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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by peasandpotatoes, Oct 7, 2005.
What is the most "tubey" sounding hybrid?
IMO.... Ag DB750 and especially the Mesa Simulstate products (Walkabout, BB750 and MPulse600). The tube front end of those amps make them mimic all tube amps IMO. The Eden and SWR hybrids sound great, but really sound SS for the most part, with a touch of 'tube warmth'.
The old Musicman amps with the solidstate preamp and tube power section (100-B, HD-150) sound more like a tube amp than any amp I've ever tried with a tube preamp and solidstate power section.
My vote goes to the DB750. I've yet to hear another hybrid sound so much like an all-tube amp, in the best possible way.
+1 on the Mesa stuff.
DB 750 plus the Mesa Boogie M-Pulse line, for sure. From the clips I have heard online (never heard in person), the EBS Fafner might be up there, too.
Tom, I had a Fafner. I wouldn't recommend one. The tube drive sound was very "artificial" sounding for lack of a better term. Kind of like a cheap overdrive pedal. I had reliability issues with mine also.
Duly noted! Thanks for pointing that out.
You playing this weekend? Come on down to Bears Den Saturday if you're bored.
I have a bluestripe Fafner and it has been the model of reliability (touch wood). Although my description of the Fafner would be a little kinder I can see where you are coming from on the "cheap overdrive pedal" comment. I found that a tube change helped mine out immensely. Nonetheless it certainly isn't in the same league as the DB750.
I'll see what I can do. How did the show at the Pump go? I got way too liquored up that weekend!
how does the Peavey T-Max compare?
Not too bad. Decent crowd. But..it had one of those damn small stages surrounded on three sides by walls. ECHO chamber city...each and every cymbal crash cut directly into my brain.
They rebooked us though, so I suppose it was a success.
I know most people totally overlook them compared to the V8's and such from Trace Elliot but their V-type V-5001 (300H) head is one of the best hybrids IMO. They are really fat and warm with that V-type tone.
IIRC, British Audio Service still has some NOS units in stock for around $450. Thats not bad for a brand new 280 watt Trace Elliot hybrid head.