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by martyforrer
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: New Amp Day.
Replies: 11
Views: 3302

Re: New Amp Day.

Sacrilege!!! I'm thinking of selling the Handbox. Now I've done a couple of gigs with it, I realise that while it is the best amp I've ever heard for bass guitar, it's not the best for my upright, and that's what I play 99.99% of the time these days. Dang! I think it's the three tubes in the preamp ...
by martyforrer
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kala U-Bass
Replies: 10
Views: 5639

Re: Kala U-Bass

Fretted.
by martyforrer
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Playing ampless in small venues
Replies: 7
Views: 1933

Re: Playing ampless in small venues

I've tried it, but you need to either have in-ears or really good monitors. I prefer to keep bass out of monitors because it muddies the vocals a bit, and ya know who's the first to complain about that! I prefer to have an amp, I find it's also better for the drummer to hear me.
by martyforrer
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kala U-Bass
Replies: 10
Views: 5639

Re: Kala U-Bass

I've bought a GoldTone M-Bass. It's like a Kala Ubass but with slightly bigger body, a cutaway, and longer scale at 23". I got it for salvage cost with a broken headstock. Took me one hour to repair, and it plays and sounds just awesome. A sound guy at a festival I played at said it was the best bas...
by martyforrer
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 174894

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Rob Burns in Otago has one. I had one in the early 90s, but I didn't like it. I bought it new from the RS. I couldn't get the "sound" so I went back to a Fender Jazz. Much better.
by martyforrer
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: New Amp Day.
Replies: 11
Views: 3302

Re: New Amp Day.

john wrote:Thanks for that review. I'd love to hear it. Hopefully the next time I'm in Napier you're doing a gig
Yeah, let me know. My cell is 021 470 205.
by martyforrer
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: New Amp Day.
Replies: 11
Views: 3302

Re: New Amp Day.

Hi John, The Barefaced cabs are very light and have amazing "throw". They cut on stage, and the audience will hear every note, anywhere in the room. They need no tweeter, and the lows are huge. With my upright, I have to cut the bass frequencies, or they overpower. I had a Greenboy fearful 12/6 whic...
by martyforrer
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Basses
Topic: Electric Upright Bass
Replies: 12
Views: 6287

Re: Electric Upright Bass

There's a lovely Eminence on TM at the moment for $2K, a fraction of the cost of a new one. I've heard it, and it sounds great. I'd buy it myself if I hadn't just bought a new amp.
by martyforrer
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: New Amp Day.
Replies: 11
Views: 3302

Re: New Amp Day.

Hello. My name is Marty and I'm an amp addi.... ad.... I like amps that work proper-like with upright bass.
by martyforrer
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: New Amp Day.
Replies: 11
Views: 3302

New Amp Day.

Here's my just arrived Handbox R-400 amp. 400 watts, class A/B, handwired with three preamp tubes, weighs 10.5kg. Made in Poland, and the componentry is top-shelf!

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by martyforrer
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 291
Views: 83175

Re: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!

Bronzet, that's very cool. The three knob Rays sound way better than the later four knob ones. The best bass I ever heard in my life was a three knob Ray with black tapewound strings. If it had of been for sale I would have sold my children to buy it.
by martyforrer
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Bass / Band Bloopers
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: Bass / Band Bloopers

Bwahahahahahahaha!!!
by martyforrer
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Bass / Band Bloopers
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: Bass / Band Bloopers

I was once booked as a bass sub for the first set of a well-known Auckland funk band's gig at their regular nightclub. I had the tapes and charts well in advance, so had nailed it down. Trouble was, the regular vocalist, Peter Morgan, was sick so he had a sub too. New vocalist called not one single ...
by martyforrer
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 174894

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

So are we getting a Barefaced 4x10 review, or what? :mrgreen:
by martyforrer
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 174894

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Sprung!