50w-100w Valve Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by faceinbass, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. faceinbass


    Apr 20, 2008

    Do you own a lower watt, all valve bass amp?

    If so I want to hear about it!

    Depending on the situation, I use one two Sovtek 50w "Rhythm 'N Blues Bass Amplifier" Bassov Midgets or the AIMS Personalized Producer which claims to be a 120w amp but really only hits about 60w. Each of the 3 has its own thing going on, and I enjoy playing with the differences. I prefer 1x15, 2x15 and 1x18 cabs for these amps. Tube amps and large speakers sound so good to me. I have a USA Univox 50W bass amp on the way and will report back if this thread goes anywhere..

    Pics wanted?!


    Now it's YOUr tURN!(?)


  2. Ashdown looks so good! I haven't even got a SVT yet and I want a V4B ... All the best. Cheers.
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  4. karter2000

    karter2000 Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
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  5. I've also got a V4B, mine's a 1974 I think. It's my first all-tube amp, first vintage gear (I've never had any gear older than me!) and my first Ampeg anything. And it ROCKS. I was instantly floored by the fantastic warm tone and harmonics are incredible with it. Wish it wasn't quite such a beast (61lbs.), but the sounds definitely makes up for it!


  6. I've just bought a 100w Simms-Watts PA head

    This one:

    just waiting for Tayste to deliver it and it'll be my first all-tube amp that i can use on bass (I've got a 5w Fender Vibrochamp XD for guitar)

    I was about to pull the trigger on a 30w Ashdown Little Bastard, but this cost less and has got a good 70w more.

    I'll love to see how it compares to my Orange Terror Bass.
  7. KramerBassFan


    Jan 3, 2009
    What kind of Univox did you get?



  8. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    How 'bout a 30 watter?

  9. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    50-100 watts? Shoot my SVT is too many and my B-15 is too few. ;)
  10. faceinbass


    Apr 20, 2008

    Karter/5string.. I used to have that same Ampeg.
    I am a moron for selling it but I bought it years before I knew much about tube amps.
    Thinking back, it probably needed an overhaul and the right cab to make it shine.
    If I only knew that then...

    Kramer.. The seller says its a MIA U-50. I had never heard of hit before and thought Univox was a Japanese thing. Any thoughts. I will know more when I see it in person.
  11. faceinbass


    Apr 20, 2008
    Yeah, there are LOTS of threads dedicated to talking about those amps. This thread is for the weirdos. Sooooo GET OUT! ;)
  12. faceinbass


    Apr 20, 2008
    Ok, you can show that off here. I better not find any finger prints on it though. :scowl:
  13. faceinbass


    Apr 20, 2008
    I have seen pics of those online before! Very unique looking and I am willing to bet, sound just fine for bass! I love that we bass players can use old PA heads for bass amps with little to no mods needed.

    Report back when you get it!!!! :hyper:
  14. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    I can't seem to find any pictures of it so a live shot will have to do. For a while this was my rehearsal head. I think this was the only time I ever gigged it...


    78 Fender Bassman 70 on top of a late 70s ampeg B40 cab.
  15. neat thread.

    me thinks me shall go take a pic of mine

    p.s does 5 watts count
  16. faceinbass


    Apr 20, 2008
    50w-100w is the goal but any low watt, all tube/valve amp is welcome, why not? :D
  17. Bassmec


    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Now you also have half an acre of plexiglass and a Hi Fi ultra linear op stage with a lovely big Drake 5 wire primary transformer which is noticeably louder cleaner than a marshall superbass 100 with the same op transformer but without the 43% UL taps.
    The only other question is how would it actually sound bias'd and fitted with KT 88's.
    I have an old Simms Watts Ap200 and a 100 my self and love them both to Bits the 100 is a better size for my motherload power soak in studio.
    By the time the old AP200 Super is sounding just like the bass line from "burlesque" by family via an eden 8 X 10 LXT its far too loud.:bassist::hyper::D
  18. A little off topic, but what are your thoughts on this head? I'm selling off some gear locally, and am looking to pick up a Little Bastard, mostly for at home practice, recording and jams with guitar playing friends. I love the high volume tube saturation of my SVT IIpro, but my house would fall apart if I cranked that amp enough to get the desired effect:eek:

    Cool thread! I love these mid-wattage throwbacks.
  19. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Use to use a V4B for 15 years awhile back
    now using this 1968 Traynor YBA 1 rated at 45-55 watts..


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