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Hello!

Any owners of the glorious Ashdown CTM100 ever changed the output valves? I picked one up for a ridiculous price on eBay but one the power valves has gone and the other is running quite “hot” according to the built-in bias meter.

I’ll probably send it to Ashdown for a complete health check but might do so with my choice of output valve... looking at the Genalex Golden Lion reissue probably.

Any thoughts?

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No, mine have been good (and mine is the original CTM100). I wonder what they did to them, either badly adjusted or forgot to attach a speaker!

 

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It’s been fairly extensively toured and it’s a bit grubby in general so I think it’s just a case of the valve finally having enough. Or a dodgy valve of course... Either way it’s off to Ashdown for some tlc so it’ll have new valves, would be interesting if anyone has changed the standard JJs for anything else!

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3 minutes ago, LukeFRC said:

@Merton do yourself a favour and keep this one 

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I’ve already said exactly that to @eude

I do now have a ridiculous collection of 5 (yes) Ashdown heads but they can’t go anywhere. Don’t let me sell any!

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8 hours ago, Merton said:

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I’ve already said exactly that to @eude

I do now have a ridiculous collection of 5 (yes) Ashdown heads but they can’t go anywhere. Don’t let me sell any!

Is this your third or fourth CMT100?

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36 minutes ago, LukeFRC said:

Is this your third or fourth CMT100?

Third 😳

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To be fair I’ve had a tendency to accumulate gear before when I couldn’t really afford to. Now I have a little bit of a cushion so I’ve gone a bit crazy but apart from wanting a Four10 cab I’m now 100% sorted for amplification. I don’t gig enough to justify it but I like to hoard :)

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I know Matamp only use the Golden Lion KT88's in the GT200 as they alledgedly had so many failures with the JJ's they used to use. Can't see any harm in going with the Golden Lion's.

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30 minutes ago, bartelby said:

When you sell this one. Can I have first refusal please?

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Yes. But I won’t. Hopefully.

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