After hearing about the passing of Rocco Prestia, I had a night of playing his awesome bass lines.
He has such a unique sound which I found pretty hard to get near.
But all I same, I have pick five of his bass lines and made a lesson. There are so many classics to choose from, but these are my particular favourites.
Hope you like them.
Alembic Spoiler from 1989.
Some specs: birds-eye maple top, mahogany body, 3 piece maple neck(through) with ebony board including OHSC. 32 inch, 2 truss rods, AXY pickups, Volume/Tone/Pickup selector, Alembic low pass filter with Q-switch, chrome Alembic GOTOH tuners, Brass bridge, just below 4kgs on my kitchen scale etc. This Spoiler has that unique Alembic sound: bright, full and dynamic, with a sweet flavour that comes with the years. I am the first owner (!) and chose this one over 3 other Alembics in the shop at the time and I played this bass from 1989 till about 1995. From then on it rested in it's case. It has been played but considering a 31 years old instrument it is in very, very good condition. Technically 100%.
Fbass AC6 in mint conditions
Shipping in EU included in the price
Finger ramp easily removable attached with light double scotch tape
4700 Pounds NOW 4400 Pounds or 4600 Euro including shipping in EU countries
Possible trades only with FODERA Basses 34"
In this video lesson I will break a funk groove down into easy steps for you.
You will also learn 5 pivotal techniques so you can create your own funky bass lines.
Lose any funk disfunction you might have!
Free PDF with standard notation & Tab in the video description.
Now here's something you won't see every day!
In fact I've never seen another one for sale.
Absolute highest quality all valve construction - hand built in US, featuring point to point wiring.
Features two preamp valves and 8 6550 power valves.
Gold Plated RCA connectors - I'm including one of OBBM's RCA to Speakon cables.
Demeters list price on these is $3500 on top would be shipping 20% VAT + Import duty of 2.5% which will amount to something like $4,500
This power amp is in near immaculate condition with just a couple of minor scratches on the side of the casing.
From Demeter site
Designed for heavy duty use, the VTHF-300M is equally at home in the studio or on the road. Its all tube high fidelity design rivals and surpasses the sound quality of many of the so-called audiophile amplifiers, yet sells for substantially less. Its awesome power (300 W RMS pentode/150 W triode) can run any speaker through its paces with the accuracy, definition and fullness that only tube amplifiers can deliver. Featuring a custom designed and high current bifiler audio output transformer, regulated B+ to the preamplifier section, individual output tube bias for long tube life, pentode/triode switch, variable feedback control, heavy duty binding posts, gold plated RCA input connector (1/4 phono and Jensen balanced 3-pin also available), optional two speed fan, toroidal power transformer, solid power supply (880 mf @ 800 volts), Demeter selected tubes, a beautiful heavy duty aluminum and steel chassis, all hand built construction in the U.S.A. using only the best quality components.
Output power: 300 watts RMS pentode / 150 watts RMS triode
Output impedance: 4 and 8ohms
Nominal input impedance: 100kohms
THD: Less than 0.05 @ 1 watt
Bandwidth: 20 to 20 kHz - .7dB
Preamp tubes: 1 - 12AX7a, 1 - 12AT7a
Power tubes: 8 - Svetlana 6550c
Mounting: 4 space standard rack
Operating voltage: 240/120V AC
Dimensions: 7" x 19" x 12"
Bass Player Magazine reviewer probably summed it up perfectly when he ended his review with:
“It's hard to go back to a solid-state power amp after listening to the VTHF-300M's heavenly sound. this powerhouse is also one of the few pieces of professionally audio gear that's equally at home kicking out a 4-string funk as it is filling a living room with Mozart. You'll probably have to save a ton of pennies to afford one, but it will put a smile on your every time you use it.”
Bass Player Magazine review here: http://www.demeteramps.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=20
Pro Audio Player here !! I love the 'Two are needed for Stereo"
Demeter Support Manual: http://demeteramps.com/manuals/vthf300musersguide.pdf
I'm based in Pinner Middx. and any trial is welcome. take you own preamp along or use one of mine.
Collection or meet up only - I won't be sending anywhere by courier