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Al Krow

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  1. I've had both the VK 210MNT and the Berg CN 212. Both excellent but for me, no question, the Berg edged it. 

    For a smaller very capable one-stop-compact cab solution, also worth considering either the Fearless F112 or a Barefaced BB2, which should both easily handle the output from your AG700. 

    Be interesting to see what other AG700 owners pair their heads with. What sort of music are you playing and are you currently in a (loud?) band? 

  2. 10 minutes ago, krispn said:

    I work in Mental Heath and when I see folk talking about a lack of joy in things ‘work mode’ kicks in so apologies as I’m not trying to diagnose anyone nor would I be qualified to🙂

    Tbf being a dad to a young family + new demanding job = major new responsibilities + tiredness. Spread over a long period, it can be v. draining and lead to a loss of motivation on lots of fronts. Then add to that the stress and uncertainty of Covid-19. It's not necessarily anything more. 

    No instant cure. It's a phase of life many of us will go through or have been through and are now out the other end, celebrating our mid life crisis with our basses and bands!

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  3. 7 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

    Kind of obvious now that i see it. Bit of a "DOH !!!!!" moment there :facepalm:

    Bet you all laughed at me :lol:


    Dave - if it makes you any happier ICE was always the stuff I put in diet cokes and generally sinks Titanics.

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  4. 12 minutes ago, Mudpup said:

    You're correct! Has anyone patented 'midi amp' yet....if anyone wants one i know a bloke who's selling one....

    I'm getting no work done today........

    Noooooo!!! If you say midi amp then you will have the Morningstar MC6 & 8 midi crew (led by @Quatschmacher and his minion army) up in arms!

    D class it is, my good man. Lump it. The rest of us have to! 

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  5. 11 minutes ago, Mudpup said:

    No, i tried to but he never got back to me......think i missed the boat.
    I've decided on a Handbox instead i think 🙂 I was thinking about an older m900 but i think i just don't do microamps in gig situations (i'm not calling them class D anymore because it derails threads) 

    Shame about the DG.

    If you don't want to de-rail a thread then you can't refer to something like this as a microamp:

    Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 Head review | MusicRadar

    This is a micro-amp!


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  6. 4 minutes ago, Jack said:

    Fwiw I'm afraid I'm going to disagree with the right honourable Mr. Krow here. I tried a 712 for a gig once (when we had really good pa support) and I found it farty and distorted to the point where I was worried about damage at gig volume and I had to run it too quietly instead. I've also previously spent a lot of time with both of those speakers in a rehearsal room. I know everyone has wildly different volume requirements but it really didn't work for me. That's a gig that one of my old Barefaced FR800s regularly breezed through whilst practically idling.

    Now, a 732 or above on the other hand would be a different beastie.

    Here's me having words with my 712. I have to say, it's a brilliant PA top, but it leaves a bit to be desired as a bass amp.


    Oops, thanks Jack. I actually meant RCF 735A - what happens when I'm posting in the wee hours! I've corrected my earlier post.

  7. On 04/07/2020 at 19:43, MartinB said:

    Oh boy, another chance to mention how much I love my Keeley Bassist! 😄

    Yup it's very good! I posted this a couple of years' back in case of interest:

    The Becos kit, which is another comp with ratio that can be set to infinity as @ped mentioned, is worth checking out too - has replaced my Keeley. Feature rich and really useful led monitoring. Great review here:


  8. @lee650if you're thinking about FRFR, this thread is definitely worth a trawl!

    And plenty of practical suggestions / tips for what works from folk who have one. 

    Or you could save yourself a bit of time and just get an RCF 712A 735A :)

  9. My SC is paired with a DG AO900 amp which puts out 450W at 8 ohm, so I can make full use of the SCs load capacity, if I need. But I've never really needed to push the amp too hard. 5 piece rock band (but very well behaved / controlled drummer).

    I find the SC has excellent dispersion and can handle a decent sized pub venue. 

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  10. Fair enough, it can be a worry I agree and you do well to take care with any used purchase.

    Roughly 40% of my basses were bought used. I find buying used from BC sellers or from reputable stores has been a really good experience though (and the existence of positive feedback threads on BC really helps build confidence).

    When I started out on the used bass route, I found it helpful to take a more experienced mate along for a second opinion. And when they made comments like "if you're not gonna buy it, I will" certainly got me across the line! I guess my own approach has been to stick to basses under 10 years old to minimise risk of neck warp, which is probably my single biggest concern. 

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