Good valve head at a good price, any experience

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dixie1983, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. dixie1983


    Jul 12, 2009
    Hi I have been looking into getting a valve head (stand alone or rack) and getting an ampeg svt series 410 cab to compliment my mag 410 cab. My question is, what good value valve heads are there without spending a ridiculous amount. I am currently running a mag 300 head and probably want a little more power. Or is this a bit of a "You need to pay for a good valve head". And is it, "SVT cabs and heads go hand in hand"? Many thanks
  2. BassJunkie730


    Feb 3, 2005
    peavey vb-2 $400 on sale at Guitar Center

    225 watts of tubey goodness

    Im picking up a Peavey 215 for it saturday.

    I spoke to forum member and peavey designer and apparently the VB2 was designed around the Peavey Pro 410

    So for any of you that are asking which cab sounds best with the VB2, at least the Peavey Pro 410 will get you the same results that the peavey engineers wanted when testing the amp.

    I like 15s though
  3. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Guitar Center recommendations don't really help someone who is 3 or 4 thousand miles away from the nearest one!

    OP, tube or valve heads of reasonable power and inexpensive are mutually exclusive. There should be a fair amount of older valve amps available in the UK. Mind you I think that a lot of collectors from North America and Japan have probably gleaned all the good stuff by now. You just have to keep looking.

  4. woodsideh


    Feb 19, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Is that a single store sale? They are 899 on line.
  5. bass7858


    Apr 11, 2009
    central florida
    For sure!! Had my credit card out ready to rock if they were indeed $400!! But alas, a quick trip to and that dream was bust!!!
    Wonder if the dude that posted has any info we dont have?
  6. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    As i recall there was a clearout sale at GC dumping the amps at $399.

  7. Fender Bassman 135.
  8. bass7858


    Apr 11, 2009
    central florida
    i take it that was some time ago Paul? thanks for your quick response.
  9. The blowout was at the end of December last year and went until they were all sold. BassJunkie and I were among those that struck while the iron was hot. They can be had for around $600 used and appear on the TB classifieds from time to time. Awesome head. I read they're pricier in the U.K./EU