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Ummm, what the heck? Trace Elliot is back!?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by popinfresh, Apr 6, 2005.


  1. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
  2. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    My I just add... Those glowing green amps are sexy. Pity there looks like no V-Type or tube range..
     
  3. alibloke

    alibloke

    Dec 17, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Okay...now I am confused! (NOT difficult so I'm told)

    What's going on? Thats definitely a new version of the site, and it looks as though someones gone to quite alot of trouble making it. :eyebrow:

    The amps still look cool though, even after all these years. I'm starting to get all nostalgic...

    [edit] Are those different amps to the ones I remember? The seven bands look nothing the one on my old GP7SM combo?
     
  4. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Well, what's confusing me is someone made a thread on here the other day saying that Trace was official pulled by Gibson and it was no more, i'd also heard way before that, that Gibson had no plans for continuing the Trace line.
    Also, the Trace stuff used to be on the Gibson website, right or wrong?

    So is this new stuff not a part of Gibson anymore (It also seems to be made back in England..).
     
  5. alibloke

    alibloke

    Dec 17, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Yes you are right. Trace was bought out by Gibson way back in 99. I had heard that they had been *ahem* quietly closed down four or five years ago.

    Definitely don't recognise the amps tho. Are they newer Gibson era models, or do they look like older pre GP7 amps?

    The logo next to the products says 2005.

    To quote Waynes World

    "Have you ever seen that scene in Scanners when that dudes head explodes".

    Thats kind of how Im feeling right now..... :confused:
     
  6. This is definitely the beginning of the Basspocalypse. I'm running for the hills.
     
  7. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    So far I think I want one. Gulp!

    Wesley R.
     
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    ROTFL!!! :D
     
  9. alibloke

    alibloke

    Dec 17, 2004
    Bristol, England
    All new range for 2005 apparently!!

    Man, I really hope this isn't a hoax...
     
  10. AS>khcvasdcdsalvhvv :eek: :eek: :eek:

    TRACE!"!!!!! TRACCEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!


    akhvasfdvldflv!!!!!!!!!11111@!!~"3

    WAAA!!!
    :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
    pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease!!!
    :ninja:
     
  11. looks like it's true!
    i just called them, Clive Roberts anyone? He's the manager/directer; away for the week for some show... oooof!

    :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
     
  12. tekhna

    tekhna

    Nov 7, 2004
    Well-This is good news. There is no mention of Trace Elliot on the Gibson site, which makes me think the "official" end of Trace Elliot was actually the selling of the Trace name and schematics, etc...
    But to whom if so?
     
  13. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    The AH 1000 has a tube in the pre. :)
     
  14. alibloke

    alibloke

    Dec 17, 2004
    Bristol, England

    Fantastic news microbass!

    Does anyone know the right emoticons for this moment? Im guessing that its these sequentially.....

    :oops: :eek: :confused: :eyebrow: :) :D :hyper: :bassist:
     
  15. alibloke

    alibloke

    Dec 17, 2004
    Bristol, England
    Good Question.....I'll be interested to see how this all pans out.
     
  16. protoz

    protoz

    Nov 30, 2000
    Iowa
    Looks like Trace, but will it sound like Trace?

    If the lights affect the sound at all I'd like to see a way to switch off the cool lighting...
     
  17. if the pre don't have a toob, it ain't a trace! ;)

    i imagine all the pre's - unless a complete SS range is released - will have a tube!

    eeee!!!

    i'm so excited! uh huh! and i just can't hide it!
     
  18. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Please make it a "tube", and not a "toob", preamp!
     
  19. alibloke

    alibloke

    Dec 17, 2004
    Bristol, England
  20. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    It won't have a tube or a toob; it'll have a valve.