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I've recently picked up one of these in a trade with a fellow BCer. I'd only heard one before, and never played through one. Great sound indeed. Laughably simple to use but still took me a while to get used to the limited passive tone stack. Using it with my Fender Jazz and Vintage V4 (a great P clone) and getting some lovely tones out of it. And volume - good grief it sounds almighty good through my BF Compact. Mine came with lower gain valves but I put the originals back in to compare - tbh I think I prefer them.

Cheers

Geoff

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[quote name='waynepunkdude' timestamp='1329870467' post='1549042']
Just got home from using it live again.

Best bit of bass equipment I've ever owned.
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Have you had to go DI yet Wayne? Mine's a squeeling pig through a desk.

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Are the SP212 cabs any decent with this, or is it worth looking at getting an OBC410 instead? From what everyone has said, this definitely sounds like the right amp for me, just need to choose a cab!

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[quote name='AndThenSome1' timestamp='1329929296' post='1549939']
Are the SP212 cabs any decent with this, or is it worth looking at getting an OBC410 instead? From what everyone has said, this definitely sounds like the right amp for me, just need to choose a cab!
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A friend of mine runs his TB500 through an OBC410 and I have to say it sounds fabulous. Really good. Plenty of punch to be heard a mile away. Not heard or tried the SP series with it though.

Cheers

Geoff

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Has anyone compared the OBT500 with an Aguilar TH500 or an Ampeg SVT 7-Pro?

On the market for a class D hybrid to go through my Aguilar 2x12.

Local music shop only has the Aguilar in stock according to it's website. I'll pop in and give that a shot

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[quote name='Low End Bee' timestamp='1329927509' post='1549906']
Have you had to go DI yet Wayne? Mine's a squeeling pig through a desk.
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[url="http://www.thatcable.com/product/XLR-In-Line-Balanced-Attenuator-Volume-Adapter-20dB"]http://www.thatcable.com/product/XLR-In-Line-Balanced-Attenuator-Volume-Adapter-20dB[/url]

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[quote name='dannybuoy' timestamp='1329983837' post='1550665']
The SP cabs are pretty dark sounding and inefficient, I prefer the OBC410... Or my Matamp 2x12!
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couldnt disagree more more. My Sp212 is a lovely growly cab that easily also allows a lovely high mid zing if needed.

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[url="http://barefacedbass.com/product-range/compact.htm"]http://barefacedbass.com/product-range/compact.htm[/url]

The best cab for this head IMO.

The one thing that lets it down is the DI.

The SP cabs are not worth the money. The compact hugely out performs them, and sounds better with much much clearer mids. Louder (I think lighter) and cheaper.

I have tried the SVT-7 pro, but not through a good cab. I think all round in terms of features the ampeg is a better piece of kit, the better DI alone decides it for me. In terms of sound, both have hugely useable sounds, and do the same thing, although the Ampeg will do a lot more as the controls arn't limited.

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[quote name='Prime_BASS' timestamp='1330161646' post='1553446']
[url="http://barefacedbass.com/product-range/compact.htm"]http://barefacedbass...nge/compact.htm[/url]

The best cab for this head IMO.

The one thing that lets it down is the DI.

The SP cabs are not worth the money. The compact hugely out performs them, and sounds better with much much clearer mids. Louder (I think lighter) and cheaper.

I have tried the SVT-7 pro, but not through a good cab. I think all round in terms of features the ampeg is a better piece of kit, the better DI alone decides it for me. In terms of sound, both have hugely useable sounds, and do the same thing, although the Ampeg will do a lot more as the controls arn't limited.
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I got an attenuator for about £4 sorted the DI problem right out.

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[quote name='RandomBass' timestamp='1330162281' post='1553456']
Gigged my terror bass and compact last night. Could you hear me? ;)

Cheers

Geoff
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Such a great 'rock' bass rig.

For my uses the DI was just too loud and noisy.

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We tried the SP212 with the bass terror head at the Moffat bass bash. Ou7shined cranked it all the way up (hahahaha thats how loud it is) to 9 O'clock on the volume and gain and it was rocking and sounding amazing.

He then went a bit mental and stuck the gain way up and the volume to about 3 O'clock (I think), at that point we decided the theatre wouldnt survive much more of the output.

Just because you didnt like the sp cabs folks I wouldnt diss them! They are great cabs....easily portable and quite lightweight. Well worth the money.

I wouldnt start putting folk off them as it may be the cab they love. I have went through many backline and this is the one that has lasted the longest.

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[quote name='Prime_BASS' timestamp='1330161646' post='1553446']
I have tried the SVT-7 pro, but not through a good cab. I think all round in terms of features the ampeg is a better piece of kit, the better DI alone decides it for me. In terms of sound, both have hugely useable sounds, and do the same thing, although the Ampeg will do a lot more as the controls arn't limited.
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Agreed the Ampeg is more flexible, but I'd take the Orange for the price and the sheer brute force. As much as the occasional person has a problem with Bass Terror, the Pro 7 is notorious for cutting out and it's already had three revisions. I don't trust Ampeg one bit. The recent BGM magazine tested it at well below the 1000 watts. Not that I need 1000w.

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I had totally missed this thread ... Totally agree with Wayne though, had this amp almost a month and it is just fantastic. I still can't get over the tone of the thing. I thought I would be crying myself to sleep after selling my Ampeg V4B .. but I really don't miss it. (Esp. Not the weight of it). I'm keen to know what people have been using in the way of DI attenuation? I've not needed to DI it yet but would like to have the ability / flexibility to. Regarding the comments about it having 'one sound' I would say yes .. but It's 'your' sound I.e. the guitar and quality /style of playing you put in, is exactly what you get out.

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This would do it.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XLR-BALANCED-ATTENUATOR-LINE-VOLUME-15dB-/190561182274?pt=UK_Consumer_Professional_RL&hash=item2c5e54e242#ht_2482wt_1270"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XLR-BALANCED-ATTENUATOR-LINE-VOLUME-15dB-/190561182274?pt=UK_Consumer_Professional_RL&hash=item2c5e54e242#ht_2482wt_1270[/url]

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[quote name='waynepunkdude' timestamp='1330166058' post='1553546']
This would do it.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XLR-BALANCED-ATTENUATOR-LINE-VOLUME-15dB-/190561182274?pt=UK_Consumer_Professional_RL&hash=item2c5e54e242#ht_2482wt_1270"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XLR-BALANCED-ATTENUATOR-LINE-VOLUME-15dB-/190561182274?pt=UK_Consumer_Professional_RL&hash=item2c5e54e242#ht_2482wt_1270[/url]
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That's exactly what I'd been looking at! Anybody had any experience with either 15,20 or 40 fb cut? The desk we use really doesn't like 'hot' signals.

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[quote name='Icunningham' timestamp='1330193374' post='1554043']
lets see what all the fuss is about :) just bought one, gonna gig it tonight
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Through that 610 you should be a happy bunny!

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[quote name='Dave Tipping' timestamp='1330196902' post='1554116']
Through that 610 you should be a happy bunny!
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Played a gig though the same combo on Tuesday, was awesome.

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In my current band we cart all our gear in two cars .. the small and feather weight laney cab is great (and plenty loud .. and great tonal range) BUT if I ever end up in another band with a roadie I'm gonna invest in somthing with lots of tens! The club I was in last week had a 410 classic ampeg cab .. I should have tried it with my terror but there was an svt2 pro hooked up and owned by the soundman .. I didn't want to be a hassle and the ampeg was pretty bitching.

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