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BassmanPaul

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  • Birthday 24/01/1946

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  1. SS front end with a tube power amp. The opposite to what most hybrid manufacturers use.
  2. The last time I used a 2x12 it was in late 1968. A brand new blackface/Blonde Fender Bassman. It look beautiful sitting there on stage. It was a torture I've been unable to forget. it was a weekend that seemed to last months! I took it back to the store and, as they had sold my trade in, I just left the damn thing there anyway! That said, in todays world with modern drivers and cabinet design, I'd have no worries gigging a 2x12.
  3. I'd trust something made by Peavey far more than anything TCE puts out!
  4. I have to wonder just how many b15 units made it over the pond. I can't remember seeing even one back in the day in the Liverpool area. I bought mine from the US. It needed work which I did and now it just sings. I love my fretless six through it but it supports all of my other six basses equally well. Biggest problem apart from leaky coupling caps, was flash over in the rectifier tube when coming off Standby. That was easily cured and the amp works like a charm.
  5. There is no reason for a B15 of any series not to be reliable if properly maintained. Mine sits in my studio and when I switch it on it works. When I switch it off it doesn't!
  6. Why not just leave the poor thing alone and play it as designed?
  7. You can buy suitable stick on feet from hardware stores, 'Dollar' stores or from kitchen supply stores. Easiest would be just to email GK.
  8. Be careful what you do in there. It's all too easy to screw something up leading to an expensive repair.
  9. IIRC you were advised on TalkBass to contact Mesa for the information you seek. Are you trying to import an amp from the States to save money?
  10. Tube heads are easy - you just have to provide a suitable load resistor when the amp is inactive.
  11. It would be fairly simple to make. The switches would need to be DPDT that break before make. Both the +1 rail and the -1 rail would need to be switched.
  12. SLAP! Why do demos always seem feature slap so much?
  13. Hi @boromanwe haven't' talked in a while. Trust everything is well with you and yours in these troubling times. In my B15 I tried a JBL 2225 and an Altec something or other but I preferred the tonality of the original square magnet CTS. That's what is in there now. The unit will never be a bass pounding monster 'cos of the small size of the speaker box. It is, however, a wonderful amplifier and handles everything my six string basses can throw at it.
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