Japanee Bass amps and cabs?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by cnltb, Feb 5, 2013.


  1. cnltb

    cnltb

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    From what I have seen, I have come to the conclusion that the Japanese generally do things well.
    Now I am wondering if there are any japanese made bass amps and cabs.
    Are there?
    Thanks!
    :)
  2. MuthaFunk

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    I have a nice Univox 1061 that was made in Japan. It's built remarkably well and sounds great. It is aparently a copy of a Marshall Super Bass circuit but when Marshall got wind of the fine transformers Univox was using they began to outfit the real Marshalls with the same transformers.
  3. B-string

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  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Ampegs were made in Japan from 80-85. Of course, the only good product they had was the SVT, but still... ;)
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  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    LOL
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I didn't know that.
  8. B-string

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    80-95 was MTI era of Ampeg ownership.
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    not sure how good they are
  10. cnltb

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    Thanks so far!
    When saying 'Japanese' I mean designed and built in japan. :)
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