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Old 25th September 2013, 02:31 AM   #431
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I'm not completely clear on this. Is the FH flat-pak still available in North America, or has it been discontinued?

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Old 25th September 2013, 03:50 AM   #432
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We have been "continuously" shipping for some time now. 1 set left from batch 7 ATM.

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Old 25th September 2013, 04:07 AM   #433
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Old 25th September 2013, 11:36 PM   #434
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Here is mine, finished in duratex. So they are pro sound roadworthy. I used the tint base and just had it tinted by the folks at Sherwin Williams, who didn't even charge anything
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I wanted something fun looking. So a furniture grade finish was out of the question but so was regular paint or staining. The color looks better in real life than photos. Nice to know these cabs should last a long long time.

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Old 26th September 2013, 07:18 PM   #435
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like the mascot

while you're snapping photos, let's see the guitar collection as well
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Old 26th September 2013, 10:35 PM   #436
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Left to Right: Tacoma Thuderchief with custom neck, Michael Dolan "Monster Jazz" custom 36" scale 5 string, Aria SWB Lite upright and Loprinzi "Lo Bass" ukulele bass (dub city).
Pictured in the bottom FH3 pic is a Trace Elliot Twin Valve- 2 Kt88s push-pull, good for 120 watts, mated to a EA M-Line Whizzy 112. This cab actually has an "M" structure inside and is a T-Line alignment, venting through both sides- good for 103db efficiency and it just rocks with the Trace! Sorry to stray off. . .
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Old 27th September 2013, 06:22 PM   #437
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no apologies necessary - if it wasn't for instruments like these and the players thereof, there'd be no point in buying or building good loudspeakers

dub-city uke, really? where do we hear samples of that

got a link on the EA Whizzy? - my son plays bass himself, and has only some cheap Peavy or such combo - he really deserves something special, I think

edit - by the last sentence I mean enclosure plans for a DIY version of course
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Old 27th September 2013, 06:58 PM   #438
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I see pro sound, back line, home audio, portable audio and car audio as "audio." It just happens to be pigeon holed but there are so many good ideas to learn from each other if they just talked more. So that bass rig is very similiar to the FH3 in that they are single full range drivers designed for efficiency and tube driven. 120 watts is very modest for a bass rig. I picked that cab up used on guitar center's web site. I traded a solid state head for the trace. So I guess the frugal theme is preserved lol. I have yet to see what the inside of the EA cab actually looks like. But for bass, it not only sounds great but but the side vents play up to 300 hz or so and everyone in the band benefits. Tube bass amps seem to not beam like SS. The sound is all around you.

Loprinizi is a famous guitar maker based here in Clearwater. He has been building guitars since the 1950s, I believe. We looked at the Kala U-bass as a point of inspiration but the tonewoods are inspired from old flamenco and gysie guitars- Spanish Cedar top and mahogany sides and neck. It's very low tension so there is no truss rod. The dub sound comes from the thick mass of the strings. Look up U-bass videos online. Mine sounds between a doghouse ply upright and a '59 P-bass through B-15. Each one of those basses is unique. I always go for unique stuff.
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Old 27th September 2013, 07:19 PM   #439
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are the TE Twin Valves still in production?
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Old 27th September 2013, 07:37 PM   #440
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Sadly, no. The Trace Elliot of today is much different, under new ownership and seems to be focusing on lower price solid state stuff. There best amps were the Twin Vlace, Quatra Valve and Hex valve. The preamp in those is still sought after. I like the twin becasue it is fairly light and compact for a bass tube amp. I run it flat. Sound to die for and you can push it a little but it's not really an overdriven sound. It's just a Hi-Fi sound with cajones and mojo, if that makes any sense.
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