the ramp and it won't move whilst I am playing. It is of course radiused to match the curve of my bass fretboard and it sits in my playing sweet spot between my two EMG soapbars. Both of my Shuker's have the same ramp design and if I ever have another, well so will it too. The design is now Jon's standard ramp design but of course @MacDaddy's example is just a beautiful example of how far you can go with it and I would love to get my paws back on his basses to experience again. Oh! If you google "ramps", No Treble did a feature and used a picture of my 7 string at the top of the piece! YAY!
  3. http://www.samsontech.com/hartke/products/amplifiers/ha-series-amplifiers/ha5500c/ 500 Watts of power at 4 ohms Tube and solid state preamp sections Passive and active input sections Bass, treble, and contour controls 10-band graphic EQ Variable compression XLR direct out Effects loop Rack Ears included Found on stages all over the world, the Hartke HA5500 bass amplifier is back in classic black. Yet, it retains all the same rock-solid performance and features as the original that have made it one of the most popular bass amplifiers of all time. The HA5500's unique circuitry ensures that every nuance of your bass performance is faithfully reproduced. Featuring two pre-amp input knobs for custom blending of tube and solid state tone and a ten-band graphic EQ, the HA5500 is ideal for the player who wants plenty of power and control. But we don't stop there. A dedicated preset button allows you to set a equalization curve and two fully adjustable contour knobs provide even more shaping of your distinctive sound. A built-in compressor adds real "punch" to your bass sound, and also allows you to smooth out volume differences between notes.Rugged construction and professional features make the HA5500 totally road-worthy. Two independent inputs accommodate both passive and active bass guitars. LEDs show you the settings of the graphic equalizer in low-light environments as well as a two-color LED that continuously shows the status of the compression circuitry in response to your playing.Electronically balanced direct output provides routing signal to professional mixing consoles for both live performance and recording environments. A ground lift switch helps prevent hum or buzz from entering the signal, and a pre/post switch allows the direct signal to be derived either before or after the amp EQ section.With all the features you need for complete tonal control, along with ample power and rugged design, the HA5500 will ensure complete bass euphoria no matter what kind of music you play. Manual here: http://www.samsontech.com/site_media/support/manuals/HA35_5500_OM_5L_V5.3_1.pdf Nice lil rack mountable head here - very loud and made of "non D class heft" as discussed on BassChat. This example does have the well known Hartke Noisy Fan syndrome, but I know the fan can be swapped out for a computer-style noiseless fan fairly easily. There's a few marks on the outer casing and the rack ears are silver instead of black. With all this in mind I have set the price nice and low - will make a great gigging amp! Collection only folks, unless you arrange your own courier and take full responsibility for shipping. I have a suitable box.
  4. http://www.samsontech.com/hartke/products/amplifiers/kilo-amplifiers/kilo/ Stereo amps offer 500 watts per side at 2 ohms, 1,000 watts at 4 ohms in bridged mono mode Class-A all tube (3 x 12AX7) high-voltage preamp circuit Classic 3-band tone stack equalizer with variable Shape control Selectable Deep and Brite EQ curves Variable compressor 10-band constant-q graphic equalizer with independent level control Variable tube overdrive Stereo Effect Loop send and return jacks Dedicated front panel switches and footswitch jacks for Mute, Overdrive, EFX, and EQ Multi-point direct output with level control Twist & Lock and 1⁄4" parallel output connectors Front and rear panel tuner output jacks Separate left and right channel Preamp Out and Amplifier In jacks Rugged 3-rackspace construction Solid die cast front panel and oversized front panel handles The Hartke Kilo raises the standard for bass amplification. It offers Hartke's classic tone, enhanced flexibility and an abundance of power, along with all the newest concepts in bass amplification design. Its amazing power and control make the Kilo Bass Amplifier the ideal choice for every situation—from recording studios, to small clubs, to giant stadiums. The Kilo delivers 500 watts at 2 ohms of power per side in stereo mode, and a massive 1,000 watts at 4 ohms in the bridged mono mode. To sculpt your sound, the Kilo has an all-tube class-A preamp, and logically arranged tone controls. The amp offers a classic tone stack three-band EQ, with Hartke's variable Shape circuit. For additional tone shaping, there is a 10-band graphic equalizer, as well as selectable Deep and Brite EQ curves. To add some “dirt” to your sound, there is a variable tube Overdrive circuit, and to round out the dynamics, there is a fast and articulate Compressor circuit. To connect your amplifier to speaker cabinets, the Kilo has both Twist & Lock and 1/4" output jacks. It also provides an abundance of connections and signal routing features, including multi-point direct output switching, stereo Effects Loop, front and rear panel tuner outputs and footswitch jacks to remotely control the Mute, Overdrive, EFX, and EQ functions. Not only does it pack optimal tone control and more than enough power to drive any cabinet, the Kilo's rugged design is perfect for life on the road. Its solid 3-rackspace construction, solid die cast front panel and oversized handles make the Kilo an eminently road-worthy. The Kilo Bass Amplifier is a robust bass head with full-range power and control that will shake the foundation for discriminating players in every style. The manual for more details is here: http://www.samsontech.com/site_media/support/manuals/Kilo_OM_5L_v2.1.pdf This amplifier is a beast. I would say it's primary competitor at launch would have been the Ampeg SVT 4 Pro - and in some ways it shares a few features. The head uses the same modules found in the LH1000 so it will do HEFT and volume. I can't think of too many other amplifiers that have such a feature set on board! It's going to be collection only I am afraid, but I think its a good price considering the amp is in excellent condition and comes with a tasteful rack sleeve to protect it.
  5. Hello BassChatters! I'll keep this short and sweet, I'm hoping you can help me. Those who know me personally know that 2019 hasn't particularly been the easiest year. (An understatement even if I am sparing the details). I've more or less been off the radar for an extended period and it's time to start picking myself up again. I'm looking in to getting more in to the sorts of work I was busy doing before my world was turned upside down. This is where you all come in! I'd like to hear from you! If you have seen one of my reviews and liked it, hated it, or it has helped you purchase a piece of gear, I would love a short bit of feedback if that's ok? Ideally I would love it posted on my Facebook DanVeallBassist page but posting on this thread is also fine, if I can copy and paste / screen print it. https://www.facebook.com/pg/DanVeallBassist/reviews I thank you in advance, I genuinely really appreciate it. (Feel free to type 'Done' here too!)
  6. Right! Time to sell a couple of good solid non-D Class amps then! Expect an advert or two tomorrow!

    1. LukeFRC



    2. Mykesbass


      Good luck with that - hope they are more popular than the one I listed (now where's that tumbleweed emoji...)

    3. Dood


      I hope I have set the prices low enough to sell. They've been safely stowed in my cupboard not getting used, so they should really go for a bargain.

  7. Ahhhh yes! I remember it well! I was a Rotosound endorser at the time, so I was either on the Shuker stand or the Rotosound one! I had some pictures but not sure where they went! My highlight of the show was hanging out with Billy and of course an orderly queue formed to see him at the Rotosound stand. I'd happened to be stood talking to Jason (How) behind the desk and when we turned round a queue had formed to see me! It was a bizarre moment as I looked round to see who they'd come to see! I was even recognised ha ha! Though I felt a bit awkward owning up that I'm actually a nobody.
  8. Having reviewed the DP-3X, it's not actually that large, the controls are really small!
  9. It's no help whatsoever, but I only bought a Strat so I could have guitar with a trem on. All my others are hard-tails. (One I actually had Jon Shuker make me a new body to completely remove the rubbish Floyd-alike. It is now my favourite guitar!)
  10. The fuse in the lead is for protecting the lead not the amp, so you'll be fine using a standard IEC cable with a 13A fuse in. The internal fuse of the '800 is a T6.3A - so the nearest value of off-the-shelf fuse you're going to get is either 5A or 10A for the plug, should you feel you want to match it.
  11. I can't believe how easily the words slid in to the ears. *Probably should stop asap.
  12. I heard it can be hard-on your ears.
  13. As you have a TC head, well, as a stand alone pedal, I would recommend the TC Dreamscape and toneprints for a pedal with different types of modulations. TC's Corona Chorus is also pretty nice too. For bass, anything that allows blending of the effect in to the dry signal is a thumbs up to begin with. The Toneprints are superb.
  14. @ped I understand the difficulties with implementing custom options on a community forum. I will quickly kneel down and do the "We're Not Worthy" stance to everyone involved in BassChat, a huge thank you for making this platform for our low-endedness such a good place to have our community. I think the addition of a SOLD button is a great idea. Maybe following that, should the software handle it, a function where editing a post isn't possible after a set time - say, a day or so. This would then mean that a poster would be able to edit out spelling mistakes or add extra pictures to the initial post. All further edits or additional information would then be added to subsequent posts, which also become un-editable after a time. I appreciate this could be a problem as it would circumnavigate the bumping rule (but of COURSE everyone on BC is honest enough not to post nonsense on an advert just to get it to the top of the pile right?) Anyway, there must be a way that we can help users - I don't see this as a way to make life difficult. I expect some would complain that they'd want to have some time to create a good advert - maybe a template can be provided for such times (which I am sure we have somewhere??) Would welcome thoughts on that one!
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