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Offline David Tomkins

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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2007, 02:07:47 AM »
yeah i saw those as well.  They look cool.  i just can't help but think - What's the catch?

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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2007, 06:09:08 AM »
i dont think theres any catch, it may just be that sound control have a few. and arnt selling so theyre shifting them at a stupid price

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Offline DrJeff

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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2007, 11:11:55 AM »
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Originally posted by porieux

Too bad Crate stuff sounds horrible. It would be a real shame to play a nice guitar like a Parker thru something like that, IMHO...


Years ago, Crate gained a well-deserved reputation for producing substandard gear. More recently, they have redeemed themselves with the upper end of their product line. I have posted more times that I can recall praising the CA-125 acoustic amp. Its a tough hole to dig out of, because you generally don't get a second chance to make a good first impression.1997 Sunburst Nitefly SA
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Offline jamrcat

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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2007, 11:27:01 AM »
While we are on the subject of sub-standard gear! Another brand that is inexpensive and yet has produced some good stuff is Behringer. I'll be the first to admit you generally get what you pay for. But I have a Behringer Ultra Curve Pro equalizer and for convenience and price sake I now own two Behringer mixers that are everything my Mackie and Spirit boards were for a fraction of the cost. OK, I didn't expect the quality to be the same and they are not, but they certainly have performed well and no-one has pointed out in any performance that our sound has been compromised in quality! [^]

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Offline David Tomkins

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« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2007, 02:14:26 AM »
having lugged my cavin legacy 2x12 combo to rehearsal last night for the first time, the powerblock is looking attractive.....can anyone lend me 50 quid?

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Offline mountaindewaddict

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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2007, 11:42:51 AM »
I just got my PB150 a couple weeks ago.  I traded my Flame Maple Dean Exotica straight across for it - best trade I ever made!  Anyway, I love the thing!  It's light, it fits in my backpack (along with all my cables and other assorted guitar gizmos), and it's really pretty transparent.  It is PERFECT for using with multi-effects units (like my GNX4 and Magicstomp 2).  If you really love to get your tone from the amp, it may not be good enough for you to use as your main amp (still a great back-up though!), but I use it for mine.  I haven't had time to play around with the input/output options yet (like the effects loop), as I'm heading into another semester of my Master's.  For the money, I would call it an essential for every gigging guitar/bass player.

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