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Best NOS tube amp

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by bass_steak, Dec 21, 2012.


  1. bass_steak

    bass_steak Supporting Member

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    Hey folks,

    I want to have your opinion on what's the best vintage sounding tube amp on the market these days.

    I have an all Aguilar rig that sounds great but can't cope the vintage tube vibe that I miss on certain gigs.

    So I'm looking for something to pair with my two DB 210 that can give the vintage rock tone.

    Took a brief look at the Fender 100T but haven't tried it out yet.

    Any other good choices?

    Thanks and happy holidays!!!
     
  2. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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  3. nysbob

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    Easy answer - V4B.
     
  4. JimmyM

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    V4B is coming back!
     
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  6. Bass 45

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    Do you know if it is going to be part of the Heritage line - or more affordable..?
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    I don't want to spoil the surprise, but from what I've been told, it's going to be a little bit of both ;)
     
  8. Bass 45

    Bass 45 Supporting Member

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    Sounds exciting!
     
  9. edbass

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    I think you mean Best Reissue tube amp. "Best NOS tube amp" would be finding a never used 1972 V4B or other vintage piece in its original factory packaging sitting in a warehouse somewhere.

    "NOS" means New Old Stock.
     
  10. bass_steak

    bass_steak Supporting Member

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    Any idea on when it's gonna hit the street?
     
  11. bass_steak

    bass_steak Supporting Member

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    You're right. I meant something new, based on vintage product.

    I thought NOS meant New thing based on Old Stock. Lol
     
  12. JimmyM

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    No idea whatsoever, bro.
     
  13. hdracer

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    why wait, get a new Fender.
    You will never look back
     
  14. Duke21

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    The comeback of a 100W tube Ampeg is great news.
     
  15. Mr. Foxen

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    Matamp. Place still runs in the old way. Dudes (and a dudette) wiring amps by hand, same people that answer the phone when you call etc.
     
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  17. RCCollins

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    Don't overlook the Traynor YBA300!
     
  18. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

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    The new Mesa amps will be hitting the street any second- or by 2017.
     
  19. Bassmec

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    The Reeves is utterly splendid but I am also rather impressed with Taystee's Custom Matamp 200.
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    Same mil spec hand wired quality but its made in Yorkshire Lad!
    Smooth as John Smiths bitter t' amp is, thou knows!.:D
     
  20. bass_steak

    bass_steak Supporting Member

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  21. Bassmec

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    Traynor is your best bet then, I should think its best value for money where you are anyway.:bassist:
     

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