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Any of you Aussies want a V8?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tombowlus, Mar 7, 2005.


  1. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    There is a Trace Elliot V8 for sale in Australia via ebay:

    V8
     
  2. Danm

    Danm

    Sep 24, 2003
    Canberra Australia
    Trying to get the cash together as we speak!!!
     
  3. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    :bawl:
     
  4. Wow - 8 tubes, 30kgs - what a beast!

    Shipping would cost heaps tho. :bawl:
     
  5. Actually it's got 16 tubes if you count the flashy display; 8 x KT-88s for power. The compressor is the most musical sounding I have yet heard for bass. Good luck, mates.
     
  6. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    Why isn't this seller my neighbour? Aargh...


    You are definitely THE MAN on stage with that thing... sonically speaking and not to mention the looks, although I dig the design before that version more. It has the green carpet around it, with more retro-looking design... but it has the old V-type preamp in it, not the one with the compressor. Anyway.. this must be the coolest amp on the planet. :D

    The bulbfactory inside... fantastic!
     
  7. Here's a pic of mine:

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  8. mgmadian

    mgmadian

    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    It pained me to see that auction earlier in the week. An amazing amp, located so very far away... :bawl:
     
  9. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I hear ya!
     
  10. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    very nice set up you have there :bassist:
     
  11. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Yea its depressing to see such an awesome amp half way around the world and at a price I can't touch right now :crying:

    Oddio, your rig looks really sweeeeeeeeeet! Do you gig with it?
     
  12. `ash

    `ash

    Feb 26, 2004
    Melbourne
    just saw the auction myself.
    im really lusting after this amp.

    in all seriousness...
    should i consider selling my iAmp for the V8?
    id love some opinions.
     
  13. It's well known among V8 owners that some (not all, fortunately!) of these heads were problematic. Ask if the amp has had any problems, especially with regards to blowing internal fuses. If so, steer clear...
     
  14. Thank you! Yes, this is in fact one of my primary setups.