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paradroid

Member since May 2012 • Last active Aug 2020
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    I was lamenting here about a buzzy 20w Ampeg bass amp a while back, happily I ended up getting it tweaked on warranty. Much better now.

    If I understood correctly, service had a known fix for the issue, but the retailer hadn't had anyone else complain before...

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    Ace colour combination. The white knobs and tuner buttons seem like the perfect choice. Looks really nice.

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    Actually this is my first bass amp, but I've got a couple of valve guitar amps. A 20 watter with 2xEL84 is dead quiet with the same cab. I got the Ampeg just for playing at home, and potentially for recording. The acoustics in the space probably aren't that good, so maybe that accentuates the perceived hum, dunno. Still seems to me that for recording the SNR won't be great, but maybe I'll need to actually try it out.

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    I've been reading up on the fix, but at least so far I haven't found exact details for applying it to PF20, or if anyone has done it... In the original humbuster thread someone just suggested that the PF20 would need different component values. Maybe an amp tech could work it out from the basic idea.

    I paid well under the usual retail, which I guess makes me less inclined to think about returning the amp. Which does feel a bit daft.

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    New amp, I'm a sucker for a good deal... 20W valve Ampeg. I don't really know anything about bass amplification, but so far I like how this sounds. Even with the guitar cab -- I find the G12H-100 fairly neutral sounding, apparently they were even used for bass bitd. There's a bit more mains hum that I'd like, which might also be annoying for mic'ing, but on the other hand there's a handy post-output transformer DI out.

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    For debian you'd probably want "unofficial non-free images including firmware packages" to avoid extra hassle during installation. In my experience debian testing is also very stable, and might even be a safer bet than debian stable for new hardware.

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    That's really very nice. I haven't been a huge fan of 'bursts, but lately I've warmed up to the lighter ones (reds, yellows). Particularly lovely on an ash tele I think.

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    Not really my thing, but all kinds of nice... John Lee Hooker Epiphone Sheraton, MIJ/U.S. assembled, nitro refin, recent refret by top luthier. On sale "locally" with pretty resonable asking price. Can't come up with any excuses, though :D

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    I was also tempted at that price, but I know I've been generally left unimpressed when testing budget priced acoustics, even ones that have had good reviews. Def not saying it might not be an excellent buy, though.

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    Oh yeah, true.

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