1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Looking for a new combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Joshuadriller, Jan 24, 2012.


  1. Joshuadriller

    Joshuadriller

    Apr 30, 2011
    Kansas City
    So here is some things I'm looking for in the combo:
    Tubes in the head (no solid state.)
    Either a 1x15 or 2x10 cab
    Something very portable....
    And most importantly, something with great tone.
    Suggestions??
    Thanks!
     
  2. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    How much power do you need and why a tube in the preamp?

    The only combo's that come to mind that'd fit your criteria are the SWR Redhead or Eden Metro

    Both 2x10 configurations and both very loud...but I wouldn't call them portable

    Seems that ALOT of people are loving the new Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2 combo and I'm sure that running that with their matched 2x10 would work well...you could add a preamp pedal for simulated tubey goodness

    Good luck
     
  3. Joshuadriller

    Joshuadriller

    Apr 30, 2011
    Kansas City
    I prefer the sound of tubes.. As for powe,r anything over 300w would probably do the trick.
     
  4. Pure tube-head and portable does not really match, they tend to be heavy. You could also just get a tube pre-amp solid state head. Markbass and others make those.
     
  5. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    Well, I've been away from playing for about 10 years and I'm not up on the latest greatest stuff, but as an ex owner of the SWR Redhead and current owner of an Eden Metro (both 2x10 and both discontinued) I can say that either would work for you.

    But in the limited amount of Internet surfing I did today, I don't believe that what you're looking for is currently available...

    Seems that the trend is going towards micro heads and lightweight cabs which you should consider...IMHO/IME, if I had to do it again, that's the route I'd go...
     
  6. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Lightweight 300 watt all tube combo? You're dreaming. Do you mean hybrid? Mesa Walkabout Scout 12 would do the trick, for around $1400, but it's a hybrid.
     
  7. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    I thought he meant tubes in the preamp...

    All tube doesn't exist

    I've heard that Walkabout combo's are real nice...just never tried one
     
  8. dog1

    dog1

    Dec 30, 2008
    Indiana
    All tubes means huge transformers. A combo? I'm not seeing it.

    But, there are many lightweight amps with one or more 12AX7's (or AU7's, or the like) in the preamp section. Have a look
     
  9. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I've got a SWR Redhead and love it. 210, Tube pre-amp, 400 watts, 650 with ext cab. I play in a cover band with 2 guitarist (both using 50 watt tube PRS combos) and I am plenty loud enough. I also played a markbass 210 combo at guitar center 2 weeks ago and loved it just as much, and it's smaller and lighter!
     
  10. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    300 watt tube amp in a combo... That's like asking for an SVT in a combo. Asking for that in a portable format is just being greedy haha.
     
  11. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    What he ^ said! Haha
     
  12. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay
    +1 The power supply and output xformers alone would weigh close to 40 pounds!
     
  13. Fortunately we bass players are not so tube-only centric like the guitar players.
     
  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    82394_l.

    100 more being made this year and should be out any time.
     
  15. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    Wow...just saw the video for this

    Looks AWESOME but for $4500???

    My a$$ ;-)
     
  16. lowendrv

    lowendrv

    Dec 12, 2007
    SoCal
    The OP would need 3 of these to meet his power needs.
    Haven't we all dreamed about combo with the specs. he wants????
     
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It's only $4000 but I'll bet you'd complain about that, too.

    No Heritage B-15 for you, then.

    :D
     
  18. RC52

    RC52

    Apr 10, 2010
    Laurens, SC
    If you don't have a lot of expendable cash- get an Ampeg B100R !
     
  19. SJan3

    SJan3

    Dec 8, 2010
    Ct.
    MESA BUSTER!
     
  20. Joshuadriller

    Joshuadriller

    Apr 30, 2011
    Kansas City
    Sorry guys I definitely meant the hybrid style amps (/face palm)... But now that you guys are pointing it out, the swr redhead looks pretty sweet!
     

Share This Page