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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 Supporting Member

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    Location:
    South of LA
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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

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Lake Havasu City, Az USA
    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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    Apr 11, 2005
    Location:
    Apopka, FL
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    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.
     
  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,
     
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  6. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    :D Trace Elliot :D
     
  7. MetroBass

    MetroBass Supporting Member

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

    Raymeous

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    Jul 2, 2010
    Location:
    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 Supporting Member

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    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    LOL! I'm sure they'll get right on that.
     
  10. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2006
    Location:
    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

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    Location:
    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

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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.
     
  13. will33

    will33

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    austin,tx
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    Use of this field for any other purpose is prohibited
    You have no Garnet, Tubeworks, Univox, or Silvertone listed........fail.:D
     
  14. txthrashking

    txthrashking

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    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    I go for hartke because of the brighter tone but Ampeg Classics are my second
     
  15. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

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    Dec 5, 2012
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
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    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

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    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 Previously bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    Location:
    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

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

    Art Araya

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    May 29, 2006
    Location:
    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. HertzWhenIPlay

    HertzWhenIPlay Supporting Member

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    Jan 15, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
  21. WhoDidTheElf

    WhoDidTheElf

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    Jan 7, 2008
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Usually Mesa amps, but cabs is a whole other story.
     

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