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SS amp. acts like tube amp for arena rock band!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by 18eranaRic, Jul 5, 2013.


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  1. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Banned

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    what should i be looking for to get an "off the shelf" SS rack-mount amp that will MOST act like a tube amp when it comes to how it "feels" when the amp is running loud with a high+ demand on the tubes and transformers?
     
  2. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
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    Genz Streamliner, Aguilar Tonehammer and Ampeg 7 Pro are all said to sound pretty tubey. GK has a growly thing happening, not exactly tubey, but good.
     
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  4. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    FOH has computers, use Amplitube, or any of the many modelers.
    [​IMG]

    Pr high end modelers, Kemper, Axe-FX,
    They can dial in the "on the edge" setting at any volume level. And switch to many of their favorites. With a Kemper they can profile their own amp.

    Or even lower end modelers these days are very good. Where people have trouble with modeling is usually a 'user' problem, not a modeler issue.
     
  5. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Have you considered a Peavey amp? :ninja: ;)
     
  6. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Banned

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    maybe i should clear this up, its for four 810s two 215s and two folded 21", i like the crest pro-lite for the subs, but need something like a 300w svt or super bassman, but in SS to get this effect im tryn to do on a world tour. like the tonehammer suggestion isn't really going to be what im looking for....at all
     
  7. dwjazz54

    dwjazz54

    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    I've missed you, 18...:bag:

    I'd have to agree on the Gallien-Krueger stuff, as I am a fan. It's not necessarily "tubey", but that grind is addictive. And the Aguilar Tone Hammer products do an impressive job of copping that tone.

    There's always the VT pedal...
     
  8. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  9. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
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    Sansamp rack pre and a bunch of power amps.
     
  10. are you trying to shake the stage apart? :bag:
     
  11. Why has no one mentioned Peavey ?
     
  12. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Banned

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    i want to maximize the wattage of an 810e, so... in the 1600w range, rack power amp. im tryn to get this wall of speaks to get my bass to feedback really hard on the same hz as the second harmonic of the fundamentals for each string under about 100hz
     
  13. BassikLee

    BassikLee

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
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    Actually, the guy who started the thread did, but I'm not sure he knows it. Crest amps. Peavey.

    To answer his question, I'd get a sansamp rack pre, dial in whatever I wanted, and let the PA do all the work. The wall of cabs on stage sure look cute, but today? Not me
     
  14. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Banned

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    im just asking about what amp then would be best for the 810 wall, ive had a million suggestions for peavey #lol crest whatev i just heard the pro-lites have good bass snap because of their large capacitors, thats why i mention them as a possible contender for the rig
     
  15. As stated.. Sansamp rackmount preamp into a splitter and then into power amps (Crown XLS series?) for each cabinet would be your best choice. Seems like you want more power than the PA lol.
     
  16. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Banned

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    i just want to know about the power amp performance and what 1600w amp will suit my needs. i dont care about the PA, y'all jumping to conclusions;)
     
  17. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
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    Some SS amps can cop a tube sound but none that I know of can really get you the sort of compressed, saggy bloom of a real tube amp being overworked. Might be an effect pedal for that but it ain't gonna come from the amp and it ain't gonna feel the same.
     
  18. So you want to run ALL of those cabinets on one power amp?
     
  19. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Banned

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    good points! i just cant find a 1600 watt tube amp to get the bass to feedback as much as i need it to, oh, ill be using pedals alright, treble boosters, bass-drive, clean boots, chorus. when you said bloom though, that cant be replicated in a pedal ime.
     
  20. 18eranaRic

    18eranaRic Banned

    Mar 7, 2009
    Malibu, USA
    you bailed at about a tenth of he way into the tunnel of a thread that was haha
     
  21. JSpradBass

    JSpradBass Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    Here we go again. I'll provide the snacks, but it's bring your own beer.
     



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