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rare 70's Fender bass amp

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by JIO, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    cool - thanks for sharing that! who knew?
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    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    That is hot. I would really like to stand in front of it for about four hours on a Saturday night.
  5. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    If it's anything like the 360, those big 18" drivers would be less heard than felt (on stage). The waveform is so long it only comes into earth-shaking focus mid-way in the audience.

    As the Coneheads always said; "maintain low tones!"
    [​IMG]
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    Although I believe both were unpowered, Peavey offered a W-horn cabinet as well as a an even rarer 150 Watt Kustom T-N-R model even earlier.

    I never heard the Fender version, but I have heard a single 361 take on (2) Marshall stacks DIMED, while the 361 was at half.
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    We had one of those heads in the music store I worked at in the early 90's. Actually it was pretty killer. Great slurpy tone and the volume could knock down buildings. I think it weighed something stupid....maybe even over 100lbs?
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    I have the head and one cabinet in my collection of monster amps I wish I had two more cabs, but it sounds killer with one and two 301 acoustic cabs
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    The 400 PS sounds great. Dude in a band called Fur King played through one at a show we played with them and I loved it.
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    I've never heard the Fender, but have listened and experienced an original 360/361 of George's at a live event... Amazing! Would like to hear one of these..
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    The 400 is an interesting beast. LOUD AS HELL. I didn't find the tone so hot though.
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    I've seen a couple for sale, never wanted to deal something bigger and heavier than an SVT though.
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    Do you mean something like this my GA friend?

    1972 Kustom X1-18B in Charcoal Sparkle with original cover. I purchased from original owner last year. :hyper:
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    :cool:

    They also made a 300PS.
    I liked it's tone better than the 400PS.
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    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    sooo-weeet! There were 2 amps I lusted after back in the day, one was the 360 and the other was a Kustom roll & pleated in sparkle white. Damb - I ended up w/ a Heathkit! My dad & I built the TA-38 and it may have been "the loudest bass in town" - but the solid-state tone sucked! (what did I know back then anyway?) :D

    [​IMG]
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    exactly
  18. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

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    I had an Acoustic 301 (the same as a 360) cabinet and played hundreds of gigs with it. I can assure you the assertion you make is not so, though I am too tired to give you the detailed rebuttal you need, but here is the basic idea.

    Waveforms are periodic, and their ~length in air at 68F is determined by dividing the speed of sound (~1126 ft./sec.) by the frequency. This is a scientific fact. Driver size and cabinet design have nothing to do with the length of waveforms. :cool:
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    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

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    +1

    If bass wavelengths needed a certain length of space to "develop", we wouldn't be able to hear the bass notes wearing headphones.
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    I think some people wrongly associate the old 18" cabs/drivers with modern versions mainly designed for sub-woofer type duties.

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