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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassplayer, Dec 19, 2003.
What amp brand do you use?
Laney best I ever heard and the most underated there is cuz folks don't try em. They are nothing but solid with good sound.
I normally use a preamp+poweramp combination but as you're interested in heads... for smaller venues I use an EBS Fafner. It's about one-quarter the weight of my Trace Elliot V8 and does a great job of sounding like an "all tube" amp.
Carvin R1000 past few years...future=?
Ya have to figure Ampeg is gonna be the clear winner in any poll like this. They're still the "standard" bass amp in most of the known universe. Personally I hate the darn things (all but the early 70's vintage SVT, which I wouldn't hesitate to gig with unless I couldn't find anyone to carry it for me).
A recent rediscovery has been the Acoustic 370. That is one killer bass head. Everything but the high end EQ is all but perfect. Same problem as SWR basically, good low end flexibility but sucky treble. But overall, a very nice bass amp.
peavey t-max. tube channel kicks butt! just pumpin the 12" with it for now and the sound is incrdible. very full, smooth, rich, tasty sound. i even scored the footswitch! something like 250@8 350@4 and 550@2ohms.
Mesa's. Hey, the old Acoustic too, has the "head" in the bottom and the pre in the head.
I'll sort that out tomorrow
*** IS THIS SHIZ ! WHAT THE HELL DANG NABIT !!
There is no "carrots" option. I refuse to vote now !!
Ampeg V4b & SVT...
I use the bestest in the whole, wide worldest.
Green Audio, a small German company that sadly went belly-up in the early 90s.
A great 2-channel solidstate preamp (Channel A is 10-band graphic EQ, channel B is bass, treble and 2 fully parametric mids), dual mono/biamping capable, DI out, FX loop with adjustable highpass for chorus etc).
This is one of the most versatile preamps in the late 80s/early 90s, and can still hold its own today. A keeper.
The Green Audio poweramp is probably just a relabeled PA-poweramp from some other company, but quite good also, 2x500W @ 4 ohms.
yorkville xs400, xc410 atm
Vintage Sunn 2000S, point to point wiring, ultra linear design. 4 6550s, any bass sounds good through this amp.
Its no coincidence that the Acoustic 370 and the SWR amps sound similiar. They have the same designer. The Amp line is another collaboration of Russ Alee and Steve Rabe.
Pre amp top with amp in the cabinet? This is the Acoustic 360/361 the predecessor to the 370.
B.B.E. B-Max Pre amp with power amp.
no, it sure doesnt!
i voted other.
i use Markbass:
Ashdown nowadays - although for years I was a Trace Elliot user!