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  1. Merton

    New ACG build (FINISHED!!!)

  2. Merton

    Ashdown ABM400 £225 Bargain

    Yup - my 500 EVO has an ABM400 power amp board. It’s just a marketing thing methinks! Bloody good amps these are, and one of these in such good condition is a rare beast indeed. Well worth the money
  3. Merton

    Ashdown BTA200 (300w - Yes 300!)

    These things are the most amazing amp ever, if I was more manly I’d have kept mine but they are a proper beast! This is an insane price and therefore a veritable bargain
  4. Merton

    Ashdown Spyder Series

    There’s one on eBay at the moment and I have often been tempted but I agree, the RM module is preferable for me too...
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    Ashdown Spyder Series

    True. Maybe he’s hiding the fact that it’s actually an awesome idea and they’ll bring something out for 2019 NAMM 🤣
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    Ashdown Spyder Series

    It’s the size of the amp which makes it difficult apparently, squeezing it all into the small RM casing. Plus as Mark pointed out they have the ABM series with a valve front end (not quite what I am after but it’s there), and then the OriginAL pedal which you could hook up to a lightweight power amp if you so desire. They just feel their product range doesn’t need more in it at the moment which is fair enough. Wrong, but fair enough hahahaha 😜
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    Ashdown Spyder Series

    I’d love a Spyder 550. I tried persuading Mark Gooday to do that preamp with the RM800 power amp but it all got a bit too complicated to get the valves the right voltage and current supply apparently. But an RM-sized valve front-end with that power amp would be a thing of beauty I’m sure. 😎
  8. Merton

    The Official MARUSZCZYK CLUB!

    I just found it a bit average, it didn’t feel any better than my knackered cheap Vester Jazz. It could have just been the situation, and I’m certainly not ruling out trying more, but I just didn’t “get” it. Much prefer my ACGs! I will be getting a more traditional flavoured bass later this year but it’ll be a UK built custom beast instead and VERY competitively priced vs an equivalent Elwood L 😎
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    The Official MARUSZCZYK CLUB!

    My word. They do make good looking basses don’t they. Just a shame I didn’t get on with the one I played at the LBGS.
  10. Merton

    one light weight cab solution

    Yup, I use a Super Compact for everything these days, having just sold the One10 due to lack of enough gigs 🤣
  11. Merton

    New ACG build (FINISHED!!!)

    Look at that! Stunning
  12. Oh my 😍 Sadly/thankfully I’m about 5 months away from having any money 😄
  13. Merton

    Valve amp features

    Didn’t the mighty Trace V8 have a valve compressor circuit? What about the Laney Nexus valve head, does that have one?
  14. Merton

    Worst bass you've ever played that you did not own.

    Played a Maruszczyk at the London Bass Show this year and didn’t get the fuss, though definitely not the worst bass I’ve ever played. That would be a Warwick FNA Jazzman which was a superb bass then, when I needed to borrow it for a gig, my friend changed the strings to these horrendous thin plinky things and the bass became unplayable. So really the strings rather than the bass but it’s haunted me haha