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Bought a rather nice old Fender last week so time to offload some stuff that's not really necessary (although highly desirable!). This had had relatively little action and is in 100% as new condition. Tubes are fine, everything is as it should be, with the exception of a little dust that perhaps suggests how little use it's had! It sounds bloody marvellous!

I have all the original packaging and paperwork, so can safely courier it (will split costs with buyer), or you can collect from Canterbury Kent. No trades thanks :)

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Re volume, yes, this is a gig-able unit, and a very nice sounding one at that. It's not going to provide the same earth shattering lows or trouser flapping effects as a 300w SVT, but I've used it comfortably with a Mesa 2x10 with a loud drummer (and even more than comfortably with two Mesa 2x10s with the same loud drummer), and have even gigged the 20w version of this a few times quite happily in quite a decent sized room.

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I concur.  I used mine for a dep gig with a classic rock/metal covers band.  Got told the bass was too loud by the management.  :)

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I keep coming back to look at this! Note to self: ‘don’t need another amp’ ..  but it looks sooo good! 

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On 24/01/2019 at 23:32, drewk_ie said:

I keep coming back to look at this! Note to self: ‘don’t need another amp’ ..  but it looks sooo good! 

Ha ha, thanks mate, I keep doing the opposite to be honest, i.e., keep telling myself I do need it, but there are a few too many tube heads round here as it is :)

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I’d say that this would be superb for those great mid sized gigs where it’s all about the clarity of sound, I’m thinking Americana/ Bluegrass shows... if my bass sells and this is still here (highly doubtful), I’ll be in touch...

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1 hour ago, drewk_ie said:

I’d say that this would be superb for those great mid sized gigs where it’s all about the clarity of sound, I’m thinking Americana/ Bluegrass shows... if my bass sells and this is still here (highly doubtful), I’ll be in touch...

Spot on mate. I'm currently playing with a very loud drummer, and I thought I'd use the Mesa Walkabout rather than this. It turns out that there is not a whole lot of difference, at least not as much as I'd expected, so have opted for a Mesa Prodigy, which is a monster of a unit. So I have too many amps! This Ampeg is not a monster, but it's tonally perfect; there is a simplicity and no-nonsense vibe about it that I much prefer over my bigger amps. There's part of me that thinks I should sell the Walkabout and keep this, which I have to admit I more leaning towards as time goes on. The advantage with the Walkabout is a more versatile tone circuit, but hey, I play passive Precisions with flatwounds, there's not a whole lot of places to go tone-wise :)

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On 27 January 2019 at 08:24, bassace said:

Have you tried this with DB?

I've used the recent B-15 reissue - essentially the same head as this albeit rated a little lower watts-wise - with DB and it sounded fantastic. I posted about it somewhere on the site, I'll see if I can find it. Either way, the combination of that lovely tubey bounce and the natural dynamics of the DB was pretty special. 

 

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I decided not to sell this about two months ago, but having realised yesterday that in those two months it's sat in its box unplayed, I guess that once again I have one amp too many. As per the above, I have all the original packaging so I'm very happy for either collection or courier. 

This is a sublime sounding amp, and with a decent cab (or cabs), can be gigged comfortably. It's not an SVT for sure, but isn't far off the V4-B in many respects.

Chris

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