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Poll: TBer Amp Preference

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

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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 Supporting Member

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    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

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

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    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.
  4. MetroBass

    MetroBass Supporting Member

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    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,
  5. rtav

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    :D Trace Elliot :D
  6. MetroBass

    MetroBass Supporting Member

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    So I see from your sig. it Peavey!
  7. Raymeous

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    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:
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    LOL! I'm sure they'll get right on that.
  9. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

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    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.
  10. jason1980's

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    Only Ampegs for me, I wouldn't want anything else. The B-15 has spoiled me rotten, hehe. :D
  11. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    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.
  12. will33

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    You have no Garnet, Tubeworks, Univox, or Silvertone listed........fail.:D
  13. txthrashking

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    I go for hartke because of the brighter tone but Ampeg Classics are my second
  14. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

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    Neither was Bag End, but it's virtually impossible to list them all.
  15. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    You don't think the call for 100 watt V4B or the 280 watt SVT would have been answered? Interesting. :)
  16. bassgod0dmw

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    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?
  17. Mrfstop

    Mrfstop Supporting Member

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    Mesa Amps and cabs
  18. Art Araya

    Art Araya Supporting Member

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    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.
  19. HertzWhenIPlay

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  20. WhoDidTheElf

    WhoDidTheElf

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    Usually Mesa amps, but cabs is a whole other story.

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