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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bensboy, Aug 13, 2019.
Title says it all, if you know comment the name of the company, thanks and have a nice day.
But any amp with a Return can be used as a power amp.
Carvin did but sadly family spats ripped the company apart!
They are back and in business.
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Ampeg used to make a few power amps back in the day. The SVT-300, SVP-1500, and SVP-1600 come to mind.
That makes me very happy!!!!!!!
I picked up one of their WG5 wireless systems a month ago, its awesome. Back on topic, sorry OP ;-)
Pretty much every bass amp I have ever designed can be used as a stand-alone power amp.
Any bass head that has an Effects Return or Aux in will bypass the head's eq and work as a power amp.
I use my Genzler Magellan 800 bass head as a PA Power Amp, plugging the mixer into the Aux in.
Done this with many other bass head brands also.
Mesa has bass amps of course from the D180 thru the 400/400+, the MPulse line and the current Subway series. They also makes/made several separate tube power amps too that work fine for bass. I believe the 2:90 and 2:100 are still made (but I could be wrong). I have an 2:90 that I have used as a bass amp a few times. Sounds great with your choice of preamp, but with all the great capabilities of modern integrated amps, it's typically more trouble than its worth ... at least IMO/IME.
What is your objective? Maybe if you shared that, we'd be able to either give you some good advise or completely mislead you.
Not really any objective I just wanted to know for future reference
Worth noting that SVT-300 is the all-tube power section of an SVT....hubba hubba. All of the aforementioned amps were intended to be used with a pre-amp for bass guitar. But Ampeg did actually make a stand-alone power amp for PA use, the A-120:
I cannot believe no one has posted the obvious: Quilter/QSC.
......or even more obviously: Fender.
And there's perhaps the ultimately obvious example, Yamaha....or was that covered when Ampeg was mentioned?
EBS did, as well.
I'd say Fryette, but they don't do bass stuff. Looooove their guitar heads, though.