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SS AMP w/ the most color and character

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jackson0321, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. jackson0321


    Apr 4, 2001
    Houston, TX
    i hate super clean amps, i dont wont a studio monitor
    i am really looking for a solid state amp
  2. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Thunderfunk TFB420 :bassist:
  3. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I'll second the Thunderfunk recommendation!
  4. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    aguilar's? has the overdrive to add some grit.

    but i love how my iAMP800 has an almost tubey deep flavor. you might thinks its a bit too clean, tho.
  5. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    Try the Tech21 Landmark 300 or 600....

    Lots of great clear tones, thunderous low end and plenty of grind/growl should you need it.... :bassist:
  6. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    I played out again with the Thunderfunk last night (5th gig). It was in large church sanctuary (seats 1,000) and the Thunderfunk sounded awesome! I had several people come up after the concert and compliment the bass sound. The TF is absolutely the best sounding amp I've ever played through and in 30+ years I've played through quite a few. You really need to check one out if you're in the market for a new amp. Sounds awesome with my fretted and fretless basses. I just can't get a bad sound out of it! To top it off the amp weighs only 15 lbs!
  7. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I recommend a rack rig consisting of the SansAmp RBI and a power amp. That'll give a lot of coloration and grit! And the RBI is fairly inexpensive.
  8. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    it's funny that you equate tube amps with super clean - some ss amps are a lot sqeakier than the tube amps
    i'll have to say the sans amp probably has the most character of the solid state units
    i've even used their di pedal straight into my stewart 2.1 and dug the tone
  9. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    You might want to check out Gallien-Krueger.


    They have a little color to their tone and you can add as much grit as you like.

    I have a 700RBII and it sounds great!

  10. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    tech21 landmark