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Poll: TBer Amp Preference

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by MetroBass, Feb 11, 2013.


Which is your go to amplification?

Poll closed Feb 21, 2013.
  1. Acoustic

    2.6%
  2. Aguilar

    6.3%
  3. Ampeg

    15.2%
  4. Ashdown

    2.6%
  5. Carvin

    3.7%
  6. Eden

    4.3%
  7. Fender

    3.0%
  8. Gallien Krueger

    13.3%
  9. Genz Benz

    9.8%
  10. Hartke

    4.6%
  11. Markbass

    9.1%
  12. Orange

    2.6%
  13. Peavey

    3.0%
  14. TC Electric

    2.9%
  15. Other: (not listed)

    17.1%
  1. MetroBass

    MetroBass

    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
    Disclosures:
    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    I know there's been a lot of polls on type and make of bass but what about what everybody here uses for amplification. Trying to keep it simple and not trying to canvas the world of all makes and models. We have a lot of members so if we keep it truthful and not "what we wish we had" it should be interesting.

    Based on big box and some small box retailers here the popular choices.

    I'm sure like me we have several, so pick your favorite. Today mind is Ampeg.
     
  2. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    Been done already. G-K and Ampeg (whoever owned Ampeg's name in particular year made) ran at the top.
     
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  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    And thank God someone else owned Ampeg all these years. If the original owner hadn't sold in 67, there never would have been any bass amps over 50w from them.
     
  5. MetroBass

    MetroBass

    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
    Disclosures:
    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    When was the last poll taken? If it was within a year than have the moderator delete it. The one that came back from a search was odd makes.

    Thanks,
     
  6. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    :D Trace Elliot :D
     
  7. MetroBass

    MetroBass

    Mar 26, 2008
    South of LA
    Disclosures:
    Hatred obscures all distinctions.
    So I see from your sig. it Peavey!
     
  8. Raymeous

    Raymeous

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego
    Currently I'm using a Carvin rig:

    BX1500 head + BRX10.4 4x10 cabinet.

    It has a nice clean and punchy sound with enough clarity and definition that even complex chording or tapping on my 6 string works nicely. Oh and my P-Bass Special is nice and growly. Not overdriven, but it has the girth.

    :bassist:
     
  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    LOL! I'm sure they'll get right on that.
     
  10. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    My big rig is an Ampeg SVT-VR with a Bergantino NV610 (it's heavenly). My small rig is a GK MB210 combo (only because I haven't found the perfect Ampeg B15N yet). I'm still lookin for the perfect flip top if anyone knows of a good one ping me.
     
  11. jason1980's

    jason1980's Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    East Kentucky
    Only Ampegs for me, I wouldn't want anything else. The B-15 has spoiled me rotten, hehe. :D
     
  12. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    I do have Peavey in my PA and they do a fine job for FOH and monitors with or without bass guitar in the mix! So what was your point? :D
    Oh I don't have my Ampegs, Fenders. Sunn or Acoustic Control Corp amps anymore? Time keeps moving even if we don't.
     
  13. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    You have no Garnet, Tubeworks, Univox, or Silvertone listed........fail.:D
     
  14. I go for hartke because of the brighter tone but Ampeg Classics are my second
     
  15. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

    Dec 5, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Disclosures:
    Artist: Sadowsky, Bag End, Visual Sound, Pedaltrain, George L
    Neither was Bag End, but it's virtually impossible to list them all.
     
  16. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    You don't think the call for 100 watt V4B or the 280 watt SVT would have been answered? Interesting. :)
     
  17. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I don't understand the poll. You want to know what we all use, but you don't want to list all the different makes and keep it simple?
     
  18. Mrfstop

    Mrfstop Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    New York
    Mesa Amps and cabs
     
  19. Art Araya

    Art Araya

    May 29, 2006
    Palm Coast, FL
    I've tried a lot and many of them have things I like. the one i always seem to come back to as the sound in my head is the GK.

    An Ampeg SVT thru an 8x10 is also a dream rig in terms of tone but there are other factors such as mobility and tube issues etc that prevent this from being my favorite.
     
  20. Usually Mesa amps, but cabs is a whole other story.
     



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