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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (ilan) » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:07 am

clasbas wrote:
thx1955 wrote:
ilan wrote:Ah! so it was you. I saw this bass on eBay, posted about it here. Glad it was you who won it. Congrats.



Hi,
I took a look over there, nice site, I tried to register to the site, but, site registration is currently disabled.


Nice site, interesting thread! Anyone know if it will be possible to register there again?

You should be able to register now.
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (teeder) » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:16 pm

Nice to see you back, Jim.

Nice herd of Ricks, too!

I'm down to just one, though I'm struggling hard to resist getting an old one.
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:14 pm

Yes, good to see your post. Congrats on the new addition and those seem to be some new amps as well. Do you still have your B15S?
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (rickenbrother) » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:09 pm

Hello Jim!
The JETGLO finish name should be officially changed to JETGLO ROCKS! :-)
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (thx1955) » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:27 pm

You should be able to register now


I was able to, and have registered, thanks for the assist.
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (thx1955) » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:58 pm

Kiddwad57 wrote:Yes, good to see your post. Congrats on the new addition and those seem to be some new amps as well. Do you still have your B15S?


Sadly no, I sold it and almost immediately regretted it the ones in the picture are:

1963 B-15NL (25 Watt)

(I got it for $350) It had a blown power transformer, removed and sent that to Fliptops who repotted a new one in the original can, had my local Valve Tech (Glenn Tennison) go over the amp, replace add a modern style IEC power connector and a Speakon output.

I use Mullard EL-37's as power valves and have also tried KT-66's as well, both sound great, with the EL-37's being my favorites

It also had a non-standard (blown) Musicman 15 which came out and as replaced with an Altec 421-8H which sounds great. I've a 60 page report from Glenn on the restoration of the B-15 I'd be happy to share, and if anyone can point me to a location here on the forum I'll open a post on the restoration and upload the report

All in all I spent around $300 having it repaired and restored and it's a wonderful amp.

The other is my "larger" venue rig consisting of:

    Line-6 Wirless Transmiter
    Furhman Power Distribution and Protection
    Old School Crown D-75 (I"ve a Crown K2 if I need serious power)
    Ampeg SVT-2 Preamp
    Korg DTR rack tuner

    Cabinets are:
    Ampeg Portaflex 1x15 (fitted with another Altec 421-8H)
    Ampeg Portaflex 2x10 (fitted with Altec 425-8H's)

Running the D-75 in Stereo lets me blend the sound ratios between the 10's and the 15
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:11 pm

"I sold it and almost immediately regretted it"

Ah, well, they come they go...
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (doctorwho) » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:31 am

Sorry for the delay, but it's good to have you back, Jim! 8)
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (thx1955) » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:27 pm

henry5 wrote:Great to see you back Jim! :D


HI Gary,
Good to hear from you, I was looking through the pics of the OC RIc Confluence and the factory tour back in August 2005, hard to believe that was 14 years ago !

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Factory Tour Group

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Joey Vasco

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Your's truly

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Gary, I believe this is you on the right, don't recall who's on the left
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (bassduke49) » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:16 pm

That's that crazy guy who was going to write a book or something. 8)
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (thx1955) » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:59 pm

bassduke49 wrote:That's that crazy guy who was going to write a book or something. 8)


Hi Paul,
I thought it may have been you ... I erred on the side of caution !
Here's another with you .
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And ........
John Hall showing us the finishing and polishing department, and, they do indeed use Turtlewax
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That was a great weekend, only matched by the 75th Anniversary Weekend.
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Re: Nice to be back - Life goes on

Postby (jps) » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:27 pm

bassduke49 wrote:That's that crazy guy who was going to write a book or something. 8)

Did that guy ever do something about that? :mrgreen:
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