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  1. My PF20t exchange unit arrived today. It is different in two respects. Hum has almost completely gone - its perfectly acceptable now, in fact barely audible. The amp overall is also noticeably louder. There was clearly a fault on the first one, though the character of the sound hasn't really changed. Big thumpy tones on tap. I still can't get much in the way of change in tone with the gain turned up though - no noticeable change in tone regardless of the level of gain, just makes it louder. Cab still MB 1516B - deafeningly loud now if you want it to be.
  2. converse320

    Aria Pro II SB-600

    OK, Dad, but then it would make sense to pm me to let me know. I respectfully disagree by the way. Its also a bit odd as there were already several posts up already saying it wasn't an SB700.
  3. converse320

    Aria Pro II SB-600

    I did post, and I got a notification saying that my post was being hidden pending approval by a moderator. Just seemed a bit odd. My comment on the bass by the way was that it definitely wasn't a SB700, as the SB700 is not only through neck, but also has a cutaway at the back of the neck that goes all the way round at the back to improve access to the upper frets.
  4. converse320

    Aria Pro II SB-600

    Curious as to why my polite input to the discussion on this was moderated out. Mods?
  5. Mines back to Kenny's because of the hum. New unit on its way that is guaranteed not to hum, so fingers crossed. But it's plenty loud enough for anything i can ever imagine doing, thats for sure.
  6. converse320

    Rok Sak 4U rack padded sleeve thing

    This came with an amp I bought, but doesn't really fit the amp as its a full length sleeve. With some mounting bolts and nuts. I really don't have time to parcel this up I'm afraid, so collection only, from near Horncastle in Lincolnshire. Its old, but looks decent quality, and is in pretty good nick.
  7. Not mine, but serious cabs for someone with space and a crane...... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mesa-boogie-Bass-cabinets-Diesel-4x10-and-1-x-18-USED/192614390266?_trkparms=aid%3D777003%26algo%3DDISCL.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160608105753%26meid%3D28a69ae18a6a4c56ab6aba2e370e936f%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D132796673309%26itm%3D192614390266&_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985
  8. converse320

    New Old Bassist would Appreciate Advice...

    Welcome on board. Im old as well, and really only started when I was 60. For me, I found the structure of doing graded exams very helpful, so thats what I'm doing. For me, I need to find something that gives you external goals - like a band, or a performance or an exam.
  9. converse320

    Hi from Sleaford

    Hello, someone from my way at last. I'm just outside Horncastle. Lots of good stuff and helpful people here....
  10. converse320

    NBD:. 1980's Le Voi fretless bass

    I can't remember exactly, but think John said he built "about three" fretless basses when he first started out in the late 70s when he was in his early 20s. So this bass is one of a very small number. His main business now seems to be building copies of the Django style Selmer gypsy guitars. Its nice to have found someone local to me who knows their stuff.
  11. converse320

    NBD:. 1980's Le Voi fretless bass

    Met the man himself today when he sorted a few things out on my bass. What a nice guy - super helpful and really knows his stuff. His acoustic guitars are incredibly beautiful instruments.
  12. Its a shame all the discussion on fixing hum is relating to the 50T. Nothing on the 20T that I can find.
  13. converse320

    Bass head for studio & Home practise

    I've just got the pf 20T from Kenny's. Didn't like it much initially, but like it a lot now apart from hum, which I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get down to manageable levels. Took me a while to find the sounds I wanted, but think I'm there now. If you genuinely want a studio/home practice amp, I can't see how you'd need anything bigger than this, as long as you have a reasonably efficient cabinet. No disadvantage of having more power than you need though, so if you can afford the pf 50, I'm sure it would b great.
  14. My 20T arrived from Kenny's. Well packed, everything as it should be, and very fast delivery. Can't fault them. Some immediate comments, using it with a 4 Ohm Mesa 1516. Its noisy, quite a lot of hum coming through the speakers, which actually gets rather annoying after a bit when you are playing quietly. I'm not sure this is a fault, or my bad mains. Secondly, the gain knob doesn't really seem to do very much other than make it louder - doesn't really significantly change the character of the sound.. I was looking for that overdriven clanky sound - maybe its in there but I can't find it. Finally, it goes really loud. So, a bit conflicted really. On paper it looks like everything I need, in the flesh its a bit uninspiring so far. Maybe it doesn't like 4Ohm cabs. As an update - I've left it on overnight and its got a lot better - punchier and sounds much more interesting. Still hums though. I'll try some different mains cables, and maybe ask Kenny's if they'll swap the valves out if it doesn't resolve it.
  15. I've been looking for something small and practical like this for ages, so have ordered the PF 20T based on the positive reports on Kenny's. I'll be using it with an old MB diesel cab so that should be an interesting comparison. New bass and new amp in the space of 2 weeks............😃 I'll report back when it arrives.
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