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  1. Are you gigging (corona aside) or is it just for playing at home? If the latter, I’d be looking to get a decent small combo (1x10”) or so like a Genz Benz Shuttle 3.0 10T. I used one for many years (live and for practicing) and with the tilt back feature you can get a really full, lively and bright sound. I loved that little thing. Loud, too! If you’re only buying a cab for use at home, a lot of the suggestions above are too big and will just dominate small rooms.
  2. Good call. I’ll open it up and have a look. The NAD amplifier I use with the CD player had a few dry joints. Thanks!
  3. Thanks for the reply! Sounds about right. I’ll look into it and see if there’s a diagram etc. Normally NAD have pretty well written service manuals and even a relative idiot like me can work out what’s what.
  4. Hi everyone, Not really bass related, but I’m not a member of any audiophile forums so maybe an amp expert or similar can shed some light on my issue. I have an old NAD 5240 CD player and it takes 10-20 minutes to warm up before it will work. For the first 5 minutes there’s no sound, then it starts to come to the amp, but it’s very distorted, and gradually the distortion fades and then it sounds good and works as normal. During the warm up phase it’s def playing the CD. I’ve ruled out the RCA cables, and I’ve tried the fixed and variable outputs and it’s the same issue with both outputs. Any idea why it may be doing this? I opened it up today and there is some soot/discolouration on the inside of the case above where the puts are and in a couple of areas. Nothing on the board looks obviously burned out. Once the CD player is running properly it’s a little warm above those areas (case on) but it’s not hot. Thanks in advance for any tips! James
  5. There are plenty of things out there which are a better buy nowadays. I used to have the full Yamaha rig: BBT500, 2x10, 4x10. Don’t miss it. I don’t remember the cabs being light weight!
  6. I can’t comment on the bigger AER combos but my AER Amp One is shockingly loud and deep sounding for its size. Don’t look at the specs, try one. I’m sure it’s fit for purpose! If you go down the separate amp and cab route, I can recommend the Greenboy Fearless F112. I’ve got one and it has a wide and very even response, and is really all the cab most people need. Check out the Bass Whisperer’s youtube review to learn more.
  7. My Ampeg SVP-CL - Warwick Hellborg 500w rig was pretty monstrous. It was also extremely heavy, so I sold it. If I ever got a roadie, this would be my setup for sure.
  8. Cab sounds good. FYI the 5th note of the main riff should be a b5 (Bb) not a 5 (B) like you guys are playing it.
  9. The Aguilar TH500 puts 250w into 8ohms and doesn’t kick anything like as hard as the Quilter. For sure the preamps are voiced differently but the Quilter has simply much more juice on tap.
  10. It certainly gets the job done. The SVT-7 pro has even more punch and warmth though. Both sound great and I can happily gig with either. The Ampeg has a smoothness to it, whereas the Quilter is more grainy. I like both and they serve different purposes for me. For flights the Quilter’s the amp coming with me in my carry-on. But for the Ampeg has ultimately the more sophisticated sound. I don’t shut up about the Quilter because the bang for your buck is just insane, even at the 2020 price!
  11. I haven’t tried the Aguilar, but I know the old AG500 and had a TH500 for years. Nice gear. I would have bought the AG700 if it had a little more power at 8 ohms... My Greenboy F112 is pretty power hungry! The Quilter is amazing for the size, and I think it has an amazing power delivery. Very clear and powerful. Streets ahead of the TH500 in that regard.
  12. Alright, you got me. But as a boxing fan, when I think of featherweight, I know there are 7 weight classes below featherweight... But semantics aside, any bass amp that can go in the gig-bag is small enough for practical purposes. I don't even notice the extra weight of the Quilter. Whilst an Aguilar AG700 isn't heavy, it's for sure physically quite a bit larger than a lot of the heads I listed. 500 class D continuous/RMS/peak/lead-sled/tube watts have been debated to death... Pick the one that sounds right to you. I like the Quilter for the robust power delivery and the fact it doesn't get all shouty when pushed. But then again, I still use my Ampeg SVt-7 Pro when big volume is required, as it has 'that' Ampeg sound.
  13. Not true, sorry. The amps I can think of that are lightweight and push out 500w+ at 8 Ohms. Trickfish 1k Quilter Bass Block 800 ("only" 450w, but very robust power delivery) Darkglass 900 watt heads (MT / Omega / Alpha Omega) all Markbass 800w/1000w heads Eich T900/T1000 Peavey Minimega Numerous GK heads I went with a Quilter BB800, because I only use it as a backup amp, and it fits nicely into my gig bag with all my cables etc. When I have used it live, I've always been impressed how clear and loud it is. Maybe not the most sophisticated sound in the world, but that's why I've got the Ampeg SVT-7 Pro. It also delivers 600w at 8 ohms and sounds mega. Somewhat heavier than the previously mentioned amps, but at 7kg it doesn't exactly break the back!
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