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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 33342
    mart said:

    There was a lot of love for the Promethean online about 10 years ago. 

     The last person I saw live playing one was Dave Pegg, and he had a tone to die for.
    I can’t claim his level of talent, but it does sound rather good.

    mart said:

     They used not to be that hard to find second hand, although I haven’t looked for a few years.
    They must have sold quite a few then.

    The fact that I’ve never seen a dead one does give me at least some confidence.

    As far as I remember they were the first to pack that much power into that small a box, but there are actually quite a lot of alternatives now if anything does happen to it.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 15892
    Ahhh - the 5110 is a head in a box combo style.. You know what would do the same job? a Mesa Walkabout - same recipe, same sort of sound. You can buy the head separately - (same for promethean) and it looks like they offered a few (and a few cab combo 'box' alternatives.


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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 33342
    Ahhh - the 5110 is a head in a box combo style.. You know what would do the same job? a Mesa Walkabout - same recipe, same sort of sound. You can buy the head separately - (same for promethean) and it looks like they offered a few (and a few cab combo 'box' alternatives.
    I like those too, but they’re much heavier and more expensive.

    Funnily enough I hate top-mounted controls, but I’ve actually been willing to compromise on that for such a portable package...
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 15892
    ICBM said:
    Ahhh - the 5110 is a head in a box combo style.. You know what would do the same job? a Mesa Walkabout - same recipe, same sort of sound. You can buy the head separately - (same for promethean) and it looks like they offered a few (and a few cab combo 'box' alternatives.
    I like those too, but they’re much heavier and more expensive.

    Funnily enough I hate top-mounted controls, but I’ve actually been willing to compromise on that for such a portable package...
    What is it about the sound you like? There's some really good portable combos out there (from lesser known brands) that might be worth considering if it does go south...
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 15892
    Delving into the bass chat basement areas... there's a few combos that do similar things sound wise it seems:

    The Genzler MG-350 Array 10-2 (expensive, but same weight and size and removable head) is the closest (but not price wise!) and oddly Harley Benton (Thomann) did the same exact amp as the 5110 in a slightly different cab. 

    Course, the Markbass CMD 121P is the market leader in this sort of thing - and they have sold so many of them that it probably explains why Ibanez gave up..


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