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.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  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!
    Yeah!
    Or find a used MESA Buster head, whiuch could make you very happy!
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    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"??)
    :D
     
  6. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    ...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.

      http://www.trace-elliot.com/bass/vv8.html
     
  7. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

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

    AJ
     
  8. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
  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

    ndjx

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