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#31 CamdenRob

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:39 AM

One amp and a pair of cabs.

Epifani Piccolo and 2x Barefaced One10s. Does everything I need at the volume I need with a total weight of 16kg so I can actually get it to the gig...

If I had a van / someone to carry my stuff, I'd also have a full fat Glock rig.... but i don't... so i don't... :mellow:

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:43 AM

TC RH750
Genz Steamliner 900
Genz Shuttlemax 9.2

Genz NX2 212T
Aguilar DB212
TC RS210 x 2

All fantastic. Out of everything I owned, tried, gigged, these are my ideal setups. 2x10 for small gigs, if I want a tall 4x10, then the 2 RS cabs. Genz 2x12 for lightweight one cab solution, Aguilar DB 212 because it sounds bloomin' beautiful.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:45 AM

2 amps (Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 and Hartke HA3500)
2 cabs (EBS Neo 212 and SWR Bass Monitor 12)
Plus a beaten up old Laney DP150 head and no-name 15" wedge that I use for home practice/testing etc.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:48 AM

I currently own:

Gallien Krueger 2001RB
Orange Bass Terror 1000
TC Electronics Blacksmith
Trace Elliot Hexa Valve

Barefaced Dubster
Barefaced Super Compacts x2
Greenboy Fearless F115

Ampeg B100r Rocket
Ashdown Tourbus
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:48 AM

EBS HD350 - gigging amp (if not on ampless, IEM setup)
EBS TD650 - at home practice amp

4x 2x10 Proline cabs.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:56 AM

Three here, all Ashdown. Small combo is EB 180 112, medium is Touring 300 115H, large is ABM500/Barefaced Super Twin. mostly use the medium combo, but hanging on to the 500 for outdoor gigs in the summer.
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Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:52 PM

two amps currently (i do spend time in 2 places though!) but may need to get a jam capable one later this year.

1. Laney HCMB15
2. Eden EM15

less watts combined than my granny's wireless

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:49 PM

These amps reside in the studio:
Ampeg SVT (1970) + SVT cab
Ampeg B15
Hiwatt Custom 100 (DR103 1976)
Fender Bassman 135 + Bassman 4x12" cab
+ several Boogie, Marshall, Kitty Hawk, JBL and some other strange cabs

That´s for gigs:
Trace Elliot SMX600
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:33 PM

3 amps (after a recent bout of trimming):

GK MB Fusion 500 - a pretty recent purchase that I still haven't used in anger

Trace Elliot AH250 GP12SMX - great head that I usually find myself running back to every time I stray

Trace Elliot Series 6 1215 combo - weighty but compact, great tone, very loud and built to last. I'm just a sucker for old Trace gear!

1 cab:

Barefaced Super 12 Silver Cloth - lightweight 2x12, compact and 4 ohms so sucks everything very efficiently from my amps. I'm looking to try a Super Twin as they must be pretty special to top the Super 12

And 6 basses at the moment (1 out on loan and 1 currently up for sale 😉)
Fender MIJ 70's Reissue Precision 2011 - Olympic White & Maple
Musicman Stingray 4H 2007 - Translucent Gold & Rosewood
Squier VM Precision 2011 - Arctic White & Rosewood (modded)
Vintage V96 S'Ray clone with Zolkow preamp
Trace Elliot AH250 GP12 SMX
Trace Elliot 1215 Series 6 Combo (but with an AH250SMX head fitted 😁)
Gallien Krueger MB200
Barefaced Super Twin
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:01 AM

3 basses, about to go down to two I think. I think I've I've owned all of 8 over 45 years, rarely more than two at any given time. The last time I bought one was 13 years ago.

Cabs: a single 112 which handles all my gigs these days. I simply wouldn't take a booking that requires anything more. For practice at home I have a pair of homemade 115 cabs and a variety of top boxes with various mid drivers and tweeters.

Amps: two DIY solid state heads, five or six different preamps (also mostly DIY jobs), and three power amps. I'd happily sell off most of that stuff at this point, as I really am only looking for at most two or three specific tones anyway.

I've always been more keen on the amplification side and relatively indifferent to collecting basses. Same for guitar as well.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:35 AM

Everything I have is in my sig. Aiming for less rather than more! Lol

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:06 PM

Peavey Max160 into an Ampeg B115E

TCE BG250-208

Roland KC150

But more PA stuff:

Yamaha Stagepas 600

Yamaha EMX5016CF into EV SX300's


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:38 PM

one TH350, two NY804's
two basses, two amps, two cabs

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:03 AM

Ashdown ABM1000 , ABM 400 .Ashdown labs JJB . MB Momark (somewhere) never use it .

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:28 AM

Trace Elliot AH 300-12 GP12 - suffers from 50hz humming
Trace Elliot RAH 600 SMX - blows out one of its fuses when switching it off in crossover mode
Mesa Boogie Bass Prodigy
Tech21 VTbass 500
Phil Jones Bass Cub
Roland Bass Cube RX

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:55 AM

One amp two cabs. I have had bad luck in the past with amps, so something tells me I ought to have a spare, but I love my Carvin and it has behaved perfectly.
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

2 amps - Peavey series III standard & an Ashdown JJB-500

4 cabs - 4x8 and a 1x15 (nonbranded Ashdown ABM minis) , Laney 4x10 and an Ashdown Mag 810

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:37 AM

One Amp: Glock Blue Rock;
One Cab: Barefaced Big Twin II
Four bass guitars

I am, however, also trying to put a small lightweight rig together at the moment with a more vintage sound but cannot work out what to get without spending silly money.
2014 Roscoe Century Signature 5
2011 Fender American P Bass
2013 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass with John East J-Retro Deluxe pre-amp
2016 Dingwall Combustion V
Glock Blue Rock / Barefaced Big Twin II
Markbass CMD 121P
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:44 PM

Ashdown RM800, Ashdown Mag 300 EVOIII which started cutting out at a gig (must get it fixed) Ashdown Mag 4x10. really gassing for another cab be it a 2x10 or a 4x10 but my current rig is more than loud enough for any gig ive done even outdoors. but more speakers is just better right?
And i have a Fender Rumble 15 combo which is useful for home er use.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:11 PM

Got an Ashdown ABM1000, TC BH250, Barefaced two10.

Also got a line 6 lowdown 15watt for home use.

None of them get much action due to me using in-ears mainly nowadays!
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 04:58 PM

Update to mine: two amps, one cab: still the Magellan and the Walkabout, but just a BF Super Twin. It does everything, very very well. :D
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:43 PM

Two amps for me;

Markbass MoMark 500w (Class A/B, main amp)
Markbass MoMark 800w (Class D, backup)

Ideally I would be using the higher power rated amp for gigging as I use backline only but I've gigged both and A/B'd them during a soundcheck and the 500w has more presence.
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:21 PM

Two amps, a lmt500 which does the job and a hartke 1400 series head. Looks like a cheese board with knobs on. Then a pair of Aggie db112s and a hartke 410xl, original American job. Still sounds great after an unbelievable amount of abuse.
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:27 PM

I would like to say 2, but there are others.

I have a TC RH450 as my amp, with 2x TC 112. Then I have a EVO 500 ashdown head I picked up recently to see what ashdown heads were like.

Technically that is it, but I do also have a Yamaha THR10, a harley benton 5w guitar amp, a roland microcube and a few other little things around.
Maruszczyk Elwood5/24
Ibanez SR5005, SRFF805, SR1605, SR1000EWM, SRF705, SRC6, ATK305, ICB08
Squier CV P Bass,
Epiphone Thunderbird Classic iV
Hohner B2,
Roland GR55
.. and lots and lots of guitars

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:22 PM

4 amps - Quilter BB800, Markbass TTE801, Markbass LM11, Markbass MiniMark 602.

Cabs 2x TKS1126, 2x Barefaced One10

7 basses and an EUB.

From an amp point of view I only use the Quilter at the moment in my current band. The TTE is more coloured and I may use it if a certain project requires it.
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:13 PM

Teacup Puma 900
Trace Elliot 715X
Hartke HD50
Dingwall ABZ 4
Dingwall Combustion 5
Musicman Bongo 4HH
Musicman Stingray 3EQ
Ibanez Musician 924DS
Aria SBR80
Squier Affinity PJ
Washburn Status S1000

Tecamp Puma 900
Vanderkley 210 MNT
Vanderkley 112 MNT
Trace Elliot 715X
Hartke HD50

Zoom B3
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 01:26 PM


Marshall JCM 800 Bass
Ashdown CTM 100


Ashdown Mag 410
Marshall JCM 800 2X15
Barefaced Super Compact

Amps and Cabs:

Ampeg SVT CL
Ashdown CTM100
Ashdown Mag 410 (UK)
Barefaced Super Compact

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MIJ Fender Steve Harris
Maruszczyk Custom Jake
Mensinger "greenburst" Speesy
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 03:25 PM

Gallien-Krueger MBE-III
Gallien-Krueger MB Fusion 500
Presouns Studio Channel > QSC PLX1602

Barefaced Midget
And another Barefaced Midget
Barefaced Compact

There's some degree of mix and match, but the general jist is the MBE and either one or two midgets for most things, and then either the MBF or the pre/power rig with a midget and compact stack for the rock band.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:37 PM

Two amps, three cabs;

Dynacord Eminent II 80 watt valve amp, modified with 6sl7 preamp
Gallien Krueger MB200
1x home-built 1x10"
2x home-built 1x12"

I'm toying with the idea of replacing the MB200 with an MB500 some time, but otherwise I'm happy enough for the moment.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:49 PM

View PostPaul S, on 01 January 2017 - 03:22 PM, said:

I have two Trace Elliot AH-300-SMX heads - one spare in the event that #1 has to go into hospital.
I have a Quilter Bass Block that I intend to use for rehearsals and to gigs as a back up. It is the best small amp I have tried.
I have an ancient dusty old Peavey TKO-80 in my 'office' that I use for home practice and that my cats use as a scratching post. Not turned up very loud.
Two Barefaced Supercompacts
One Barefaced 110 for quieter rehearsals and possibly smaller gigs.

What I don't have any more is GAS for anything else, remarkably.

Proves one should never believe what one reads on the internet, especially if I wrote it. :)

Had a sharp bout of GAS and bought an Orange TB500 and I'm liking it lots. Took me long enough to join the party. Knock on effect is my dusty Peavey TKO has gone to a better place and Trace Elliot head #2 relegated to home practice with second Supercompact - available at short notice should the gig require it.

Getting that Peavey downstairs wasn't easy, but the guy who collected it (hi Alex) took it from Benfleet to Stevenage via public transport!

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