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another bargain find

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by harpspitfire, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. harpspitfire


    Sep 30, 2013
    after wanting to start bass again, recently found my aslin dane at pawn shop for $75 with bag- i did pay extra for an amp- but it was a lead/oragn amp and not to bassey- so i ran across a great condition EMC B110 , i never heard of this before, but after trying it out it really puts out a decent sound, i got it for $55

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  2. nolageek


    Jan 5, 2011
    Washington, DC
    Sweet! I love my aslin dane. Great bass.
  3. peterkidd


    Oct 20, 2008
    Shirley, MA
    Back in to 70's, we used a fair bit of Electronic Music Corporation amps, they made Peaveys seem fragile.
  4. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    My uncle used to sell EMC amps. they had a lifetime warranty that was basically "if it broke" they would fix it. Never caught on in my area of the world, but they were not bad at all.
  5. harpspitfire


    Sep 30, 2013
    only thing is- i looked at a crate bx160 for $80, i thought this EMC sounded cleaner and i didnt care for all those equalizer sliders on the crate- but on the back panel it says 300 watts, i seriously doubt that, i wonder what it really is? on another note the guy said he didnt like the 15" speaker so he 'upgraded' it with a 15"CTS speaker, i dont know if this myself is better or not, but i am ok with the amp so far
  6. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    Looks great - congrats on the nice find :)
  7. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    In the 70s a Bassist that I worked with had one that was similar, maybe the next size larger. It was a good solid amp that we did a lot of shows with it.

    I think that the EMC was likely a better choice than the Crate. You did good.
  8. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    The 300 watts you saw on the back is power used by the amp not output
  9. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    Good deal. The bass looks a lot like a Music Man!!
  10. Razman


    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    Paging Mr. @Wesley R, any recollection of what this is? Not sure how it wound up in the boonies of Florida, but I digress...

    On a side note, here's greetings from a Minnesotan - and I wish I were up there right now as this week in NE FL is supposed to be unbearably hot. My mother sent me a picture of the lake property in Cushing and it is gorgeous - but I deserve it as I send her pics of me in shorts & a T-shirt in January out cooking hamburgers on the grill, so there.

  11. Looks like an old EMC PA cab, which you probably already figured out! My first decent amp was an EMC combo with a 15" speaker I bought from Central Music in Brockton Mass about 1973-74. Don't remember the wattage, but I remember a band I joined it was way underpowered, so I sold or traded it for an ampeg b25b with 2/15 cab.