I know I ask for a lot of opinions on TB (trying to not flood the netz with my newbie questions), but I'm in a predicament
I've got 400 - 500 dollars and the need for a new head. I've got a 72' bassman 50 that works, but I've found myself nervous gigging it due to its age and perhaps false perception of fragility.
What I'm looking for:
- Giggable Clean
- Fair amount of Dirty sound Rock thru 80's Metal Era (preferably a little more if possible)
- Tube Driven (even if just the pre-amp)
- Auto Biasing (not a deal breaker, just would be very helpful)
I've looked at the Ashdown Ctm-15, but I find it a little dubious that a 15 watt amp would get me to giggable volume when the general consensus here is that my Bassman 50 won't be able to without a little assistance.
Any insight from you more experience gear heads?