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I'd second what Hogy said and advise to try the amp with different cab/speakers first before making your decision; one amp "tone & feel" is so much linked to which cab & speaker(s) you plug it into.
Get the tweed, try both amps through the same speaker(s) - then decide.I think a tweed bassman is going to be the next amp I'd really like to try for an extended period of time.
A Germino or a Clark.
I was thinking about going with a nice princeton reverb style amp, or keeping my Jim Kelley reverb. But lately it seems like larger tweed amps with multiple 10" seem to do it for me. I like the punchy tone and vibrant response (no need for reverb).
I've been avoiding tweed bassmans for years, I think I'm ready now.
Sorry for the derail but… how is that Tyger? I have been kicking around the idea of grabbing one (no rush); Is there anything you would change about it? Is it as good as modern Tweed Bandmasters get? They don't come up often. I don't remember ever seeing one in New England.I like the tweed tone with multi 10" and the pine/floating baffle, punchy with a nice upper midrange content. I also like the boldness of the Kelley with the 1x12" (also pine/floating baffle).
I think for now I'm going to keep it, and the Clark Tyger (bandmaster) will have to be enough. The bassman will have to wait.