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SUNN COLISEUM 300

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by wecldgetkilled, Nov 14, 2004.


  1. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Any good for what?


    I imagine it'd make one impressive paper weight.


    I have an older Sunn rig that I don't currently use(head is in need of repair). I don't know if the heads are comparable, but I personally have liked the few Sunn products I have played through. I'll need a lil more info on what you'll be using it for and what you're looking for in sound.

    It may be good to me, you may hate it.

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    (To answer your question[to the best of my knowledge] in less words than you used)

    It good.
     
  2. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Mine works beautiful and sounds great.
     
  3. wecldgetkilled

    wecldgetkilled

    Nov 14, 2004
    well.. I'm trying to run it through a 215. I think the impediance is 4 or 8 and it handles 30o-400. I would like to gig it out and use it for practice.

    I couldn't find a review on it so I came here.
    :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:
     
  4. wecldgetkilled

    wecldgetkilled

    Nov 14, 2004

    hmmm... how loud does it get and what is it like tone wise?
    Would you suggest a power amp to give it an extra kick?
     
  5. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    :bag:

    Sorry, that was suppost to be more tongue in cheek than it came out as.....needed more smileys... :D

    Sunn products are very good from my experiences, I think you'll be happy with it.
     
  6. wecldgetkilled

    wecldgetkilled

    Nov 14, 2004
    Alright. I think I'm going to look into it a little bit more before i throw away my 200 bucks.
     
  7. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Using two cheap 2x10 cabs with it and it has no problem handling 2 loud guitarists.
    Pretty flexible, tending towards a 'round' tone
    You can, but it should be able to get you thru most situations.
     
  8. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
  9. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Yep.
     
  10. slinkp

    slinkp

    Aug 29, 2003
    brooklyn, NY, USA
  11. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
  12. slinkp

    slinkp

    Aug 29, 2003
    brooklyn, NY, USA
    Hmm, I wonder how much they changed over the years. I think yours might be a later model than the ones I know from Who photos.
    The ones Entwistle had from 1972-ish looked like these:

    coliseum 880:
    [​IMG]

    coliseum lead:
    [​IMG]

    coliseum slave power amp:
    [​IMG]

    And here's a somewhat later Coliseum Bass head:
    [​IMG]
    ... which still looks different from yours.
     
  13. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    The 300 came out in the early '80s(4th hand info). They really didn't sell well, because Sunn was considered an out of date, old technology. Probably one of the last amps before the Fender buyout. Its sound would probably be popular now... if there were more of them available.