After much mucking about with DIs, headphones and wires trailing across my living room, I've worked out that the thing that i don't like about my HBW80 amp, is the speaker. It actually makes a really good guitar amp with some drive in front, which suggests its too mid-rangey and bright. It farts out with not masses of bass and needs the treble turned down pretty much all the way! I wonder if they actually put a guitar speaker in by accident!
So i decided to change the speaker....
Good evening fellow basschatters.
About 4 years ago I bought a B stock Harley Benton black 5 string acoustic from Thomann. I strung it with Roto 88's and it just sits in my lounge for when the occasion takes me.
Tonight, I picked it up and the G-string wouldn't tighten, only slacken. All of a sudden there was a twang and the string went slack. I thought I'd snapped the string or core, but I now realise the tuning peg is broken. I can turn the wound peg over a quarter turn with my fingers with no resistance and it won't turn in the tighten direction using the cloverleaf equivalent (handle?)
My question is - has anyone upgraded theirs? What did you buy? Did they fit without any fettling?
Apart from this, I only own Fender style basses so am used to huge cloverleaf things - I don't have a box of spares that will fit this.
Any help would be appreciated! I'm happy to spend a few quid on some new tuners to keep it going.
This is a pedalboard power supply providing 5x9v at 120ma each, so ideal for those few essential pedals.
Bought from Thomann and is about 8 months old. I've used it for a dozen gigs.
It is fully boxed, and has all the power leads: 5 short, 5 long, and a doubler.
It has Velcro on the bottom.
It comes with an adaptor to make the European plug on the unit compatible with UK sockets. You can wire a UK plug directly onto it if you want.
Bear in mind 120ma won't power all pedals, but should handle most things you throw at it. My setup was distortion, envelope filter, bass harmoniser (see separate ad), line boost, and an expander - and it powered those with no problem.
I've come to the realisation that I am not an effects man, that’s why we have a keyboard player in the band😂
So I’m shifting the majority of my pedals.
1. MXR M82. Boxed. Excellent condition. £95 posted SOLD
2. TC Spectra Comp. Boxed. Excellent condition. £55. Posted SOLD
3. Harley Benton. FXL8 Pro. Boxed. Excellent condition. £110 posted £90 posted. fantastic pedal switch/ programmable for multiple combinations of switches, could save you river dancing across your board!
4. Future impact. Boxed. Excellent condition. £300 posted. SOLD
5. Voodoo power iso 5. Boxed. Excellent condition with mounting kit and cables. £100 £85 Posted. SOLD
6 TC Corona Chorus. No box. Excellent condition £75 posted.SOLD
Possible deals on multiple pedals 👍🏻👍🏻
I don’t have PayPal so bank transfer or cash on collection if you are close by.
Update 17/08 I’m open to to sensible offers on all of the pedals just ask away 😃
I'm not really one for fancy finishes but always liked the Fender Paisely print models. I'm also a cheapskate so it'd need to be DIY.
The Harley Benton PB-50 has been a great bass for me so that was the starting point. While looking for suitable Paisley print I saw a link for "Hydrographics" and with release of the fiery red PB-50 looming thought that would be the answer 🙂
Not to be. The hydrographics people never replied to my questions and the fiery red PB-50 has a hole beneath the scratchplate that needs filling ☹️
I'd also be limited to black on red paisely.
The sunburst PB-50 project in March was a doddle and I saw this pan out the same way so ordered up a B-stock . That assumption was to cost me 😄Paisely print was a nightmare to find, wallpaper print is too big. Got the last 2 sheets of a great pink/gold paper from Etsy.com. Rust-o-leam had a pink that matched. I was in business 😎
From here on in the benefit of hindsight causes the most pain.