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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SwitchGear, Feb 20, 2008.
I can buy one new at a store for $899.00. Is this a good deal?
I dunno about the price cause I'm far far away, but I do know thats a whole lot of amp!
That's a very good price.
It is a BIG amp. Perhaps a Ampeg V4B would be a better fit for me.
i think it normally costs 1299$ so yea it's a good price.but the amp is even better
Would this monster be a massive overkill to set on top of a 2x10 cab for the small-med gigs or shouldn't I worry about it and buy it?
Current list on a Fender Bassman 300 Pro is $1,857.13
Anything under $1,100 on a current model new one is a good deal. (That's >40% off)
Is a 2x10 your only cab? Might be a bit much.
I used to run a 300 Pro with a Schroeder 310212 and it killed.
The head plus its road case weighed about 100 lbs.
$1400 on their website.
Then give it to me.
+1 that combo killed for me too!
Lag I'm pretty sure I know which one you're talking about. Its been there for a real, real long time. Make them an offer or at least ask them if they can reduce the price.
Larry: IMO it's a good price if it's new and working 100% and it's your type of amp. I remember trying out basses a few years back and almost every bass sounded GREAT tone-wise. Then I realized it was the 300 head/2x15 bottom that sounded great, not the basses! I've gas'd for one ever since but have come to the realization I don't want to schlepp around big heavy gear anymore.
I do guarantee if you ran that woody bass through a 300/2x15 rig, it'd be one mean a** screamin' banshee!
If its the one I'm thinking of its not new.
Anybody have a pic of one on top of a 2x10?
Remember, that's a 300 watt Tube amp. That thing can overpower alot of 8 x 10 cabinets, so it's definitely overkill for a 2x 10
If your back can handle it, it's an amazing no-brainer of a deal.
I`m using it with two aguilar gs410, this cab can easely handle 4x410 aguilar gs, and the cabs would still fart. It`s a great amp really, and really tueeqing you can do with it. Lot`s of options.
And yes at that price it`s really a good deal!
I say go go go .
Just be aware of the pros and cons. I had one of these when they were sold under the Sunn brand. Great sounding amp, but not at all fun to lug around to shows. The final straw for me was when I finally replaced all the pre-amp and power tubes. It cost me over $300 for tubes and installation. I finally sold it and bought a solid-state that weighs about 13 pounds and sounds great. Does it have that nice tube sound? Not exactly, but my back and my wallet don't seem to mind.
I know what you mean, Jeff. This rig has killer sound but...75lbs is alot to lug around and I'm not getting any younger. I always wanted one of these back when they where Sunn Model T's. Not a handy to carry in and out and transport.