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Little tubed combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nuk3m, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Nuk3m


    Sep 18, 2004
    Down Under
    hi guys,

    Just wondering if anyone could suggest a good little combo that still has balls and is preferably tubed?

    thanks for the help

  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Define "little". Noone today makes an all tube bass combo of less than 100 watts or with less than 1-15" speaker.

    If you want something smaller or of lower wattage you will have to buy a used combo of some kind.

    As far as tube combos still being made today, there aren't many:

    Ampeg B-15R
    Pignose B-100
    Matchless Thunderchief $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    These are all 1-15" combos.
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Mesa Walkabout?
    Doesn't Ashdown make something?
    SWR combos have a tubed preamp stage. I use an swr super redhead for middle sized jobs, and an older swr baby blue 2x8 for small jobs.

    Mesa 400+/swr goliath III for big jobs! 12 6l6's kick ass!
  4. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    I'd go with the Mesa Walkabout Scout. It has a tube preamp and the "balls" you're looking for. What I really like about it is it's compact and very portable.
  5. Nuk3m


    Sep 18, 2004
    Down Under
    Well i have an old RBW300 laney which is a 300Watt combo haha and before u say it i know i know, Im looking for something around 60-100 and i dont want just tube preamp doesnt give the same sound in my opinion.