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2 channel switchable heads

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lamarjones, Apr 28, 2006.


  1. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    What 2 channel switchable amps are out there? I got the epifany 902, love how I cna have both basses plugged in and eq set on each and then just switch back and forth.

    Any others out there?
     
  2. ollybarclay

    ollybarclay

    Dec 14, 2005
    ampeg svt 5 pro i think?

    someone will no doubt confirm or laugh.
     
  3. Burg

    Burg

    Nov 29, 2001
    U.K.
    I've got a Hughes and Kettner Bassbase 600 which has 2 channels with floor switch.
    Unfortunately, only one input, so can't leave two basses plugged in like you can with the Epifani, but i can have two different EQ setups for the one bass that I can switch through and it's great.
     
  4. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I think that this has been done before, but here are some options off the top of my head:

    Eden WT-1205
    Epifani UL-902
    Hughes & Kettner BassBase 600
    Mesa Boogie Big Block Titan V-12
    Music Man HD-500
    Peavey Classic 400
    Walter Woods Ultra
     
  5. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Hey Tom, Burg just said the BB 600 only has one input, do you know about the others?
     
  6. icks

    icks

    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    Mesa M2000 this amp is the stage King !

    Tube Channel
    Fet Channel
    Overdrive
    Mix chan betwen tube(or OD) and Fet
    + 1 Eq per chan assignable to main or/and blent channel...
     
  7. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    That's right. If two inputs are a must, then I think only the Walter Woods, Epifani, Eden and Mesa Boogie qualify. But keep in mind, you could throw and A/B box in front of your rig and solve that problem (if you otherwise found a head that fit your bill). Or something like the Raven Labs MDB-1 (which can let you switch up to four different instruments, with different gain settings for each).

    Tom.
     
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Forgot about that one! :)

    Tom.
     
  9. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    you got the 902?!?!?

    how do you like it?
     
  10. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
  11. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I have a SVT-BSP pre-amp which is the same pre-amp as the SVT 5 Pro. There are two channels, a clean channel and an overdrive channel, but there is only 1 input. So I don't think this will help him. I pretty sure the SVT 5 Pro is the same pre-amp with a 1350Watt power amp attached. No dual inputs.
     
  12. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Canuck Amateur

  13. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Canuck Amateur

    That model "officially" is the LMK.:) The Little Mark II is single channel. Sounds good though. I tried one out playing a Skyline 55-02 (and a Sadowsky NYC Jazz) into a Begantino cabinet and the sound was so clear and present I was really impressed.
     
  14. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    You guys also forgot the Aguilar AG500. It's a bass amp that actually has a "dirty" channel.
     
  15. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Canuck Amateur

    2-channel switchable heads

    Genz Benz GB600, GB750, GB1250
    Peavey Max Preamp (SS & Tube)
    Eden Metro MH600 (SS & Tube, might be discontinued but there's one on Ebay now)
     
  16. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Thanks a ton you guys!
     
  17. Okay, so is the LMK available in the US? How much more costly is it than the LMKII?

    My fretless is much quiter than my G&L (volume-wise, not noise-wise) and I need the higher gain setting, plus a separate e.q. I don't need the "dirty" channels, so the AG500 may well be out for me.
     
  18. The other option I've thought about is going with two separate preamps into the same power amp and a cheap A/B switcher box. Don't know if I want all that when I could have the convenience of a simpler setup with the LMK though.
     
  19. Peter Murray

    Peter Murray Commercial User

    Dec 13, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Artist Relations and Social Media Manager, Pigtronix and Supro
    The LMK is not yet available in the US... but soon we hope!
    We're working on it... feel free to PM me for updates!
    Best,
    Peter
     

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