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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:49 AM

Next there will be a female Doctor Who!

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:57 AM

View Postyorks5stringer, on 16 July 2017 - 11:14 AM, said:

Well it's good to know it really will fit in your back pocket: (warning: gratuitously stupid sexist content follows)
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There is also a photo of a bloke having it in his back pocket, not really an issue IMO

Edit - can't find that pic now hahaha

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:04 AM

View PostMerton, on 17 July 2017 - 09:57 AM, said:

There is also a photo of a bloke having it in his back pocket, not really an issue IMO

Edit - can't find that pic now hahaha
Thing it it would really fit my back pocket cos I don't wear designer jeans. In her case half the bloody amp is showing, and no-one would actually walk around like that, it's hardly an i-Phone....

Of course no company would cynically pose a photo, knowing it would get talked about in forums and thus boost interest in the amp....?

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:42 AM

I'm waiting on the big reveal that the picture is of actually Keith from the parts department!
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:02 AM

"By the time I arrived at Joe Sabatini's bar, the rain was cascading from the eaves. At the far reaches of the bar, I could see the unmistakeable figure of Al Francesco, hunched over a scotch, with the collars of his raincoat keeping out the distractions around him. As I approached, I reached into my back pocket, and dropped my TE Elf onto the bar, next to his.

I couldn't help but notice his was the slightly newer model, with subtly reworked graphics on the front of the case. This guy means business."
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:55 AM

I remember it at the LBGS, but would be interested in hearing it at a louder volume.
Although this thread would have put me off buying one if I wanted one.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:36 AM

Apology for the delay received from B&M (distributors) - what I really want is the amp.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 02:14 PM

This thread is beginning to turn into Ben Hur the Movie.....

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:20 PM

Big ad in BGM this month for the amp and cabs stating an August availability date.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:38 PM

The distributors are saying "mid August" - but they also said "end of March", "end of April",...

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:52 PM

Email from an American shop advising they have them in stock ready to ship - could be a good sign.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:55 PM

An Elf has been apparently been observed in the wild, courtesy of The Other Place...

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:49 AM

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:18 AM

PMT now have a demo one in stock in Brum. Taking orders for end of the month...

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 01:55 PM

Yet another delay:


Hello,

Thank you for your email and interest in the new TRACE ELLIOT – ELF.

The first UK shipment of TE ELF’s are on their way and expected to arrive at the very end of August. All being well the ELF will be available from Musial retailers by Mid-September.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:04 PM

View PostTheGreek, on 31 July 2017 - 01:55 PM, said:

Yet another delay:


Hello,
Thank you for your email and interest in the new TRACE ELLIOT – ELF.
The first UK shipment of TE ELF’s are on their way and expected to arrive at the very end of August. All being well the ELF will be available from Musial retailers by Mid-September.
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:11 PM

In for a penny...

I've been waiting this long, may as well wait another 2 weeks. Bloody annoying though - not B&M's fault - clearly down to Peavey/ Trace Elliot US.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:57 PM

What's the chances of it not being around before the next NAMM? :lol:
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:59 PM

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:30 PM

Whilst this thread is kind of amusing in a car crash "how long before Mick asks for a refund whilst TE string him and ever other person along who's pre-ordered one" kind of way, it is intensely unamusing that after all this stress, hardship and chasing them to the gates of Hades for a delivery date, the amp (if it ever arrives) will probably be an underpowered matchbox gimmick only capable of holding it's own against a drummer with brushes.

I can't see how a 200w class D amp will cut it in any loud situation at all. Were it 1000w I'd be saying it was genius, but not for 200w. I hope it doesn't go this way.
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:14 PM

View PostWolverinebass, on 31 July 2017 - 05:30 PM, said:

Whilst this thread is kind of amusing in a car crash "how long before Mick asks for a refund whilst TE string him and ever other person along who's pre-ordered one" kind of way, it is intensely unamusing that after all this stress, hardship and chasing them to the gates of Hades for a delivery date, the amp (if it ever arrives) will probably be an underpowered matchbox gimmick only capable of holding it's own against a drummer with brushes.

I can't see how a 200w class D amp will cut it in any loud situation at all. Were it 1000w I'd be saying it was genius, but not for 200w. I hope it doesn't go this way.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:06 AM

I know this is of little help to everyone back in the UK, but they've been available off-the-shelf in Japan for the past few weeks. I did try playing through one at Ikebe two weeks ago, but given that my experience of amps is thoroughly limited, I don't know what sort of feedback would be useful. TE doesn't seem to have a big following over here - the guy was surprised that I was at all interested in the amp.

They had it driving a VanDerKley 210, and it seemed to do allright; got a bit hot in the process, but that's running at 100v, and it is summer here. The other amp they had next to the VDK cab was a Tecamp Puma 500, but size & price-wise not really a direct competitor. EQ's flat, the TE sounded brighter than the Tecamp, but I didn't spend much time playing with the EQ settings to get a broader picture.

Anyways - the Elfs (elves?) are around, and I hope will be arriving in the UK soon. The one I saw didn't have a variable voltage selector, so sadly ordering one from over here is not an option :(

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:12 AM

I've seen online video reviews from users, so they are out in the wild.

It's certainly extremely portable and I've always liked the bright punchy Trace tone, but I think they should have gone with a 500W unit and kept it around £350...

I suspect a higher wattage version is in development.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:07 PM

View PostTheGreek, on 27 April 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

I tried the new TE Elf at the LBGS and though I wasn't given a great deal of time to give it a thorough going over I was sufficiently impressed to place an order with Bass Direct after the Barnes & Mullins rep, Mark Hedge, advised they were due to arrive in the UK "at the end of March, if not, then end of April."

So, that would be a Class D, then?
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 08:56 PM

Ironic? I could order one on ebay, include P&P, it would be marginally more expensive (by less than a pound) and it would probably arrive before the one I've had on order since March.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 08:59 PM

 TheGreek, on 02 August 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

Ironic? I could order one on ebay, include P&P, it would be marginally more expensive (by less than a pound) and it would probably arrive before the one I've had on order since March.

http://www.ebay.co.u...6&ul_noapp=true

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:00 PM

What type of power supply does it have?
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:30 PM

 Deedee, on 02 August 2017 - 08:59 PM, said:



And you get the carry bag. When I asked BD they said their price didn't include a bag 😮

That's a bit daft given it's in the box in which the amp will be delivered!!
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:31 PM

 stingrayPete1977, on 02 August 2017 - 09:00 PM, said:

What type of power supply does it have?

It's got to be SMPS?
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:46 PM

 Merton, on 02 August 2017 - 09:30 PM, said:



That's a bit daft given it's in the box in which the amp will be delivered!!

That's what I thought, but back in Feb/March when I placed my order (before later getting a refund) I specifically asked if it came with the bag and was told no. To be fair, they may not have been in possession of the full back then.
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