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  1. Steve_M

    Bassman666

    Sold an East J-Retro to Charlie. No hassles, prompt payment and a top chap to boot 👍. Cheers Charlie😀.
  2. Hi Tony If you mean the flat response versus the standard in the J-Retro range - the standard version has a subtle EQ contour (a bit scooped) whereas the flat response version (the one I'm selling) does not. If you're referring to the other models in the range (J - Retro Deluxe or J - Tone) then there's loads of detail on the East website www.east-uk.com Cheers
  3. Depends on the basses you're carrying. It is heavier obviously, but I frequently take mine with a Sadowsky 5 string (US, so chambered and light by default) and my Fender Nate Mendel P (not the heaviest P bass ever made) and it's not horrible. Can be a little more awkward in a tight corridor though 😳! Still quite comfy worn on your back - can be a bit much over one shoulder for extended periods. Certainly better than taking 2 cases and, as others have already mentioned, built like a tank!
  4. Having a bit of a clear out and came across my J-Retro 01. Purchased from Bass Direct back in May 2016, fitted to my USA Jazz for a few months, didn't get on with it so reverted back to passive and popped it in the cupboard in my studio. It's been there ever since! It's the flat response version, so no pre-shape - full details here https://www.east-uk.com/product/j-retro-01/ Comes with original box, still with the anti-static bag plus all the paperwork/fitting instructions. There are some pen marks on the knobs (pictured) where I marked them (with a Sharpie!) for my own reference. I'm sure these would clean off with solvent and a little tlc. This was £195 when I bought it in 2016 and, remarkably, they're still the same price (just checked Johns website) new. Looking for £140 £120 delivered within UK (Royal Mail 24hr Tracked Insured to £100) Payment via PayPal preferred (I'll cover the fees) or £130 £110 cash on collection if you'd rather? Thanks for looking 🙂
  5. Back in the day when my back could take it and band members were more helpful during load in I had a Mesa Boogie 2x10 Road Ready on top of a Mesa Boogie Road Ready 1x15. Played a Stingray through an Ampeg SVT3. Loved that sound/setup. Then Markbass came along....
  6. Good point - I didn't factor that into my reply. However, I do think it's worth spending out on a case that will last and protect the investment inside. I've had several cheap cases over the years which are now in the attic/bin. I guess if it's only for occasional light use then a cheaper bag would probably be ok, but my Mono's have been dragged all over the country for years and are still going strong. They've certainly been worth the cost. They are expensive though, so I get why they may not be best for the OP.
  7. Another +1 for Mono. I use the Vertigo for a single bass and I have the M80 dual for when I need to take a 2nd bass. I have the Protection Racket one too but the zips have let me down on my one. Vertigo is my fave - totally trust it with my Sadowsky and it's comfy to carry on the tube, etc. The other thing for me is the Vertigo is more ergonomic in everyday use. I rarely lay any case down, unzip and remove the guitar. The Vertigo is designed to allow you to pack/unpack your bass vertically and, most importantly, avoiding scratching the body against the zip. The Protection Racket, because of its' rigid sidewalls, was terrible for this in my experience. Just my thoughts/experience - YMMV
  8. Hi All - late to the party but thought I'd chime in with my thoughts. Went to Barefaced last week to try the BB2 & SC - took my amp (AG700) and my Sadowsky and one of my MarkBass NY121 for comparison. Firstly (and probably most obviously) - the NY121 is completely out of it's depth in this company! Sorry Marco 😬... Anyhow, spent a good 60/90 mins flipping between the cabs - here's my take (amp flat, both pickups flat out, 6/10 preamp boost on treble & bass): With the HF off on the BB2, they sound very similar to each other tone wise but you can hear the BB2 breathe more (probably because of the box size/design). It just sounds 'bigger'. Dial in the HF and it starts to sparkle. 10/10 was way too much for me, but about 5/10 added some lovely definition without sounding glassy or brittle. The low end on the BB2 sounded fuller also, but not boomy - very controlled, especially at higher volume. And the tone didn't change when you cranked the volume. It just got louder. Side by side the SC sounded more present in the mids (this was probably accentuated more by the Sadowsky, which is naturally 'middy' and the fact that the box is shallower) but not unpleasantly so. I don't think it paired quite so well with the Sadowsky. Not that the SC sounded bad, far from it, it made the MB cab sound like a ferkin' iPhone! (Sorry Marco..) The SC's a great sounding cab. The BB2 just brings more to the party in my opinion. So I went home and ordered one 😂 (Sorry Marco 😬). By the way, there's 2 x NYC 121's for sale in the Marketplace 😛 Sorry Marco 🥴.
  9. 11/10/20 - PRICE DROP - NOW £275 15/11/20 - ONE CAB NOW SOLD Single Markbass NY121 cab for sale. Originally purchased in Feb 2019 as an extension cab for my CMD121P and was hardly used in that setup. Cab specs can be viewed here: http://www.markbass.it/product-detail/new-york-121/ In 'as new' condition and comes with Markbass cover. Always stored inside in a smoke free house. Looking for £300 £275 A new one with cover from Andertons would cost you £430 at the time of writing. Suggest collection from Tunbridge Wells area but happy to ship at buyers expense. Thanks for looking.
  10. Check out the amazing Jimmy Haslip too.
  11. I had the very same GAS for a Sadowsky until March this year, when I pulled the trigger and bought a Satin Deluxe 5 from Bass Direct. I'm so glad I did and I just love it. It's prompted me to sell my beloved Fodera (check the basses for sale section) and I've barely played my Fenders since. Mines a NYC model so has a chambered body - love the weight reduction and, IMO, it adds to the tone. And it does cut through in a band situation, more so than any of my other basses. I play in a 'pop' orchestra (a la London Grammar), a rock/funk originals band, a function band and I dep for a few other acts locally and I've had comments on its' tone from each one - more so than I ever had on any other bass, even the Fodera. As always, it's just my opinion based on my own experience, but I say if you've got the money and the GAS then go for it - life's too short. Worst case, it's not for you and you move it on - at least you've scratched the itch! Pic below!
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