Rare Sears Bass Combo

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  1. eddievanbassman

    eddievanbassman

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    I did a cool little trade off of Craigslist I wanted to trade a ugly project bass and a PA speaker I had for a Bass Combo.
    This dude hit me up and said he had a old Sears Combo but he didnt have a pic. So I met at his house he let me try it out it had low volume and was making a lot of noise. But when I got home it sounded badass. Its called a BGA 28. Its a 1x12 ported cab. Its loud and has great tone. Its 28 watts and theres a stamp on the back that say "03 88" so I'm assuming its was made March 1988. Its got High Frequency Boost, Gain, Bass, Treble, Volume, and Distortion. And the Distortion even sounds great. Badass Practice amp.:D
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  2. wicked_child

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    love oldschool gears. nice one!
  3. JimmyM

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    strange but neato!
  4. billhilly66

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    Freaks me out that anything mad in March of 1988 is now "old school".
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  6. Hawaii Islander

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    1988 is still rather modern. Now 1978 is way old! :D:bag:
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    Doug Parent Gold Supporting Member

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    I resemble that remark.
  8. Drop-the-One

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    *chuckle* oh, you seasoned veteran bass pros and your "back in the day" stories.

    ... i have much to learn from you :)
  9. bassteban

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    Yeah- I vaguely recall 8th grade. :)

    Edit: Oh- on topic, if there are tubes in there, you are cool.
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  11. eddievanbassman

    eddievanbassman

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    Im still cool:D but its solid state.
  12. B-string

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    Not to burst any bubbles but 50 watts is the amp's total draw from the wall. It is still probably around 25-30 watts. Fine for a practice amp.
  13. eddievanbassman

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    Its pretty damn loud though.
  14. B-string

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    Cool! :D
  15. steelhead2

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    from what i've read those things killed people!,,yep! they'd plug in and the ground would short out and=poof!,or better put=how much do you like electricity?,,,,,Silvertone sold out to Samick just because of that factor,so be careful dude ya just never know be sure and wear rubber soled shoes
  16. B-string

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    A three wire cord and a GFI adapter will take care of that concern.
  17. eddievanbassman

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    I don't think there's any worries.:bassist:
  18. steelhead2

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    glad you folks forged on ahead thru my BS(hahaha),i was just teasin':D,,twas looking at a couple old school rigs on eviel bay just a couple days back; Silvertone,,Kustom etc.,,but i'm busy trying to make my old school Peavey TNT burp(since she DID clip on me last weekend,why and what for i have no clue,moisture?)

    i know one thing; one side of my shop is NOT grounded correctly,the G string on my 4-banger shocked me last night,moved the plug to another outlet=fine(now why only the G i uh?,,well i don't wanna know! and maybe thas why i posted;),back in the 60's i was shocked in a garage with a Tiesco and the lord only knows what brand of amp after that i've always been:meh: wary let's say;)

    good luck man! post up a sound clip if ya can(i'm too lame but i love old school=rip em up!:bassist:)
  19. Mike19

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    When I played in a semi-pro club band in the mid 60s, the guitar player had a Sears stack: 100w tube head; cab w/ 2 Electrovoice 12" speakers. The sound was so-so, but it was loud as hell. :bassist:
  20. eddievanbassman

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    I searched for a 1988 Sears catalogue and I found the amp. I also put up the page of basses to choose from at the time...........one.

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    Exploiter8 I'm no gynecologist but I'll take a look. Supporting Member

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    I love nostalgia!

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