Touche. Yes the Ampeg 8x10 refrigerator still seems to be the standard, but I suppose my point was more about how the market has many more micro amp/class D options with corresponding miniature cabinets than it used to. I mean I remember how a bass cab with only 8" speakers was considered a toy--now it's sensible!Where Ampeg and their B15 bass amp lived for decades! It'll interesting to walk around NAMM and actively seek out little bass amps. I'll bet they'll be all over the place!
You are correct. Sewing machine style. I check pawn shops for them every time I drive by one. It's nothing I need, but I need it. One day. My Rumble 500 was a $75 score from one of those pawn shop peak ins.
It's ok. I know mostly everyone thinks of that huge cabinet Jaco used, but I remember those 60s session guys with their new Fender Precision basses making alot of hits with that little amplifier.oh...I had an Ampeg 2x15 back in the 80's...it must have scarred me
Oh we all totally misunderstood you. Yeah, so that corner of the market is a bit wider now with many more options. Which is awesome, cause bass amps can be beasts!
sweet...might have to stop by Badges....that is just an hour south of meMaybe it's just me, but it seems there are more smaller, boutique drum-related stores popping up. Places that aren't in strip malls, but 1/2 of a 2-family, an older smaller home, or the like. They aren't trying to be the biggest drum shop ever, but have a focused market. In the Cincy area we have Badges Drum Shop (in Mason, OH) and The Cymbal House (in Covington, KY).
Also, Add me to the list of people who appreciate YouTube. I'm more of a visual learner and after a 15 year break from playing, getting back into things and learning new fills was so much easier by being able to see someone play them rather than just hearing it.
I have natural hide heads on most of my snares and kicks. But I agree, it’s nice to at least have the option to play either plastic or natural heads. And outside gigs are a total mess with hide heads, as you know.I like how easy it is to make a good audio recording.
I like how drum heads are so friggin stable in all kinds of environments (I grew up on calfskin heads ).
I like how modern hardware never fails.
I get what you're saying, but opinions focusing on the negative don't have to be derogatory. As I said in another thread, not liking something is just as natural as liking something. I make buying decisions, for example, based on positive and negative reviews.I like how quickly a new thread following this one will be asking: What are the current trends you dislike?