Phattest Sounding Amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jonny5, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. jonny5


    Aug 7, 2005
    Hey, curious what, opinion wise, is the phattest sounding amp out there for sale these days? I'm looking to upgrade what I have, but plan to keep the ampeg 8x10 cab that I own. Cheers!
  2. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    My Mesa 400+ weighs like 45 pounds...I consider it Fat cuz I think it needs a diet! What kind of tones are you looking for. Warm, Bright, Growly, Hi-Fi...what makes and amp "Phat" for you? And how much can you afford to spend?
  3. jonny5


    Aug 7, 2005
    I own an ashdown amp right now, and i'm finding that it's not really cutting it for a huge tone, it's a really solid state-ish sound. I think i'd like to go for something with tubes with a really warm, full, yet punchy tone. I've looked at ampegs, and some of my favorite bassists use them, but i'm just curious what else is out there i suppose. Cheers.
  4. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    How much are you looking to spend? Perhaps an all tube head will be the answer to your question...have you considered going rack mountable? Maybe you are better off getting a pre amp/power amp set up?
  5. jonny5


    Aug 7, 2005
    i'm looking to spend less than 2g's canadian i guess- hmm- i don't know much about preamp/poweramp setups to be honest...
  6. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    is an ampeg SVT not fat enough for you?
  7. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    i agree , an SVT head with the 810 you already have = killer rig ...
  8. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    ... BTW , weren't you just looking for a " Phatt " sounding bass on another thread ? :D
  9. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Get yourself a good preamp that gives you the phat sound you're looking for, then plug it into any amp and a good speaker. The sound person can take the same feed for the house sound.
  10. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    if only this were true... :p
  11. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
    Whatever you choose, beware of the phattest sounding rooms.
  12. OrionManMatt


    Feb 17, 2004
    And phat cables to ensure all of the phatness gets transferred to your amp. Zero phatness loss!!!
  13. Oh.. da' Phattest amp??

    Yo! go get u one o' dems dare bigg n' ol' Ampegs

    Dem dings waays likes one hundred big ol' phat ones!
  14. jgrotto


    Nov 29, 2005
    Mmmm... Ampeg.
  15. From Urban Dictionary:
    1. cool
    2. Pretty Hot And Tempting

    Therefore, the phatest amp is the Sadowsky SA200.
  16. jonny5


    Aug 7, 2005
    I guess I should watch what words I use to describe sounds around here, obviously it's a touchy subject. What a warm community feeling. Thanks to those who took my inquiry seriously.
  17. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars

    I'd skip phat and go right to pile drivingly heavy...everyone here knows that that's a step up from phat.
  18. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    +1 :D
  19. tallboybass

    tallboybass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Thanks BS, I needed a good laugh this morning!
  20. macahan


    Mar 22, 2005
    Karlstad, Sweden
    then.. if the dictionary is right this is what you want..