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homerecording bass tube amp needed!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dgovaerts, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. dgovaerts


    Dec 22, 2004
    I very very very much like my full tube amp, I really do.
    At rehearsal time I can turn it up just enough to have that nice sound. Now I would like the same sound, but at a much lower volume, so I can use it as a practise amp or a recording amp for in the living room.

    Any suggestions for an orange AD200 mk3 at bedroom volume?
  2. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    Do a T/B search for "Switchable max output mod". (see gear list below) This mod works for all tube amps with 4 or more power tubes. The 50 and 100 watt settings are perfect for recording. You can flip the switches, to tailor max output, to any situation.
  3. Ampeg V4BH. Great little 100 watt all tube amp :)
  4. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Ampeg B-15
  5. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    Find a read purity and use the DI to record. Works for me.
  6. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Find a Marshall Power Brake (or similar product) or as some are called, a "soak".

    It goes between the head and speaker cab to reduce the volume you get from the cab yet allowing you to crank the amp to get that tube OD/grit.
  7. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I agree with this 100%. Only problem may be finding one to handle that kind of power. When I was looking into getting an old SVT I started looking around for one that would accept up to 300 watts, and couldn't find one. Seems most were limited to 100, some at 150. Don't know what kind of budget you're looking at here, but picking up a low-powered (50-100 watts) tube head (and possibly a power soak) may be a good option.

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