good cheap vintage valve bass amp?

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  1. coolhand78

    coolhand78 Supporting Member

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    looking for something not too big, but the best bang for buck valve bass amp, can be combo or head and cab...

    going for vintage tones over modern stuff, using P bass.

    cheers
     
  2. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Supporting Member

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    Showman head. Two, if one's not loud enough.
     
  3. Eric F

    Eric F Member

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    Cheap...Traynor, maybe?

    If you don't need a huge amount of volume, the old Ampeg V4B is known to be a lovely sounding amp, and are not nearly as pricey - or heavy - as a big-daddy SVT. 100W of all-tube love will get you through a lot of situations.
     
  4. wingwalker

    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Look around and find yerself a Sound City 120...120 watts (it's really more like 150!), killer trannys and parts and can still be had on the low low.:beer
     
  5. Chris Rice

    Chris Rice Member

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    How cheap is cheap?
     
  6. Rick N Boogie

    Rick N Boogie Member

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    Mesa Bass Buster, head or 2x10 combo. You want good tone, right.
     
  7. FFTT

    FFTT Member

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    SUNN 200S or 2000S
     
  8. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    "good", "cheap", "vintage", valve", and "bass amp":

    words that you won't find all in the same sentence.
     
  9. basses50

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    Music Man HD130...Read some favorable things about them recently.
     
  10. Chris Rice

    Chris Rice Member

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    I have an '81 Bassman 135 I'd let go of.
     
  11. Ephi82

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    +1 V4-B Great sweet sounding amp
     

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