Originally Posted by dpbass66
I have read many of your posts over the years, and I appreciate your input and opinion.
So you are saying the Aggie is more low-mid, bottom oriented. Since the WW can be described as clean, other than "not clean", what would describe the Aggie? Louder?
It is so frustrating I can't actually try
one of these and my position is that in order to have one I need to sell my WW. If I wanted the WW back it would be very tough to get one. Honestly, I am not sure owning a WW nowadays is a great bet, if you care about its value and trade-off appeal, but that is another thread.
Yeah, I moved on from my beloved Walters a number of years ago. There is so much AMAZING lightweight stuff out there now, and I always found the Walter Woods wattage rating a bit 'hopeful', although I never ran out of headroom with my 1200.
Yes, the Aguilar can have a huge, deep powerful, massive low end, and will also operate safely into 2ohms. The midrange is not nearly as articulate as the Walter (few amps are actually), and the top end is much more relaxed on the DB750. Quite frankly, if you are looking for the more fat, chewy Aguilar tone, and don't need 2ohm operation, the Aguilar TH500 is quite impressive, and will give you that fat, chewy, 'midrange character' tone in spades, and with a decent 4ohm cab, will handle pretty much any gig you might have.
If you are power hungry, and still want that crips, clean Walter type tone, the new GK MBFusion800 is quite impressive. Yes, it will grind and grunt, but you can set it clean, dial out a touch of top end brightness, and that will probably make you quite happy. Of course, you will lose the 'fully functional' dual channel thing, but with all these heads, you will gain a DI (imagine that!).
The Puma900 (TecAmp) would also be a VERY nice replacement for an Electracoustic. In the same tone universe as the newer Walters (the old ones are a totally different story, and actually do vibe the DB750 just a touch... the ones made before the Electracoustic line came out in the 90's). Very clean, but also with a bit of midrange character. GREAT EQ.
However, if you do want a 180 degree change in your tone (and a massive increase in schlep poundage!), the DB750 is a classic, loved by many. Beautiful amp for a classic passive P or J to my ear, in gigging contexts where having the bass put a nice pillow of support under the band is more important than clean, upper register note articulation. IMO, IMO, IME, and IMO!!!!