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Reasonable price for a WT-400

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Stachio, Jun 21, 2002.


  1. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    How much should I be willing to pay for a like-new WT-400 ?
    I found one for $700 which I may be able to dicker down a little bit.
    Also, is the only difference between a 300 and a 400 the wattage ? If so, would it perhaps be cheaper to buy a 300 for $500-ish and get Eden to boost the output ?

    Too many questions:)
     
  2. Golem II

    Golem II

    Jan 4, 2002
    Macon, GA, USA
    $700 may be too much for a WT-400 that's been used at all. I think Bassnw sells them new for $850. I've seen WT-400's posted for as little as $400, but they usually go for $500 to $600. I'd say hold out until you find one for $500 or less, or try to buy a WT-300 for $400. I'm not sure how much they cost to upgrade.
     
  3. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Endorsing Artist: Black Diamond & SuperSensitive strings
    When I checked a few months ago, the full WT-300 to WT-400 upgrade was $300, so I don't think that it'd be worth it.

    Besides the 100 watts, the 400 has a defeatable compressor and a pad for the input. You can get around the 300's compressor just by using less input gain.

    You should be able to find a 300 for between $350 and $450...you'll have to decide if the 100 extra watts is worth it.

    There are some other stealth upgrades in the 400 that may not appear in all revisions of the 300. I did have my 300 upgraded for lower noise specs, which cost about $100.

    Let me know if you have questions.

    Dan
     
  4. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    Atlanta
    Thanks guys,

    Dan : I forgot about the defeatable compressor. I figured the 400 watts was a good idea to drive a 210 XLT and a 115 XL, possibly even a 410 XLT eventually, and cut through a loud drummer in small to medium sized gigs. Sort of hard to test in a store.
    AAAAH, decisions:)
    Any more suggestions/advice is welcome.
     
  5. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I used a WT-300 and a 410XLT for about 5 gigs, (Before the Rig of Doom came...) and I never had any problems being heard, and I was only using an 8ohm load. I don't think you'll have any problems with the WT-400 at all (Incidentally, I might be getting rid of my WT-300, if I could ever test out some pre-amps...)
     
  6. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    I probably would have bought a WT400 if one had been around at the time,but I found a 300 for cheap and have done lots of gigs with it powering an Eden 210xlt and a Bag End,or even once just the Bag End 15 by itself,and it has worked well for me,even playing 5 string.Personally,I like the sound of the compressor so I don't mind not being able to bypass it,but that's just me.I've seen WT400's on ebay for $450-500 so a little patience may be rewarded there.