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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

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.
    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

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
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  4. nysbob

    nysbob

    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    Easy answer - V4B.
     
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    V4B is coming back!
     
  6. Bass 45

    Bass 45

    Jun 23, 2011
    Tempe, Arizona
    Do you know if it is going to be part of the Heritage line - or more affordable..?
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    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

    Jun 23, 2011
    Tempe, Arizona
    Sounds exciting!
     
  9. edbass

    edbass

    Nov 8, 2004
    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

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.
    Any idea on when it's gonna hit the street?
     
  11. bass_steak

    bass_steak Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.
    You're right. I meant something new, based on vintage product.

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

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    No idea whatsoever, bro.
     
  13. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    why wait, get a new Fender.
    You will never look back
     
  14. Duke21

    Duke21

    Nov 14, 2010
    Narvik, Norway
    The comeback of a 100W tube Ampeg is great news.
     
  15. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
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    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    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.
     
  16. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
  17. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    Don't overlook the Traynor YBA300!
     
  18. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    The new Mesa amps will be hitting the street any second- or by 2017.
     
  19. Bassmec

    Bassmec

    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Disclosures:
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    The Reeves is utterly splendid but I am also rather impressed with Taystee's Custom Matamp 200.
    [​IMG]
    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

    Jan 1, 2011
    Montréal, Qc.
  21. Bassmec

    Bassmec

    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Disclosures:
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Traynor is your best bet then, I should think its best value for money where you are anyway.:bassist:
     



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