What company do you think makes the best bass amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by FiveStringsNme, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. Ampeg

    83 vote(s)
  2. Hartke

    12 vote(s)
  3. Roland

    2 vote(s)
  4. SWR

    57 vote(s)
  5. Fender Bassman

    8 vote(s)
  6. Gallien Krueger

    35 vote(s)
  7. Vox

    1 vote(s)
  8. Other(please state what)

    129 vote(s)
  1. Yea............I wanna see what the people of talkbass like the most
  2. I love Ampegs and their distinct,rich sounds
  3. My vote goes out to the one I love! AM-****in'-PEG! you gotta love em'!
  4. bassboat


    Sep 27, 2001
    Man, you left a lot of companies off your list of choices!
    How about Eden, Ashdown, Aguilar, and Euphonic for starters?
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    <font size=7>Glockenklang</font size>
  6. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I agree! Too many good companies left off the list,
    but I'm also old enough to remember when there would maybe be two or three companies that made great bass stuff:D
  7. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Sorry, but there is no best amp company, but several excellent ones. I own Ampeg, Mesa & G-K, & have owned SWR, Fender,Roland, Polytone, & Hartke.
    There's about 6-7 others I have GAS for.
    Each is voiced differently, each is the best for what it is.
    The winner is....
    What each player thinks brings out the best tone for their style.
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The poll is essentially meaningless since you didn't include the best manufacturer.
  9. Uh-oh, I smell another Ampeg win.

    Clean sweep by Ampeg.

    The 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, the 5, touchdown Ampeg.

    ...you get the idea.
  10. Oh yeah, it's not all that far because there are thousands of others across the world. But I'm a high end guy.
  11. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    And I wonder who that might be??:confused:

    Oh, wait, Ampeg IS in fact on there, so he did include THE BEST.:p :D
  12. BassAxe


    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    I hear you there, but perhaps none of those brands are available in his area. When I got my G-K stack, the only other brands I could find locally were Eden, SWR, Hartke, Fender, and Crate.

    If I can't plug-and-play, I ain't going to pay.
  13. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Well, so what, if it's not available locally? ;) :) Not much is here, especially high end stuff. Hooray for Internet and UPS! :)

    And you guys forgot about EBS.
  14. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    (Disregard this, pressed the wrong button... :()
  15. Amoilbasso


    Apr 22, 2000
  16. Matthias


    May 30, 2000
    Vienna, Austria
    Fender, Roland, Vox?
    No Eden, Ashdown, Aguilar, Glockenklang, EBS, ...
    Sorry, but that's ridiculous.

    Also I'm convinced that there is no best brand (sorry Munji ;)) so I did not vote.

  17. why is "best amp" an oxymoron? An oxymoron is comprised of terms that mutually exclude each other, such as: "quiet guitarist" or "conservative intellectual" or "Tasteful hair band" or "Modest Conklin owner"....you know.


    "Best amp manufacturer" may be an unuseful concept, but it's not an oxywotsit.
  18. BassMann2112


    Jun 21, 2002
    Trace Elliot is no more so I would have to say ASHDOWN!!!

    I will be looking for some of the new Trace Elliot/Gibson bass amplification gear. I heard they are working on new bass amps to be avalable in the next few months by Trace America.
    We will see.