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new amp time!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by S Lewis, Mar 18, 2009.


  1. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    So, I'm in the market for a new amp and I'm feeling torn between the many offerings out there. I'm placing a limit of $500 on my new (or used!) head.

    I dont necessarily need something 'versatile'; I basically just need something with a good "clean" tone and some ridiculous overdrive that I can dial in to my liking (i'd rather not have to depend on a pedal for my dirty tone). I play in a classic rock band currently, but I also play alot of chordal solo jazz material and I want to use the same amp for both situations.

    I'd like to get an all-tube head, but I can deal with a hybrid setup if it saves me on weight and complexity. For example, I can get a Peavey AlphaBASS all-tube head for $300 or I can get Peavey TB Raxx tube preamp and a Peavey DPC 750 for about 400. I play medium size venues so I need plenty of power, but i would like to maintain portability since I do alot of loading and unloading by myself.

    I'm currently playing through an 8 ohm Peavey TVX115, and my bass is a TBC AP500M.


    I dont have to stick with Peavey, but it's treated me well so far :smug:


    and suggestions from the wise bass monks of talkbass?
     
  2. stick with Peavey. I would still have mine for a backup rig if some jerk didn't steal it. very dependable stuff, and high quality for the money
     
  3. S Lewis

    S Lewis

    May 23, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    true true.
    can anyone chime in on the tonal characteristics of the AlphaBASS?

    and how 'tubey' is the TB Raxx?
     

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