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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bigbutes89, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. bigbutes89


    Mar 6, 2006
    What do you think are good modern bass heads for some good ol' Rock N' Roll???
  2. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    Eden, ampeg, aguilar, GK etc...

    anything that works for you and doesn't breakdown.
  3. On a decent budget, Mesa 400+, Fender Bassman Pro 300, and Traynor YBA 200. There are some great tube heads that cost a ton more, but these 3 can generally cover most of the sounds I like.
  4. snowdan


    Feb 27, 2006
    GK 700RB. see "ultimnate rock amp" thread.
  5. RBASS930

    RBASS930 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
    Some of my favorites over the years that I have owned were an Ampeg SVT2, GK 800RB, and the Carvin B1500. But there are a lot out there. You just gotta keep trying until you find one that you love.
  6. gwx014


    Dec 22, 2005
    Ampeg SVT-VR
    Orange AD200b
    A GK
  7. bigbutes89


    Mar 6, 2006
    whats GK?
  8. RBASS930

    RBASS930 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
    Gallien Krueger
  9. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    I also highly recommend Genz Benz :)
  10. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    To me, none sounds better than Sunn... YMMV!
  11. bigbutes89


    Mar 6, 2006
    are sunn's still being made?? i cant even find vintage ones.
  12. mikeyvr6

    mikeyvr6 Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2002
    Plymouth, Wisconsin
    As TB's newest Genz Benz owner, I can fully support this statement. :)
  13. bigbutes89


    Mar 6, 2006
    are sunn's still being made?? i cant even find vintage ones.
  14. illidian


    Jul 2, 2004
    As would I.

    Oh, and Nikki Sixx agrees with us as well. And the Crue is definately Rock 'n' Roll.
  15. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Modern + Rock N' Roll = Eden or GK in my opinion.
  16. nope, at least not to my knowledge.. but you can a few on ebay. But i know that the Sunn 300t (i believe its called) is the same exact head at the fender bassman 300.
  17. ampeg svt-2 (expensive) or the gallien krueger 800rb those are my favorites
  18. bassjigga


    Aug 6, 2003
    Glockenklang amps are simply the best in the world. Nuff said. Style is irrelevant. They work for anything. Start savin though... they're not cheap.
  19. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Are you looking for tube or solid state? I would presume solid state, since you use "modern" as an adjective (though if you were to ask for a good, modern tube amp, I'd say Sadowsky SA200, all the way!).

    Here are some solid state heads which might fit your bill:

    Aguilar AG500
    Aguilar DB750
    Ashdown EVO II 500
    Ashdown Labs MK500
    EA iAMP 500
    EA iAMP 800
    EBS HD350
    Eden WT405
    Eden WT550
    Eden WT800B
    Eden WT1205
    Glockenklang Heart Rock
    Glockenklang Heart Soul
    Mesa Boogie Big Block
    Mesa Boogie M-Pulse 600
    Mesa Boogie Walkabout
    Thunderfunk TFB550-B
  20. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Ebay and pawn shops. I think it worth looking anf they are pretty cheap.

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