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200+ watt all tube bass heads

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by megadan, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. megadan

    megadan

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    It seems like I may have been bitten by the tube bug once again. I sold of all my old tube amps (YBA-200, V4-B), and replaced them with a GK1001RB (Which is a fantastic amp).
    But I've been missing that warmth and in your face punch that only a high power tube amp can provide.

    I'm working on a list of high powered (200 or more W) all tube bass amps.

    Please fill in any I've missed!

    Electric Amp - "only" 180W @ 4Ω/8Ω/16Ω -$??? - Offical site

    Traynor YBA-200 - 200W @ 4Ω/8Ω - $879.00 Street Price - ~$4 - $500 Used - Offical site

    Orange AD 200 - 200W @ 2Ω/4Ω/8Ω? Offical Site

    Weber AB250 (kit) - 200W @ ?Ω - $750 (DIY) - Offical site

    Aguilar DB359 - 200W @ 2Ω/4Ω/8Ω -$??? (Discontinued) - Talkbass Reviews

    Divided by 13 TBL 200 - 200W @ ?Ω - $2500 Street - Offical Site

    Mesa/Boogie Buster Bass- 200W @ ?Ω - $??? (Discontinued) Offical site

    Sadowsky SA-200 - 210W @ 2Ω/4Ω/8Ω -$2800 Street? (Discontinued) - Offical site

    Peavey VB-2 - 225W @ 2Ω/4Ω/8Ω - $899 Street - Offical Site

    Mesa 400/400+ - 250W(?) @ 2Ω/4Ω(?) - $??? (Discontinued) - Offical Site

    Peavey VB-3 - 300W @ 2Ω/4Ω/8Ω - $2,374.99 Street? - Offical site

    Ampeg SVT-VR - 300W @ 2Ω/4Ω - $1999.99 Street price - ~$1500 - $1600 used -Offical Site

    Ampeg SVT-CL - 300W @ 2Ω/4Ω - $1695 Steet - ~$700 - $900 Used - Offical Site

    Ampeg SVT-II Pro: 300W @ 2Ω/4Ω - $1899.99 Street price - ~$900 - $1100 used - Official site

    Verellen Meat Smoke - 300W @ 4Ω/8Ω - $1799 Street? - Offical Site

    Sunn 300T - 300W @ 2Ω/4Ω/8Ω - $??? - Official Site (Discontinued)

    EDEN VT300B - 300W @ 4Ω/8Ω - $3,089.90 MSRP - Offical Site (Discontinued)


    EDEN E300T - 320W @ 4Ω/8Ω - $1,269 Street - Offical Site (Discontinued)

    Eden WTB300V - 320W @ 4Ω/8Ω - $1,799.90 MSRP -
    Offical Site

    Peavey Classic 400 - 400W(?) @ 4Ω/8Ω - ~$500 - $700 Used (Discontinued) - http://www.classic400.com/

    Fender 400PS - 435W @ 3x 4Ω

    Marshall VBA400

    Reeves Custom 225
    Markbass Classic 300
    Hiwatt 200/400
    65 Amp King's Head
    Carl Martin
    Fender 300 Pro
    Wizard Classic Bass 300

    Ashdown BTA 400

    more info coming...
  2. megadan

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    I left of Trace Vx and that old Fender 135 that needs 3 amps or something.

    Forgot about some Sunn gear so I'll try and dig that up.
  3. James Hart

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    Sorry but the Mesa 400 / 400+ quoting peak not RMS... it's a 250ish watt head at best
  4. megadan

    megadan

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    good to know! I've never used one myself, just quoting the specs from the Mesa website.
  5. sledz

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    I've got one! Polish hand made custom amplifiers: MG

    [​IMG]

    The 4x6550.

    Some hand made work may be really cool.
  6. T-Bird

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    Hi.

    The Smarvo family, 300W advertised 200W 40Hz measured (mine).

    Edit: Just in case someone really doesn't know yet, the Smarvo family of amps include:

    Ashton BV300
    Eden E300T
    Eden WTB300V
    Fame BVH300
    Smarvo BV300 (Obviously ;))

    Regards
    Sam
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

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    Reeves Custom 225
    Markbass Classic 300
    Hiwatt 200/400
    65 Amp King's Head
    Carl Martin
    Fender 300 Pro
    Wizard Classic Bass 300
  8. Pullman?

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    The Ashdown BTA 400.
  9. hrgiger

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  10. KPAX

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    Is the Peavey VB3 all tube?
    I thought is wasn't.
    I'd definately recommend the VB2 to anyone interested in all tube. It's a great sounding and powerful amp.
  11. Musicman20

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  12. megadan

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    "Eight EL34" quoth the website.

    I don't think I've seen one in real life before. Doesn't make much sense to pay an extra $1500 when you could just get the VB-2.
  13. megadan

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    I have the AD 200, is there another?
  14. RCCollins

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    Mesa Buster has 2x8ohm outputs and 2x4ohm outputs(!). The heads sell for 750 or so. combos can go for less
  15. GaryLC

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    Fender Studio Bass...discontinued, and it's a 1-15" combo...but what an amp!!
  16. insomniac2295

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    You forgot Eden and Markbasses all tube heads
  17. Fealach

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    There will always be some that get missed. There are relatively few current production big tube heads, the odd few hand built boutique amps, and countless out of production models.

    Eden E300T, WTB300V
    Peavey VTB300, VTA400
    Various Sound City including B200, X188
    Marshall VBA400
    Fender Rumble

    I think the "Fender 135 that needs 3 amps or something" was code for the 400PS, 435 watts RMS, which needs 3 4 Ohm loads for full power. With only 2, it's knocked down to a feeble 300 watts, like the lowly SVT.
  18. zoloo

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    Two crappy soundclips of an Hiwatt 200, one with a Blazer (PB) and one with a Moon (JB)
    Blazer
    Moon
  19. Musicman20

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    Sorry I meant Orange Ad200b Mk3 :)
  20. Nashrakh

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    Mywatt!

    A custom amp built in Germany, modeled after old Hiwatt amps.

    And I read Electric Amp? Matamp may have a new bass amp in store sometime soon, or so I've heard at least (300 wattish)...

    btw, the Traynor YBA is also capable of handling a load up to 2 ohms. It doesn't have a 2ohm out per say, but the manual says you can hook up cabs up to 2 ohm total to the 4ohm output.

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