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Discussion in 'Bass Amps & Cabinets' started by anarchyok, Mar 23, 2006.

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  1. SixToRule

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    I just sold my old AH500X and ordered a Helix... So there's that :D
     
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    what is a helix? (must be light than that AH500x hehehe)
     
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    It is. It's the Line6 Helix. I'm going digital :D
     
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    ah cool
     
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    picking up an old fender 2x15 cab for grabs. yum
     
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    This is all I currently have. All three Trace Elliots need to be fixed since all of them have some sort of problem(s) ...

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    Best loud (relatively) portable amp/cab combo I have ever found is a simple EBS Fafner II and one EBS 4x10 neo cab.

    Anyone else tried this long-term? The amp head really is heavy (nearly 16 kg) but the marvellous punchy 4x10 neo cab weighs less, if I recall right. And they sound so good together. Huge power, such control. What you can dial in in terms of elegant EBS compression and/or valve-assisted dirt if you want either of those things is remarkable. All a matter of taste of course, but this is what I prefer. I recommend unreservedly. Have I posted this in the wrong forum? Sorry if so
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    Really happy now.
     
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    Sorry folks, I gave wrong info on the weight of the EBS Neo 4x10 cab: it doesnt weigh less than 16kg, and EBS website currently says 25kg. Apologies. But it sounds fantastic, really exceptional I think.

    If you want to go super light/small, my limited experience is that a Genz Benz shuttle 1x8 combo plus EBS Neo 2x10 extension sounds stupendous for something that looks and weighs like a little practice amp. I haven't tested all the options on the market but I like this. Quite expensive but good
     
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    20171010_080038.jpg Just picked up a little Henry 8x8 cab to go under my mark bass classic valve head so far so good sounds great. Tomorrow first real jam.
     
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    I spent half the day comparing all my amps (I have quite some) through my cabs...
    The class D ones: nothing wrong with how they sound, but they simply can't compete with the warm buttery thick yet tight bass tone on natural tube saturation.
    The old solid state heads: Do not sound better then the class D ones. Same tone, same heft, same neat "clean" sound (which I do not fancy)

    Verdict: Screw solid state and class D amps. Tubes are Valves are better. The Tech21 VT500 comes pretty close but no cigar.

    These are my two champions:

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    I'm selling the Darkglass amp. It is very good but I am a valve junkie.
     
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    I'm with you !! I have retired my hellborg due to my Valve Mark bass sounding so good.

    It did blow two valves over the weekend but hey that's part of the fun of valves , they don't last for ever and you need to keep them maintained. They sound the best but you need to earn that tone by the weight and expense to maintain them.
     
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    KT88 valves on bass is the shiz!
     
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    The Mesa has four KT88's in there, the Trace runs on six 6550's and packs even more punch.
    I do however believe this is purely caused by the different pre sections, both of which run on multiple 12AX7's.
     
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    Yeah at the end of the day the rest of the circuit plays a big part also, I have 6 KT66 power tubes and two AX7 pre amp tubes. and two driver tubes. I replaced all the front end tubes a while ago with Golden lion AX7s, sounds so good, When I get the cash I am going to replace the output stage with Golden lion KT88.
     
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    Markbass classic 300
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    (not pictured) Markbass Rocker 500

    super happy with it :)

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    I love the tone of my mark bass classic 300 head. Have you had any issues with your one?
     
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    Darkglass amp taken off the market. Only getting lousy trade offers for it.
    Apparently dutch musicians have no money. I will keep all of my 8 amps. =)
     
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    Marco, the Amperor!!! :cool:
     
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    Just bought a mesa boogie triple rectifier. ( I know) and want to try an elf for bass. Anyone?
     
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