Tone heaven, the Fender 300 pro

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by yamaha, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. yamaha

    yamaha Guest

    Apr 7, 2006
    I was finally able to try one this morning at a local dealer. This all tube head sounds amazing. It's really tonal heaven in clean mode. Just a light bass boost, and the sweetest tones ever a produced from this head.

    I really didn't like the overdrive though. Very nasal, mid range aggressive. I prefer the overdrive of the Titan V12. But in clean channel, it sounds awesome.

    Very happy I got to finally try one. Very unhappy that now I want one.

    So GAS list :

    Fender Jazz bass
    Shuttle max 12.0
    Fender 300 Pro
    Warwick Corvette
    Yamaha 6 stringer

    Anyone want to support the ''Cure Yamaha of Gas'' foundation
  2. I want one too - keep hoping they dump the prices on them.
  3. distrot

    distrot Guest

    Mar 26, 2007
    if I read one more good thread about these amps I'm gonna go out and buy one....I'm stuck between the 300 and a svt classic
  4. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    The Sunn 300T/Fender 300 Pro(same amp) is right in the same ball park with the SVT although the Sunn/Fender does have a built in tube Compressor section and graphic EQ but the tone is much more similar between the Sunn/Fender and the SVT . I have had both of these amps and i regret ever letting the Sunn Go in a Swap for a Peavey Classic 400 head and cab in tweed. I will get another one some day.
  5. protoz


    Nov 30, 2000
    I love my Sunn 300T and would recommend it for any music style. As soon as I got it my amp GAS was cured. Now that I'm getting back into music again I am having cab GAS because I don't have a truck anymore.

    It never ends. :meh:
  6. lawsonman

    lawsonman Guest

    Dec 19, 2005
    NW IL
    Yet another great amp I sold. Thanks for reminding me.:crying:
  7. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome - Dallas
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    Edited my post due to some rules that i did not bother reading...

  8. 300. I think Fender is trying to ramp up their amp business..and am uncertain what's up with corporate Ampeg.
  9. tapp01


    Apr 10, 2008
    Wilmington, NC
    I've always heard that you will get more clean headroom out of the Fender and more grit out of the SVT. Pure hearsay however. No experience though.
  10. Geddy Claypool

    Geddy Claypool SX J-75/Traben Neo 4 -> SVT-CL/SVT-810E

    Aug 3, 2008
    I've tried both, and I would say that if you can find a solid USA-built SVT Classic, like I did, it edges out the 300/Sunn by a bit.
  11. bassermaniac

    bassermaniac Guest

    Jun 30, 2007
    300 all the way.more tonal options
  12. the mojo hobo

    the mojo hobo

    Nov 13, 2005
    I have one of these (Sunn 300t) and love it. Well except moving it, it is very heavy.

    I swapped out the preamp tubes for JJ ECC83's and it sounds even better, especially the overdrive channel.
  13. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome - Dallas
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    Svt has a more aggresive tone. The 300 is say a more modern tone'd svt. A magnavox era svt though, thats a find.