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Yup. 'Twas a tasty amp. Also played one in NYC w/ wraub and Bastid E. Thought it was tasty there, too.

 

Both times it was the mighty DB750 -- which is rather large (but not like a Boogie 400+!).

 

I would like to try an Aguilar rack preamp one day. I would also like to try that 200W all-tube head (heavy, but only 2U).

 

I've played a couple of basses w/ Aguilar on-board preamps, and thought they sounded great.

 

Don't know if that helps or not.

 

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i've got the db728 and i think it has a tone that is only matched by a small handfull of amps.it has more low end and sounds smoother than the svt 350 and just all together better than the mesa boogie stuff(of course that is my opinion).the size of this thang is a little out of control but it is lighter than a svt 350.i built a custom shockmount case for it and drive it around with a hand truck.if your playing punk i like the svt, for rock i use the db728, and for jazz i use an ampeg b25b vintage head.how important is your tone in what you play?
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too much $$$$$ for me....

 

maybe when I get rich. lol :freak:

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I rehearse at a studio in Astoria Queens. They had an Aguliar amp and speaker set up. I think it was the 750 plus a 4 x 10 and 15 cab. The head did not last two weeks in that setting. The manager of the studio said it blew 2x and they returned it. It might have been a lemon...

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Ya know somebody told me that the 200watt tube amp blew and never worked right.So they returned it.But i gotta tell ya my db728 is 5 years old and my friend has one that is about 2 years old and we've never had any problems with our's at all.I also herd that the db659 pre isn't all that great but db680 pre kicks ass.If i ever have any problems with my db728(wich i got for $900 after some guy hurt his back and couldn't left it anymore)i will post all the problems on here and list the cost of fixing it.

 

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thanks u guys, and by the way im playing an swr bass 750 through a goliath 3, what are the main differences you can see tone wise. It would seem creamier and depper from that whole "aguilar sound" advertisement
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hey i used a 750x for about 6 months, i ran it through a peavey 810. it was great and i would chose it over the agular that i played any day, i just prefer the swr preamp. now im using a mo'bass with a goliath III, and thats really all i need. i was using a s.o.b. 15 and a swr monitor 12 with it for a while. is sold the two smaller cabs to come to college, and while i do miss them sometimes, i havent found myself in a situation since ive been here where i needed more. and thats alot to say about an amp with a good pre. and a good 410, because ive been playing recently in all sorts of different places, from small rooms to large high school auditoriums.
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My teacher has owned two of their preamps, and both sounded great to me (although I only use them during my weekly lessons). I also own two GS112 cabs, and they're great! They have a nice, smooth, warm tone, and the tweeter isn't too harsh.

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I've played through Aguilar preamps a lot at Ultra Sound rehearsal studios here in Manhattan. Aguilar preamp into an 800 watt power amp and two Epifani 4x10s. They sound great, and their two parametric mid controls really help you dial in punch exactly where you need it.

 

They are big and heavy, though...and they don't sound appreciably better than other preamps I've played through that are smaller and lighter.

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