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Amp Brands

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassplayer, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. SWR

    52 vote(s)
  2. Ampeg

    84 vote(s)
  3. David Eden

    40 vote(s)
  4. Aguilar

    28 vote(s)
  5. Fender

    24 vote(s)
  6. Hartke

    22 vote(s)
  7. Gallien-Krueger

    50 vote(s)
  8. Ashdownn

    37 vote(s)
  9. Behringer

    16 vote(s)
  10. Peavey

    39 vote(s)
  11. Warwick

    1 vote(s)
  12. Genz-Benz

    10 vote(s)
  13. Yorkville

    24 vote(s)
  14. Walter Woods

    8 vote(s)
  15. Tech 21

    11 vote(s)
  16. Crate

    9 vote(s)
  17. Carvin

    16 vote(s)
  18. EA (Euphonic Audio)

    18 vote(s)
  19. Trace Elliot

    23 vote(s)
  20. Other (please post what type)

    89 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. What amp brand do you use?
  2. vintage ampeg
  3. tkarter


    Jan 1, 2003
    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.

  4. 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.
  5. TxBass


    Jul 3, 2002
    Frisco, Texas
    Carvin R1000 past few years...future=?
  6. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    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.
  7. notabob


    Sep 20, 2003
    cincinnati ohio
    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.
  8. EBS
  9. Mesa's. Hey, the old Acoustic too, has the "head" in the bottom and the pre in the head. :eek:

    I'll sort that out tomorrow :D


    There is no "carrots" option. I refuse to vote now !!
  11. Ampeg V4b & SVT... :oops: :D :bassist:
  12. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    Lookout Below.
  13. KingOfAmps

    KingOfAmps Inactive

    I use the bestest in the whole, wide worldest.
  14. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    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.
  15. yorkville xs400, xc410 atm
  16. rumblethump

    rumblethump Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Pioneer CA. 95666
    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.
  17. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    B.B.E. B-Max Pre amp with power amp.
  18. notabob


    Sep 20, 2003
    cincinnati ohio
    no, it sure doesnt!
  19. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i voted other.

    i use Markbass:

  20. Ashdown nowadays - although for years I was a Trace Elliot user!
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