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Help me choose an amp! (tube content)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Luckie, May 6, 2010.

  1. Luckie


    Jan 1, 2010
    Northfield MN
    I've never really paid much attention to my amplifiers, I just got the most powerful one I could find for cheapest.
    Fortunately, I ended up with a great SS amp- a Road 440

    Now this is a great amp, but I played an all tube SVT the other day, and I keeled over from the deliciousness.
    As such, I've resolved to get me a tube amp.
    So I have several options that I've come across. I'd love to know folks' opinions on these amps/what the price point should be

    1. Peavey Alphabass
    2. Earth B-1000
    3. Fender 400PS
    4. Peavey Classic 400
    5. Sunn 300T (If I can find one for sale...)
    6. Mesa 400+
    7. Plush 1060
    8. Mesa d-180

    Thanks for your help!
  2. countshockula


    Feb 22, 2008
    So why isn't a SVT on that list?
  3. Luckie


    Jan 1, 2010
    Northfield MN
    Because I forgot to put it there. Heh, heh. :ninja:

    And the SVT too. Put er up there.
  4. Foz


    Jul 26, 2008
    Jax FL USA
    Listen this guy... he knows what you need better than the next random moron on TB [or this one]... just saying. :hyper:
  5. Peter Lufrano

    Peter Lufrano Blues. and nothing but the Blues. Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Berkeley, CA
    You might consider the Morgan MP200 as well!
  6. Luckie


    Jan 1, 2010
    Northfield MN
    That thing looks spectacular!
    Though I'm afraid its a bit more than I can really justify.
    I really can't go beyond 1k...
    I'll have to get cabs for it all too. Oy.
  7. OriginalSnub


    Aug 19, 2009
    Dayton, OH
    Don't forget the Fender Bassman 300 pro is the same thing as Sunn 300T.
  8. Peter Lufrano

    Peter Lufrano Blues. and nothing but the Blues. Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Berkeley, CA
    Oh, I understand about the high cost.

    However when you try to pick up the Morgan at the end of a long night, you'll be SOOOO happy! It is only 42 lbs! Which for a REAL all tube amplifier is pretty darn light weight.
  9. JMac- Wiskerface Designs

    JMac- Wiskerface Designs Terror headcase dude

    Jul 8, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I have heard a lot of good stuff about the Peavey VB-2. I haven't ever been a big fan of peavey but their gear is pretty rock solid dependable.
  10. recreate.me


    Apr 2, 2010
    Traynor YBA 3 - Custom Special. All tube, made in the 70s. Find a used on, probably like 300$ Tad heavy though..
  11. I have a D-180. It's weird, but awesome.
  12. epic!


    Jan 16, 2010
    good luck on finding a 400ps. my friend recently put on ebay and was contacted by fender saying they only made about 50 of those amps. can anyone verify they made that little?

    i just bought a bassman 300 and love it.

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