Recommend a decent tube power amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 440Hz, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. 440Hz


    Nov 17, 2003
    I know that Mesa makes one but they are ridiculously expensive. I wanna replace my old SUnn ss amp with a tube amp, leaving space in my rack for a good git and bass preamp.

  2. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    The only other tube poweramp I've heard of is the Aguilar DB 728.
  3. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Yeah, I think your chances of finding an inexpensive tube power amp are pretty slim, unfortunately. :(

    Occasionally you may find an Aguilar DB728 on eBay for a grand or so, like I did, but they're not very common on the used market.
  4. thejohnkim


    Sep 30, 2003
    demeter also has an expensive one.

    awesome bass btw. i looked for an ET5 for a year before i settled for my T5!
  5. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    If you think the Mesa power amps are too expensive you're pretty much out of luck. Not that they are cheap by any means, but the alternatives are more expensive. Used Strategy 400s can be found for around $500 on Ebay, maybe elsewhere if you are very lucky. Maybe, if you did not need a stereo amp, and if it did not need to be in a rack, you could find an old tube bass head, if it had a power amp in? I might even know where you could get one, if that description fits the bill, but unless you're in the Northeast US shipping would be a killer.