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  1. Went to gear4music this morning to try this head out & I just can't get over how awesome it really is.

    It must be impossible to make it sound bad,it is the best head I have ever used & the two distortions are fantastic too.

    I had to sell my ctm100 due to having arthritis in my knees & was worried I would miss the "heft" but I am happy to report that this is one "heafty" mofo 😁

    Just need to move my 4x10 & get a pair of 1x12's now.


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  2. I'll definitely be buying a crown XLS amplifier then,

    Do I really need the power of the XLS1502 ?

    Or will an XLS1002 suffice?

    It will always be in bridge mode


    Initially I'll be running through my Fender 4x10 cab but will soon switch to a BB2 or similar,eventually I aim to have 2 BB2's.


  3. I'm seriously thinking of joining mainly to learn some theory.

    I'm totally self taught & have been playing 39 years now,can play pretty much anything I put my mind to but when it comes to writing bass lines or fills or even a solo I struggle to play anything new/interesting.

    Frankly I'm pretty bored with my own playing,the same old licks time after time,it feels like I hit a wall years ago.

    I do get regular compliments on my bass playing at gigs etc' but I feel frustrated with myself so maybe it's time for some decent tuition.

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  4. 9 hours ago, Skybone said:

    What you could do, is buy a relatively cheap, Class D amp head with an effects loop, and plug the Ged2112 into the return, bypassing the map's pre-amp.

    Or sell your rig & buy something like a Fender Rumble 500 combo (17kg total weight), and plug the SansAmp into the effects loop return on that.

    I have considered exactly this 👍

    But I decided that if I'm going to do it I may as well get a killer rig that is suitable for any venue.

    Eventually I will probably run this through 2 Big Baby 2 cabs,which I'm sure will sound absolutely epic.

    Thank you for the suggestion though,it is still a possibility.

  5. £350 collected

    Just spotted my next cab so price dropped big time - collection only.

    This is a silly price for a cracking 4x10

    I won't sell it any cheaper so please don't ask 😁

    Was £759 New so this is just like brand new & less than half the price.

    Fender Bassman Neo 410 in totally immaculate condition 

    Eminence USA speakers

    Removable casters

    Sounds immense with either modern amps or all valve amps,rich & punchy with a very musical adjustable horn.

    1 year old & only left the house 8 times for gigs so it is in extremely good nick with no damage.

    Comes with a Roqsolid cover,also in mint condition.

    Collection only

    I'm based in Harrogate 











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  6. *now sold through Facebook 


    Ashdown CTM100 valve amp' in absolutely immaculate condition,complete with Roqsolid cover & owners manual.

    100 watts of all valve power & it is very very loud,(100 watts of valve power is silly loud when cranked up).

    I play in a classic rock band with a loud guitarist & a mental drummer with no issue whatsoever,even on a fairly big festival stage.

    It sounds fantastic,with tons of creamy tone or a beautiful valve break up overdrive if that's your thing. (it's definitely mine)

    This amp has had the eq mod' to bass,mid & treble  found below,which works a treat giving the eq a much greater range of adjustment which makes it a truly versatile amp.(stock these can be a bit muddy sounding but not this one :) )

    Price is fixed & a total bargain for one of these lovely amp's

    Collection from Harrogate only,it's worth the drive as I think this is a silly cheap price.

    I'm only selling as the arthritis in my poor old knees is crying out for a lighter rig,(not that this is particularly heavy).

    Not looking for trades as I already know what I'm replacing this with.

    Ashdown's info' https://ashdownmusic.com/products/copy-of-ctm-300-head

    Payment bank transfer or cash on collection please.

    Thank you.

    Fender Bassman Neo 410 also for trade -





  7. 16 minutes ago, NancyJohnson said:

    Ultimately, on the poweramp side, just do your diligence and read up as much as you can.  Everyone will have differing opinions.

    Personally, I liked the Matrix because, claimed output wattage aside, it was lightweight (9lbs), it fitted into a short Gator rack and looked aesthetically pleasing.  It's been a fantastic piece of kit (until now!), run for thousands of hours, so probably something has just worn out.

    Thank you for advice/help & information,I'll have a look at matrix amps as I'd not heard of them before.

    Much as I like my current rig(CTM100 & Bassman410) I have arthritis in my knees,severe in my right knee,so a lighter weight rig would be great but I won't compromise on tone.

    I always loved Geddy's tone so think this will be a brilliant rig for me,I may look to change my cab for a couple of 112's as well to make carrying so much easier.


  8. I'm thinking of totally changing my rig & would like a little advice from you guys who know far more about these than my crusty old brain ever will.

    I'm wanting a Tech-21 Sansamp GED2112,so will need a power amp suitable the pump this into my Fender Bassman Neo 410 (500w).

    The choice seems endless & I have no idea where to start  so I seek advice of greater brains.

    I will be doing the internal jumper mod on the GED so give a combined mono output btw.

    Thanks in advance.

  9. Just got back home from P.M.T. Leeds with my new US Elite Jazz & I am so pleased with it,I can't stop grinning.

    It was a tough call between the black & the natural Ash bass,took me over an hour to make my mind up,but I made the right choice - I think.

    It's my 50th birthday bass but just over a year late 😁



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