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Tube combo Amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassclar7, Aug 19, 2001.


  1. bassclar7

    bassclar7

    Apr 22, 2000
    Goodrich, MI
    I'm in the market for a nice all tube Combo amp.
    Something either at or above 100 watts.
    Th only combo amp I've ever tried like this was a new mesa boogie 200 watt 2x10 and I loved it, but that was long ago and far away. Are there any suggestions. Price is not as important as tone and low end. Thanks.
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
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    Hey bassclar7. If it ain't been said yet, welcome to TB.

    Would that be a Mesa Buster 2x10 wedge combo? I've got
    the Buster head and run it through a SWR BigBen 1x18". Also, the
    Ampeg B15-R (re-issue) ain't bad. It's 60 or 100 watts through
    a single 15". It's not for big venues, but the tone is too sweet -
    tight, clean, and punchy as hell. Pignose offers an all-tube 100
    watt head or 1x15" combo. I got the head and run it through
    a SWR 2x10T. Not bad for bein' "inexpensive" (head and cab).
    The Piggy DOESN'T have a Master Volume or Standby Switch :(.

    I was over at the Kendrick site a while back. I remember
    back in the 80's they made 100 watt, 2x10" combo. Just fer
    grins, I clicked on "contact" and emailed`em..."Why ain't you
    makin' that bass combo no more?" Shocked the hell outta' me
    when THE Texas tube guru - Gerald Weber - answered the
    email his'self. He said yes they DO remember makin' those
    and haven't forgotten how...`Would I like one?` :eek: Way back
    when, I think they listed for about $2250.

    On my list of "holy grails" is a Matchless Thunderman combo.
    It's 45 watts, class A, and flip-top (like a B-15). Cool thing is,
    it came in 1x15" or 2x10" flip-top configurations.