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Portable Tube Combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ElephantTalk, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. ElephantTalk


    Jan 20, 2005
    I've been looking for a nice portable tube combo amp to run my Akai Unibass through.
    I've seen that some folks are using some big ol' 100W combos, but I was wondering if anyone out there is using anything a little smaller?
  2. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    I'm using a 1965 AMpeg B15n-- it's about 75 lbs. and puts out 35 watts. I'm also using a Pignose B100V I just got from tombowlus in a trade deal. It's a 100 watt, 15" combo and it only weighs 65 lbs. While it's not a Portaflex, it is still full of rich tubey goodness. I'm using it in an R&B group and it sounds awesome.
  3. Rat


    Mar 15, 2005
    Boston Sewers
    Mesa Boogie Buster
  4. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    The Pignose seems like a really good idea. Saw one on ebay not that long ago.

    If you're willing to look into guitar amps too, the field opens up a ton.
  5. ElephantTalk


    Jan 20, 2005
    I'm gonna have to keep my eyes open for a Pignose.
  6. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
  7. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm glad you are digging the Pignose, Brian! I was going to suggest that combo, but you beat me to it. :)