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Quilter Bass Block

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tjreclus, Apr 18, 2016.


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  1. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
     
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  2. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    The Quilter also has a tone that sits very well in a mix. It’s fat and clear and really sounds great with the kick drum. Really need to have it at gig volume(and in a band setting) to appreciate what it does IMO!
     
  3. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I concur with this, at low volumes it was cool. Once we turned it up through an Ampeg 8x10, glorious results ensued. The guys at the store were even amazed. If tax season wasn't so harsh I'd have one already. Can't wait for summer pay :D
     
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  4. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Tax season was harsh and I bought one anyway ;) haha
     
  5. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I bought a bass lol, couldn't swing the head too
     
  6. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    I bet the Lehle dual band compressor would also do the trick. When I had one I found it too bright with the GK MB500 I was using, but it wasn't brittle sounding, the highs were clear and bell like. I'd guess it would sound fantastic with the Quilter.
     
  7. kasbrey

    kasbrey

    Aug 23, 2002
    Northampton UK
    Ahem...
    IMG_20180429_182501.
     
  8. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Now that's downright rude right there :D
     
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  9. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    I'm all about that setup. Not to mention a BB800 on a small pedalboard with some preamplification/tone shaping that fits on top of a cab makes my form factor OCD nature REAL happy.
     
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  10. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    So awesome!

    I’m into the super minimalist board these days. This is my primary rig...
     

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  11. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    EDIT: See post #2295 for an important update!!!

    This showed up on Quilter's Facebook page a few days ago. Hope it is cool to copy & paste it here (mods can feel free to delete if it's inappropriate):

     
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  12. Yeah, I saw that. Glad I got mine when I did!
     
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  13. Finally decided what I'm running tonight. BB800, Berg NV115 x 2.
    89 MIJ Fender P (Seafoam Green)
    77 Aria Pro ll Precise Bass PJ load with DiMarzios.
    Feeding the BB with this
    IMAG0279_zps0nedlcrd.

    Should be awesome. Big stage, so I should be able to open it up!
     
  14. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Colorado
    I wouldn't necessarily assume that things will be worse.
     
  15. gwangi

    gwangi Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    So is the BB800 going to be made oversea's?
     
  16. This is true, but better the devil you know, and that factory is already proven for putting out quality.
     
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  17. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    It made me sad to read that Pat is working for free. I feel kind of guilty that the man himself took the time to personally respond to my emails, but he's not getting paid. In retrospect I would have gladly paid another $100-200 for each of my Quilter amps, if it would have put the company in a better financial position. Mesa Boogie for example recently raised their prices on the Subway heads, but it doesn't seem to have hurt their reputation.

     
    Last edited: May 5, 2018
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  18. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Used the Quilter last night on the gig.... I'm finding that turning down the depth about a notch(11:30) and bringing up the volume to compensate, gives me more clarity up top and a growlier low end. I really like how organic sounding this head is. Its so simple to use and it just slams.
     
  19. shwashwa

    shwashwa

    Aug 30, 2003
    NJ
    Loving mine. Everybody Talks how squishy and tube like it can get but it can also sound very clean and immediate. The way I have it set it feels like my fingers and strings are connected directly to the speaker. Great punch and quickness. This is my main electric bass amp now and it has even put my Walter Woods on backup Duty for upright Bass
     
  20. SickAura

    SickAura Let There Be Rock Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2013
    Toronto-ish
    So you are back in the Quilter camp? I am still loving the one I bought from you. I think I'll have it for a looooong time. So simple but just nails it. I've even scaled back by pedal board to just a tuner, compressor and a boost.

    Lately I've been playing it through this - excuse the jam spot carpet!

    20180419_202815[1].

    Its a hot-rodded old Peavey 1516 - loaded with a 3015LF-4, a pair of Faital 8FE200's and revised porting to match.
    Man does it sound good - clear, tight, punchy but yet deep, full and hefty
     
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