In '73 I went up to that London to get myself some new gear 😎 I had recently aquired a new shiny plastic thing called Barclaycard and it was burning a hole in my pocket ☺️
After trying every Rickobasher in town and being incredibly p1553ed off with them, I fell in love with a beautiful blonde Gherson Jazz, had to have it!
Then - trying it through a HiWatt 100 and a cab I can't remmember - I wanted more of everything, grunt, heft, trouser flapping wind, etc.etc.
The sales guy said 'hang on a minute' and rushed out of the shop, returning shortly with a monster Orange cab, on a trolley, standing 5 foot high and 2 foot wide and about the same weight as HMS Ark Royal, concealing 2 x 18" massive cones. It sounded wonderful, fulfilling all my dreams, to be the envy of every other bass player, (in Bexhill at least!).
It was 'perfect', fitted in the back of my Mk1 Cortina estate with amp and bass just right!
2 weeks later I was back in town buying another HiWatt 100 to push even more air through it 😮
Those really were the good ol' days, then in '75 I got married, '76 it all came to a bitter end, I had to give up gigging, she couldn't stand the lifestyle of a bass playing rock 'n roll hero, you've heard it all before 🤩