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Anyone play a Baby Blue II?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by waxcomb, Aug 31, 2003.


  1. waxcomb

    waxcomb

    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    I'm thinking about buying a used Baby Blue II. I've tried the 1x10 and it is sweet. How does the 2x8 setup compare in sound? I own a WM's 10 and a Super Readhed so I know the SWR sound. What should I pay? It is advertised at $600. I'm thinking $400. Should I pay $500 if it is mint? Thanks, in advance.
     
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I've got a Baby Blue II, with the two 8" Celestions. I love it. I haven't played the 10" version, so I can't give you a comparative opinion. Mine is in mint condition, and I picked it up for $400 used about 6 months ago.
     
  3. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    two speakers ALWAYS sound better than one, to me!

    two 8's would probably be smoother, 1-10=78.5sqin of cone, 2-8 = 100.5 sqin of cone! it'll probably sound louder too!
     
  4. waxcomb

    waxcomb

    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    Thanks everyone, I'm going to see if he'll take $400. It hasn't sold and he's had to repost it a couple times. I may turn him here if he has any qualms.
     
  5. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The 2-8" version uses a 5" cone midrange driver for highs rather than a piezo tweeter like the Baby Baby, so it will have smoother high end.

    $400 is a steal unless it's trashed. I see a lot of used ones with asking prices in the $700 range.
     
  6. waxcomb

    waxcomb

    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    The Baby Blue is back in the classifieds and I'm back to thinking...I think I want it. He wants $600 for the 2x8 version with a Jan Al case. Is this a good deal? :confused:
     
  7. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Not sure what that case is...a road case?

    If the amp is in real clean shape, $600 is a good price.
     
  8. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I paid $450 for mine last year, used, but in absolutely excellent condition.

    If that's a road case that it comes with, its definitely worth the asking price. Check to be certain it has the original Celestion drivers, though.
     
  9. songdog

    songdog

    Oct 9, 2003
    I got a blem baby baby blue from musiciansfriend.com for 679. I cannot hear or see any imperfections. My local music outlet wanted 920. All I can say is that it is warm and pumps and if I need to I have a 2X10 Mesa cab that will deliver all the stage volume I need ( 160 watts )with a direct out for the front fills. My acoutic and electric basses all work well with this rig. I played the walk about because I have a D 180 mesa head and was not impressed. The swr comes in @ 39 lbs. and delivers better overall bass response in my humble opinion. Later Gator
     
  10. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    Great amp flat and warm. Strange huh?