Lower power Bass-man?

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  1. Jack Dotson

    Jack Dotson Supporting Member

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    I love the sound of the Fender Bass-man amps, but only play at home and don't need that kind of power. Anyone know of a lower power alternative?
     
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    Hmmm, could just take a regular old 50 watt Bassman and run it through an attenuator. Weber even makes special connectors for the Bassman reissues so you can use his MASS with them.
     
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    You could look at the tweed super or ask someone to make you a tweed super with a bassman circuit.
     
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    Give David Allen at Allen Amps a call!
     
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    I find the Bandmaster to be pretty comparable as a little brother Bassman... breaks up earlier, definately not as loud and not quite as massive sounding... gets the dirt going sooner and has a bit more sag near the end of the volume, but the feel and tone to me (especially with the tweeds) is quite similar to my ears.

    _TJK*
     
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    Valvetech VAC is like a 22 watt Bassman with additional gain available. You already have a DRRI, which isn't that far from a Bassman at low volumes. How different do you want from that?
     
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    I have a tweed Super clone, have played other clones, and the real thing too, and those are still very loud if you want breakup at home levels IMO. Sound different than a bassman too, but they're in that ballpark, kind of.

    6L6's and that big output transformer are a big part of a Bassman's sound IMO, and short of an attenuator, those don't really "come in a quieter version"...
     

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