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Seymour Duncan 8000 bi-amp, great buy?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by altamont, Feb 3, 2013.


  1. altamont

    altamont

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    Hey guys,
    I've got a friend that has got back into bass playing after he sold me his bass rig for a real nice price about a year and a half ago. I figured that I owed it to him to help him out to look for a nice deal on a used head and cab for his new music project.

    Well, I found a used mid 80's Seymour Duncan 8000 bi-amp with a 2x10 and 1x15 in two seperate matching cabs. All that for 295$. I pointed the ad to him and he went and got it in a heartbeat. He figured that at that price it was worth a try.

    Great score?
    To me it is.

    Well I went to his new band practice this friday and it really sounded awesome. My SVT rig has nothing to envy tone-wise but that Seymour Duncan rig really sounds wonderfull. And at that price...!!!

    Here it is. Sorry for the s**tty cell picture.
    Tell me what you guys think!
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  2. altamont

    altamont

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    No love for Seymour Duncan?
     
  3. mournblade

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    Never heard a SD amp. Like his pickups, does that count?
     
  4. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    +1.

    I am a total gear head and I never knew he made bass gear.

    I like the low key branding on the cabs though!;)
     
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  6. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    Funny I used to live about 17 miles away from the factory. Went there for parking lot sales (over-stock and discontinued stuff). Guess I had my nose so far up in the air with my SVT and Sunn 2000S I couldn't see the ground I walked on. I should have at least tried one! I guess the cork up my *** stopped me?
     
  7. Vince Klortho

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    Cool, that's what really matters !

    I have never seen those amps sold anywhere. I would like to try them some day.
     
  8. altamont

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    Even a blind guy could figure out it's SD with that kind of branding.
     
  9. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

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  10. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

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    A whole rig for 3 bills - VERY nice!
     
  11. bThumper38

    bThumper38 brian ebert

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    Very Jealous, my bass buddy i high school had one of those, and I was always jealous of his rig, pretty sure he still uses it. also those things were some serious coin back in the day, I've been combing ebay for years for one of these. tell him to enjoy=)
     
  12. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

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    I had a biamp 8000 years ago, and it was a killer amp -- very loud, clear, and punchy. It had duel 400 watts amps, and a built in crossover; Plus it was built like a tank. At the time I had two Hartke XL cabs (4x10 and 1x15 - when Hartke was still top shelf gear), and that setup was truly awesome!
     
  13. svtb15

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    My bass bud had one of those SD heads back
    in the 80s// I have to say it sounded great... Very articulate...
     
  14. svtb15

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  15. markkoelsch

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    I remember playing a couple of the Duncan bass amps, and I thought they were pretty nice sounding. I think that is a hell of a deal for the price.
     
  16. winston

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    I remember seeing those in stores back in the '80s, they looked very impressive! There was also a lower-powered mono head.
     
  17. jungleheat

    jungleheat Banned

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    Certainly looks cool. If everything works and it sounds even halfway decent, I'd say $300 for all that is a great deal. A lot of times you can't even get a crappy chinese made combo for that much.
     
  18. Mikkel Grum

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    Hi-i play on the said Seymour Duncann Top 800 watt Bi-AMP- Its the best top i ever used ! Punchy -CrispClear and drive-drive-drive-i use a mesa BoogieCab 2 x 15 inch celestions- and i paidb around ca. 1700 usd for the amp -alone-in Denmark- in early nineties-i think-i had it in my cellar stacked away, and a couple of years ago, i decided to give it a go- and i never stopped again ! so congrats to your friend-he is a lucky potato ! ;-)
     

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