Amp's type: COLTON 200W bass head
Artist: Solti Ferenc /Franky
Band(s): R-GO, Made In Bass
Date: 25.10.2012.

Where tested (practicing room, concert, studio, shop):
SP practicing room

Instrument that used for test:
Hamer Cruise Bass (jazz bass)

Cabinet that used for test:
SP-209B, SP-115B, SP-212G, SP-212B guitar loudspeaker cabinets

External appearance (Design):
The amp's external apperance is reflecting very well the inner properties too. The leathering is beautiful, I like that through the front and rear grills you can see the tubes, slightly chunky shape exudes strength.

Sound (clean and distorted channels, tone, EQ, etc.):
Well, I was present on the settings procedure of one side of the tone, so I am a little bit prejudiced. By my opinion it finished with great success, everything's inside that must be there. The 6-channel graphic EQ was great at the first run (I tested it two times). The compressor is working like a limiter, on the 1st test it had slow reaction, second time I had no time to try it.

Features (Effect-loop, foot switch, etc.):
Everything is inside that must be built into a today's amp. Safety, extras, additional functions.

What kind of other amps should be build (combo, different power range, etc.):
Just came into my mind after the playing: What would be a this kind of stuff in stereo? That could be brutal. (stereo chorus, delay, reverb) - only if somebody wants to play solo on the bass.

Suggestions (further features, appearance, etc.):
That's good as it is, a direct hit. I love it!

 



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Test Nr.2. --- cabinet test


Cabinet that used for test (#2):
SP-212B bass cabinet
Date: 03.06.2012.

Where tested (practicing room, concert, studio, shop):
Franky's Home Studio

Instrument that used for test:
Hamer Cruise Jazz Bass, Jaco Fretless Bass

Amp that used for test:
Laney Klipp 60W full tube head

External appearance (Design):
Totally purified effect, covered with elegant black felt, vintage brown sackcloth on the front side. Highly recommended for vintage and retro fans!

Sound (clean and distorted channels, tone, etc.):
The cabinet that I tested, reflected back the sign of the amp very well. The sound was so rounded, no cheats into any direction. Two sets of Celestion Bl12-100 is totally enough for a concert in a club, but the situation is the same on a bigger stage too. What I especially like, the cabinet hasn't got false 20Hz deep tones, which came from somewhere from other systems' case. It was one of the things that I never understand. The SP-212B has a very unequivocal sound, enough fast, and what is so important: it is speaking "forward" - not slipping under the drum-carpet with 15ms delay. I recommend this cabinet for musicans, who are not searching for "ufo"-sound, but real a monster.

Features (Effect-loop, foot switch, safety solutions, etc.):
It is equipped with safety Jack-socket and rubbered ear. The canvas on the front side is fixed by Velcro which is very practical.

What kind of other amps should be build (combo, different power range, etc.):
A 4x12" cabinet with Celestion Bl 12-200 speakers could be food for thought...

Suggestions (further features, appearance, etc.):
Same cabinet, but with leatherette skin, I'd like better (but for only the design, it would be more rocker-style).


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