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Most amped christmas!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by DESTCPL, Jan 3, 2014.


  1. DESTCPL

    DESTCPL

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    I understand some of y'all were in conversation with my husband before Christmas. He was the one who bought an Ampeg heritage 8x10 stack and bass for his wife… Well I am definitely the lucky lady. I am late in writing because I've been having a blast with the equipment. Thank all of you!! A neighbor brought up his practice amp and what a difference. I know what I have is pro gear and all but the difference is worth it.
    Maria
     
  2. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    Awesome (like I need to tell you ;)) Maria!
     
  3. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats Maria. I hope it brings many years of enjoyment!
     
  4. dukeisdog

    dukeisdog Supporting Member

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    Nice!! Lots of people were waiting for you to sign up and post about how much you're liking the stack? It really is top notch!

    Enjoy the forum :bassist:
     
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  6. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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    Start up a band and rock that rig! :bassist:
     
  7. P Town

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  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    That was a fun story! Glad you're working it out and having some fun with it. With a musical mind like your husband says you have, you'll get the hang of bass in no time flat.
     
  9. Jefff

    Jefff Supporting Member

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    And moving the 8x10 you will be in excellent shape!


    A P bass through an SVT is the sound of paradise.
     
  10. OldogNewTrick

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    Any pics ?
    TB's oldest and most treasured rule "Pic, or it didn't happen"

    :D
     
  11. DESTCPL

    DESTCPL

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    For those of you who were asking for a pic…here you go.
     
  12. Basshappi

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    Fantastic!
    Now, go forth and anger the neighbors!
     
  13. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

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    Apparently your husband has some big toys too.

    I bet your neighbors are psyched. :bawl:
     
  14. DESTCPL

    DESTCPL

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    Thankfully, they like to come over and jam with me…of course it could be the gear….LOL
     
  15. DESTCPL

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    That's why I married him!:) Oh, and his amps are pretty good too…..
     
  16. DESTCPL

    DESTCPL

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    Thanks! Yep getting the hang of it faster than I expected. After being use to playing 4 or more lines of music at a time or conducting 16 part pieces, its nice to be down to one. I am anxious to get to the point where I am ready to learn the subtle nuances. Thank you for the support.
     
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats wonderful setup and with your music background you should be a pro in no time.
     
  18. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes would not be hard to convince me to come over to the toy room. Might even pick up a six string for a few hours ;)
     
  19. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    Talkbass is a great group, welcome.
     
  20. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

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    Very cool. Enjoy!


    Hey, since your hubby was asking for suggestions in the other thread, here are a couple:

    Take care with your hearing. Etymotic ER-20 ear plugs are cheap insurance. With gear like that it's easy to spend hours at spls that can do cumulative damage. A set of those plugs, and you can enjoy feeling the energy of the sound without hurting your ears. IIRC you're conservatory trained, so I figure you're used to high spls--orchestras get loud, too! But amplified electric instruments have a lot of energy at the low end of the frequency spectrum, so just take care with it. IMO, IME.

    After a while, take a look at the threads on setting up a bass. This is a worthwhile investment in time and a relatively modest investment in tools. If you know how to make the adjustments, you can get the bass to feel the way you like at every point in the evolution of your technique. Me, I went from high action and lots of relief to very low action and minimal relief to medium low on both. It's satisfying to be able to do this.
     
  21. DESTCPL

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    Thank you for the advice. Any musician should be adept at adjusting and performing minor repairs on their instrument. As for the hearing protection ---- I discovered the need after my husbands Marshall stack arrived. HOLY COW is that loud.
     

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