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Hellborg Amp - Brass Tacks Time

Discussion in 'Bass Amps & Cabinets' started by RocketMusic, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic

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    Hey, guys,

    I've got a decision to make... DBG has been kind enough to loan me a Hellborg amp system for a little while because they wanted me to be able to speak intelligently about it with customers. Well, the time has come for me to put up or shut up. I either have to buy this rig or send it back...

    So I guess I'm wondering what my chances of actually selling this thing are. The combined "Internet" price for the preamp and the 500W mono power amp is $5438 total. As always, I can beat that price by quite a bit (hint - the first digit is neither a 4 or a 5).

    The amp really is amazing. It's got gobs and gobs of clean power that doesn't dirty up as you get REALLY loud. And the EQ section is nothing short of is brilliant, it's very musical.

    So my question is this - is there anyone here who would seriously entertain spending that kind of money on a Warwick preamp/power amp combination? I'm sure Glockenklang and a few others may be in that ballpark, but I don't deal any other amps that come close to that price tag... so let's just say I'm uncomfortable, and I'm looking for some real market input.

    Thanks for any input you can offer!
     
  2. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    You should sell them. If I lose my Hellborg System I would buy it back. I already sold a few, and my customers were very happy that they decided to buy it...
     
  3. Callum

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    I'd say it depends on what sort of customers you have. If you can shift some pretty high end basses, then shifting a high end hellborg amp system probably won't be a problem.
     
  4. RocketMusic

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    Thanks for the input, Florin!

    If you don't mind, would you PM your price on the preamp? I'm mainly interested if these things are less expensive in Europe... I suspect the weak dollar is working in reverse for me, it's really driving up US prices on Warwick gear....
     
  5. Grgzilla

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    Greg,if my lawyer hadnt wiped me out financially,I'd definatly spend that much on a JH rig.No question.
     
  6. RocketMusic

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    Good to know! Thanks, Greg!
     
  7. Andrew O

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    may i suggest selling a 250 power amp instead? who really need 500 watts of hellborg power?
     
  8. RocketMusic

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    You're probably right, but I have the 500 in hand... and these things are HEAVY. Shipping to do the exchange would cost a small fortune.

    I also tend to lean towards slightly more power than I need rather than slightly less. I hate distortion except when I mean for there to be distortion :)

    If I decide to keep the rig (which is how I'm starting to lean), I'll probably pick up the 250 in the near future so that folks have the option of choosing either one from me.
     
  9. Grgzilla

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    I say that as an Aussie mate.Coz here you can easily spend up to & over $4000AU on a mesa or Ampeg rig.
     
  10. Grgzilla

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    People that want to drive multiple cabs. :wink:
     
  11. Lex

    Lex Warwick Endorser

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    Prices in Australia are about double what they are in the US.
     
  12. Eberbachl

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    If I had the dough, I'd drop $4k on an amp in a flash, but unfortunately my amp budget is around half that.

    ...that is - I can see the value, but personally can't justify the expense.

    ;)
     
  13. Grgzilla

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    Yeah but the chicks wear half as many clothes so it evens out. :lol:
     
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    :idea: You can get away with just the preamp & run it through a cheap solid state power amp with your pro cabs.The preamp is the backbone of the system. :wink:
     
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    Mr Praline Forum Silly Person

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    Well, I tried the Hellborg yesterday, its about 5500€ in Sweden, but I think it's worth every penny (or öre, our Swedish equivalent).
     
  16. Eberbachl

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    Greg....you're a bad man!

    Don't start giving me ideas!

    :lol:
     
  17. Grgzilla

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    :twisted: Dont blame me Luke.You've had more amps than hot dinners.I've just planted the seed.NHS :lol:
     
  18. Eberbachl

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    I think I'm only up to about 22 now!

    :lol:

    The really scary thing is, for the same money I could have had something incredible!

    ...although I must say I usually don't lose much on the resale so it really hasn't cost that much ;)
     
  19. Warwick/Framus Australia

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    Hey All,



    In regards to the above comment i wanted to point out that it really isn't the case. Plese see RRP comparisons below -



    Hellborg Preamp $3499 USD / $2799 AUD

    Hellborg Stereo Power 250W $3799 USD / $3099 AUD

    Hellborg Mono Power 250W $2999 USD / $2399 AUD

    Hellborg Mono Power 500W $3299 USD / $2699 AUD

    Hellborg BC215 $2399 USD / $1999 AUD

    Hellborg CC115 $1499 USD / $1399 AUD

    Hellborg HC212 $1299 USD / $1299 AUD

    Hellborg LC115 $1299 USD / $1299 AUD

    Its in fact cheaper to buy Warwick in AUS!
     
  20. Lex

    Lex Warwick Endorser

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    LOL - my bad!

    Wasn't referring to Warwick stuff anyway :)
     
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