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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 Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
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    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
  2. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
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    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    cool - thanks for sharing that! who knew?
     
  3. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    That is hot. I would really like to stand in front of it for about four hours on a Saturday night.
     
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  5. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
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    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    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]
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Joedog

    Joedog

    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    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?
     
  8. Bflat

    Bflat

    Feb 5, 2008
    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
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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..
     
  11. thedude77md

    thedude77md Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    Bel Air, MD 21014
    The 400 is an interesting beast. LOUD AS HELL. I didn't find the tone so hot though.
     
  12. taurus1

    taurus1

    Sep 13, 2006
    Vancouver B.C.
    I've seen a couple for sale, never wanted to deal something bigger and heavier than an SVT though.
     
  13. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    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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  15. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

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

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
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    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    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]
     
  17. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
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    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    exactly
     
  18. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
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    Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    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:
     
  19. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    +1

    If bass wavelengths needed a certain length of space to "develop", we wouldn't be able to hear the bass notes wearing headphones.
     
  20. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I think some people wrongly associate the old 18" cabs/drivers with modern versions mainly designed for sub-woofer type duties.