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Offline Bass Mayhem

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« on: April 06, 2007, 07:51:40 PM »
This night I played a gala with some other bands. To my surprise I found another Eden amp on stage. Usually I'm the only Edenite around.

The other bass player, a man with "a lot of output in his musicianship", had borrowed the amp, an old Traveler, and a Mesa Boogie 115 cab. Halfway through their set there was a lot of noise and then nothing. He blew the cone in the cab and all went dead. The bassman looked at me with panic in his eyes: "Please, let me use your cabs."

With his playing in fresh memory, I thought of yet another blown cone or two. "Never", I answered. "Not when I know how you play. But no panic, this is an Eden." I shut off the amp, pulled out the speaker cord, switched on the amp and - voila! Sound from the house system. He was surprised it still worked, and went on with the gig.

All in all I saved his night by showing him what a real amp can manage. AND I saved my own cabs from him. That´s what I call a real survival history...

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007, 07:58:36 PM »
Sounds like the reason compressors were invented!

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 11:55:22 AM »
Compressor wouldn't work on this guy. BTW he is a joy to experience on stage, most for his vocals. Looks and sounds and acts like Joe Cocker's older brother...

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 01:40:05 PM »
LOL...good save.

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2007, 01:00:14 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Bass Mayhem

This night I played a gala with some other bands. To my surprise I found another Eden amp on stage. Usually I'm the only Edenite around.

The other bass player, a man with "a lot of output in his musicianship", had borrowed the amp, an old Traveler, and a Mesa Boogie 115 cab. Halfway through their set there was a lot of noise and then nothing. He blew the cone in the cab and all went dead. The bassman looked at me with panic in his eyes: "Please, let me use your cabs."

With his playing in fresh memory, I thought of yet another blown cone or two. "Never", I answered. "Not when I know how you play. But no panic, this is an Eden." I shut off the amp, pulled out the speaker cord, switched on the amp and - voila! Sound from the house system. He was surprised it still worked, and went on with the gig.

All in all I saved his night by showing him what a real amp can manage. AND I saved my own cabs from him. That´s what I call a real survival history...

Roger - the Bass Mayhem

 

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2007, 04:37:41 PM »
I had a Friday night off recently and I'm sitting at a nearby place we play alot  when the bartender gets a panicked call from his wife who's entertainment coordinator at a resort down the street. She has a young band in from Orlando and the bass player's amp went down. None of them cary a spare anything so I ran home and, not knowing if it was a problem with his active bass or his amp, I brought him an active Fender Jazz identical to his and my WT550. Turned out to be the head and he finished the night with the biggest smile on his face..........he'd never even seen an Eden! He said the first thing he'd do when he got back to Orlando is go to Bass Central and buy an Eden rig! I told him I never travel without a spare head and at least two basses. He said he never will again either.
And the all lived happily ever after.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2007, 08:06:27 AM »
Cool story, Fatback... let's hope he also picks up a WTX-260 for a spare. [:D]

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007, 08:09:13 AM »
I'm really considering getting a WTX260 Slingshot, just from this section of the forum.  A backup amp would be so worthwhile.


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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 01:02:00 AM »
I've had my WT-400 and D410XLT for 9 years and both have never failed me yet.  I've bailed out guys on a handful of occasions that I can think of that their Peavey, Hartke, or SWR heads took a dump while performing.  Makes a guy feel real good when you know you've got good reliable equipment.  It also makes you feel good the next time you see those same guys with an Eden rig!
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 11:59:54 AM »
The reason I switched to Eden is so that I wouldn't need a backup amp. I got so sick of both my Hartke heads doing whatever they wanted whenever they wanted that I began the search for something reliable. I need to have confidence in my gear or it throws off my performance. My WT400 has never let me down!

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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 07:41:25 PM »
I couldn't have said it better Jay.  It's nice not to have to constantly think about your rig and get to a gig and say, "Is it gonna work today or not?"  My Eden amp and cabinet have never failed me and I've only had to bail out guys playing anything but Eden products.  I don't have a backup head and probably never will.  I'm that confident in Eden's quality.
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 08:36:41 PM »
In nearly 5 years, my WT550 hasn't let me down either....BUT....In reality, no piece of electronic gear is absolute incapable of failure. Some are just less likely to fail than others. I ALWAYS have a spare head at EVERY gig....it just happens to be another Eden! :)
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2008, 06:19:07 PM »
The thing is... even the best equipment will end up failing "some day". So if you know you don't have a lemon, and keep it clean and safe all the time, I guess I'd rather never bring a spare, and have one gig with a problem out of 400, than always bring a back up amp for the 399 times it won't be needed.
It's like a car: better sell it or bring it back and get a new one before it breaks in pieces on the road.

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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2009, 07:16:34 PM »
That is hilarious...did the guy not know what he was doing??? LMAO That is a good survival story...lol
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2009, 09:14:13 PM »


Which story? The last post on this thread was 8 months ago. [:D]

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