Deciding on an amp head

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bom bom
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by bom bom » 11 Jun 2019, 13:46

Exactly what I thought when I first saw the list - very old style amps - doesn't mean no good tho.
If they are rocket prices - all sweet.

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DoctorJohn
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by DoctorJohn » 11 Jun 2019, 14:23

Dunno where you're located, but this is a very good setup and really well priced:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tempe/g ... 1218800032

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narcdor
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by narcdor » 11 Jun 2019, 14:35

DoctorJohn wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 14:23
Dunno where you're located, but this is a very good setup and really well priced:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tempe/g ... 1218800032
Agreed! Buy this! You will 100% be able to sell it for what you paid if it's not your thing.
Strings: Fender, Narcdor, Framus, MusicMan
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by kenn » 11 Jun 2019, 16:53

DoctorJohn wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 14:23
Dunno where you're located, but this is a very good setup and really well priced:

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/tempe/g ... 1218800032
That was actually one of the choices I was genuinely considering, seems like a really solid head and its priced within my budget.
My second contender was a Hartke HA 5500 with some Melbourne manufactured 4x10

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DeadlyErnest
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by DeadlyErnest » 11 Jun 2019, 19:08

That's a complete Mesa rig for $800. I'd jump on it.
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by kenn » 11 Jun 2019, 20:04

Couple people are also recommending me the ashdown rig which I was a bit iffy about as I've heard stuff about them not being too reliable. Wondering if anyone have info on them.

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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by DeadlyErnest » 11 Jun 2019, 20:40

I had an Ashdown once. It was OK.
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by bom bom » 11 Jun 2019, 20:43

Ashdown makes great bass gear, especially the abm series ime.
Don’t believe the doubters.

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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by DeadlyErnest » 12 Jun 2019, 10:50

The MAG line is the budget line. The ABM is the professional line of products. I used to own an MAG speaker and amp rig.
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narcdor
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by narcdor » 12 Jun 2019, 11:15

Had Ashdown ABM and it was rock solid, had Mesa and it was rock solid too, but I still lust after Mesa gear if that tells you anything.
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by kenn » 12 Jun 2019, 15:19

I think with everyone here telling me how good Mesa is and general reviews praising the M-pulse, I think I might go down and check it out either this week or next.

Thank you, everyone, for your help.

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sharpman
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by sharpman » 12 Jun 2019, 19:23

I'd just jump on the mesa ASAP, should be sold already-its an absolute bargain. If it were any closer to me(im in vic) it woukd be gone. It's probably close to 40/50% cheaper than what you would normally expect to pay IMO
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narcdor
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by narcdor » 12 Jun 2019, 20:36

The only problem with the Mesa is it might be too much amp, not a bad problem to have.
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Re: Deciding on an amp head

Post by ozrider » 13 Jun 2019, 08:26

sharpman wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 19:23
I'd just jump on the mesa ASAP, should be sold already-its an absolute bargain. If it were any closer to me(im in vic) it woukd be gone. It's probably close to 40/50% cheaper than what you would normally expect to pay IMO
That mesa rig total give away price.

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