Blues DeVille or '59 Bassman?

jcmark611

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Which way would you go? I tried both of these out and they both sounded fantastic in the store but, admittedly I don't crank amps in the store either. They seem to be very similar but, what do you guys think?
 

eric-d

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I personally prefer the Bassman - but I have to admit - I do like a touch of Reverb......
 

dk123123dk

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bassman. check out ebay for some nice bassman heads. They are cheaper than you may think. I think an older amp, even if you factor in the cost of a tune up, (recap, re tube, cleanup, three prong power cord) will be a better amp. Plus a head + cab is a versatile setup considering you can use different cabs for different situations. I'd rather carry two lighter items than one heavy one. Good luck.

dk
 

RDM

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Give Mike at KCANOS Tubes a ring, or look him up here as "BlueStrat"

I put these tubes in there:

1 ANOS JAN GE 12AY7
2 TungSol reissue 12AX7's
1 JJ 5AR4
2 Winged =C= SED 6L6's

Big difference. That rectifier tube that comes stock is crap.
 

GenoBluzGtr

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Also try the new TungSol Reissue 5881s if you want warmer, darker tone and earlier breakup. I use them in mine, with all NOS preamp tubes and rectifier and it sounds awesome.
 




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