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What tube amp do you play?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Muziekschuur, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Muziekschuur

    Muziekschuur

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    I see less and less bands using tube amps for bass!! So we are becoming a select club... So what tube head do you use?

    I have a Dynacord BA300 (150 watts RMS), a Multitone 200 deluxe (8x el34) and a Schaller V35 for homepractice... (35 watts).

    And what cabinet do you use along with it?
  2. bb5000

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    I use:
    - Weber AB200 ( pre: 2x12AX7, 1x6L6GC (driver tube) power: 6x6550@300W or 6xKT88@300W),
    - Weber 6S100 (pre: 1x12AX7, 1xEF86, 1x12BH7, power: 2xKT88@100W)
    - Hiwatt DR201 clone (pre: 3x12AX7 , 1x12AT7, power: 6xEL34@190W or 4xKT88@200W)

    all built (and serviced) by myself. I mostly use 1-2 Ampeg SVT410HE, or sometimes 1-2 EBS115.

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  3. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    Peavey Classic 400. Eight 6550's or KT88's = 400 watts of tube power. I run it through a fEARful 1515/66/1.

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  4. James Hart

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    Egnater Tweaker 40 (2x 6l6 @40 watts)


    Bag End D12
  5. iualum

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    Mesa 400+
    Fender 300 Pro
    Trace Elliot V4 & V6
  6. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    Fender Bassman 100 T
    Epiphone Valve Jr. Modded for bass.
  7. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

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    Ironic as there are more companies bringing tube bass heads back to market.

    I'm currently playing a 74 SVT, 75 Sound City 120, and an Ampeg B15. Depends on the gig.
  8. capcom

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    '67 "Fender Bassman 50" at home, and it almost never leaves home:

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    Due to its vintage value, low power and high weight I can't bring it to bar gigs.
    Unfortunately instead of it I use "Ampeg SVP-PRO" Bass Tube Preamp connected to a solid state power amp.

    I wish I could use an Ampeg SVT with its 8x10 cab for bar gigs...

    Someday, someday :)
  9. Floyd Eye

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    SVT CL

    While we're on the subject, does anyone have an opinion on the AShdown 300 watt tube head? Just curious.
  10. redhed

    redhed TUBE LOVER! Gold Supporting Member

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    Ampeg SVT Classic and Orange AD200 MK3.

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  11. iualum

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    My only opinion is that they're a whole lotta coin :D .
  12. nysbob

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    I play either a '70s V4B or SVT head through a pair of single 15" cabs loaded with JBL K145s.
  13. J-O

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    70's Ampeg V4B. I love it!
  14. fettbass

    fettbass Supporting Member

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    Fender Bassman 300 Pro

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  15. fraublugher

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  16. Floyd Eye

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    Priced similarly to a new CL aren't they?
  17. bassguy72

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    Heritage SVT
  18. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye

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    Nice.:bassist:
  19. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

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    Priced the same as a Heritage CL. $2400. A new SVT-CL is $1800.
  20. Floyd Eye

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    The question is then is it worth the extra $600 to have an amp not made in Asia. Or is the Ashdown not made in the UK?

    Some people ( Jimmy M.) swear they can tell no difference between a US made SVT and a Chinese/Vietnamese/Korean model. I'm glad mine is US made though.

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