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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassophile, Oct 9, 2003.
Your opinions please. I have trace elliot and I'm looking for replacement.
Ampeg would be my choice.
FWIW, John Turner just switched to a QSC, hisTE blew up and he really likes the QSC, talk to him for more input!
it depends on your taste, your money and your music.
Goods tube amps are:
ampeg SVT, aguilar, SWR SM, Mesa boogie M2000 and 400+.
I love the tone of my Sunn all tube head. If/When I go bigger & Newer with all tube... Aguilar then Mesa would be my choices.
but I'm planning to front a Crest power amp with just an Avalon U5 into a Bergantino NV series cabinet.
It depends what you like: all tube head or hibrid one(tube preamp and ss amp section)?
All tube head are difficult to find in our area. They are mostly USA made: mesa boogie 400+, ampeg svt-2 pro or classic, eden 300vt...
Trace elliot also had all tube head but I don't know if they still exist on market. Hybrid heads are easier to find and easier to carry
. Ashdown or EBS are good choice.
I know you don't want to hear this but, the vintage Trace Elliot V6's simply have no competition...
Aguilar and Mesa are both good modern day choices.
Just to avoid confusion:
The following you listed are actually hybrid amps (tube preamp with solid state power amp)--
MB M-2000 & SWR SM's (actually the SWR SM's preamp is fundamentally solid state w/a 12AX7 thrown into the circuitry so they can say it has a tube preamp).
Aguilar makes one all tube head (DB359), two tube preamps (DB659 & DB680), one tube power amp (DB728), and one hybrid head (DB750).
Does anyone know where I can get a TE V6 or V8? I'm looking to sell my TE Hexa head for one...
You'd have better luck buying a V-Type preamp and running into your Hexa's line in. The last V6 on eBay went for around $650, but they're not on there often.
true I think if I was going to run a preamp with the Hexa it would be the Alembic F1
I know! I swear, the best tone I ever got out of any rig was when I plugged my Alembic F1-X into my Mesa/Boogie Bass 400+ power section. Even Joker would be at a loss for words to describe it.
The FX-1 and the V-Type are pretty similar. They're both based on the Fender Showman preamp.
I wish I kept my FX-1 now.....oh well
Nightbass how did the FX-1/400+ sound together compared to just the 400+
No he wouldn't!
or should i go with an Aguilar DB658 preamp?
I thought the Mesa 400+ preamp section was based on a Fender also. What's the advantage of the Alembic in front?
It makes your rig bigger therefore better.
Aguilar DB 728.