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  1. bassmusic17

    bassmusic17

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    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

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    What cabs are you going to run with it?
  3. bassmusic17

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    I use 2 Carvin BRX4.10s
  4. bassmusic17

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    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

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

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    Fender Super Bassman
    Hands down
  8. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    +1

    Or a Peavey Classic 400.
  9. zachreh

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    sound clip with a mesa powerhouse 2x12 and sansamp
  10. bassmusic17

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    I'd rather have the Super Bassman over the Peaveys. Thanks though.
  11. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Tone > Weight. At least, in my book.
  12. bassmusic17

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    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

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    +1
    Why have phoney tone and overdrive when you can have the real thing.
  14. bassmusic17

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    Weight is not a deciding factor. Otherwise the SuperBassman wouldn't of been an option.
  15. DonnyDanger

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    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

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    Yeah unfortunately the 2500 dollar price tag is not feasible. :(

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

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    Hands down the Super Bassman.
  18. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    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. Linnin

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    +300 for Fender Super Bassman! :D
  20. rhopper

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    I wish I could afford the Fender... that thing is bad ass!!!
  21. DerekP

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    +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!

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