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Amp companies that also make power amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bensboy, Aug 13, 2019.


  1. Bensboy

    Bensboy

    Jun 29, 2019
    Title says it all, if you know comment the name of the company, thanks and have a nice day.
     
  2. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
    Peavey.
    But any amp with a Return can be used as a power amp.
    Rock on.
     
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  3. Carvin did but sadly family spats ripped the company apart! :rollno:
     
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  4. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
  5. Warpeg

    Warpeg Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    Ohio
    Ampeg used to make a few power amps back in the day. The SVT-300, SVP-1500, and SVP-1600 come to mind.
     
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  6. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
    I picked up one of their WG5 wireless systems a month ago, its awesome. Back on topic, sorry OP ;-)
    Rock on.
     
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  7. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Pretty much every bass amp I have ever designed can be used as a stand-alone power amp.
     
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  8. 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.
     
  9. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    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.

    D190
    2:90
    2:100
    Strategy 400/500
     
  10. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    What is your objective? Maybe if you shared that, we'd be able to either give you some good advise or completely mislead you.
     
  11. Bensboy

    Bensboy

    Jun 29, 2019
    Not really any objective I just wanted to know for future reference
     
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  12. 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:

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  13. arbiterusa

    arbiterusa

    Sep 24, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    I cannot believe no one has posted the obvious: Quilter/QSC.
     
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  14. ......or even more obviously: Fender.
     
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  15. And there's perhaps the ultimately obvious example, Yamaha....or was that covered when Ampeg was mentioned?:laugh:
     
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  16. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Beast.
    20150325_1752381.
     
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  17. AlexanderB

    AlexanderB

    Feb 25, 2007
    Sweden
    EBS did, as well.
    Marshall, too.
     
  18. Seashore

    Seashore

    Jun 2, 2019
    In The Canal
    I'd say Fryette, but they don't do bass stuff. Looooove their guitar heads, though.
     
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  19. Umm... Peavey?
     

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