I need amp with a tight ass bottom , really tight

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  1. rouss

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    I play alot of shuffles with the A and E string, usually with a catalinbread sft for some dirt.. I had to get rid of my blues jr because it just frizzy and loose down there. Right now im using a ss amp thats ok. but I need a new tube amp that will do this And i cant spend more than 800 bucks. somewhere between 20 and 40 watts I mean really tight:munch
     
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    You talking about me again?...... Teeheehee!
     
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    Maybe it's a speaker yer lookin' for. That Blues Jr. could've been tighted up with the right speaker perhaps.
     
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    My Musicman RD50 with the bright switch on is really, really punchy tight. But bright too! I've been through tons of amps, and its about the punchiest so far.
     
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    The higher the wattage, the more likely it will be that you find the tight bottom end you're looking for. Stay away from anything with a tube rectifier.
     
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    Look to the speaker. Check out an EV...

    - Thom
     
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    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    And plug into a really good 4x12 cabinet, like a Mills, and you're there!
     
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    :agree
     
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    Dude I told you get an old fender bassman head. Preferably blackface or silverface early versions. Those things are the bomb
     
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    if by really tight you mean REALLY REALLY tight, then solid state.
    :hide
     
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    Vht 45 combo - tight and crisp!
     
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    These amps with a, rebuilt/properly functioning power supply, new/good tubes, an OT in good shape, into a 2x12 with something like a pair of Eminence Tonker and or Swamp Thang will deliver just what you ask.
    You can buy a Silver Face for 300 dollars. Spend the needed 200 dollars (if you do the work yourself) in maintenance, and have a world class head for the next 20 years.
    I have rebuilt several of these Fenders. They cannot be beat by any amp. Convert the "Bass Channel" to something guitar friendly. Give it a new turret/eyelet board, new jacks, new pots, new components.....it will compete with any amp on Earth. The only thing that can defeat one of these heads, is an individuals preference.
    Good Luck
     
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    I went to a '68 Fender Showman from the Blues Jr. to get tight low end. It worked. :)

    -Aaron

    P.S. - I tried all the mods and speaker changes you can imagine with the Blues Junior, and it still didn't do that tight Fender bottom thing right. Others have had much more luck in that area, though.
     
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    Toight like a toiger!
     
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    Used Bassman RI with the solid state rectifier.
     
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    Traynor YBA-1.

    Massive iron
    Tight bottom
    SS rectified
    Affordable
    Flip-top access (not all, but a lot of them)
    Very easy to work on and even mod if you want to.
    Kills most Bassmans (yeah, I had to say it :rotflmao:rotflmao)
     
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    Well if you play good enough through it, you might get lucky.
    One can lead to the other...on occasion.

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    Wait a sec, I had a 1967 BF Bassman head, that I bought new, and used it for many years. It had the complete opposite of a tight bass.

    It had a very loose, compressed low end with a lot of sag, and a somewhat rubbery feel. Great amp, though...perfect for what I needed.

    But that wouldn't be a good choice for what he wants.
     

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