Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by barroso, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'm in a new band. Strange thing is that the guys in the band like a lot how i play but don't want the SWR head i use. they are so crazy that they are going to buy a new all tube head and let me use it. i know the ampeg svt2pro and the mesa boogie 400+. the other head they like is the SUNN 300 T. i have done a search but i want more opinions on this head. if someone know the 1200s, this will be appreciated too.
  2. Do they tell you what strings to use too?

    Well I have an old tube sunn Model T head that I use in practices, it is a cool sounding head, when the tubes aren't shot like they are now. I understand it is a different head though, why don't you go try it out in the store? Don't you like the sound of your head? cause remember the guys telling you they dont want your head are probably guitar players and drummers :D
  3. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Letting non-bass players decide which bass amp to use is always a mistake, IMO. On the other hand, if it's the only way you can keep the gig and you're out of options...whatever. I'd personally look for another band before I'd let them dictate what gear I'm gonna play through. But that's just me, YMMV.
  4. I second what boogiebass said
  5. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    well hell...if someones gonna buy me a brand new head, i'd let 'em!

    so...hit 'em up for the Mesa 400+. it's the best sounding out of all of those, and most expensive. (if they're gonna make you change something, might as well make 'em pay!)

  6. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'd second too. but the whole story says that this band is ready to pay me to play with them. they do a music i do not like so much, but with their money i could buy what i need to do my own music with my band. if they are ready to spend money for a new head, where is the problem? i have no problem at all. i see this as a job not a pleasure, so if they want a tube head they'll buy a tube head and i'll play on that head. i was only trying to know your opinion about the options i have. i don' go to a shop to try one because here in italy shops do not carry this kind of amps and we are forced to order without trying.
  7. Yeah I guess we tend to take it personal when someone messes with our own kind ;)
  8. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    Well back ON topic, I own a 300T and am very satisfied with it so far. I would venture to say it would get basically any tone you want out of it with just a little tweaking of the EQ and compressor. I play mine through a Sunn 2x15 cab and it has more low-end than I could ever wish for. Even through the 15's it still has EXCELLENT highs, which I was very surprised by. It's extremely loud on with the master on about 4, so I couldn't imagine that it wouldn't be loud enough for just about any gig.

    BTW, hunt down JimM for opinions on the 1200S. I know he is a VERY proud owner of such:)
  9. JimM


    Jan 13, 2000
    Northern California
    Yeah,hunter585 has my number.

    I have the 1200s,it's more amp than I need really,but it was only a few bucks more than Ampeg's SVTIIIpro so I thought,what the hey.

    I'm one of those guys that thinks the SWR tone sounds "sterile".I really like the Sunn 300T,the 1200s is not quite as ridiculously rumbly as the 300T,but it still sounds good to me.very smooth to my ears.My drummer wanted me to get something with a 1x18 and tubes,when I first played the 1200s with the Sunn 4x10 for him,he got this big smile on his face and said "Jimmy,that thing has some balls!".