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Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by bassmusic17, Jan 28, 2014.


  1. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    Finally putting the faithful Hartke LH1000 to rest.

    Up next: Well I can't decide. That is where your opinions come in handy.

    Option 1: Fender Super Bassman 300 Pro

    Option 2: Carvin B2000/ and a Rackmount Verellen Meatsmoke Pre-Amp.

    Both will be around the same price all said and done. Both have clean and overdrive channels. One is SS the other Tube. I love the tube sound but I also love the versatility(and weight) of SS.

    What are your thoughts? I pretty much have my heart set on either option so mentioning other amps won't be necessary.
     
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    What cabs are you going to run with it?
     
  3. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    I use 2 Carvin BRX4.10s
     
  4. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    That being said I plan on eventually getting a 1515/66 cab, but that won't be for a while after this financial endeavor.
     
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  6. zachreh

    zachreh

    Mar 7, 2008
    south florida
    It sounds like you want a peavey vb-3, I absolutely love mine
     
  7. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Fender Super Bassman
    Hands down
     
  8. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    +1

    Or a Peavey Classic 400.
     
  9. zachreh

    zachreh

    Mar 7, 2008
    south florida
    sound clip with a mesa powerhouse 2x12 and sansamp
     
  10. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    I'd rather have the Super Bassman over the Peaveys. Thanks though.
     
  11. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!!

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Tone > Weight. At least, in my book.
     
  12. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    To me the whole point of dropping 1800 bucks on a dual channel tube amp would be to eliminate the need of a sansamp.
     
  13. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    +1
    Why have phoney tone and overdrive when you can have the real thing.
     
  14. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    Weight is not a deciding factor. Otherwise the SuperBassman wouldn't of been an option.
     
  15. When investing that much, Fender super bassman, or the verellen meat smoke amp!

    Don't think the preamp can compete with all tube goodness!
     
  16. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

    Jan 15, 2011
    Yeah unfortunately the 2500 dollar price tag is not feasible. :(

    Looks like the bassman is winning right now.
     
  17. JonDark

    JonDark

    May 21, 2013
    Detroit MI
    Hands down the Super Bassman.
     
  18. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!!

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Hey, the OP said "I also love the versatility(and weight) of SS."

    If weight is not a factor then, as far as I can tell, the pros/cons for you are "tube sound" vs "versatility".

    The Fender seems to have tons of versatility (in its tonal capabilities), so it would be a no-brainer, to me. All tube, all the way.
     
  19. +300 for Fender Super Bassman! :D
     
  20. I wish I could afford the Fender... that thing is bad ass!!!
     
  21. DerekP

    DerekP

    Jul 24, 2005
    Toronto, On
    +1 for the fender. I was one of the first people to have one and almost 2 years later it's the best amp I've ever played or owned!