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What All Tube Bass Heads are around these days?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Eric Cioe, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Title says it all...

    Ampeg SVT (svt-2 pro and classic)
    Ampeg V4B
    Fender Bassman 300 (old Sunn head)
    Mesa/Boogie 400+
    Aguilar DB359

    that's all I can think of.

    I'm normally a hi-fi kinda guy, but some day I'd like to have 3 different rigs... a little, portable one, a big hi-fi sorta thing and then like a tube head and a 2x15 and 2x10 or something like that.

    I'm just seeing what's out there....
  2. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Trace Elliot made one, but I guess that doesnt count anymore, and Eden makes a tube poweramp which youy can use with the pre they make.

  3. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    The EDEN VT-300 is an integrated all-tube head unit.

    Other than what you've listed,there is also the
    very elite ALLESSANDRO Bulldog (which I would love to have.) I think BLUESLAND amps, which were hand-made, is no longer producing, they made a
    killer bass rig; MATCHLESS came back but without the bass rig.
    You could find a used PEAVEY Classic head, they show up once in awhile.
    Other than some hand-builts, there are some foreign productions which actually look very cool;
    one a Czech-made I believe was posted here-can't remember name.
    Oh, Yeah, hate to give up my GAS dream for fear of someone getting it first, but...LONDON POWER!
    Or find a used MESA Buster head, whiuch could make you very happy!
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    George Dennis :)
  5. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Ah, yes, Geo Dennis!
    'Sank You Veddy Musch!
    (How could I forget an amp mfr. that has a control
    marked "BALLS"??)
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    ...and Matamp's "palette" :)

    Trace Elliot doesn't make the "V8" no more? :( .

    No Unky Merls, it ain't shaped like a 351 small block :p.
    It uses 8 KT88's. I liked how they fused each pair of output
    tubes, and had an L.E.D. status indicator to show which set
    was havin' trouble.

  7. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    V-8, 62 lbs,400 watts all tube WOW:D

  8. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
  9. On the Geo Dennis site, notice the reference to the H string?

    durn funny Europeans....
  10. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    let us not forget the ever affordable pignose. mind you i have no idea how it sounds :confused:
  11. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    Sovtek used to have 2 on their site... don't seem to be there anymore.

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