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Aguilar DB750 and DB751 Cost vs Value

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by D Bopp, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm debating between buying a new DB751, or a mint condition DB750 from a friend.
    The DB750 would be half the price of the DB751.
    I've played a 750 before and really liked it. But my question is, do you think it would be worth it to drop the extra money on the 751?
    The cost of the 751 isn't the issue. So with that aside, if you like the 751 better, do you like it substantially more than the 750? Enough to justify spending the extra money?
  2. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    I love Aguilar Amps.
    I've played both, as nice as the DB751 is, I prefer the DB750.
  3. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Yep, thanks for the link. That's where I've been looking at it.
  4. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Anyone else some input?
  5. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I have only played through a 751 in a store, but have owned and gigged a DB750 (had it for a couple years).

    IMHO, I don't honestly see enough difference to spend the extra cash on the 751. If it were me, I would buy the 750 for less $$ and call it a day. YMMV, of course.
  6. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    This is what I'm probably going to do. The 751 does intrigue me though. I've heard a lot of good things about the EQ.
  7. babebambi


    Jan 7, 2008
    a used DB750 plus a ToneHammer is cheaper than a new DB751

    I like the eq of the DB751 better, but not twice as much better ...
  8. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
  9. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I picked up the 750. Looking forward to playing it tonight along with my new db410 cab
  10. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Evanston, IL
    You'll love it!

    I was contemplating the same issue recently, weighing options and prices between the two, and opted for a used DB 750. Couldn't be happier, and I rarely touch the EQ, leaving me with no regrets.

  11. sandmann


    Dec 27, 2005
    its not only the eq, the db751 fan is much more quiet and there is a little less hiss from the preamp stage. but thats it. i recently tried a db751 and didn't her a difference so i'll stick to my db750. also i like the looks better, especially the knobs :)

  12. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Atlanta, GA.
    I own both and actually hear a significant difference between the two. I'm not sure if the pre on the 751 is active, but it definitely seems to react to changes much more drastically than the 750. The 751 also seems to be a much brighter amp, which is probably due to the mids being voiced higher than the 750. Personally, I actually think I prefer the 750 over the 751 after you change out the V1 tube for something a bit nicer than the stock one.
  13. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Thanks. What brand of tube did you replace the stock one for?
  14. doctorscotch


    Sep 20, 2010
    Has anyone seen a used DB750 for sale right now? I am trying hard to find one and cannot. I will consider buying a used Db751 as well but those are all around $2000. Fail.

    Any help is much appreciated!