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  1. Did you try the distributor for this repair? Curious as to what they said if you have. I try not to buy anything that can't be repaired as I'm trying to reduce my footprint on the planet. So I have a lot of old stuff.....
  2. I'll take a kit with crossover as well please Stevie. Very nice work.
  3. I had an Ampeg Portaflex 20T for bass practice that I thought was OKish for bass, though didn't make it sing. When I finally managed to get my hands on the bass amp I'd been looking for since I started playing, I let my daughter have the ampeg for her guitar practice. It makes a MUCH better guitar amp than a bass amp, IMHO. Very varied tones, and finally the missing overdrive appears. I think it likes to see quite a high output pickup, other than that, I'd recommend trying one as bass or guitar amp. All valve, 4Ohm or 8 Ohm and you don't need a cab connected. There should be some cheap ones around as Kenny's were selling them at £275 until quite recently.
  4. Well we need to start using local timbers, and that neck looks great. Wincing at the sight of that bass facedown on the concrete though.
  5. I've got the big Makita 1/2" router, but the only time I use it is for solid wood worktops, and then only reluctantly. Its all very well having "tools that are man enough for the job", but a big 1/2" router can be pretty hairy unless used with extreme care. My big Makita is going in my new router table........ I think of the little Makita as simply a motor unit. It will do pretty much anything I need, and does it really well with the right accessory. Haven't used the DeWalt, but a lot of carpenters like their stuff so I'm sure it would be good too.
  6. I have 4 routers. This Makita is the one I use nearly all the time. Its super light, very low vibration and powerful enough for 95% of all jobs. You can get a plunge attachment for it which works well.
  7. I sometimes use a Peavey Classic 50 with a Mesa Boogie 1516 and it sounds great. Theres just a whole load of sounds that aren't that needed/relevant - but if it does a reasonable clean sound I'm sure you'll be OK.
  8. Blue Nile, A Walk Across the Rooftops
  9. eBay always gives the best realised prices, but.......take out the listing fees, the selling charges and then the Paypal charges and you might be surprised at how little you actually get when the deal is finally finished. I think the simple fact is that most people are being cautious with money. If something seems cheap, it will sell almost immediately. Otherwise, you need to bide your time and be prepared to take less than you might expect.. .
  10. What I see, as a pretty sad reflection of the times, is people working flat out for not enough money, with outgoings going through the roof. Its not surprising market for non essentials is slow IMHO.
  11. I missed this years so will make a concerted effort to come next. The only thing that I have that anyone might be interested in having a play with is my 80s Mesa bits - D-180 and 1516. If anyone is interested i could bring, otherwise it would just be me and daughter(s).
  12. I'd happily recommend John Le Voi at Alford, which isn't too far from you. He did mine while I waited, but you do need to make an appointment.
  13. I'd be interested in having a go at this project as well if you go ahead with the flat pack guys.
  14. 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.
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