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Best Amplifier

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassvirtuoso13, Apr 17, 2001.


  1. Eden

    57 vote(s)
    11.7%
  2. Mesa/Boogie

    31 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. Ampeg

    96 vote(s)
    19.7%
  4. SWR

    78 vote(s)
    16.0%
  5. Marshall

    1 vote(s)
    0.2%
  6. Hartke

    13 vote(s)
    2.7%
  7. Fender

    15 vote(s)
    3.1%
  8. Aguilar

    17 vote(s)
    3.5%
  9. EBS

    9 vote(s)
    1.8%
  10. Gallien Krueger

    30 vote(s)
    6.2%
  11. Trace Elliot

    17 vote(s)
    3.5%
  12. Ashdown

    15 vote(s)
    3.1%
  13. Carvin

    15 vote(s)
    3.1%
  14. Peavey

    29 vote(s)
    6.0%
  15. Glockenklang

    7 vote(s)
    1.4%
  16. Hughes & Kettner

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Crate

    3 vote(s)
    0.6%
  18. Rogue

    6 vote(s)
    1.2%
  19. Kern

    6 vote(s)
    1.2%
  20. Demeter

    5 vote(s)
    1.0%
  21. Alembic

    2 vote(s)
    0.4%
  22. Torque

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Yorkville

    2 vote(s)
    0.4%
  24. Warwick

    7 vote(s)
    1.4%
  25. Other

    26 vote(s)
    5.3%
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  1. I prefer Mesa/Boogie or Eden
     
  2. That last poll sucked. This one has better choices I believe. Eden and EBS anyone.
     
  3. yawnsie

    yawnsie

    Apr 11, 2000
    London
    I don't think it's fair to say the other poll sucked just because it didn't have your choice. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Well.... not having tried many of the choices... I picked GK as it was the best sounding amp that I have actually owned and played through.
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    No, the other poll definitely sucked.
     
  6. tomtrb

    tomtrb

    Apr 17, 2001
    How about Trace Elliot?

    I have a Trace 250SMX and I might never buy another big head - Ive still got to get a GK Microbass combo and probably an SWR preamp for studio work, but I love my Trace!
     
  7. Trace Elliot is a bit too inflexible.
     
  8. I don't have a particular affinity for any manufacturer, I judge amps on what they perform like and how reliable thay are on an amp by amp basis. Some of my favs are the Bass 400+, SWR SM 900, Eden WT 800, and the lowly GK 800rb. These all do different things but they all sound great and have proven to be reliable, what more could you want? But of course my all time favourite amp is the Ampeg SVT. The real ones (y'know from the 70s). They sound great, they're incredibly loud and the design is sooo cool. Did you know that if a power tube blows (which would incapacitate any other amp instantly and don't even think about what happens when a power transistor pops!) the SVT will pop a 30 cent resistor and continue working on the remaining tubes as if nothing happened. The volume might drop a bit but that's it. Talk about good engineering! The SVT is pretty much a one trick pony. Although "bassy or more bassy" isn't an accurated description. On the contrary, an SVT with an 810 is punchy, focused and articulate. Great for Rock and Roll!
     
  9. ga_edwards

    ga_edwards

    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    I agree, where's Trace? It may be inflexible to some, but it's still an industry standard amp (esp here in the UK.

    Saying that, where's Warwick as well?
     
  10. No Ashdown either !

    Stu
     
  11. Where's Peavey ?
     
  12. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Where's this and where's that... you can only have 10 options! Live with it! Geez... :p
     
  13. Acacia

    Acacia

    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    i chose hartke....it's all I ever played....well, i tried a few SWR's but I got the hartke 3500 for $150!
     
  14. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    actually, you as moderator can add more than 10 options if you were so inclined.
     
  15. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Hmmm....the power....the prestige....

    Just listen to the Thunder in the Word...

    Moderator!!

    Whew.... gives me shivers. :p
     
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Of the ones that you listed, Eden and Aguilar. Never been fortunate enough to run across an EBS, though I have heard that they are killer.

    I play Eden and love it, but mostly because I can't afford Aguilar.;)

    And where is the option for the Matchless Thunderchief? Or Glockenklang?:confused:
     
  17. Hey no poll is perfect. I like Glockenlang but I figured not too many ppl owned them.
     
  18. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    That's not true. Everyone is supposed to be issued one with their first bass. You all are going to your proper designated guitar center aren't you?
     
  19. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    really? i just thought it was the burritos i had for dinner last night :eek: :D
     
  20. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Personally, I'm a Stewart kinda guy.

    Bones
     



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