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Thunderfunk TFB-550B VS Mesa Boogie Bass Prodigy

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tekken, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Tekken


    Oct 11, 2008
    Turin - Italy
    Hello folks!

    I've had for 2 years a Mesa Boogie M9 Carbine (valve preamp, 10 MosFET power amp, 450W @ 8 Ohm), linked to an Aguilar DB 112 cabinet (8 Ohm): it sounded very good, warm, "round" but quite "boomy" on the lows.

    So I sold it and have purchased a used Thunderfunk TFB-550B (300W @ 8 Ohm) [750$], ever linked to the Aggie cabinet: now it sounds bright, focused, very punchy and "fast", not boomy on the lows but not so "warm" as I'd expected (even in the "Tube" mode).

    Now, I'm thinking to sold it and buy a Mesa Boogie Bass Prodigy [3250$], but I can't try it before the purchase.

    So, about that, I'd like to ask you:
    - what could you tell me about the Prodigy's sound?
    Is it warm, punchy, responsive but not "boomy" on the lows and with bright (not "ear cutting") highs?
    - do you "feel" the 28 lbs weight?
    - in order to play 25-30 gigs/year, do you think that it worths the sum (a clean money difference of 2500$)?

    I mainly play:
    - Alleva Coppolo LG-5 Classic Supreme
    - Fender Precision Bass '77
    - modern & traditional gospel
    - acid-jazz & funk & dance (Jamiroquai, Incognito, Brian Culbertson, etc.)

    Waiting for your answers, I thank you in advance for you attention.

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