Went to the GC near work this evening to kill a bit of time and ended up playing a Fender P into a Bassman 100T (into the Fender NEO 610). All I can say, is WOW. Thick, vintage, clear tone - very addictive, to say the least. And it was pretty loud. I'm sitting there reading the tag on the front of the amp and saw it was switchable from 100W down to 25W and I thought, ok cool - I'll drop it down and crank it to see what it sounds like. When I looked at the back, I saw that it WAS on the 25w setting already!
Needless to say, I set the thing to 100W and it was clear what this thing could do! I dropped it back down to 25W and cranked it and that overdriven power section came out in spades. Very impressed. I was a bit concerned about 100W being enough, but I don't think I am any longer - for what I do, it's seems to be plenty.
I guess a few questions:
1. I saw that you could adjust the bias between hot, normal and cold. I didn't have time to mess with it, so curious about the differences it makes in terms of tone and preferences people may have on that setting.
2. I'm wondering what extra goodness might be brought out with perhaps some NOS tubes. Anyone experiment with that?
3. I'd be playing this amp through my Bergantino NV412 cabinet. I'm wondering how that might compare to the NEO 610 in terms of tone and volume. I couldn't find any details on the NEO in terms of sensitivity rating and frequency response. And I believe the NEO is ported, while the Berg is sealed. Wondering how it might sound...
Any thoughts\experiences would be appreciated. Thanks!