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Stan_da_man
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Post by Stan_da_man »

Decided against the all valve route and went for the lightweight, portable combo option instead! Cracking little amp with lots of EQ options available. Not a very exciting NAD but I can see this combo being around a while.

I did hook it up briefly to the 4x10 and it was huge - master didn't go above 9 'o' clock!

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Post by Luke the Fluke »

Stan_da_man wrote:Decided against the all valve route and went for the lightweight, portable combo option instead! Cracking little amp with lots of EQ options available. Not a very exciting NAD but I can see this combo being around a while.

I did hook it up briefly to the 4x10 and it was huge - master didn't go above 9 'o' clock!
A simple either or choice there... VALVES or tiny amp
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Luke the Fluke wrote:A simple either or choice there... VALVES or tiny amp
in other words - crew/no crew' :D

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Post by TPJ »

Looks great. Those MB rigs get really good reviews.

Not sure how loud your band is but the little Ampeg PF-20T or 50T is a great way into valves without the weight. Plus you can run them with no load. I almost bought the 50 version used on AH before it was withdrawn.

I totally get the love for valves but it wasn't until very recently when I ran an old Fender Bassman 135 into my Fearless F112 that I understood the heft thing. We compared an 800 watt GK MB800 to the 130 watt Fender and the difference in fullness was completely apparent. However, as mentioned, there's no way I want to haul the Fender amp around just for that sound as it's big and weighs a fucking ton. That's what caused the GAS interest in the PF-50T.

The Markbass will do you well. Enjoy :)
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Post by Stan_da_man »

Outside of recording, my amp has only ever been used as a monitor onstage. The reason for getting rid of my Genz/Schro rig to get this MB combo was more down to wanting an even lighter set-up that was just as loud and would have no problem being heard in a live situation/monitoring on stage. That and I wanted a change after 6 years of the same rig!

Pentode/Grahame lent me his Bugera 150w valve head before Xmas and that wasn't loud enough for a rehearsal situation. I figured has well that I didn't want to break my back every time I played live so went the portable route. My Bearfoot Blueberry does a pretty good job of replicating a valve head so that's good enough for me. Plus if I really wanted, I would just use my MXR M80 for gigs and not even bring an amp.

I will say when we did record, I used a Fender Bassman 800 into a 4x10. That was a very nice sound.

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