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The Midsize / Midprice / Midweight Head Poll...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by James reeve5, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. Ashdown ABM 500

    11 vote(s)
  2. Eden WT 550

    14 vote(s)
  3. EA iAMP 800

    10 vote(s)
  4. Ampeg SVT-3

    10 vote(s)
  5. SWR SM-500

    6 vote(s)
  6. Mesa Boogie MPulse 600

    12 vote(s)
  1. Well, I am looking for a head. I have narrowed it down (somewhat). I play a Modulus, mostly fingerstyle and I would just like to get some ideas from you guys before I make a roadtrip.
  2. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    In that price range, you should have included EBS. That's where my vote goes.;)
  3. I've voted for the Ampeg SVT-3 Pro because I own one myself :D

    I've got no experience with the other amps, but the Mesa Boogie is on my GAS-list ;)
  4. what are you looking for sound wise?
  5. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    the iamp 800 is midpriced? when did this happen?
  6. well K Dubbs, it sure ain't a Glock...
  7. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    I voted for the ABM 500. Warm and punchy, straight-forward design/controls, and loud.
  8. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    good point james ;)
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Dude. You would be insane not to go with the WT-550. Ask Gard.
  10. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    True. The Genz Benz GBE 600 should get some consideration also.
  11. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    My vote goes with RAM, on this. Pretty amazing stuff.
  12. bollefen


    Mar 13, 2003
    somebody mention the genz, anybody heard it against any of the mosfet designs, bi-polar was never my fave, the a-b switching and distortion were always audible, although my hearing is not what it once was. courtesy of some russian ordnance some 30 years ago in a place far away, when many of you were only a twinkle in your da's eyes! :)

    on paper it looks nice thou
  13. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    I've gompared the EBS HD 350 and the Genz Benz GBE 400. I would buy the Benz if I were deciding between the two but both are great amps. Unfortunately, I've never been in a store that had both the EBS TD 650 and the Genz Benz GBE 600 in stock at the same time. I have heard them individually and I just seemed to like the Benz head more without being able to compare them head to head. The GBE 600 had more warmth to my ears and it also offers a lot of versatility. That TD 650 is no slouch by any means though!
  14. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
  15. snailplow

    snailplow Leon Phelps Wanna Be

    Nov 1, 2001
    Maryville, Tennessee

    I second that motion. Eden is THE SH*T.
  16. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    eden or USED sm400s
  17. cwbassist


    Aug 23, 2003
    they are all out of my price range right now
  18. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Maybe a GK700RB (used) those things are loud. Loud loud, with a good amount of head room, and some rather nice tones in them. IMHO they can cover the SWR sound and can cop a pretty warm sound when EQed genrously.
  19. I just bought an Eden WT 550 from Gard at Bass Central, and I'm very pleased with it. If at all possible, try out the amp before you buy, our preferences might not be yours. The 550 is quiet, light weight, and if it isn't loud enough, you won't have hearing much longer anyway.

    Good luck in you quest, John