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USA bass combos ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Randy S, Aug 5, 2012.


  1. Randy S

    Randy S

    Jul 7, 2008
    Western WA
    What bass combo amps are made in the USA?
     
  2. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SoCal
    GK.
     
  3. TheBasicBassist

    TheBasicBassist

    Jan 8, 2009
    Newark, DE
    Endorsing Artist: Rosado Guitars
    The Mesa Boogie Walkabout immediately comes to mind. I believe that Phil Jones and Genz make combo amps as well.
     
  4. lowendrv

    lowendrv

    Dec 12, 2007
    SoCal
    Carvin
    Ampeg Heritage series
     
  5. ShiftyShift

    ShiftyShift

    Mar 12, 2012
    Vintage or Current?
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ampeg Heritage B-15.
     
  7. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Where an amp is manufactured is less important than how it sounds, and what features it includes.
     
  8. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    The $4,000 combo amp. :D
     
  9. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    This. I play three US-made combos. Two from 1967 and one from more recent times. Just sayin' :D
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    The $4000 combo amp that has sold 150 units so far and would sell even more if they made more ;)
     
  11. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    old Peavey's ...
     
  12. For some reason PT Barnum comes to mind?
     
  13. Versatek6

    Versatek6 Fretless is like Trombone Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2008
    Twin Cities, MN
    Trace Elliot.

    Designed in Great Britain, built in USA.

    715X, 1210 & 1215.


    catalog.pdf
     
  14. that could apply to the color of a bass as well. Of course the color will have no affect on the tone. But we all have our preferences. Right?
    Speaking as someone who lost a good paying job with benefits to outsourcing, I will never knowingly buy a non-USA made anything, except, as is the case with some pedals and synths, there is no domestic equivalent.
    And I will certainly pay extra for domestically produced gear if I need to. Hence my Musicman and Mesa love affair.
     
  15. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    i'm reasonably certain the phil jones products are u.s.a. designed but manufactured in china.
     
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Always with the shots. What's up with you, Jon? You used to be nice.
     
  17. Heritage B-15?

    For that gouge in the wallet it better be made in heaven.

    You Funny Jimmy!
     
  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    But I never used to be nice. Jon always was ;)
     
  19. And to answer the OP Question

    First that comes to mind is the already mentioned and amazingly versatile MESA Walkabout.

    You didn't ask for best or cheapest or anything...which is great!

    I want to know too!

    (I love combo's). :)
     
  20. matante

    matante

    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Gallien Krueger and Ampeg Heritage are not Made in USA.

    They are "Assembled in USA" which means they don't have enough US made parts in them to qualify for Made in USA status.
     

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