are bassplayers not interested in vintage gear?

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Postby chupy on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:39 pm

The Golden Boy wrote:
chupy wrote:
1. You need to lift weights. :wink:
2. I can get massive volume and clarity with tube amps. :wink:

1. I'm already so buff, I have to get tent makers to make shirts to fit over my massive biceps.

2. I think "clarity" is a relative term.

:wink:

:D


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Postby worldoftone on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:07 pm

I play outdoor gigs a lot, but you can see in the pix that I A/B the SVT and the Marshalls and run them all at once when outside.

Indoors I can get enough out of a 100-watt head to get the job done. We play pretty loud too. I like my, Genz-Benz NEO 2 x 12, mainly due to the size. Sounds great w/tube heads. I tried 5 or 6 high-end cabs one day, and the GB sounded the best to me. Others didn't resonate right or have the FLAVOR for use with my tube heads.

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Postby Rickenbackerman on Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:02 pm

These have been my main gig-rigs for the last 10 years:

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Also have a DR201 clone with a Hiwatt SE320 4x12, an Orange 200 clone, '66 Ampeg B-15N and seven Rick and Fender basses from '66 to '88.
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Postby mattvon on Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:22 pm

I'm completely interested in vintage gear! I'm as crazy for Ampeg as many of you all are crazy for Marshall, Fender, etc...

My gear list:
'71 Ampeg SVT
Peavey Classic 400
'94 Ampeg SVT-II
'77 Ampeg V4-B
@'75 B-25 2-15" cabinet
'74 Ampeg B-15S
Fliptops.net custom B-15S extension cabinet
'77 Fender Musicmaster Bass amp

I get all the "clean" headroom I could want from either the SVT or the ginormous Peavey (eight 6550s!)...I do tend to play modern cabs with efficient speakers, but love the gritty, tubey, vintage tone that old amps provide...
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Postby ozsubrosa on Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:29 pm

Nice to know I'm not the only one that finds matching modern drivers/cabs to valve heads pleases the ears. Like WOT, I have a pair of neo-dimmy-thingies (10" in my case) that replaced the Fanes originally in the cabinet. Not only a tighter, punchier sound (that showed up a lot of my sloppy fingering) but a huge and welcome weight reduction.

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Postby Painterman on Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:13 am

'69 on the left - '71 on the right.

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I'll have to get all of them out for a group shot/family portrait.
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Postby Roy33 on Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:57 pm

This rig works for me.I have no problems with headroom,clarity,warmth etc. Hiwatt 4x12 rig gets the pedals and goes from clean to heavily overdriven,while the SVT rig stays clean.Took me a long time to arrive at this configuration.I've posted this pic before,sorry for being redundant.

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Postby Painterman on Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:49 am

I'm diggin that rubber chicken! :)
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Postby Roy33 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:28 am

Painterman wrote:I'm diggin that rubber chicken! :)


The chicken says he likes your P basses,a lot.
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Postby Rickenbackerman on Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:25 pm

Hey I've got that chicken's twin brother hanging on the wall in my basement!
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Re: are bassplayers not interested in vintage gear?

Postby GreaserMatt on Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:06 pm

sparki73 wrote:hi,
as primary being a bass player i ask myself and of cause you guys here, if the bass player is less interested in vintage gear than the guitarists?

if bass bassplayers nowadays play old stuff it´s mostly the svt. almost nobody plays old marshalls, fenders, oranges... or at least they don´t discuss about that...
what do you think is the reason?

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This is one bass player that is into vintage gear; I just don't have the scratch right now to pay for it (mortgage/wife/kid/dog/etc). I love the old stuff though! I'm currently looking for one of those 80's Marshall 1x15 cabs (not that it's very old, I just want one). Matt
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Postby Roy33 on Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:02 pm

Rickenbackerman wrote:These have been my main gig-rigs for the last 10 years:

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Also have a DR201 clone with a Hiwatt SE320 4x12, an Orange 200 clone, '66 Ampeg B-15N and seven Rick and Fender basses from '66 to '88.

man I love that picture,I can't even imagine what all three at once would sound like.nice gear you've got there!!
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Postby noirengineer on Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:12 am

i want a vintage 1960's Ampeg B15N
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Postby CP 103 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:04 pm

worldoftone wrote:
almost nobody plays old marshalls, fenders, oranges... or at least they don´t discuss about that...
what do you think is the reason?


WTF you talking about boy???

I regularly gig with a Bassman 135 and a '62 Bassman, along with two Super Basses 9'69 and '73), a Marshall 1971 BASS cab, and a Fender 2 x 15 BASS cab from '81. I also have an SVT, but that gets used only on the bigger stages.

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Of course. I'm not normal.

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P.S. When I lived in Berlin, I played all over the Ku-Damm and other pubs around the city. Was fun. Made thousands of DM back in the day.


+1 on Bassman 135. Every bass player who has played through mine loves it. Smooth, fat tone, with a soft attack.
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Postby Roy33 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:22 pm

I know where there's a mint Dual Showman sf 135w head for sale $500.00 is it comparable to a 135 bassman? should I grab it? thanks if anyone can answer.
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