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by basshead56
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Solid state heads - GK or Ampeg? (or SWR?)
Replies: 10
Views: 4264

Re: Solid state heads - GK or Ampeg? (or SWR?)

My experiences with GK would put me off them, but they do sound good (had two die on me during a tour). I have owned heaps of great solid state amps over the years, most recently the Mesa M-Pulse 600. Would have another in a heartbeat. There are no bad Mesa Bass amps or cabs!!! The Fender 400 Pro wa...
by basshead56
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Downsizing my rig - anyone done it?
Replies: 30
Views: 11789

Re: Downsizing my rig - anyone done it?

I really like those new Rumble 500's!!! Tried one a few months ago and gave it serious thought. But in the end decided to that two Ampeg B100R's were enough combo-wise. I have gone from small combos to big rigs, to monster big rigs, to halfstacks and back. Lightweight seems to be the main selling po...
by basshead56
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Mini rig of doom!
Replies: 27
Views: 9598

Re: Mini rig of doom!

AMAZING!!!
LOVE the Barefaced cabs.
Must be one of the only ones in NZ at this stage?

Excellent choice sir!
by basshead56
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 234201

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

I played on a Coronado I (single pickup model) when I was a kid - it was my neighbour's. I loved it. He hated it and offered to sell it to me one summer but I decided on a spending my whole summer's wages on a Jazz bass. Never played an original Coronado II, but have played a couple of the new Moder...
by basshead56
Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

Insurance

Hi all,

Just wondering what the best way of insuring my gear is.
Does it come under general contents insurance? Should I specify each item?
Who do you guys use?
by basshead56
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 234201

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

It's a 50's Framus made in Germany. Framus became Warwick. They were pretty bad, clunky things with lots of thud. Max Merritt and the Meteors in Christchurch used one in the late 50s or very early 60s. They are currently being re-issued, I believe. I wouldn't want to pay more than the start for it....
by basshead56
Wed May 27, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What's hot on Trademe right now!
Replies: 972
Views: 234201

Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

It's a 50's Framus made in Germany. Framus became Warwick. They were pretty bad, clunky things with lots of thud. Max Merritt and the Meteors in Christchurch used one in the late 50s or very early 60s. They are currently being re-issued, I believe. I wouldn't want to pay more than the start for it....
by basshead56
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Downsizing my rig - anyone done it?
Replies: 30
Views: 11789

Re: Downsizing my rig - anyone done it?

If you are after lightweight and powerful, my lightweight rig is in the for sale section here :)
by basshead56
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: Show us your pedals
Replies: 152
Views: 63217

Re: Show us your pedals

Here's my lovely bunch of squawk boxes.

Just need to add a Line 6 G30 or G50 and maybe a fuzz box.
by basshead56
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: What's your rig?
Replies: 456
Views: 128448

Re: What's your rig?

Wow,you have lots of cool gear 8) That Marshall rig sounds killer !!...and nice that you still have lots of your gear from days gone by. You will need to get a "family photo" when it's all in one place.....now that would be cool,then link them all up and nuke the neighbourhood :lol: But,but,but !!!...
by basshead56
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: What's your rig?
Replies: 456
Views: 128448

Re: What's your rig?

Mine depends on which hemisphere I'm in (for now) :lol: :lol: :lol: Back home (but soon to be in transit) there's: A Marshall VBA400 and 2x VBC412's rig from the glory days of festivals, big outdoor shows and when I was just trying to keep up with two guitarists who had full-stacks :lol: What a rig ...
by basshead56
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: BASS / AMP PICTURE THREAD :: Get your cameras ready!
Replies: 291
Views: 103201

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

Here's my Kiwi lot Collection.jpg Collection2.jpg Been on the go since my arrival on these fine shores in late 2010 Missing my are my pimped 51 RI Precision and an updated pic of the Dean Cabbie, which now has a set of chrome Gretsch blacktops instead of those nasty stock lumps of black plastic (act...
by basshead56
Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: What if...
Replies: 11
Views: 4462

Re: What if...

Tough call.
Of my 9 here in NZ, my decision would come down to my 77 Precision or my 2011 Jazz
Lucky for me, my collection hasn't arrived from overseas yet or the choice would be far tougher to make...
by basshead56
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: General Bass Topics
Topic: Anyone G.A.S free?
Replies: 93
Views: 29405

Re: Anyone G.A.S free?

I was totally GAS free after modding my Dean Stylist Cabbie with Gretsch Blacktop Filtertrons but of course I am back to my old ways- coveting a few choice items. Still really want an old-school fender Bassman 135 with pyramid quad or a TV Combo (210 or 115). I would also settle for a new Ampeg Port...
by basshead56
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Amps & Speaker
Topic: Can't decide on a new amp
Replies: 8
Views: 3814

Re: Can't decide on a new amp

I would wait and order the new 2014 Fender Rumble 200 or 500 Easily the best value for money amp of the year. It's all of the Genz Benz remains that Fender have repackaged since gutting the company! Way, way lighter, louder and with far more features including the only real flaw that held back origi...