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Amps you do/didnt like.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Let It Fall, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Let It Fall

    Let It Fall Banned

    Oct 15, 2009
    Baton Rouge
    Post yours up.

    Here's mine


    Orange Tiny terror
    Orange ad200b
    Aguilar db750
    Gallien Krueger 1001rb or 400rb
    Ampeg b2-re
    Mesa boogie walkabout head.

    Mark bass LMII
    GENze benze 6.0 shuttle
    Ashdown 300mag
    Acoustic 200

    I wanted BAD to like the orange and Aguilar.
  2. tinman 1967

    tinman 1967

    Mar 6, 2010
    What is it you did not like about the Orange AD 200 B?

    I have never played through one personally, thats why I am asking.

    What did you like about the Genz shuttle? Never played through one of them either.... Thats why Im asking..:meh:
  3. Honestly can't think of any that worked properly that I couldn't say something good about. I'm not so crazy about the ones that don't work properly.
  4. LOVE: SWR, Trace Elliot, Peavey BAM series

    Like: Aguilar, Fender (NOT the Rumble or Bassman series), older Hartke, older Ampeg, Markbass

    Dislike: Gallien-Krueger, newer Ampeg, Peavey Tour series

    HATE: Ashdown, Eden, newer Hartke, Fender Rumble and Bassman series
  5. johnpbass


    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    GB Shuttle 6.0

    1976 Ampeg V4b (through a 1976 SVT 810 cab - still the best tone I've EVER had)
    Eden WT400 (warm great tone)
    Eden WT550 (crisp great tone)
    Sunn Coliseum 300
    Demeter VTBP201/Crest CA4 (Very heavy but the combination killed!)

    Mesa 400+ (I know, I know, people rave about them. Mine failed 3 times on gigs plus I could never really get a tone I liked out of it. Sold it thinking I must be "tonally challenged".)

    Completely hated:
    Yamaha combo ("Ughhh" tone. Got it when I sold the above mentioned Ampeg setup to down size. Sold that and bought the above mentioned Sunn Coliseum 300)
  6. echoSE7EN


    Jul 1, 2010
    Balto., MD
    Mesa M6 Carbine (Wish I never sold it)

    EA iAmp350
    Markbass F 500

    Markbass LMII (Part of a CMD102...but it may have been the speakers.)

    Still on the fence:
    Ampeg PF-500
  7. Hehe, have not tried all amps even if when going out to jams you could play a lot of different amps/cabs.

    GKs of any kind
    Ampeg SVTs

    Don't know why anyone purchase these:
    Acoustic (the new GC sponsored stuff)
    Line 6
    Fender Rumbles (should be banned from this planet.)

    The rest is ho-hum OK.
  8. Alex1984


    Jan 16, 2010
    - Ampeg SVTs (Vintage, VR, II non-pro)
    - Traynor tubes and hybrids (YBA-3, YBA-200, XS400H)
    - Mesa Walkabout
    - Ampeg V4/V4B/VT22
    - SWR

    - Mesa 400+ (a little too much tweaking, capable of great tones but sounds too refined. I like a raw sound.)

    - Ampeg hybrid SVTs
    - GK (a little too SS and compressed)
    - Peavey (too dirty)
  9. To answer thread title.
    GB Streamliner
    Doesn't ask what I like ......
  10. Love
    Thunderfunk 750-A
    Mesa M9 (sounded great...lost confidence in it when died and I had to send it back for upgrade)
    Markbass Tube 800

    GK 2001
    Eden WT 800

    No hate...all love:bassist:
  11. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    My favorite sounds come from Ampeg tube amps.

    In my opinion Carvin amps are the best bang for the buck.

    Everything else is usable unless it's broken.

    IMHO, YMMV, etc.
  12. Love: Genz 1200, Hartke 7000
    Liked: Hartke LH 1000, SWR Bass 350
    Meh: Eden WT 800
    Hated: Crate BT 350
  13. KsPiNeSh


    Mar 28, 2008
    Kansas City
    I love all the amps I still own (see sig). I liked all of the other ones I've played - the ones I didn't keep either didn't work for my sound or just weren't really any better than my favorites, so they moved along.
  14. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    Ampeg- B25, V4B, SVT.
    Reeves 225
    Orange AD200, also an AD140B (Best Orange I've ever played)
    Messa/Boogie D180.
    Fender Dual Showman
    Sunn 200s
    GK Streamline 600
    Sadowsky SA200

    Only stuff I can stand id SWR amps.
    Just not my tone at all
  15. Let It Fall

    Let It Fall Banned

    Oct 15, 2009
    Baton Rouge
    It seems every tube amp I played, sucked it's just lacking the it, gets lost in the mix somehow and I really wanted to love them .
  16. I can only speak for the ones I've actually played or drooled over - so forgive the ramblings of an old fart (me).

    Liked - when I was younger:
    1) Kustom (c'mon, this is all we had - so there!)
    2) Fender (but too expensive for me when I was that young)
    3) Acoustic (the folded types)
    4) Carvin (never played one - they just looked cool)​

    Dislike now:
    1) Crate (since they went overseas, anyway)
    2) Ampeg (dislike tubes)
    3) Peavey (powerful, but unclear)
    4) GB (just too TOO metallic)
    5) Hartke (muddy, boom-y & farts too easily - the 115s at least)
    6) VOX (just plain weak and not rounded)
    7) Mesa Boogie (think Olde English VOX)
    8) The New Acoustic USA monsters (the prices are silly)
    9) Orange (too modern)
    10) Fenders (but maybe NOT the newest ones) ​

    Interested in at the moment:
    1) Roland (I kinda like the Micro Cube I got a while back, although it's not a bass cab at all - but at 3Watts, it's some serious sound!)
    2) Marshal
    3) Danelectro N70 - (do they even make it at this time?
    Won't touch with YOUR stick:
    1) Mesa Boogie (looks are prolly correct - it looks chintzy)
    2) Behringer (too much negativity on TB for me to even consider)
    3) Dr. Bass (guess why?)

    I bought Acoustic - the GC version, and so far I am happy and have had no failures or problems that I couldn't take care of myself. I don't trust their 'repair' facilities, if one even exists, not that anything was broken - just a bad connection.

    But as it stands, it's just an opinion and I don't really think there's a 'bad amp' out there, just amps that are better for someone who isn't necessarily gonna be me.

    I love old school thump and not so much the cutting, glass breaking highs of modern players and their gear.

    Ya know - I really like the look of Peaveys though - those two aluminum bars are really neat looking. Funny - I am either repulsed or attracted to things that shine I guess.
  17. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Love (to this day):

    V4B, WT400, GK MB Fusion, Read preamp;

    Especially did not like:

    SVT3, Crate BT-350, First gen. Fender SS Bassman.
  18. G3Mitch


    Feb 8, 2011
    New Zealand
    Just got one of these, curious, what specifically are you not sure about?

    I haven't tried many heads, its my first one, I've always played combo's but got fed up not being loud enough.
    I tried out a few instore, loved SVT but I went for a cheaper head and bigger cab(ampeg 6x10)
    PF500 sounds pretty great to me.
  19. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Love my GK 700RB II, EBS Classic 450 (never owned one, but I used one on stage)

    Didn't care for my Carvin R1000

    Strongly dislike anything from Mark Bass, I can never could get close to a sound I liked on any model I have played through.
  20. Like: Marshall Superbass, Sunn 200/2000s, Ampeg SVT, Hiwatt/Reeves, Laney (old Supergroup heads) Acoustic amps

    Dislike: Any modern solid state amp

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