Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

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narcdor
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Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby narcdor » 18 Jun 2017, 18:38

Hey y'all, looking to save some dollars and cash in on the great Euro to AUD at the moment.

Local is good and all, I am willing to take a risk, wait it out, and save $100 off the local $375 price.

Breaks down like this.
BigHead is €167, roughly AUD$245
Shipping is a flat €50, roughly AUD$74

Three units shipped to Melbourne total €551, roughly AUD$810 or $270 three ways (plus local shipping if you're not in Melb). Only three as who wants to crack $1,000 and pay GST/duties right?

So, me and two others then? Hit me up with a PM. No takers in about a week I'll reconsider my options, maybe buy local as there isn't the big saving to be had.
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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby Juan Lauda » 18 Jun 2017, 20:42

I've got to say, that's great value. These are seriously wonderful practice amps, not to mention USB input devices for your computer. I bought mine almost two years ago now and would buy another in a heartbeat if I ever lost it. I use it all the time.

The headphone preamp stage for bringing in backing and source tracks is worth the price of admission alone: everything sounds far better through these than from the regular output stage of your iPhone/iPad/mobile audio source. I often use it to listen to movies and TV shows through headphones from my iPad: the quality of music and dialogue is vastly improved.

Not much in the way of tone shaping, but you really don't need it with the BigHead. It amplifies the natural sound of your bass with no perceptual colouring. Needless to say: the better the cans, the better it sounds.

Built like a tiny tank, with long battery life. Great bang for your buck!
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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby narcdor » 18 Jun 2017, 21:44

I've only been keeping an eye out for one about two years now, only one has come up and snapped up in minutes, that's saying something. I'll actually be selling my forte if this works out as this does all I use the forte for, is smaller and portable, doesn't need the laptop, and is easier to use with physical controls. I have to see the interface working to be satisfied though.

I'm pretty excited.
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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby narcdor » 19 Jun 2017, 09:26

One taker pencilled in, one more and we're away.
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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby BassLine » 19 Jun 2017, 13:50

Great idea. Awesome units. :yep

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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby slave » 20 Jun 2017, 09:44

Pm sent narcdor ;)

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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby BassLine » 20 Jun 2017, 11:33

Check out Japan websites for prices too.

They'll also run on an external battery pack like the iPhone backup travel batteries. It gets around the slight hum when BOTH the laptop and BigHead are being charged simultaneously. Otherwise it's close to silent.

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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby narcdor » 20 Jun 2017, 12:00

Looks like the magic three number has been reached, joy!

Good tip I'll hunt around Japanese sites, my language skills will hamper me but I'll do my best.
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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby BassLine » 20 Jun 2017, 14:33

http://pjbjapan.com/product_bighead_top.html
JPY ¥22,500 = AUD $265.

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/cent ... /10005144/
¥25,380 = AUD $300.

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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby narcdor » 20 Jun 2017, 21:08

Bombs away! Will report back when they arrive on the experience and the unit itself.
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Re: Group buy of Phil Jones BigHead from EU

Postby drbass » 20 Jun 2017, 21:34

narcdor wrote:Bombs away! Will report back when they arrive on the experience and the unit itself.


Thank you for organising this, Nick, looking forward to this.

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