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  1. Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I will persevere with it and see how I fair. I never ever expected it to sound just like the SVT - I was realistic in that nothing could ever replace that sound but I was hoping it might meet me some of the way there in terms of tube warmth and drive. As I've only ever tried it in the combo I'll give it a go paired to another cab. I liked the idea of a 2 x 12 for portability but will try different variations when opportunity arises.
  2. Hi All, I'm after a bit of advice. Here's the situation ... I used to play an Ampeg SVT2-Pro through Ampeg 4x10 and Ampeg 1x15 cabinets. Loved the sound. Hated the weight. I'm sure a lot of you can relate to that. I traded it all in some time ago for a Mesa Walkabout Scout combo (12" version) for the promise of the valve warmth and the fact it was loud in a small package. I play rock/blues and like a bit of grit to my tone occasionally (the Ampeg used to give me the bite without resorting to drive pedals). I play vintage Fender Jazz and Precision basses. I've never really loved the Walkabout combo. The EQ has too many knobs for my liking (I don't like to faff too long to find my sound) and it always seems to sound a bit boomy. I thought about investigating the Orange OB1-500 but wonder if I'm being too hasty. I've read that pairing the Walkabout amp with the right cabinet could bring it to life. So I started reading up and there seems to be a lot of love for Barefaced and Bergantino on here. I was thinking a 2x12 might be the best/most portable solution. Do you think it is worth sticking with the Walkabout and giving this a shot? If not what setup would you recommend? As a side note, I don't mind colouration of sound if it gives that vintage warmth but equally if I got a decent clean setup and could achieve the bite using pre-amp/pedals that would work too. Thanks MB
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