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New amp.....

Post by martyforrer » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:44 pm

I do quite a few gigs on upright bass where my Streamliner head and even just one 1x12 cab are too obtrusive. So, I invested in a little Phil Jones Bass Flightcase. 150 watts, 4x5" neodymium speakers, two forward firing and two upfiring. Huge bottom end, sounds fantastic with all knobs set flat, lovely jubbly...

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Re: New amp.....

Post by john » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:08 pm

That is such a cool looking amp.
I would like to have a go on one of those, I really like the 'two speakers are pointing out and two toward you design concept

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Re: New amp.....

Post by martyforrer » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:38 pm

Yeah, upright bass is often very hard to hear yourself, especially on a small stage, so the upward firing speakers are a god-send. It's not a terribly loud amp, and I don't need it to be, but they make a 300watt model with four forward and two upwards speakers. I may investigate that down the track a bit.

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Re: New amp.....

Post by pins » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:25 pm

Never seen nor heard of such a thing ! pretty cool all the same :wink:

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Re: New amp.....

Post by beagle » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:58 am

Cool looking amp Marty. Do you have any issues with feedback?
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Re: New amp.....

Post by beagle » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:58 am

Cool looking amp Marty. Do you have any issues with feedback? Or should I say... how loud can you play before it becomes an issue?
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Re: New amp.....

Post by martyforrer » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:16 pm

beagle wrote:Cool looking amp Marty. Do you have any issues with feedback? Or should I say... how loud can you play before it becomes an issue?
When I was in the rockabilly band, we did some gigs that were pretty damn loud. I can control it with technique and judicious use or lack thereof of the bass knob. That problem doesn't exist for me now as I flat out refuse to play loud gigs any more. Fortunately the bands I play in now dont get that loud.

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Re: New amp.....

Post by martyforrer » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:18 pm

pins wrote:Never seen nor heard of such a thing ! pretty cool all the same :wink:
There's only one outfit in NZ that sells them, Pete McGregor Bass in Auckland, who is an upright specialist. PJB amps have some amazing revues, and a high profile user was Bob Babbitt.

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Re: New amp.....

Post by basshead56 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:08 pm

I used to own a crwam coloured PJ Briefcase-it was awesome. Perfect for EUB and rehearsals.
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Re: New amp.....

Post by Tim1 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:59 pm

I did the research and came within cooee of grabbing one of these a few months ago. I did the research and Pete McGregor was very friendly. They are certainly highly rated overseas. In the end the only reason I did not get one was Jansen offered me a 250 watt Markbass Minimark 2x6 at a silly price because they were going out of them. I think if I played upright I would still have gone for the PJB, but I am very happy with the Minimark with my electric basses for practice and quiet/acoustic work.

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Re: New amp.....

Post by martyforrer » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:30 pm

https://www.facebook.com/marty.forrer?ref=tn_tnmn
Pic of my rig, now with 400watts and ten 5" neo speakers. This setup has so much bottom end I'm rolling off the lo-bass knob to 9 o'clock, and great top end thanks to the lack of stupid piezo tweeters. I'm lovin' it.

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Re: New amp.....

Post by pins » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:46 pm

I see no rig in the link my friend ? and 10 speakers gtfoh !

not only playing 30 gigs a bloody weekend but using up the worlds supply of speakers at the same time,jeeze some people :lol:

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Re: New amp.....

Post by Tim1 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:49 pm

Link does not provide a pic for me either, but sounds like you have gone for the expanded PJB setup, Marty - it has always intrigued me.
I rather wish I had gone the PJB way myself now for a small rig - my Markbass Minimark combo bit the dust last week (it was only ever used for quiet practice) and Jansen have just told me the repair will take some time as any parts have to come from Italy. So much for a quick warranty service on an item that is under three months old :cry:. Serves me right for buying with my wallet rather than my head.
Still delighted with the recently purchased Orange AD200 head though - I used to have one and always regretted selling it. This one will be staying on :D .

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Re: New amp.....

Post by foal30 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:39 pm

Tim1

yeah I could not get the idea of selling an Orange for a cat who uses passive basses
I've only borrowed Tony's but love it for the P Bass w Flatwounds routine.
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Re: New amp.....

Post by Tim1 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:59 pm

Snap there, Foal. My favourite bass with tne Orange is a Custom Shop P with TI flats and into a 215 cab. Low end heaven.

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