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Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Lola, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. davetcan

    davetcan Staff Member

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    Quite often it's not even better, just different. The Bassbreaker doesn't cost a lot of money, if you like it get it. You've got 30 days to try it with L&M so just make sure you take it to a practice or two to see how it sits in the mix. You'll also get feedback from your band mates, not always reliable when dealing with bass players and drummers, but better than nothing, LOL.
     
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  2. Budda

    Budda Gold Member

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    As with anything else involving art: fuck what everybody else thinks. At the end of the day, do what makes you happy.

    Besides, owning different amps throughout your journey as a player is tons of fun. Just ask Chuck ;)
     
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  3. davetcan

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    I must say this is a fine sounding amp. I'd go for the 15 personally. Better to take a gun to a knife fight than vice versa.

     
  4. vadsy

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    Do they make a bigger Bassbreaker?
     
  5. Dorian2

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    You cannot find your tone @Lola , your tone finds you.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Dorian2

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    As an aside, Budda has it hammered right down to what it actually is. His posts are exactly my story and probably everyone else who has owned a "few" amps over the years. I never thought I'd have 5 Amps in my space when I started out. If you know that amp that spoke to you first, go get it.
     
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  7. High/Deaf

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    Yea, they make a 45 as well. But they aren't scalar, they all seem to be a little different - even the preamp sections. So no saying if you like a smaller one, you will definitely like the next size up. Although I would be surprised if they were polar opposites, they are probably more similar than different.

    The only reason I would perhaps not jump on buying an amp right now is if you know what you want and are just waiting for a good used one to pop up at L&M. Other than that, yea it sounds like option paralysis. Sometimes you just gotta pull the trigger. L&M's 30 day return policy means you get a chance to really try something and won't get stuck with something that really doesn't work for your. Remember, you are paying a little extra for that privilege, so don't feel bad about using it. Just keep it original and in excellent condition for the first month.
     
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  8. Lola

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    I tried that one but it had a terrible buzz going when I turned the gain louder. The 7w has everything I need. That is the one that said, "buy me cuz you love what you hear". The 15 watt just sounded different. I don't know how but I wasn't head over heels about! I think that buzz pissed me off a little. I am going back to check it out again but with the guitar tech this time to see what's going on. Is it my guitar or the amp? I have read a few reviews about other ppl having the same exact problem was with this particular amp.

    We shall see.
     
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  9. vadsy

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    single coils, they buzz
     
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  10. Lola

    Lola

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    Impressed doesn't even begin to describe what I heard and played.

    Went to my musicians friends place to play his Mesa Boogie Mark V combo, 90 watts. My first impression of this amp was complicated. It reminded me of a 747 instrument panel. There are 3 separate control panels for clean, added gain and then full outright gain. It gave me all the sounds I love from a nice clean ACDC sounds to dirty Jimi Hendrix tones. It has the most amazing foot switch. It has a solo switch which enhances the tonal and volume qualities of what your playing.

    I took both guitars. It was interesting how differently they sounded according to what you had dialed into the amp. My SG sounded crazy good on the outright dirty channel.

    And of course when my friend played some stuff on it, I was even more impressed! He knows this amp intimately. He can take advantage of every bell and whistle on this amazing amp.

    Shouldn't of gone. I feel like I am a ball in a pinball game.
     
  11. vadsy

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    Impressive, Mark 5 is the big leagues. We aren't in 7 watt territory anymore.
     
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  12. sulphur

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    Remember, you have to transport this thing, did you pick it up by chance?
     
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  13. davetcan

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    Agree, Mesa Combo's are notoriously heavy. A head and lightweight 1x12 would be the way to go. If something weighs more than my age I don't want it :)
     
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  14. Lola

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    I will get a dolly that I can collapse. Problem solved or maybe not.

    I didn't pick it up.
     
  15. vadsy

    vadsy

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    I had a Mark 5 on loan for a while and it came on castors, very useful. Mesa territory, in my opinion, is a bit much for @Lola, she needs a simpler amp with fewer things to tweak. Could you imagine the thread chaos if she picks one of these up? Also, has your budget changed? Its a pricey amp.
     
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