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Aguilar db750??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by progplayer, Nov 29, 2001.


  1. progplayer

    progplayer

    Nov 7, 2001
    Anyone out there own a DB750? I am very curious to know your opinions on this amp. I was at Daddy’s last night, showing off my new pedulla penta (they were like, you want to trade that in for something? Please? We’ve never had one of those….) and they told me they were getting a used Aguilar 750 in the next week for another customer. They said the Pedulla would sound insane through that head. I have never even seen one of these and there is no info about them on the ‘net really. All I know is that they are expensive. I have a SWR 900 right now and the pentabuzz sounds pretty damn good through it but they were tellin me if the guy backs out of the deal they would do an even trade with the 900 maybe.

    Not wise? Just a thought that’s all.
     
  2. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I wish I knew, I'm considering going the same route...Penta thru Aggie, already got the cabs.
    I've got to find one to demo down here, but I'm so impressed with the cabs, I definitely would like to go all-Aguilar!
    I'll be watching over your shoulder...
     
  3. progplayer

    progplayer

    Nov 7, 2001
    I would keep my SWR cabs. I wonder what this amp sounds like, getting more curious...
     
  4. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    You've peeked at the specs on the Ag page?
    www.aguilaramp.com
    Very scary. I know specs aren't everything, but I'm really trusting the Aguilar stuff lately.
    So are a lot of the Big Name Pro's...
    I'll let you know if I run across one anytime soon.
    Might be interested in the one at Daddy's if you pass it up.
     
  5. progplayer

    progplayer

    Nov 7, 2001
    Well I will let you know. A guy in town is selling it to daddy's and there was already one guy that has dibs on it so.... who knows. I want to try it out when it comes in before that other guy takes it. I know, a lot of the heavy hitters are using them including my ultimate fave player, Garry!
     
  6. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    That amp has not come out yet. They are still in the first production set. I am on a waiting list to recieve mine. I just paid for it today. The person that is selling it to Daddy must have payed for it and can't get their money back so he must sell it off some how. There is a two month wait for these amps. I was lucky enough to get one of the first one's. It should be shipping off next monday. I should be seeing it in the next couple of weeks.
     
  7. bassboat

    bassboat

    Sep 27, 2001
    posted earlier:

    Well I will let you know. A guy in town is selling it to daddy's and there was already one guy that has dibs on it so.... who knows. I want to try it out when it comes in before that other guy takes it. I know, a lot of the heavy hitters are using them including my ultimate fave player, Garry!
    ------------------------------------
    I was told by New York G&B that Aguilar has a large run almost finished.
    But..... not done yet. So I doubt that Daddy's has one, let alone a used one!
    Maybe they got the numbers mixed up, and it's a different model?
    When I saw Willis at a Mars clinic he was using a DB 359 and two GS 112's.
    I haven't heard the DB 750; but the DB 359 sounded mighty fine to me.
     
  8. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    How did those GS112's that Willis was using sound that night?
     
  9. bassboat

    bassboat

    Sep 27, 2001
    Well, his sound was unbelievable. But, was it the cabs or the man?
    He gave an amazing two hour clinic. He is very analytical about his playing .
    Not that he doesn't sound inspired and musical; but he really understands and can explain everything about his playing. And a nice guy! Oh, the cabs-I was told by one of the sales reps that Willis helped fine tune the GS 112's at Aguilar. Hard to say if it was the amp or the cabs; but Gary's tone was heavy and beautiful.
    I'll stop now before I mist over.
     
  10. progplayer

    progplayer

    Nov 7, 2001
    Correction guys! It is a used db359. Give me some opinions on this amp. The other guy that wants it is not sure if he wants to put money down on it, but I could (not sure) trade in my sm-900, BUT is it really wise???? I'm going tonight to plug my pentabuzz into this thing and see how good it sounds. They have crappy cabs there but maybe the ampeg will sound good.....

    Does anyone have a db359? all tubes sounds good to me! thanks
     
  11. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    The 359 is only 200 watts. My friend got one and it definitely wasnt loud enough. That was his only complaint. On the other hand the sound of that head was great.

    It depends on where you play and who you play with to really tell whether the amp will be loud enough or not. With a jazz type group it should be plenty, but with a rock group no way.

    I just purchased the 750 and two gs 112's. I may get two more 12's if i like the way they sound.
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The DB359 sounds super sweet, but even taking into account that tube amps sound a lot louder than comparable wattage solid state amps, it will not be as loud as your SM900.
     
  13. progplayer

    progplayer

    Nov 7, 2001
    I actually tried the DB359 at band practice today. SUCKS!!!!! Sounds good quite but I couldn't even compete with the drummer at all. So I quickly went back to daddy's and got my SM-900 back and played with my band, better stick to what I'm use to. No need for change, the Pentabuzz sounds awesome through the 900....
     
  14. progplayer

    progplayer

    Nov 7, 2001
    anyone get their DB750 yet?

    also, how do their pre-amps sound?
     
  15. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Haven't taken the plunge yet, but am considering the 750. Really enjoying my GS410 & GS115!
    Brandin, I'd like to hear about the 112's when you have time...

    I had a high-volume rehearsal with a Carvin Rl1000 and a GS410 fri nite; the cab is superb!
     
  16. jvtwin

    jvtwin What it needs is a little more cowbell

    Jan 26, 2001
    LA Calif.
    I own the DB 728 pwr amp (Ashdown RPM 1 pre-amp in case your curious) and a GS410 and GS112 and they all sound great. I too, am curious about the DB750 - Not yet availible in L.A. I will be going the winter NAMM show next year and hopefully get the chance to A/B it next to the DB728. (who knows - maybe a year old power amp up for sale soon!)

    As far as the GS112, It's a great little cab for small and small/medium venues! It's very portable, easy on the back. and has one of the fatter, warmer sounding tones compared to others. But the tone would also depend on how loud you need to be in these venues. IMHO, the GS112, even paired, would not be close to the overall loudness and tone of the GS410 (Even the reps will back me on this.) but, this is not to diminish the sound of the 112, it's just that it won't sound as big as the 410's would in a larger/louder venue.

    What works really great (for me, anyways) is using the 112 as a stage monitor pointed at the drum and guitar players with the 410 taking the brunt!

    I hope this perspetive is helpful. Of course, as always, let your ears make the final decision. Good luck.:D
     
  17. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    Well, technically (though I'm not a technician) the DB359 should be about 90% as loud as the DB728. The primary difference between the two being the headroom available. When I tried out the 359 into an Eden 4x10, it filled it confidently. Of course, I had to crank it, but don't be afraid to crank it. If it is indeed 90% as loud as my DB728 (jvtwin?), then it would be sufficient for most gigs outside of a loud outside gig. But hey, everyone's ears are different.
     
  18. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    Listen up all ya chowder heads! If anyone is interested, there is a DB680 & DB728 available at N.J. Bass & Guitar- 732- 225- 4444. It was a trade in & is in exec cond. The price is only $2600, I played a Penta & Dingwall + a Sonus through them with an Eden XLT4x10, sounded beautiful + quiet. Ask for Jay & tell 'em Satan sent ya. P.S. they have a big selection of high end gear.

    ciao,
    Pyriphlegethon