Favorite Solid State Amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by slacker, May 20, 2002.

  1. slacker


    Nov 27, 2001
    Portland Oregon
    Just an informal poll:

    What are your FAVORITE SOLID STATE amps of past and present?

    No all tube amps. No hybrids. WT800s. No Aguilars. No SVTs. No 400+s. No Fafners. Nothing against any of them, I use an all tube amp. Just curious what we all would be playing through if tubes didn't exist.

    Eww! That thought creeped me out!:(
  2. traynor monoblock 2
  3. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Probably an Ashdown MAG.

    But I can't imagine playing bass through a "zero-tube" amp...

    All the best,
  4. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    ampeg SVT 200T. very warm sounding SS amp.
  5. slacker


    Nov 27, 2001
    Portland Oregon
    Oh yeah, Mine are the mighty Sunn Coliseum Bass and the GK 800RB.
  6. Ampeg B2r won my personal solid state shootout
  7. AMP BH-420

    Brad Johnson can testify...
  8. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    Hands down for tone/price/availability, EA! my iAMP350's pretty vibey and fun to play, unlike alot of SS amps i've tried.
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings


  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I'll also nominate the AMP BH-420. I like my current hybrid rack rig better, but I wish I still had the BH-420 as a backup for it.
  11. Old Blue

    Old Blue

    Mar 18, 2000
    I sure like my Ampeg B2.
  12. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    GLOCKENKLANG, hands down.
  13. My Ampeg B3s! The only other SS amps I have experience with are Crate and Squier.
  14. If I could mic my Danelectro and get it to be loud enough. With the gain almost maxed, it can get a very warm fuzz sound, and at half volume, it has a very warm, big sound. It cost me $90...;)