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Preference of amp regardless of money


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Welcome to the Lowdown Frontlinebass! :wave:

 

I'm afraid I can't vote in your poll because I've only played through one of the rigs you listed. That would be a 70's SVT with 2 8x10 cabs. For one shining gig I was a BASS GOD! :eek::D

 

The only other time that came close was when my teacher let me do a gig with his Acoustic 370 & Cerwin Vega folded 18 cab! :idea:

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Well, I've played each of those rigs and the Mesa is the last on my list, with several more before it. The Ampeg SVT-CL sounds great, but not as stable as the SVT-4. Both have lot's of character and tone, but the SVT-4 has a helluva lot more power. The SWR is the cleanest amp of the ones you've listed and has plenty of power, but, for rock, it may be too clean.
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Interesting choices. I would not have picked any of them, or would have been intrigued by other offerings from those companies.

 

From Ampeg, the Pro5 probably interests me the most.

 

From Mesa, it's the M-Pulse 600 that I like.

 

From SWR, the 750X (which is in your list) would probably be a leading candidate for me.

 

Any particular reason you selected those models?

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The Acoustic Image is pretty decent.

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Sheldon sez:

If I truly was choosing an amp regardless of the cost I'd probably say Walter Wood.....probably.

Some how people have it in their heads that Walter Woods are expensive. I think mine was a bargain. I was was about to buy an Eden WT-400 when I got my WW. Not that much difference in the price, huge difference in the product.

 

I didn't vote because I didn't know what kind of gig I would be using the rig for.

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For some strange reason, I'd still be a Peavey guy. I don't know if it's because of the durability of their equipment, the sound, the Peavey mojo, or that I like the Peaveys' charity work in helping to foster music education in schools, which is always a good thing IMHO.

 

This holds true for me, whether you're talking about their bass or guitar amps, as I play both instruments. I think they just make good stuff throughout.

 

I like their new Pro 500 head. Couple that with a matching 4x10, and 1x15, and I'm there. :)

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Originally posted by Dr. Taz:

I like their new Pro 500 head. Couple that with a matching 4x10, and 1x15, and I'm there. :)

I played the Pro 500 in a store w/ the Pro 4x10 and Pro 1x15. It's quite a rig. I don't really need the fully parametric EQ section that the 500 has, but it sure was fun to play around with! Those two cabs sounded great! Nice response, deep bass, and tight.

 

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Originally posted by frontlinebass:

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Originally posted by tnb:

Some how people have it in their heads that Walter Woods are expensive. I think mine was a bargain. I was was about to buy an Eden WT-400 when I got my WW. Not that much difference in the price, huge difference in the product.

 

I know that there are more expensive amps out there, I just figured that inflation had reared it's ugly head on Woods products as much as anyone else's. Honestly, I haven't priced Woods heads since I bought mine. I paid almost $1800 for a used MI 700-8, which was a bargain nine years ago. What model did you end up getting and what did you pay, if you don't mind me asking? Just curious.

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I would probably make a rig. Im not sure what i would use for a preamp, maybe the eden metro, run that into either the mesa 400 power amps or the aguilar one, then into bagend cabs probably, with a 882i sonic maximizer.
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An important part of the equation is being left out; what cabinet with said amp?

One of the best sounding rigs I ever played through was a SWR 350 with a SWR Goliath II and a Henry the Eighth cab (8 x 8"). Sounded so good I ran out and bought a 350 redface to go with my Goliath III Jr.

The only cabinet that I found sounded as good as SWR to me was Epifani( the key is what sounded good to ME!). :wave: `

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