Tweed Bassman (for home practice)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by LonesomeCraig, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. LonesomeCraig

    LonesomeCraig Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2015
    I've been thinking of buying a small high quality tube bass amp for practicing at home. Then I realized I have a Clark Piedmont (tweed bassman circuit) that I use on larger guitar playing gigs.
    This Clark amp sound terrific at medium volume at home. I know the tweed bassman amps were originally built for bass players, but I don't think in these modern times that very many players use them?
    Anybody out there using a tweed bassman for practice or small gigs?
  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    No, but I'd bet you are correct.... it'd probably sound GREAT at living-room volume!
  3. I have used a tweed Bassman for a low volume casino gig. It sounds great but you don't get much volume before it is beyond the capability of the Bassman. Even at the minimal volumes we were providing it was starting to distort and it only does the old school mid-bass sound, there is no heavy thumping bass. I was running 4X10" Weber Alnicos in it. That being said, it was a more than passable amp for the gig.

    I haven't used it again as I sold it to the guitar player in the band who absolutely loves it.