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stevie last won the day on April 13 2019

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  1. Just dipping into this, but if the OP is trying to get the most out of a 6-inch driver and a low powered amp, sealed isn't the way to go.
  2. I'd like to say that writing "all thoughts welcome" and then accusing people of having an agenda when they offer their thoughts is a bit f***ing cheeky.
  3. If you know how to read the specs, it's pretty obvious which 12" cabinet is the better performer. I'd just add that lots of manufacturers lie about their specs - so you need to read between the lines a bit. In this case, the answer is obvious, although it all depends on what the OP is looking for.
  4. I can't answer the OP's question, I'm afraid, but I'd like to respond to Steve's question. In many ways the Trickfish is a better designed cabinet. It's made of 15mm Baltic birch, with "dado and rabbet joint construction" (well, they are American), which is the gold standard of cabinet construction. Barefaced cabs are made of 9mm poplar ply. 9mm stock is available in 3, 5 and 7 plies as far as I know and Barefaced use the cheapest 3-ply option. 9mm is too thin to rebate (with dados and rabbets), so my guess is that they're butt jointed. This above is gleaned from information supplied by the manufacturers.
  5. Everything was flat and the volume was about the same. It wasn't about loudness. We tried a slew of different amps. The other one that had the same 'hit you in the chest' sound was a 150W Trace Elliot. Go figure (as they say). Otherwise, all the amps we tried sounded fairly similar.
  6. I did a direct comparison between the Retroglide and the RM500 at the last SW Bass Bash. No idea why it should be, but the RM500 had noticeably more punch or kick to it.
  7. The threshold has indeed been scrapped for commercial transactions, although it may not apply to gifts, as you say. It was known as the Low-value consigment relief (LVCR) and meant that goods valued at £15 or under weren't subject to VAT. No more. https://www.ecommerceaccountants.co.uk/post/ecommerce-vat-changes-2021. I bought some items valued at under £15 from Ali Express last week and was surprised to see that they now charge UK VAT. On the other hand, I sold some small-value stuff to Italy yesterday on Ebay and the question of VAT didn't even come up. Maybe the VAT will be levied in Italy. No wonder everyone's confused.
  8. Not only that, but you don't even get the theoretical 6dB at all frequencies.
  9. Here's an excellent video comparing the Mesa cabs, including a couple of the oldies. I really like the sound of the 15.
  10. The matter was raised at PMQs today.
  11. Agreed. The black fascia looks the business.
  12. It does sound like the sub harmoniser thingie might be on.
  13. You have my sympathies: there's not much point having lightweight gear if you have to carry a brick round with you to stop it going walkies. But I don't think you can blame the amp for vibrating "itself off the top of the cab". It's the cab that's vibrating. Other cabs which don't do this are available.
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