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Your bass amp(s) poll

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by staccatogrowl, Aug 16, 2007.


  1. Analog head with tube preamp & tube power amp

    17.4%
  2. Analog combo with tube preamp & tube power amp

    2.2%
  3. Analog head with tube preamp & ss power amp

    30.1%
  4. Analog combo with tube preamp & ss power amp

    6.7%
  5. Analog head with ss preamp & ss power amp

    28.9%
  6. Analog combo with ss preamp & ss power amp

    14.0%
  7. Digital head

    3.7%
  8. Digital combo

    3.1%
  9. Other

    5.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. staccatogrowl

    staccatogrowl Savoring time on a spinning, shimmery, aqua sphere Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2006
    What type of bass amp(s) do you own and play most?
     
  2. Ampeg SVT3-Pro
     
  3. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    I voted for what I gig with: an Ampeg B100R solid-state combo. But I probably put as many hours into the amp I keep at the rehearsal space, which is a Music Man HD130 (mostly solid-state pre, except for a single 12AX7 -- think it's an inverter -- and EL34 tube power amp) with a Hartke 410 XL cab.

    Before that, I used an Ampeg B15N, which is a tube-all-the-way combo, but then, it's not really a combo in the usual sense....
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I play:
    Aguilar DB-359 - ALL TUBE BABY!!!
    Mesa M-2000 Basis - Hybrid
    Markbass LMII - SS

    I prefer the all tube rig, but the others have their place. I use the LMII primarily for practice at home or small gigs. It has a great standalone tone that makes for very enjoyable practicing. The Mesa is kind of a backup head to the Aggie now. I'm thinking about getting a Mesa M-Pulse 600 or an Eden WT800B as well...
     
  5. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Eden WT800, basicly all SS but there is a tube in the front end.
    I also have a little Ampeg combo I've had for a while that I play through all the time at home (and it makes it out to small gigs from time to time- well it used to actually) that is all SS.
     
  6. Energy

    Energy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Germany
    I play:
    - Weber Mywatt 200: all tube (main amp)
    - Yamaha BBT500H: digital/switch mode (church amp)
    - Epiphone Valve Junior: all tube (bedroom amp)
     
  7. Standalone

    Standalone

    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    has both a tube and an ss pre... and the power section has a 12ax7 to drive the power section... so I'd have to vote for several.

    There are also the Music man HD heads that are ss pre and tube power...
     
  8. felch182

    felch182

    May 26, 2005
    all tube for me
     
  9. buffordbass

    buffordbass

    Nov 11, 2004
    Dallas
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    Eden 400... tube pre, ss amp
     
  10. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Carvin RL1000. SS and SS.
     
  11. JansenW

    JansenW

    Nov 14, 2005
    Cambridge, MA
    My preamp is a hybrid tube & solid state: Demeter HBP-1
    My amp is solid state: Steward 2.1
     
  12. ShirazBop

    ShirazBop Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
    Was using the Ampeg Portabass stuff with the SVT_DI tube injection... Now settling in very nicely with the TF...so voted the SS route....
     
  13. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    1- Chord electronics poweramp and a custom made pre amp.
    2- glockenklang soul combo
    3- GK MB150s combo and extension cab.
    :bassist:
     
  14. nastyn8c

    nastyn8c

    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    SM-400S all the way! I might eventually go for an SM-900 or 1500 eventually, but for now I'm all good.
     
  15. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    all tube all the time.
     
  16. Analog head with ss preamp & ss power amp: Ashdown MK500
     
  17. skidrawk

    skidrawk

    Jan 21, 2007
    Space City, TX
    Big gigs I use an Ampeg SVP preamp with a solid state power amp.

    Small gigs I use a Peavey BAM 210 combo.

    I record using a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.
     
  18. BassOverflow

    BassOverflow

    Jul 12, 2007
    Western NC
    Summit Audio TD-100 - tube preamp
    Bergantino IP112/EX112 - 1000 watts of SS power!
     
  19. neuromancer

    neuromancer

    Apr 28, 2005
    CT, USA
    Main amp is: Ampeg SVT III Pro (Tube pre/SS power amp)
    Backup is: Yorkville XS400H (Tube pre/SS power)

    I'm not opposed to all tube or SS, just a preference. There are many of these I'd own if the budget permitted. ;)
     
  20. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    thunderfunk 550b
     

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