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  1. jimbartlett

    Reggae Bass?

    The loom is a VVT&S/P fitted with an old school Sprague 0.1 cap. It gives you more velvet tones from both neck and bridge pups in parallel but you loose a bit of grit from the bridge pup. You pull the tone pot to switch it to series. The sound becomes huge without any mud and you can get some P Bass type sounds going. I’m really pleased with switching my old loom out for this one.
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    Reggae Bass?

    I bought a Kiogon Serial/Parallel switchblade loom for my J Bass, sounds great! I play 2Tone, Ska and Reggae.
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    Ampeg or another Ashdown?

    I’ve got the CTM30 and it’s wonderful. I’d love a CTM100! Very jealous!
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    Feedback for KiOgon

    Bought a Jazz switchable loom from John. He dealt with all my issues professionally and with courtesy, a proper gentleman. The loom sounds amazing, just what I wanted the bass to sound like and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks John!
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    Bruce Thomas Profile

    Beautiful Bass. I keep GASsing at these on the Bass Centre website. Congratulations! I love the look of the covers but as said above, they just get in the way of my playing. Such a shame because they make the Bass look cool as hell!
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    NAD - Ashdown CTM30

    I’ve never played an Ampeg PF-20 so I wouldn’t know I’m afraid. The new version of my amp is the Ashdown CTM30 Little Stubby. It has a couple more features such as Input Gain and a Feedback dial to fatten the tone even more. Looks great! https://ashdownmusic.com/collections/heads/products/ctm-30-little-stubby
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    NAD - Ashdown CTM30

    REVIEW AFTER FIRST GIG: I gigged the amp for the first time yesterday. Pub gig, roughly 150 people with my 6 piece 2Tone band. I used an Ashdown 212T cab and my 70s Limelight P Bass. As started above, this amp would be ok for a small gig but an efficient cab is critical. I ran out the DI on the amp into our PA and my on stage setup was my monitor. Perfectly fine for monitoring but I wouldn’t want to gig without PA support. The volume was set just under 12 o’clock and was perfect. The tone out of this amp is absolutely amazing. A Fat, warm, vintage valve tone which “breathes” at you in an organic way. I have the Mid set 12 o’clock, Bass set at 2pm, High set at 10am and all the switches engaged. My tone on the P Bass is set about 1/3 on. Beautiful tone, I am in love! If you are after a reliable, solid built, not too heavy (14kg), all valve tone monster and you have PA support to run out to, I highly recommend checking one of these bad boys out! I wouldn’t rely on this and a cab to do anything other than a small gig though. I will be using a 1x15 Ashdown as in the original picture for the next gig instead of the 212T. A bit more compact seeing as it’s only for monitoring 👍🏼
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    NAD - Ashdown CTM30

    It’s not that heavy at all, an easy one hand lift. Volume wise, it’s perfect for on stage and I imagine smaller gigs. I’m going on the DI to our PA so that will take the bulk of the volume
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    NAD - Ashdown CTM30

    Thank you!
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    NAD - Ashdown CTM30

    Cheers Lozz! I’m looking forward to playing this in anger soon with the band 👍🏼
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    Feedback for KiOgon

    John made me a fantastic P Bass loom. Easy to install, sounds great, top class components and quick delivery! Thanks John!
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    NAD - Ashdown CTM30

    It was winking at me too! I talked myself into buying it and I’m glad I did 😄
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    NAD - Ashdown CTM30

    I bought this on here from Tonic and it just got delivered all the way from Croatia! It sounds great, just what I hoped it would be. I can’t wait to gig this amp, I’m going to DI straight out the back and this setup is for onstage. I’ll report back after my next gig.
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    Feedback for Tonci

    I bought and Ashdown valve amp off Tonci. No problems whatsoever. Top bloke and really quick postage to the UK from Croatia! Thanks Tonci!
  15. Thanks Tonci! I’ll have a think and look at money. Cheers.
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