Originally Posted by the low one
It's a great little combo. I've had mine for about 15 years and gigged, rehearsed and recorded with it loads.
You say that's not your photo but is it the same model? I have the green carpet model as pictured, the original model, and I believe it's better than later models when Trace was taken over.
I use a P bass with all the eq at 12:00 and the mid shift and treble boost on. Can you confirm what your settings are again please. Always good to get more settings to try out.
I'm pretty sure it was just like the model above, which I think is the 100W model, not the more powerful 150W US version as far as I know, but I don't really know how to tell them apart. I know newer ones have the number 15 written on them, but I don't know about the green carpet ones, the one I played was here in a rehearsal studio in London. It's given me serious GAS, I might even call the studio and make them an offer on it..
The settings, as far as I remember were:
Input - Passive (the USA DLX Jazz is pretty quiet, even in active mode)
Gain - all the way up
Bass - around 2 o'clock
Deep switch - not engaged. (The difference that switch makes is immense, probably great for a metal tone or slap, but def. not for me).
Mid - up almost all the way
Mid Shift - On
Treble - up pretty high, about 3 o'clock. Didn't find it harsh at all.
Volume was at least 2/3 of the way up, but mostly up pretty high. The thing sounded totally badass, and reacted beautifully to dynamic fingerstyle playing. My Fender Bassman TV15 sounds fantastic, and I love playing through it, but the Trace combo just had something about it, perhaps a bit more mid range punch and clarity than I'm used to with the Fender. Tone is really difficult to quantify but I definitely heard my ideal tone in there.
*edit - forgot to mention, the treble boost was also switched on.