NAD (New Amp Day) and ORBD (Old Repaired Bass Day)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by oldfartatplay, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. oldfartatplay

    oldfartatplay Guest

    Oct 8, 2016
    Based on the reviews on TecAmp amps I see here, I picked up a TecAmp TEC 20B, almost brand new, for 200 CAD. I can't find out much about this model on the net, most of the hits being on various Puma models. It plays okay, but I think I'll take the back off the amp. When I play full bass and half volume, it buzzes and rattles. My other source of pleasure is my old 1967 Hagstrom Concorde I hollow-body bass, returned from the luthier. It has a new rosewood angled bridge in addition to myriad repairs. I'd not played this in almost 40 years, it having been disassembled all that time, but as soon as I had it back in my hands, the old knowledge came right back, and my hands recognised the neck, and I played that old bass more in one day than I played all my other guitars in 2 weeks.
    The amp was a Christmas present for a young lady whose father got the wrong kind of amp for her acoustic guitar, it being a bass amp. She only played it for about 5 minutes before pronouncing judgement, and I guess the dad didn't want to return it, or maybe it was some dodgy deal, but anyhow, it came with the box and papers, and the seller said he'll send me a copy of the bill.
    I wonder how much I can annoy my neighbours now ... >;->
     
  2. bassbooty

    bassbooty -Rey Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Utah
    Sorry man, but the TEC 20B amp is not made by the same TecAmp company that makes the Pumas... (BASS AMPLIFIERS : TEC-20B)

    I use a TecAmp Puma 900 and S212 Classic cabinet and frequently speak with Glenn who runs TecAmp USA. Here's a link to the official TecAmp website and you can see all their products:

    Bass Players' Gear - TecAmp
     
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  3. oldfartatplay

    oldfartatplay Guest

    Oct 8, 2016
    Well, thank you... I guess.... Gnats! Have I been had? Who makes this, then? I researched Tecamp on the net, and all I got were hits on Pumas. Based on those, I reckoned it was safe to get this as an apartment amp, my other bass amp being a Peavey Tour Series 450 through a pair of ported reflex 15" speaker cabs. I wouldn't have thought that Tecamp and TecAmp were two different trade marks and don't see how that could legally stand. But it shows what I know - I should have realised from the Made In China sticker that this was not all it seemed.
     
  4. bassbooty

    bassbooty -Rey Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Utah
    Yeah TecAmp gear was originally manufactured in Germany. I know their cabinets are now made in the US.

    The gear I have was German made. As far as I know, they have never gone to China for manufacturing their products. Until now, I didn't even know there was a Chinese company with the same name...
     
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