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SUNN early 70's vs Late 70's HELP

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Miles_G, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Miles_G


    Apr 15, 2010
    Hey guess I am really interested in getting a Sunn Coliseum Lead. Does anyone know the difference between the early 70's silverface ones and the late 70's red know/white faced ones. Keep in mind this will be used for bass. Also I have a concert bass right now and really love the sound just need a little bit more power.
  2. Can't really help with the question...

    But have you thought of looking for a Sunn Concert Slave? That'd give you the power you're looking for + the tone you like from the Concert Bass.
  3. Miles_G


    Apr 15, 2010
    I thought about that, but I don't want to add more cabs, I just want to push more power through the cabs I am already using.
  4. KramerBassFan


    Jan 3, 2009
    No difference as far as i know besides Cosmetics.

    Now... if your talking about a Coliseum Lead and a Coliseum 300... there is a HUGH difference. ;)

    BUT. The Coliseum Lead and Bass's only difference is the pre amp. If i recall it is voiced differently, and the Lead won't give you as much bass as the Bass... for obvious reasons. I'd bypass the Coliseum Lead Preamp if i were you. :)
    Unless you wanted to try and do the Chris Squire thing.

    But the Power amp for the Coliseum Lead and Coliseum Bass ARE the exact same thing.
  5. Miles_G


    Apr 15, 2010
    I've heard a lot of people say that the Lead sounds better for bass than the actual coliseum Bass.
  6. Hello Miles,
    I will help you. I have a collection of Vinty Sunn gear. I service it myself. Owned most for over 30 years. Ask away.
    Here ya go: tom_g_jackson@agilent.com. Reason: don't really feel like being attacked, ridiculed and all from all quarters. so email me bassBro...you are into some good gear IMHO.
    Peace and Happiness to all:hyper:
  7. KramerBassFan


    Jan 3, 2009
    Well "tone" is subjective... i was just trying to speak on actual use.

    I have a Coliseum 300 and a SR400 (both Hartzell Corp. Era) and love them both. :)
  8. Just HAD to post that pic... :eek:)))

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