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small tube combo amps

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by chrispunx, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. chrispunx

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    Is their any worth checking out? I'd like to get one for recording purposes.
  2. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    this
  4. fuzzy beard

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    Fender Bassman 20. Highly under valued amp! There is one for sale in the classifieds by the way.
  5. chaosMK

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    Mesa Buster Bass... somewhat high powered (180w), not super small or light in 2x10/1x15 configurations. There aren't tons of small tube combos that I can think of.
  6. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    That Mesa is incredible I have to check out that Fender
  7. Cirk

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    The fender silverface bassmans are pretty nice, and easy to get parts for should the need arise. B15's are pretty expensive, but that tone is legendary. Used on countless recordings for very good reason.
    Any way you decide to go, make sure the amp is in good working order and that you can get tubes. Some obscure tubes are hard to find and expensive. Keep it simple.
  8. rodl2005

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    Trace Elliot made a 200w combo- 210 iirc
    Oh, Fender Studio Bass 1x15" combo '78-'81
    Ashdown LB-30/115 & 200 Dropheads
  9. fuzzy beard

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    There great amps with clean tone to die for. But they tend to be hard to find. It is believed there may have been as few as 500 made. But when you do find them they go from 350 to 500 bucks. Like I said there is one here now for 350. Anyone who would like to test drive mine in the Cincinnati area pm me.
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    New imported B-15 slated to come out in the near future.
  11. fuzzy beard

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    Any ideal on price jimmy?
  12. Timmah

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    My personal IDEAL on price would be $0 ;)
  13. christw

    christw Always searching for the right Ric... Supporting Member

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    I advocate the Bassman 20, Boogie Buster, and B-15. I own 2 of the 3 right now and Fuzzie's 20 was nothing to scoff at through his Kustom 215.
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    Thanks! The B15 is awsome. And that SB12 I had was awsome. But the Bassman 20 is just a completely different animal! And they are so cheap used for a point to point hand wired amp!
  15. JimmyM

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    No idea on price, bro.
  16. fuzzy beard

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    Oh well i will be very interested to play one! I just love low powered tube amps!
  17. CnB77

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    I'm not sure I'd call any of these but the Bassman 20 "small" (and even that has a 15" speaker)

    If you really want small there's that Monique preamp thing, seems just right for recording. Spendy though.
  18. fuzzy beard

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    Most suggestions were based on the small wattage. Did he mean overall size?
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    Holy crap that is interesting wow. I have always wanted a B15 or B12 so maybe this is my chance to get one at a price I can afford. Just sayin.....
  20. fuzzy beard

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    I will be very amazed if you can get one cheaper than a used one! I will throw out a guess of $1,500 to $2,000

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