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What tube amp do you play?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Muziekschuur, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Muziekschuur


    May 25, 2009
    I see less and less bands using tube amps for bass!! So we are becoming a select club... So what tube head do you use?

    I have a Dynacord BA300 (150 watts RMS), a Multitone 200 deluxe (8x el34) and a Schaller V35 for homepractice... (35 watts).

    And what cabinet do you use along with it?
  2. bb5000


    May 30, 2006
    Sundsvall, Sweden
    I use:
    - Weber AB200 ( pre: 2x12AX7, 1x6L6GC (driver tube) power: 6x6550@300W or 6xKT88@300W),
    - Weber 6S100 (pre: 1x12AX7, 1xEF86, 1x12BH7, power: 2xKT88@100W)
    - Hiwatt DR201 clone (pre: 3x12AX7 , 1x12AT7, power: 6xEL34@190W or 4xKT88@200W)

    all built (and serviced) by myself. I mostly use 1-2 Ampeg SVT410HE, or sometimes 1-2 EBS115.

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  3. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Peavey Classic 400. Eight 6550's or KT88's = 400 watts of tube power. I run it through a fEARful 1515/66/1.

  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Egnater Tweaker 40 (2x 6l6 @40 watts)

    Bag End D12
  5. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Mesa 400+
    Fender 300 Pro
    Trace Elliot V4 & V6
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Fender Bassman 100 T
    Epiphone Valve Jr. Modded for bass.
  7. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Ironic as there are more companies bringing tube bass heads back to market.

    I'm currently playing a 74 SVT, 75 Sound City 120, and an Ampeg B15. Depends on the gig.
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  8. capcom


    Mar 23, 2005
    '67 "Fender Bassman 50" at home, and it almost never leaves home:


    Due to its vintage value, low power and high weight I can't bring it to bar gigs.
    Unfortunately instead of it I use "Ampeg SVP-PRO" Bass Tube Preamp connected to a solid state power amp.

    I wish I could use an Ampeg SVT with its 8x10 cab for bar gigs...

    Someday, someday :)
    Tbone76 likes this.
  9. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    SVT CL

    While we're on the subject, does anyone have an opinion on the AShdown 300 watt tube head? Just curious.
  10. redhed


    Oct 25, 2009
    Ampeg SVT Classic and Orange AD200 MK3.

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  11. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    My only opinion is that they're a whole lotta coin :D .
  12. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    I play either a '70s V4B or SVT head through a pair of single 15" cabs loaded with JBL K145s.
  13. J-O


    Jun 27, 2010
    70's Ampeg V4B. I love it!
  14. Fender Bassman 300 Pro

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  15. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
  16. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis

    Priced similarly to a new CL aren't they?
  17. bassguy72


    Sep 7, 2011
    Heritage SVT
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  18. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis

  19. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Priced the same as a Heritage CL. $2400. A new SVT-CL is $1800.
  20. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    The question is then is it worth the extra $600 to have an amp not made in Asia. Or is the Ashdown not made in the UK?

    Some people ( Jimmy M.) swear they can tell no difference between a US made SVT and a Chinese/Vietnamese/Korean model. I'm glad mine is US made though.