New Amp Day - Phil Jones Superflightcase

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by kerrycares, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Michigan
    Well I decided to pull the trigger on this and it arrived yesterday from Alto Music.
    Day 1 I really like it , clear acoustic , airy tone, transparent.
    30 day return policy.
    We'll see.....
     
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  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Here's hoping you love yours half as much as I have enjoyed mine.
     
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  3. 2X... to me there is nothing else like it. Meaning: it does things nothing else in my amp collection will do. Not *everything* I need, but when I need my Flightcase I really need my Flightcase. :)
     
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  4. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Michigan
    So far I don't regret selling my Walter Woods and fearless f112.......
    I agree with Vince , it has a special place in my arsenal for my upright bass.
     
  5. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Michigan
    Yikes , what a disappointment tonight!
    I took the amp out to play Bakers Keyboard Lounge in Detroit and the amp sounded great for one song then the rest was awful.
    The amp started cutting in and out with little or no volume.
    The power lights were flickering and the sound reduced to almost nothing.
    I wound up playing through the house Hartke rig with 4 x10" aluminum speakers.
     
  6. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I have never experienced this with mine - sorry to hear you had to deal with this. The closest I've come to the lights flickering was when I went through a period when my regular Flightcase would power down mid-tune. Turns out I had inadvertently switched out the power cable with one that was slightly larger on the amp side and it would vibrate loose. Once ainswqpped that out, it's been fine. Please keep us up to date on your situation.
     
  7. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Michigan
    I called the Phil Jones repair department and they have yet to return my call.
    With a 30 day return policy and $1,200 on the line I have decided to ship the amp back.
    This is the downside to shopping online with no local customer service.
    Now I have to pay $51.00 to ship the amp back because I can't get service.
    The sales department at Alto Music has been a joy to work with and Mike Albronda has been on pointe but the thought of getting "stuck" with a defective product is unsettling.
    Best amp I every played for one song,lol!
    Time to try the 1,000 watt QSC K8 and my Headway.
     
  8. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Michigan
    I have a brand new Tuki Cover that I purchased 4/16/17 for the amp that I'll probably be moving as well.
     
  9. Have a look at the AI Coda. I just picked up one of these and am really impressed. I think I prefer it to my Headway/K10. Definitely more practical… and with that Clarus preamp!
     
  10. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Keep trying to contact them - they are a small operation but in my experience they stand by their products.
     
  11. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Michigan

    Thanks, I got a call back today and it seems like it is a defective unit or severe operator error.
    At any rate it is headed back to Alto Music.
    If they can figure it out I may consider it in the future.
     
  12. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Michigan
    I A/B the TEC electronic bg250 208 to the QSC K8 and Headway preamp.
    QSC was superior in tone , volume and dispersion.
     
  13. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Michigan
    K8 on proline stand with Headway EDB-2
     

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