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  1. Musicman20

    Pete Shelley

    Legendary punk song writer. RIP Pete.
  2. Musicman20

    New Fender flea MM Jazz announced!

    I still think Flea sounds better with a humbucker in the sweet spot, despite his Jazz bass sounding fantastic. It really pops for that aggressive rock/funk.
  3. I have heard that there may be talks about a different dealer for Mesa. There is the recent buying consortium known as GAP: "It also follows the news that three of the UK’s largest retailers (Anderton’s, PMT and Guitar Guitar) have banded together to form a buying alliance which they are calling GAP. This is a story we had intended to bring you a couple of weeks ago, and would have done if the participants had been willing to talk about it. Whatever GAP could be about, one thing that it definitely is about is margin – an attempt to push retail margins back to a level where a retailer can stay in business. If that means building ‘own brands’ in accessories, or taking on exclusive lines (GAP has taken on Alvarez and, if rumour is true, G&L guitars) who can blame them? Especially if the alternative is to sell ‘big brand’ products either a loss or, at best, with a promise that there may be a few points in it for you sometime later, if you’re good and eat up your spinach!" The G&L prices were driven down because of this (I think they are now sold directly to the stores). I'd welcome this for Mesa; we don't need 'distributors'.
  4. Over £2,000 for a 4x10... https://www.andertons.co.uk/mesa-boogie-subway-bass-cabinet-4-x-10-ultra-light
  5. Ok, £1299 https://www.andertons.co.uk/mesa-boogie-subway-wd-800-lightweight-bass-head
  6. http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Mesa_Boogie.html I think we will see a price soon....
  7. Musicman20

    Nad 4 stroke fumes

    I'm tempted by one of these....
  8. I'll be honest and say the demos in the videos sound excellent, and I've not had interest in new bass amps for years. Obviously the players helps. The cabs seem super light for Mesa. I did hear a rumour that Mesa prices may become 'fairer' over here, due to a change in how they are received over here, etc. We can wish!
  9. Aye I'd be interested to see what this amp is like in real life!
  10. Musicman20

    MM 2018 Stingrays

    8.7 lbs is crazy for a Ray 5!
  11. Musicman20

    Ashdown ABM 1200 smoking

    Jees, I hope you get sorted. That sounds pretty dangerous!
  12. I'm not so sure that the latest Class D can be criticised so much....I've even seen more and more guitar amps using them with a tube pre and the results are fantastic. With the right engineering, it can sound just as good, and in some cases, better. We might all want a traditional bass amp, full tube, or even the traditional solid state like an old Trace or some of the new Orange rack mount amps, but then you will probably end up at a venue or rehearsal room and put your signal through a Class D PA.....
  13. I'm guessing £1200+. IIRC, one of the guys from Genz Benz moved over to Mesa about 4 years back, so I presume this is part of his work on high powered lightweight class D bass amps. The technology is constantly moving on. Personally I can't see how/why they would release this without getting close to the old design.
  14. http://mesaboogie.com/amplifiers/bass/subway-series/subway-wd800/index.html
  15. Musicman20

    Mini Helix - HX Stomp...

    Prices dropping already: http://www.peachguitars.com/fx-pedals/line-6-helix-hx-stomp.htm £449