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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject: Selmer Bassmaster Reply with quote



This looks cool as fuck. 1962 30 Watt all Valve. Kinda expensive though.

What's Shortscale's opinion on Selmer's?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick Google search seems to imply that this is just the Selmer Treble N Bass under a different name. All the bass on the Thank EP was tracked through a Treble N Bass and it sounds pretty sick imo. The one we recorded with belongs to the studio, whereas our bass player has one of his own which is pretty buzzy and seems to need a lot of maintenance. So I guess they can vary a lot depending on how well they've been looked after (probably the case with pretty much any amp from the 60s?). As far as I know they're based on a Bassman circuit, so it's probably worth a punt if it's in good condition and you can afford it - how much are they selling it for?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good blank canvas, loud and clean.

I picked one up for Stewart some years ago, I think he had to do some maintenance on it though eventually.

I dunno, considering how affordable newer Amps are these days I'm not sure if there is much point in buying stuff like this. Unless it's for a specific image.

How much is it?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£500. Think it's been sat there for ages.

I'll check out that ep Freddy!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't necessarily intended as a plug, I just think they're good sounding amps!

Every time I've seen The Lovely Eggs their guitarist has been playing a Jaguar through a Big Muff and a Selmer. Not massively into their tunes tbh but her guitar does always sound ace.

Fran has a good point though! You might be better off getting something like a Fender Bassbreaker, similar money-wise and probably more reliable as it's new.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to eBay that seems about the going rate for them now.

Seems a lot to me though. What can £500 get you now in the valve amp market?

*Edit* Just saw what Freddy suggested.
I imagine you'll get a warranty with a new amp as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta say I'd be tempted to scrape together another £150 and buy one of these bad boys.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are sick. I love the gain channel on them. Sounds like Kyuss fam.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curious things:
1. The Bassmaster should be 50W
2. '62 should probably be in pale blue with cream knobs with a gold centre. I'm guessing it's been re-covered and fitted with new knobs - the old knobs might have crumbled with age, I have three or four similar to the originals and the centres tended to fall out as the glue dried up Smile

The first school band I was in borrowed two T'n'B 50s, a croc-skin and a Mk III, from the bassist's brother. They were great. I missed an opportunity to buy a couple years back when they were going for around £120 in tatty condition, before they were rediscovered.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I was always curious about these but think it's very much a case of that being a ship that has now sailed. They aren't the bargains they used to be.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm tempted to get the Tonebender and hit 'em up in the week.

It ain't hooked up to a cabinet tho, and I'm sure they'd be dicks about hooking it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The first school band I was in borrowed two T'n'B 50s, a croc-skin and a Mk III, from the bassist's brother. They were great. I missed an opportunity to buy a couple years back when they were going for around £120 in tatty condition, before they were rediscovered.


This would of been 10 years ago but I remember seeing a Silver Squier Supersonic in GAK for £179.

I hate remembering that and hate stories like these.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Good blank canvas, loud and clean.

I picked one up for Stewart some years ago, I think he had to do some maintenance on it though eventually.

I dunno, considering how affordable newer Amps are these days I'm not sure if there is much point in buying stuff like this. Unless it's for a specific image.

How much is it?


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it was only £100 or so and it lasted me a few years with a fairly minor service then finally shat the bed (at a gig, naturally). i took it into the repair place beneath our old rehearsal space and the guy quoted me £4-500 for rebuilding it Laughing

it did sound very much like a bassman, but you could get an actual bassman for 500.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you do with the remains?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend made heavy use of Selmer TNBs before they got Marshalls, with Page's mostly being his studio amp but showing up onstage with The Yardbirds and Led Zep a few times in the late '60s. Townshend also used Super Zodiac amps and, in fact, so did Paul McCartney on Revolver and Sgt Peppers (which I did not know until just now).








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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yewtree'd.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick one
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Freddy V-C wrote:
I gotta say I'd be tempted to scrape together another £150 and buy one of these bad boys.


I fucking love my Bassbreaker. In the states you can get them for pretty cheap second-hand, maybe in the UK it's the same?
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