#1
Anybody have experience with the manufacturer?
Gear:
Fender Telecaster w/ Dual Gibson Humbuckers
Ovation Celebrity Acoustic/Electric
Fender Frontman 212R
Band(s):
Old Too Young (Folk/Bluegrass/Punk)
The Orange Line (Stoner Metal/Punk/Alternative)
#2
i use 2 of their amps. they're got the price and durability of a peavey with a great, clear tone
modes are a social construct
#4
They're solid amps. very classic "British tone". But if you are budget restrained, you can get a very similar tone out of the Ashdown amps. Mark Gooday (Ashdown's founder) formerly worked for Trace Elliot.
#5
Quote by Billwallace89
I'm looking at a BLX 80


i have one. i can get some great tones out of it, especially augmented with pedals, but some people say it can only get a scooped tone

i think mine was like, $200? used. you really can't beat that kind of price

Quote by anarkee
They're solid amps. very classic "British tone". But if you are budget restrained, you can get a very similar tone out of the Ashdown amps. Mark Gooday (Ashdown's founder) formerly worked for Trace Elliot.


a lot of newer guys (read: guitar center and the general target audience of music stores) don't know about TE, so you can get steals on most of the non-tube combos if you can get your hands on them.
modes are a social construct
Last edited by Hail at Sep 14, 2015,
#6
I recall good things about TE.

The tone was amazing to me back in the day, when I was playing through a Yamaha PB-1 and a Crown Microtech 1000.

I never played through one myself, just to see if it was the fact that I was hearing the tone from a distance. It might have been the only thing among the sea of MesaBoogie, Gallien Kruger, Peavey, SWR, and Ampeg that could have made me give up the PB-1.

I have 3 PB-1's now, and took one for a whirl as a PreAmp into a Genz Benz ShuttleMax 12.0 power section Saturday Night.

Had I not found a Genz Benz Combo with a Baltic Birch cabinet, I probably would have pursued a Trace Elliot.

'A list' in my book.
Ibanez BTB 1006 Fretless and 405 (no Barts)
456 & 455(w/Barts)
Genz Benz NeoX400 112T & NeoX 112T cab.
Digitech BP-8 (x2)
Yamaha PB-1
Boss: SYB-5, PS-2, OD-20, EQ-20, PH-3,BF-3, CE-20, DD-20
Morely A/B
#7
She's mine. So far amazing sound. The seven band EQ is definitely going to take some getting used to.
Gear:
Fender Telecaster w/ Dual Gibson Humbuckers
Ovation Celebrity Acoustic/Electric
Fender Frontman 212R
Band(s):
Old Too Young (Folk/Bluegrass/Punk)
The Orange Line (Stoner Metal/Punk/Alternative)
#8
Congrats!

Enjoy it.

It is only 80 watts, so do not expect a whole lot of volume.

Cabinets can be mic'd
Ibanez BTB 1006 Fretless and 405 (no Barts)
456 & 455(w/Barts)
Genz Benz NeoX400 112T & NeoX 112T cab.
Digitech BP-8 (x2)
Yamaha PB-1
Boss: SYB-5, PS-2, OD-20, EQ-20, PH-3,BF-3, CE-20, DD-20
Morely A/B
#9
Quote by Sliide90027
Congrats!

Enjoy it.

It is only 80 watts, so do not expect a whole lot of volume.

Cabinets can be mic'd


you'd be shocked. the way the cabinet is designed carries wonderfully
modes are a social construct
#10
Quote by anarkee
They're solid amps. very classic "British tone". But if you are budget restrained, you can get a very similar tone out of the Ashdown amps. Mark Gooday (Ashdown's founder) formerly worked for Trace Elliot.


He was Trace Elliot until forced out.
I spoke to Mark shortly after he set up Ashdown.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn
Last edited by John Swift at Oct 6, 2015,
#11
Quote by Sliide90027
Congrats!

Enjoy it.

It is only 80 watts, so do not expect a whole lot of volume.

Cabinets can be mic'd


Bass is usually DId, it doesn't mic up well.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn
#12
Quote by Billwallace89
Anybody have experience with the manufacturer?
The final models of Trace before being taken over had a very good feature which was hi and low end compression and performed very well.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn
#13
All the rage among slappers in the early 90's. You will find that you'll need to boost the midrange to get a "flatter" sound. They have a baked in mid scoop that you'll surely have to overcome with the somewhat limited power you have in order to keep from getting buried in a band mix. That thing will live forever, though. Just hope your back doesn't give out first.
#14
You may find 80 watts limiting and due to the unusual design of the speaker housing which is of 'Bandpass design' it can sound a bit different but that is very efficient form of loading a loudspeaker.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn