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Wouldn't do this with a vintage tube amp....

Old 03-27-19, 02:22 PM
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Wouldn't do this with a vintage tube amp....



Delivering a cheap amp to band practice.
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Old 03-27-19, 02:31 PM
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At least it is in front so that you can see if it starting to shift or start coming loose. Or is this a new type of fairing?
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Traveling with a Pignose is a little easier. And, if you're really good, you can play and ride at the same time.
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Maybe I can get may daughter to ride more if I put an amp rack on her bike. Any suggestions for a bass rack, or is that just best slung across the [rider's] back?

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Old 03-27-19, 02:38 PM
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Yea had an old Vibro Champ With of course, old tube socket contacts had intermittent conductivity,

So It was definitely a homebody's Amp to not take out of the house....
@ 7 watts was like coming unarmed to the power shootout blues jam night..
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where is battery and invertor so you can do tunes (or if you are good at no hands, some picking) on the road
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I'd modify it to go up to eleven.
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
I'd modify it to go up to eleven.
Eleven? We're up to twelve now...
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
I'd modify it to go up to eleven.
I think you can do that with a really skinny paint brush and a bottle of white Testor's
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Wouldn’t be too hard to pull the tubes and put them into a padded box.
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I once biked home with a full 12 pack of bottles tied to the rear rack. Didn't notice it was gone until I got home. Didn't hear a crash or anything.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Yea had an old Vibro Champ With of course, old tube socket contacts had intermittent conductivity,

So It was definitely a homebody's Amp to not take out of the house....
@ 7 watts was like coming unarmed to the power shootout blues jam night..
I struggled for years with various amps to get enough volume playing harp through small amps. Finally started lugging the big Victoria I got (sorta) cheap at a store closing. It works. Full tube, heavy metal reverb, 3 10s and 40 watts. Weighs 50 pounds. And no way is it ever going on a bike ride! Now I'd take my Peavey Backstage, all solid state (if I got a single wheel trailer, the gig didn't require a major climb and was fairly close).

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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Wouldn’t be too hard to pull the tubes and put them into a padded box.
Tubes and their prongs are delicate. Music jams are random events. Keeping everything really simple is good. Installing tubes in the dim light of a bar then pulling them to go home - asking for trouble.

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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Tubes and their prongs are delicate. Music jams are random events. Keeping everything really simple is good. Installing tubes in the dim light of a bar then pulling them to go home - asking for trouble.

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Tube Amps

I've had some involvement with Mesa Boogie over the past 15 years . I helped them with production and manufacturing issues. When I was in their shop, never knew who was going to stop by. Used to regularly see Carlos there.





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Towing a Grand Piano by Bike

Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
I struggled for years with various amps to get enough volume playing harp through small amps. Finally started lugging the big Victoria I got (sorta) cheap at a store closing. It works. Full tube, heavy metal reverb, 3 10s and 40 watts. Weighs 50 pounds. And no way is it ever going on a bike ride! Now I'd take my Peavey Backstage, all solid state (if I got a single wheel trailer, the gig didn't require a major climb and was fairly close).

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Bicyclist towing grand piano on a San Francisco hill: What could possibly go wrong?



https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/art...o-13672293.php

Imagine a B3 with a Leslie? I helped move those rigs up stairs a few times....

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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Tubes and their prongs are delicate. Music jams are random events. Keeping everything really simple is good. Installing tubes in the dim light of a bar then pulling them to go home - asking for trouble.

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Yep, when Groove Tubes lose their groove....
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Traveling with a Pignose is a little easier. And, if you're really good, you can play and ride at the same time.
Backpack it.
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In solid state,I keep going smaller; Roland AC 60 .. rather Power Supply Heavy with transformer,
(does have padded carry bag)
speaker stand socket on the bottom,

To ... their Mobile AC , Mic Stand screw socket on it's base.. batteries
+ an AC mains cord to DC plug external power supply ..









......

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Whammy Bar Bike

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That, my friends, is some whammy bar. Also known as a vibrato, a tremolo, a trem, a twang bar, a wang bar (teehee), and sometimes even a wiggle-stick.

Check out the World Champion Colors on the headstock too.

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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post
That, my friends, is some whammy bar. Also known as a vibrato, a tremolo, a trem, a twang bar, a wang bar (teehee), and sometimes even a wiggle-stick.

Check out the World Champion Colors on the headstock too.

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Originally Posted by verktyg View Post

Bicyclist towing grand piano on a San Francisco hill: What could possibly go wrong?



https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/art...o-13672293.php

Imagine a B3 with a Leslie? I helped move those rigs up stairs a few times....

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Meh. I’d be riding the bike with a sexy lounge singer perched atop the piano and there’d be some guys on carbon trying to catch up with me.
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And then there's this:
Balance-Check
Steer-Check
Play Music-Check
Hold Formation-Check
Enough air to play instrument/Not pass out while riding-???
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