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Alternatives/similar amps to SWR Baby Blue?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Lorenzop, Aug 14, 2013.


  1. Lorenzop

    Lorenzop

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    Berlin
    Looking for small Tone-powerful amps for studio and recording along the lines of the SWR Baby (Baby) Blue combos of yesteryear....

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    NEOhio - lightweight but extremely powerful!
    Well, I used to have a BB II which I thought was the best sounding small combo amp until I got a Markbass Minimark. :bassist: it is amazing how good an amp can sound with just those two little filter controls (and a volume control, of course).
     
  3. MuthaFunk

    MuthaFunk

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    There is nothing quite like the BBII amp. Sorry to say it. I have however been pleased with my SWR Headlite replacement in my Baby Baby Blue Combo:

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    Despite being a three band seni-parametric EQIt's not the same EQ as the BBII. It is rather versatile as well as tube driven though and can sound great recorded.
     
  4. TheRealKong

    TheRealKong

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    I made good experiences with my Ibanez Promethean 5110. The EQ helps a lot to dial in any sound you like, and it has got a lot of ooomph with only a single 10''-speaker.

    More mid-related, rock- sounds I generated with an old, sealed 410''-cab I own for a long time now.

    I had fine oldschool-sounds with that thing, with my Stingray 5 with a hot onboard pre there is lots of growl when boosting the lower mids. I like the Promethean even more over the time.

    Besides that it is dead quiet, no fan or hiss or other noise.
     
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  6. Lorenzop

    Lorenzop

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    Guys do you think a Baby Baby Blue would make a nice recording amp (especially if mixed in with a DI or other processing) ?

    What's so special about the Baby Baby Blue? It's great "clean" SWR sound?
     

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