Jump to content
NikNik

Carlsbro Washing Machine, £25, Brighton.

Recommended Posts

7 minutes ago, 3below said:

Takes me back to being 14 again in bands of my youth :)

Same here, none more late 70s/early 80s. It was either one of these or an HH VS 1x15 100w combo, like wot I had.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fond memories of lugging my Carlsbro on and off Edinburgh buses , fitted in the bit for prams nicely 😀

 

It lives in a Glasgow rehearsal space these days 👍

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the head (Carlsbro Stingray) - circa 1978; first “proper” amp.   Not much cop, but it was fun pressing the band pass filter buttons.   And it had that “new amp” smell.   Wonder where it is now.....?  :scratch_one-s_head:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, Shaggy said:

I had the head (Carlsbro Stingray) - circa 1978; first “proper” amp.   Not much cop, but it was fun pressing the band pass filter buttons.   And it had that “new amp” smell.   Wonder where it is now.....?  :scratch_one-s_head:

I would really like to try some of these amps with a modern cab and bass fitted with today's strings.  Would they be the dogs b*ll**ks or sadly lacking?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, 3below said:

I would really like to try some of these amps with a modern cab and bass fitted with today's strings.  Would they be the dogs b*ll**ks or sadly lacking?

Lol, I suspect they would be improved but still sadly [email protected], and certainly underpowered.   Mind, I do still use (and occasionally gig) an ‘80’s Marshall Silver Jubilee 3530 head, which to my ears sounds as good as any modern SS head. If rather underpowered.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Considering what you can pick up a Trace Elliot for these days, they'd be a way better option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My frst ever bass amp! Might be my impresionable young ears but I remember it sounding bloody epic even with the scratchy pots. Like a sideboard in size and I traded it in for a Marshall combo,

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 15/11/2020 at 19:56, Bassassin said:

Same here, none more late 70s/early 80s. It was either one of these or an HH VS 1x15 100w combo, like wot I had.

After the WEM Dominator, I had the HH 1C100S and their 2 x 15" cab. With the wheels on the side, to turn it into a gear trolley!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back in the 80s, I had the 210 version, which would fart like a buffalo if you turned it up beyond 2 on the master.

I had a friend who had this version and it sounded ok, with his, new fangled, Japanese, Westone Thunder through it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, gjones said:

Back in the 80s, I had the 210 version, which would fart like a buffalo if you turned it up beyond 2 on the master.

I had a friend who had this version and it sounded ok, with his, new fangled, Japanese, Westone Thunder through it.

Speaking of farting, that's what I associate this combo with. I remember using one at a rehearsal basement and it was this model, the earlier one, before they went all 'Trace Elliot' in appearance. The band-pass filters did next to nothing but it was loud and farted hard if you dug in when playing.

 

carlsbro-stingray-bass-285652.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, NikNik said:

Speaking of farting, that's what I associate this combo with. I remember using one at a rehearsal basement and it was this model, the earlier one, before they went all 'Trace Elliot' in appearance. The band-pass filters did next to nothing but it was loud and farted hard if you dug in when playing.

 

carlsbro-stingray-bass-285652.jpg

THAT is the one I had. (Not the exact one but same look)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...