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  1. I recently bought this amp off ebay. Sold as full working order and came in a substantial flight case. However the amp was DOA. Wouldnt turn on, no power, no lights, zilch. i popped the hood and immediately saw the problem. All three fuse holder on the valve pcb were broken. One fuse was rolling tound in the amp, one was completely missing and the other was holding on for dear life. Before i send the amp back for a refund does anyone know how difficult a job it is to replace the fuseholders? Im not attempting it myself but i assume you will have to remove the board to work on it which in itself would be laboursome. There are boards that i could see would need to be removed first. unfortunately my go-to amp tech is strictly an all valve giy so will also need to source someone in Nortg West to take a look. A not so happy NAD ☹️
  2. Pow_22

    SOLD*now £450*Mesa Boogie m-pulse 600

    Like most other people are saying, its only the distance that had stopped this amp being mine
  3. Bought literally weeks ago but my new band are of the right level that I can use my Ampeg B15 I have added a set of Palmer castors to aid in moving around and also bought an official Orange padded cover. In great condition, bright Orange and marries with my OBT 500 MkI head perfectly (that will also be going up for sale soon - can do a deal for both) Looking for £300 for the cab which will need to be collected from Bolton or can deliver within reasonable distance. Pics to follow asap
  4. Pow_22

    Warwick Tubepath 5.1 ebay dud

    My go to tech is Roland, he does all my valve jobbies but doesn't take on SS amps. Might give Dave a call and see if its something he can do
  5. Pow_22

    Warwick Tubepath 5.1 ebay dud

    So to update:- I dropped this off at HW Audio in Bolton who quickly declared it a write off! So I thought id have a tinker with it seeing as I couldn't break it even more. I bought the correct fuses and resting them on the remains of the holders the amp fired up!!!! Surely it cant be a write off when the clip fuse holders are 12p online! I get that removing the board to work on will be 99% of the work but surely for a professional it cant be THAT much of a job? Anyway, in the meantime and as a stop gap it has been recommended that I buy some 'wire glue' which is effectively glue that conducts electricity and glue the fuses to what is left of the holders. Just as a stop gap until I can get someone willing to remove the board and fit new holders. Anyone think this is a bad idea?
  6. Pow_22

    Picking a new hybrid amp

    I recently purchased a Warwick Tubepath 5.1 off ebay that turned out to be a complete lemon (broken internals and when checked over by my tech it turned out numerous bodged jobs had been done). It was declared a write off. As such im in the market for a new amp that meets the below requirements:- Not class D Valvey driven type tone Hybrid rather than all valve (more price concern rather than weight) Usual 2U rack mount type size 300w - 500w as a minimum Budget is going to be £300 - £400 second hand So far amps in the catergory ive tried and loved:- Mesa Boogie Big Block - best sound ive had from a non-valve amp. Outside my current budget but this is the tone that im after Ashdown Spyder - again, beautiful sound, maybe lacking just a touch more grit Ampeg SVT3 - couldn’t get quite enough growl/grit out of it Ampeg SVT3 non-pro - better than the pro but again lacked grit I also tried the Orange Bass terror, plenty of volume but lacked that kick to the gut, ive found this with all the class D's ive tried hence me possibly ruling them out. Id still like to give a Warwick Tubepath a go as from what ive read it ticks most of my boxes. Theres also the Handbox 400 that gets brought up on here a lot but will be way outside my current budget. What other valve/solid state hybrids will get me in the ball park of a Mesa BB750 without the cost (probably asking the impossible here).
  7. Pow_22

    Picking a new hybrid amp

    I have seen that, unfortunately distance is an issue there
  8. Pow_22

    Picking a new hybrid amp

    Have looked at these and the Genz version they seem to be a clone off. May be ive tried the wrong ones but the 4 or 5 class D's ive tried all lacked something. Theres plenty of volume just seem to lack 'slam' or that fateful BC word - heft
  9. Can take £200 if that's any incentive to move it before xmas?
  10. Ashdown 550 Touring Spyder 2x10 combo. A proper old school sounding combo with plenty of volume and beef! From what ashdown say the preamp is taken from their Big Block valve amp (a 2 x 12AX7 jobby) with the power stage being the tour proven ABM solid state unit. I married the combo up with the Catalinbread pedal im also selling and with my flats loaded P it honestly was the closest sound ive had to my old all valve rigs. Couple of tolex nicks but nothing major. I replaced the stock chinese 12AX7's with JJ's and added some nice heavy duty castors to the amp. This is one of the original UK made units before production was shifted to China. Collection only on this one im afraid but could deliver within reasonable distance. The combo is currently at our rehearsal space in Chorley but I can bring it back to Bolton with me this week. £225 ONO. Thanks for looking.
  11. Who says flats cant go on a jazz!?!  They go on EVERYTHING for me!

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    2. Phill


      Got my Optima flats on my old Jazz, Smooth :)

    3. jacko


      "Who says flats cant go on a jazz!?!"  no-one. it's an urban legend - just like saying a swan will break your arm. No documented evidence anywhere (swans or flats)

    4. EssentialTension


      From the inception of the Jazz Bass in 1960 until the mid 1970s, Fender fitted flatwound strings as standard.

      Jazz Bass with flatwounds and a plectrum, was a very common sound throughout the 1960s and 70s.

      If someone doesn't like it then that's their business, but to say it can't be done is stupid.

  12. Pow_22

    Feedback for Josie

    Josie bought my Epi Jack Casady bass in a meet up over weekend. Effortlessly smooth transaction and lovely to meet. Nae danger here
  13. If this can be collected this week ill take a huge hit and let it go for £200. The mrs is losing her nut over it
  14. Pow_22

    2nd hand market slowing??

    Ive found small items like used flats etc shift quickly here. Anything like amps, cabs or basses I have much more joy on facebook or evil bay to be honest.
  15. Need this gone so open to cash offers now
  16. Unexpected NAD - Warwick Tubepath 5.1 en route

    1. Marc S

      Marc S

      "unexpected"? Did you fall into the shop, and your credit card accidentally slip into the card reader? ;)
      Happy NAD - don't forget to let us know your thoughts on how it performs :)

  17. The original Orange Terror Bass 500 in excellent cosmetic and functional condition. Puts out 500w into both 4ohms or 8ohms unlike the recent reissue Comes loaded with 2 x JJ ECC83's and 1 x spare ECC81 for people who want the lower gain 'mod'. Also comes with an attenuator for the DI (ive never used the DI but it came with the amp) and finally the Orange carry bag that these things come with. Pics to follow asap. Collection from Bolton ideally or if no local interest could discuss postage within UK. Also selling the matching Orange 1x15 cab on here. Could do a deal for the pair.
  18. A pair of the Spiral filament, long plate Sovtek 12AX7 LPS. Bought from Hotrox during my recent valve rolling phase on my Ashdown. Will be well packed and the £25 price includes postage within UK. Pics to follow if needed