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  • Birthday 17/02/1982

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  1. I've got one and it's awesome!!! That is a bargain.
  2. I have a Sandberg TM2 (old JB shape) and a 1989 G&L SB2. They are better than any Fender I've owned or played. Much bigger and more aggressive sounding than a Fender but that's what I like. That said, I still want a Jazz Deluxe and a Precision 😂.
  3. Look no further than the Nordstrand mm4.2. I've just put a pair of them in my Sandberg TM2. Stunning pups and made to be as similar to the early stingray pups as possible.
  4. I'd happily shave some of the distance off and arrange a meet up. We can now travel anywhere in the county as long as it includes a walk somewhere 😂.
  5. Obviously this is still here but bumping anyway just incase anyone has any future temptation after lockdown...
  6. Marshall VBA 400, all the old school sexy valve goodness you will ever need. Does need to be run at 4 or 2 ohms though. got one for sale in the sale section, ahem
  7. Ahhh I have a same era SB2 and is by far the best bass I have ever owned. I want this so bloody much!! No pennies 😭
  8. Hiya, If memory serves me right, the power tubes are Svetlana 6550's and the pre amp ones are JJ I think. There are 8 x 6550s in there. All singing as they should do and have done for at least 6 or 7 years. My mate who I bought it off had it re valved around then. All the proper info is on here https://marshall.com/marshall-amps/products/archive/vba/vba400
  9. bumpy uppy. More interested in trades right now if anyone wants....
  10. Up for grabs is my beloved Marshall VBA400. Price reduced to £500 Simply the best valve bass amp I have ever owned or used, and I've owned a fair few. This beast has more horsepower, heft and tone than anything else I've owned and I am gutted its leaving me, but needs must. It does come with a bombproof live in flight case made by adrenaline flight cases. All is in great working order with no issues. I'M UP FOR TRADES FOR 4 STRING FENDER P, G&L BASSES, MUSICMAN STUFF, ANYTHING LEO RELATED REALLY. Collection is necessary due to weight and size but can look to meet up if need be within reason. Folks are Welcome to come and try it out - AFTER WE COME OUT OF LOCKDOWN INNIT.
  11. Ah totally did not explain myself there did I! I have edited that now. So basically even with me wearing ear plugs, i have something dodgy going on with my ears (possibly Eustachian Tube Dysfunction) where I get tinitus so easily that even with my ACS custom ear plugs, the sound pressure levels we were blasting through our cabs was effecting them. Now we have dropped our amp levels way down and i can control the volume in my IEM's much better, my ears are thanking me a lot, i am hardly getting any ringing any more and i can actually hear everything properly!
  12. So it finally happened, I had enough of carting my Marshall VBA 400 and matching 8x10 around the country and my band wanted to start using IEM. I got so fed up of lugging the big rig to venues only to have it chastised on stage because it had so much power and the room just didn't need it. That and I have been wearing ear plugs for years and just got fed up of not being able to hear my band properly I decided it was time for a change. After a few months of using IEM with my nice Audio Technica M3 system with some KZ ZS10 headphones (which are incredible) I was so happy to hear the band again and not to have ringing ears (even with ear plugs, the sound pressure levels we were omitting were hurting my dodgy ears) it was time to change the rig. I still needed a rig as I tried rehearsals and it felt too sterile without the feel of an amp in there and not all shows can be done without one and need some stage support. I knew I wanted to go to two 2x10s as I had run that before and really liked having the choice of how many cabs I need to take to a gig. The VBA only runs at 4 or 2 ohms so kind of limits what I can do with it. The day I decided I wanted to do this, I found up for grabs on here two Mesa PH210's at a steal of a price. I sorted the deal with the great guy who is Piers Williamson and picked them up a week or so ago. The rig sounded amazing with the Marshall but the amp overhung the sides of the cabs which just cannot happen 😂😂😂. I had kept an eye on the Ashdown HOD Geezer Butler signature head as I tried one at the guitar show in Birmingham when they came out and loved it. Found that PMT were doing 0% finance over two years and bought the thing straight away It's now safe to say I have an absolute killer rig that has so much power and clarity and also nice and easy to maul around as none of it is heavy. I am proper happy with how it all sounds and love it. I just need to find a rack to put it in and able to put a 2u drawer for my pedals in there as well and I will be sorted. Love it!!
  13. I had a blacksmith, it lasted 3 months before I got rid of it for an SVT 2 Pro. Everything about it was just meh. Yes it was loud. But not in the right areas, no weight to the sound and just felt flat. I just couldn't get on with it at all and the pre amp just felt boring.
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