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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MasonMinor, Feb 11, 2017.


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  1. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    I recently went in my local GC and saw this 70's beauty sitting by herself in the corner, and put it in layaway. Got it out today, brought it home and plugged my jazz bass into it and BOY LET ME TELL YOU. It lit up. You talk about low mids.
     

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  2. alack

    alack

    Nov 20, 2000
    Florida
    Classic!
     
  3. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    It sure is. 70's thump for sure.
     
  4. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Volume. Treble. Bass. Thor.

    Pretty simple, and as you say, thump!
     
  5. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    Ohhhh yes. Jazz bass with old flats and a little foam+Thor= THUMP
     
  6. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Right on, congrats!
     
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  7. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    There something special about many of those old amps. They drip of tone, especially in a band setting when pushed to weave in and out of distortion.
     
  8. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    Thank you!
     
  9. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    I've had it all the way up a couple times, I think the head produces a little too much power for the two ten inch speakers. It does sound better the louder you get it though. Maybe I'm just a bass player.;)
     
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  10. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Pushing it hard does not have to mean turning it up all the way, just listen for the onset of distortion as you turn it up.
     
  11. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    But turning it up is undoubtedly the fastest route, right? It really isn't that loud. But I'm coming from a 400 watt Peavey 115 combo with gain control, graphic EQ, all kinds of luxury.
     
  12. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Yes fastest route is cranking it all the way. Because the volume pot typically has a log taper, it could be at full volume at 50%-75% of full. The tone control setting also plays a roll in driving the level. The more bass tone setting, the stronger the signal. So you gave to balance the volume with the low end setting.
     
  13. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    I run it bass all the way up and treble all the way down. Volume just varies on who is home while I am playing. If I'm alone it's 7-10. Pretty decent sound
     
  14. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    I find that it takes a while to get to know an amp's tone settings. Good excuse to play with the amp a lot.
     
  15. It will make a nice practice amp. :D
     
  16. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    Yeah, when I got my Peavey, it was tough to find a sound on it I liked. Now I wouldn't want anything else. I think I've hit the tone high on the Thor. And it's beautiful.
     
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  17. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    It's a good one! It's pretty loud. I could also use it for acoustic stuff when my normal amp would be waaaaaaaaay too much.
     
  18. It’s kinda what I use my B15 for. :)
     
  19. Awesome! I love hearing about the vintage stuff. I have a thing for older stuff too.
     
  20. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    These size amps have a niche in studios and acoustic gigs. And practice
     

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