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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by sticknto4, Sep 18, 2004.
What is the best Trace Elliot bass amp out there?
It's all opinion, but probably the V6 and V8.
All subjective. Me? It would be the V8 or an AH1000SMX depending on the sound I want at the time.
Owning (and having owned) a wide range of range of Trace gear, my votes would go to the V8, VA/VR400, HexaValve and V6 tube amps. The last generation preamp as used in the V8 is simply amazing, so that's my personal preference.
If your preference is SS, then the AH1000SMX and AH600SMX would be the ticket. IMHO of course.
I have the V6 and it rocks. For quite a bit less money you can get the hybrid version of the V-type which also sounds damn good.
Dunno what the best one is...as the others have said it is all down to taste.
I have 2 trace noise making devices......
Commando 15 for practice....about 8 years old
AH600smx for big noise.......about 6 years old.....loud and proud. I play through 2 cabs...a Labsystems 2x12 and an SWR based 1x18.
It is pretty loud and has a nice thick sound, idea for my hard rockin' band.
Both amps made it from Scotland to Australia without missing a beat....so to speak.