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Fun at the Polls! What the all-around BEST HI-POWERED amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pablomigraine, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Carvin BX1500 or or B2000

    25 vote(s)
  2. Genz Benz Streamliner 9.0

    30 vote(s)
  3. Thunderfunk TFB800

    5 vote(s)
  4. Ampeg SVT 7-Pro

    22 vote(s)
  5. Aguilar DB751

    29 vote(s)
  6. Other - Specify and why.....

    39 vote(s)
  1. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses

    What's your overall favorite integrated head making 750 watts or better? Tell us why you love your 80-proof favorite!!
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    GK 2001 RB.

    It's a tone monster, everything I love about the GK sound all wrapped into one high powered package. It's got the ability to do lower powered stuff as well. Add 2 channels and GK's bi-amp system and you've got a very versatile amp.
  3. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    I voted other simply because there is no such thing as best and your list is way too short.

    Mesa: Big Block 750, M9 Carbine
    Genz: 9.2, 12.2, GBE 1200
    GK: MB800, RB1001/2001

    just to name a few, they all rock in their own way.
  4. stingraysvt


    Jun 20, 2011
    Always loved my EA iAmp 800 and more recently my Genz Benz Streamliner 900

    The GB has about half the total wattage of the EA but the Benz thumps more. :bassist:
  5. +1 to all above.
  6. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Other = Shuttle 9.0

    I love my two Shuttle 9.0's dearly. :)
  7. 4StringShooter

    4StringShooter Banned

    Jun 26, 2011
    London, Ontario, Canada
    GBX Member #1
    The new Acoustic B600. I just like the shaping abilities, AND the look.
  8. Aguilar DB750
    Mesa M9 (but it has issues it seems)
    The class D stuff doesn't compare in my opinion an I've owned a bunch, haven't had the pleasure of trying out the MB800.
    (Puts on flame suit)
  9. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    GK MB800. Light, awesome.
  10. 4pro......should have been on the list.....:crying:
  11. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I have owned a few of the poll amps, but IMO the Mesa M9 blows all of them away.
  12. randysmojo


    Jan 14, 2008
    Austin, TX
    For me it's he Genz Benz ShuttleMax 12.2. I actually have the 12.0 and love i, but they are phasing them out. Great and very flexible tone, 600 watts per side (not bridgeable, but that's ok by me) capable of running one 4 ohm cab per side at 600 watts, 1200 total, or even 2 8 ohm cabs. That would be 4 cabinets putting out 1200 watts total. I think that's pretty dang cool! My only wish is that it had a jack for a separate foot switch for the mute function, but that is very small since I have a volume pedal I can turn down, and I'm never so far away from the amp that I can't walk to it to mute when on a break or something! I truly love this amp!!!!
  13. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    when somebody is trying to pressure me into buying the best all around hi powered head it is generally either the shuttmax12.0 or the fender Pro Series TB-1200 HEAD:)
  14. Stingray Fan

    Stingray Fan

    Nov 15, 2010
    New York
    Markbass Little Mark 800
  15. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Voted Carvin! Power, reliability and American made. Low weight, high wattage, good customer service. GREAT VALUE.
  16. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    M9 Carbine. To not have this amp on the list is a crime against nature! :)
  17. RootNoteRadical


    Dec 8, 2011
    I had the SVT7 PRO and through the same cab was no where near as loud as my SVT CLASSIC.
  18. t77mackie


    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Didn't know what an M9 was - looked at picture - yup, that'll do!
  19. Recently acquired a Genz Benz Shuttle Max 9.2...900watts...amazing unit..awesome tone..
  20. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    +1 to this. I love mine:)
    As for the amps on your list, the Carvin B2000 sounds great and IMHO is the best overall bang for buck, making it very hard to beat.

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