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Hubert Liegeois (The French Walter Woods?)

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Ric Vice, Aug 15, 2005.


  1. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    I just happened to be surfing Jonas Lohse's wonderful DoubleBass Guide and found a picture of Hubert Liegeois's DBA 200. What an interesting
    looking amp! It's very reminiscent of the older Walter Woods models' but has a DI for each channel. I remembered that Liegois had a web site called
    Hubert's Tube Amps, where he discussed Walters designs at length. I still have a printout of those pages where Liegeois critiqued some of the componets used in the earlier Woods amps. Interesting, considering our recent threads on Walter repairs. Does anyone have one of these amps? Are they still available? The link on Lohse's web page is defunct.

    Ric

    DBA 200

    Type: transistor amp head
    Power rating: 200W@4 Ohms
    Features: 2 channels, 3-band EQ with parametric mids, level meter for each input, True DI out built-in seperately for each channel (switchable post or pre EQ), weight 2,5 kg
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
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    very reminiscent of my old WW (DI out for each channel)

    Mike
     
  3. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    I thought that I'd seen just about every one one Walter's Amps,
    including the original Ice Cream Sandwich and the Four Channel for Electronic Drums. I didn't realize that he ever built one with two DI's. Very Cool. Any update on the NM 208? I'm starting to have dreams about this cabinet.

    Ric
     
  4. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    I traded the WW to Steve Azola for a Bug Bass II. The NM's first set of drivers were not what John was looking for, so he is expecting some new drivers any day now. The TL cabinet is designed and built - it's just the drivers.

    Mike
     
  5. olivier

    olivier

    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    FWIW, on our contribution to TBDB sampler, Groseillers , I play thru a LIEG amp that Hub Liégeois - nice guy - lend me for a trial. Nice piece of equipment, handbuilt. There's a brochure with specs in .pdf
     
  6. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Does Mr. Leigeois have a website anymore?
    All the links leading to his webpage are no longer active.
    Where can he be reached?

    Ric Vice
     
  7. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    You gotta love someone who takes that much time
    checkin' out the drivers for a new cabinet. Must be why
    EA Cab's sound so great!

    Ric
     
  8. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    ...and their hats look so cool
     
  9. macmrkt

    macmrkt Banned

    Dec 4, 2002
    Ditto. Thanks.
     
  10. jonas

    jonas

    Dec 9, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main/Germany
    Lando Music (Germany)
    I've contacted Hubert via e-mail, and got this answer:

     
  11. macmrkt

    macmrkt Banned

    Dec 4, 2002
    Olivier Lavergne was kind enough to send me the .pdf. That's what I call a friendly world community! Thanks to Ric Vice for finding this in the first place...
     
  12. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Hubert's a very nice gentleman. He is a player as well as a
    electronic engineer. At one time he had a website where he
    "critiqued" the various Walter Woods designs and from his
    posts above he will probably get it running agian. Interesting Stuff! The amp is a very nice design. Unfortunately, the current Euro to US currency conversion raises the price of the amp significantly, and I would guess that you would also have to pay import duties on the amp as well. Now I understand how jaydbass in Scotland feels about U.S. exports!

    Ric

    P.S. I'l be watching the exchange rates!

    Thanks to macmrkt for posting the Lieg PDF