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Previous Aguilar DB750/751 owners, what did you switch to and why?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bertthebassist, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    Over the years, I have noticed that many people have sold their DB750/ DB751.
    If this is one of the best amps, I am curious as to why you switched and what did you switch to.
    I am hoping to hear from players who actually owned and used an Aguilar DB750 or DB751
    Thank you for the info
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Too heavy for a codger. GK MB Fusion 800, Glockenklang Blue Soul, Mesa Prodigy and others.
  3. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    I've owned both 750 and 751. To heavy and cumbersome. Too basic of tonal options. Nice one trick tone. Went to a thunderfunk 800b2.
  4. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    I still use mine... The biggest issue is the weight for me. Not practical for all gigs. I use a streamliner 900 which i like because of the weight. The 750's power section is what makes it exceptional with great tone. Few amps hit as hard in the real world as these do
  5. pmaraziti


    Feb 12, 2006
    Madrid, Spain
    As current owner and maybe soon-codger-to-be I subscribe !
  6. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    Of the amps you listed, which do you feel sounds most similar to your old Aggie?
    What do you prefer to use with your CN212?

    When using your Fenders, does the Thunderfunk have as good of a bottom end as the Aggie?

    I don't like the weight of the Aggie, but I have not found anything that compares to the low end sound of the Aggie yet.
  7. JPMcGuire

    JPMcGuire Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    Yes. Through a berg H's 410 and H's 250 stack the thunderfunk 800b2 at 2.7ohms can definitely keep up with the db ime. Nice big deep lows with warm clarity are no problem. Both heads are warm and clear in a similar way. The thunderfunk has way more eq options
  8. astack

    astack Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    I bought a DB750 last year to check out. I flipped it shortly after. Just too far to the fat side for me plus the size and weight. I think a lot are sold because a lot of people want to try them like I did, not that they aren't bad, just not for everyone. The Tonehammer is big enough in the lows for me when I want that, although the DB750 was capable of more. And the TH has more upper mid character, which I like. I'm mostly using either the Bassman or V4B now (similar size and weight to the DB, so that's not the only criteria).
  9. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    As mentioned, the DB750 has an authority/brick-wall quality to the notes that I haven't heard from anything else. It is addictive to have that power, but also not necessarily fitting for all bands/genres. I personally love the clean tubey character of the Aggie more than any other hybrid I've heard, but prefer the breakup and looseness of an all-tube amp in my band's mix. If I were doing a project where the BASS was the main driving element then the DB750 would probably be my first choice, but for now its my Mesa Prodigy!