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BY Jake
#816738
Jake wrote:There's now an earlier model on TM for a reasonable starting price, will have to monitor it to gauge how much I can justify investing in fixing mine up https://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instrum ... 937112.htm


Update; I have spoken to the owner and he said that the fault with it is electrical and it might need new tubes as it sometimes cuts out when it is being played and it has a bit of a crackling sound. Speaker is still working ok. Please be aware that if you purchase this amp you will need to do some work on it to get it running properly. Thanks


Explains their pricing a bit, on with the show!
BY NippleWrestler
#817346
Rockit are still in Onehunga and they fix up their old amps if you take one in. I sold an ss one to a collector on Facebook for $300. He took it right to them and they repaired the grille cloth, put on new knobs and gave a service inside. This was 2016 and as far as I know they're still going.
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BY Jake
#817373
NippleWrestler wrote:Rockit are still in Onehunga and they fix up their old amps if you take one in. I sold an ss one to a collector on Facebook for $300. He took it right to them and they repaired the grille cloth, put on new knobs and gave a service inside. This was 2016 and as far as I know they're still going.

I did fire them an email to try get a little more info about it but no luck, if I lived up that way I would definitely bring it in!
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BY Jake
#820247
It lives! And sounds bloody great!
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Rectified Amps here in Wellington gave this a service and re-tube, popped in the new speaker (Fane Medusa 150) and this reverb tank I pulled from an old Alron head:
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Can't rate his work highly enough, and very reasonable rates too.

Absolutely digging the sound of this so far, I suspect I might be selling my Vox pretty soon. Plays nicely with my strat (which was almost unusably bright through the Vox) - I think it's also due to the strat being very low output so I can actually turn the volume up on the amp.

Overall I'm stoked with this. Weight is a bit of a hassle but that's the same with the AC15 anyway...
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BY Single coil
#820249
I’m interested
Wonder if the solid state ones are any good... now that I’m ok with them :D
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BY dc
#820792
Single coil wrote:I’m interested
Wonder if the solid state ones are any good... now that I’m ok with them :D


I had a pro champ. SS. Hated it.

When I first bought a motorbike I got a 2-stroke yamaha 250 screamer. Horrible thing. A month later traded it in on a 750. Very similar
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BY Jake
#820793
dc wrote:
Single coil wrote:I’m interested
Wonder if the solid state ones are any good... now that I’m ok with them :D


I had a pro champ. SS. Hated it.

When I first bought a motorbike I got a 2-stroke yamaha 250 screamer. Horrible thing. A month later traded it in on a 750. Very similar


I've tried a few old solid state Jansens/Rockit/Alrons, all were pretty harsh but to be fair they were all in hammered condition
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BY Single coil
#820802
Well composed replies gents
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BY Kris
#820804
dc wrote:
Single coil wrote:I’m interested
Wonder if the solid state ones are any good... now that I’m ok with them :D


I had a pro champ. SS. Hated it.

When I first bought a motorbike I got a 2-stroke yamaha 250 screamer. Horrible thing. A month later traded it in on a 750. Very similar


Agreed.Had one as well as i thought it would be big bang for buck after using an awful hybrid bassman.Think mine was 120w-super sustain? google fact check dredged this lolz-
http://nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6894
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BY Jake
#827487
Update: due to me absolutely vibing the AC30 it looks like I might need to shift the Rockit soon. PM me if interested, will do a proper post once I have time and an idea of what it's worth
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BY Bg
#827491
dc wrote:
Single coil wrote:I’m interested
Wonder if the solid state ones are any good... now that I’m ok with them :D


I had a pro champ. SS. Hated it.

When I first bought a motorbike I got a 2-stroke yamaha 250 screamer. Horrible thing. A month later traded it in on a 750. Very similar


Thats actually very zen.
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BY dc
#827536
Bg wrote:
dc wrote:
Single coil wrote:I’m interested
Wonder if the solid state ones are any good... now that I’m ok with them :D


I had a pro champ. SS. Hated it.

When I first bought a motorbike I got a 2-stroke yamaha 250 screamer. Horrible thing. A month later traded it in on a 750. Very similar


Thats actually very zen.


It's uber zen then that it took you two months to respond to it. :P
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BY Single coil
#827537
“Hmm think it’s a bit quick. Better just make sure.”

:cool: