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Who is the king?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dave_clark69, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. Messa Boogie

    14 vote(s)
  2. Ampeg

    34 vote(s)
  3. Galien-krueger

    10 vote(s)
  4. Other (please state)

    25 vote(s)
  1. dave_clark69

    dave_clark69 Guest

    Jan 17, 2003
    Who does the best bass amp.
    1. Messa Boogie?
    2. Ampeg?
    3. Galien-krueger?
    4. other make

    Thanks for the help
  2. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    I'd have to say Aguilar, but my opinion is a bit biased. :p
  3. There is no best. It's all personal preference.
  4. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    With my limited experience of amps/cabs: fender, ampeg, tech21, swr, aguilar, eden, GK, EA,carvin.

    I have to say I like the sound of Eden heads and the sound of Aguilar cabs, atleast the GS-112.

    DANG! I wish eden wasn't bought out! maybe its for the better? love the flexibility of some of their pricery heads.
  5. True.
  6. I think out of those three Ampeg and Mesa are the most legendary.
  7. OneCoolDog


    Oct 15, 2002
    Alabama, USA
    I like my Peavey Black Widows.
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Glockenklang makes the most hifi equipment.
  9. vanselus


    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    Ok Dave, i'll play along. You are the king, Dave. :rolleyes: :D

    now that's flame fodder if i've ever seen it. i seriously hope you're joking.
  10. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    You've got your King Diamond, your King Crimson, your Burger Kings and your BB King, but Elvis Presley was the king.

    Oh, wait...

  11. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    For rock/metal, there is no better than Ampeg SVT's and I would love to have an SVT stack with an 8x10, but my GK leaves me just happy. :)
  12. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Mind you, I said most high fidelity, not best.

    Who else uses Class A as much or offers a special low impedance cable driver?
  13. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  14. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    There is no BEST, classics perhaps, but 'best' is just another word for opinion :D
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Are you kidding? Certainly none of the three you listed. The poll should look more like:

    1. Eden
    2. Aguilar
    3. EBS
    4. Glockenklang
  16. I am ze king!

    (obscure moose +squirrel referance.)
  17. I have owned all the above at one time or another and they each did the job I needed at that time.

    My vote for overall...... goes to AMPEG.

  18. Naawww.....it's gotta be Mesa; handmade, innovative design, classic rootsy tone, and that unbeatable service. I mean, you try phoning up Ampeg or GK to chat with the dude who personally designed yer head....good luck.
  19. 70s Ampeg. Some modern hand built stuff isn't put together as well.

    It's a lot personal preference, soundwise, but there are clear leaders in craftsmanship. Aguilar, Walter Woods, Phil Jones (from what I've seen) and to a lesser extent Mesa(QC appears to be slipping), are heads and shoulders above any of the mass produced stuff in terms of components, construction and attention to detail.
  20. NeedMoreBass

    NeedMoreBass unregistered

    Feb 14, 2003
    I agree!! :bassist:
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