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Name Your 3 Favorite Amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mr_O'B, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    Personally, I own a GK 700 RBll that I love!

    Would love to know the top three amps that bassists prefer to use?
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  2. I only get three (3)? Dang.

    1) G-K Fusion 550
    2) G-K 800RB/Ampeg V4-B
    3) Sunn 2000S/Vintage Ampeg SVT

    Snuk two more in on ya.
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  3. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    Snuk two more in so I'm going to take your B-String from you and leave you with an EADG! ;)

    Seriously, I will find the amps on YouTube to hear what they sound like. Thanks for listing your favorite amps. :)
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  4. NO don't take my low B from me! Every time I go back to a four string I run out of notes!
  5. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    gk. gk. gk.
    BadExample, Mike A, StudioGC and 9 others like this.
  6. orangejulius3

    orangejulius3 Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    La Habra CA
    GK Fusion 550
    GK 400RB
    GK MB200
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  7. I'd go with mine:
    -Ashdown ABM 575 EVO II (because it's the one I have. I just love the ABMs)
    -Ampeg SVT-CL (don't have it, just used it in some gigs)
    -Line6 Lowdown HD400

    I know the last one might be crazy. I've had this amp head for 6 years now and it never failed me. Previously, I had a Line6 LD400 combo and I sold it because I was going to head+cab and I bought the Line6 head. I can get really cool sounds from it. Call me crazy, but I love this head.

    Another amp that I love is the Aguilar DB750/751. The reason why it's not in my list, even though I love the Aguilar tone, is that I think it's too expensive for what it is. If I had the money to buy one of these, I'd probably go somewhere else.

    I didn't include any GK head (I'm seeing that everyone is loving GK amps) because I haven't tried any. I have paired both of my heads with my GK cab though, which I really love.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016
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  8. Amplified


    Jan 19, 2014
    Mesa Boogie Prodigy/Strategy
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  9. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    1967 Ampeg B15N, Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2, MarkBass F500.
  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Ampeg B15 (Not only does it sound great. It's just freaking cool.)
    Ampeg V4
    Mesa Walkabout

    (Original SVT a close 4th.)
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  11. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Fender Studio Bass
    Fender Bassman (All)
    Fender Rumble (All)
    pbassrules, gsgbass and Pyrat like this.
  12. leroy diamond

    leroy diamond Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2005
    Kustom KXB500 is my only favorite amp.
  13. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    Mesa M3 Carbine
    Fender Bassman
    Aguilar DB 751
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  14. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Crest Prolite 3.0/Aguilar TH pedal
    Mesa M9
    GK MB800
  15. atrapp


    Dec 4, 2006
    Taichung, Taiwan
    Tecamp Puma 900
    Thunderfunk 750
    Genz Benz Streamliner 900
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  16. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Currently GK , Mesa, Eden.
    I only play these at Jam sessions.
    Strange that I do not own any of these
    and haven't decided if my current amp
    will make the list eventually, lol.
  17. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    I take it that you like GK! :D:thumbsup:
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  18. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    1. Ampeg SVT 4 Pro
    2. Ampeg Heritage SVTCL
    3. Ampeg SVT 7 Pro
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  19. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015

    Attended a Shalamar concert with my sister and the bass player (Sam Sims) gear was an Ampeg amp and cabinet.
  20. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    I owned a MB200 amp before acquiring my GK 700RBII amp. The MB200 is an incredible little amp with a big sound!
    orangejulius3 likes this.

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