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need some advice on tube amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by berettapunk, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. berettapunk


    May 2, 2012
    Newark Ohio
    Ive been looking for a good tube amp because i recently fell in love with my neighbors '74 bassman ten. It sounds great with everything i wana do, i play in a punk band and do some jam sessions with my neighbor. Do you guys think i should be patient and just save up for a bassman ten? Or are there other options that are more readily available? I do play a lot so either way id be getting my money out of it. :help: Thanks!
  2. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Personally, I have been dying to try the new Bassman 300 watter. Other great options are the SVT classic and the SVT 4 Pro.
  3. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    In all honesty..the only reason i have a tube amp is for large out door gigs..(Ampeg SVT CL w/810)....if it wasnt for that, i would be sticking with something much smaller which i do use for smaller gigs... Now if your talking about Preamp tube in head..thats something different...There many smaller heads that will handle big cabinets if necessary..
    I personally play smaller gigs with my mesa M6 2x12 combo..tons of volume...also looking at purchasing a TecAmp Puma 500 with Fbass 2x10"
    There are many options out there for you...i find straight up tube heads..expensive /heavy and did i say expensive.

    Good luck
  4. Personally I wouldn't be looking at a tube combo. You can find an older bassman head for a decent price, and pair it with a cab much more suitable for bass.
  5. jarrydee


    Oct 22, 2011
    although i hate to carry it, I bought my SVT classic for everything, practicing alone, with the band, big gigs and small ones.
  6. berettapunk


    May 2, 2012
    Newark Ohio
    well, i like the bassman ten cuz its not huge and it packs plenty punch and its got an amazing sound. ive found them for 500 before.

    amps concern me cuz i feel like theres too many wrong turns to take when it comes to dealing with them :-/
  7. jarrydee


    Oct 22, 2011
    Well I guess if thats what you really like then thats the one to get. I used to have the TC bh500 head and bought a Vt bass pedal and loved it so much that I had to have the real thing!

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