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Ebony bass gear

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ms747, Jun 24, 2003.


  1. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    hey guys, I am lokign into some Ebony bass gear i was justwondering if any fellow aussies have had some good experiences with these amps, my local music store seems really impressed. Have you guys tried the 300 watt quad box? i am looking at getting that box paired wiht the 400 watt head? will this be a good combo, i am looking at this combination as i think i will get great sound and power for my budget
    cheers guys
    matt
     
  2. Petebass seems to be the expert on Ebony amps, i'd wait for him to turn up and give you the low down. So my post is pretty much useless.

    Bassis
     
  3. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Whoa how did I miss this thread????????????

    I've bought one of the first Ebony Quake 400 bass amps ever sold. Three months later I bought a second one - they are BRILIANT value. Loud, clean, punchy yet warm, and plenty of tone shaping cababilities.

    I actually walked in looking to buy a GK1001b. The Ebony was half the price but sounded just that little bit better in the bottom end. I guess they don't have to worry about the shipping costs so it keeps the price down.

    I don't own any of their cabs but I've tried them out and they also sound very good. they're loaded with Eminence drivers and weigh very little for a 4x10. The 15 is also a ripper.

    Buy it!

    Are you from Sydney by any chance?
     
  4. unharmed

    unharmed Iron Fishes

    May 19, 2003
    London, England
    Do any of you fine fellows know anywhere in Melbourne that carries these amps?
     
  5. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    hey petebass cheers for that
    im actually from newcastle, i am lookign at getting the quake 400 wiht one of thier 300 watt quad boxes up here i can get both from a local shop for around 1500-1600 dollars.


    as to melbounre stockers i have no idea i would have thought there would be somewhere since they are made in melbourne! but im not to sure sorry
    cheers matt
     
  6. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    sorry petebass
    i shoule have asked if you dont mind me asking how much did you manage to get your bass head for?
    cheers matt
     
  7. unharmed

    unharmed Iron Fishes

    May 19, 2003
    London, England
    That's cool. Thanks for the info....I will have a poke around to see what I can find :ninja:
     
  8. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    They're actually made in Melbourne by a company called Audio Assemblers Australia. So someone should have em down there..... try the Bass Centre..
     
  9. unharmed

    unharmed Iron Fishes

    May 19, 2003
    London, England
    Thanks Petebass...I will try there.
     
  10. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    P paid $1,100 just for the head, so that's a good price - Take it!

    Hey I'm playing in Newcastle tomorrow night (Friday). I'm dep-ing for a Dance/Funk band at Fanny's Nightclub. If you wanna hear the Quake 400 in action, you should come along. Send me an Email or PM me if you're up for it.......
     
  11. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    kool
    man i will have a think about it what your band called that your playing in,
    i may come and check it out
    cheers matt
     
  12. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    It's not my band, I'm just standing in for their regular bass player. So you'll see me reading from my cheat notes for a lot of the songs..... Actually the drummer is also a fill-in, so there should be some "interesting" things going on in the rhythm section :)

    The band is called "The Dora D Band". You've heard Dora before, she sings on a lot of TV comercials.

    If you decide to come, let me know and I'll organise free entry for you and a few mates.
     
  13. wow $1500 for a head and cab in australia is rare sounds like a good deal. :p
    Wish i had money :bawl:
     
  14. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    i know what you mean!!
    i always make enquiries and then get offered a fantastic deal, then go oh crap wheres the money!!


    P.s bank account details availabel for donations on request lol
    :D
     
  15. Hey ms747 what do you do in Newcastle??? Are you in any bands??? Petebass whats it like at Fanny's when you play?? Cos when i've been there seems like a DJ sort of place. I'll have to come see you one time, i'll make it there eventually.

    Bassis
     
  16. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    You're half right. The DJ plays before us, during our breaks, and after we're finished. They seem to only book dance/funk type bands there.

    I don't play there often, but it's a good night out. The first set is always quiet. The second set is better and the third set is rockin. IMO they should get the band to start later, and they agree. But at the moment management is in best behaviour - the local council is watching them like a hawk. Those new appartments are generating some noise complaints, which sucks because the club was there first....

    ... I don't know what they put in the water up there, but it's almost like there's someone at the door stopping the ugly ones from walking in.

    I like Newcastle. Sometimes it seems like people in Sydney have forgotten how to party. Newcastle's got it down pat, especially if the footy team won.
     
  17. ms747

    ms747

    Aug 10, 2001
    Australia
    hey guys
    im actually an 18 yr old 2nd year aviation tudent at the university up here, my bass playing is in a church badn but we have really awesome musicians, its alot of fun
    and church gives the oportunity to try things out and if they dont work no one cares!! i was in a few bands at school, mainly jazz and stuff
    but yeh thats me
    what abotu u guys
    matt
     
  18. Petebass....when ru playing in Sydney again, love to hear that rig of yours, particularly those boxes you made with the superlight speakers....Lukaas
     
  19. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    (Pulls out diary) 3 gigs this weekend:-

    Friday 4/7/03, Crows Nest Hotel, 10:30pm start.

    Sat 5/7/03, also at Crows Nest Hotel but with a different band.

    Sunday 6/7/03, Three Wise Monkeys Hotel (in the City, not far from the cinemas on George St). Different band again and I'm not sure what time this one starts yet.....

    PM or email me if you want any more of my dates.
     
  20. PICK

    PICK

    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    I know the place. Let me know what time. I may catch the bus in and call out obscene things from the crowd :D .