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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Sean775, Mar 12, 2019.
Just curious; might try out some new amps soon and I’d like to see what people like and why
I use a HeadRush powered FRFR (another person on TB pointed out to me that it's an amp). It's both a monitor and an amp with 2000 watts (peak) that sounds better than any amp I've used.
USA Made. Best sound. Best quality. Best warranty and support. Designer is a Talkbass member.
Need to add Mesa to the list.
Also Genz Benz, Genzler, Bergantino.
Bergantino, a class of it's own. Mesa is great too.
GenzBenz. It misbehaved once. I threw the amp and some money at the Aged Ho', and it has not misbehaved since. I want a Mesa, and a Bergantino, and a Hartke, and some old Peaveys, and many Ampegs, and .... But I just keep using the old Genz.
GK=clean, clean, clean!
I like my Aguilar TH500+SL112 set. Light to carry, loud (enough for me) to gig.
GK has been very good to me.
The best sounding amps I have owned and played through were/are Trace Elliot, both the original British version and the Peavey resurrection.
If I were going to buy an amp today, though, I would go for a Mesa.
I use Ampeg because I like ballsy tones.
Adore my Ampeg SVT-CL.
For me it epitomises the sound of the electric bass and suits what me and my band do perfectly.
I voted GK but I also have a Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2 and an Aguilar TH 500 that are also being rocked (or jazzed).
I like the Fender all tube amp, Super Bassman .
Ampeg's all tube amps... V4B and SVTII, SVT-VR & SVT-CL
Aguilar Tone Hammer 350/500/700
Genz Benz Shuttle series.
They're the ones I've tried and liked.
So...... no favorite brand I'm afraid
1973 Acoustic 370,GK(200,500,800's and fusion), Mesa (Titan 1200,sub D800+ and WD800), Fender SuperBassman, Ampeg SVT CL, Peavey,Quilter BB 800, a whole pile of Traynors..etc.,etc. I kept the Mesas.. consistently good tone,reliability, sturdily built, excellent customer service and 5 year Warranty...The Mesa's tone is the main reason though..
EBS because I have one Partial to Lab Systems too — shared a room with one of theirs for seven years. One day.
I like my Rumbles simply because the way they sound, as a bonus, they're also crazy light and look good.
Clean - Tight - Punchy
It’s the amp of choice if you like that combination.
Other amps are better for other sounds.
#1 GK. In 35+ years of giging, sometimes 5/6 nights a week, I never had one quit on me.
Ampeg all tube amps are a close second because tone matters.
I hardly use an amp on stage anymore. A BDDI, Broughton HPF and a Diamond BCP get me everything I need without the weight.
Mostly play Mesa, old school all tube 400. But I have a now-and-then flirtation with Phil Jones Bass gear. Love the portability of the M500 head (did I say I mostly play Mesa).