NBAD (New Bass Amp Day): REEVES Custom 400

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  1. RAILhead

    RAILhead (real name is Maury, BTW) Gold Supporting Member

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    My REEVES Cusom 400 bass amp came in last night, and I just got her tubes put in. I'll be firing her up TONIGHT! STOKED! The drummer for our group will be crashing at my place Saturday night, and I can't wait to let her rip alongside his full kit! \m/

    Here's a pic of the bass stack now:

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  2. Mark Olson

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    Very nice amp! Very killer.
     
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    400 tube watts? That's insane!
     
  4. RAILhead

    RAILhead (real name is Maury, BTW) Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep, this baby will push some serious air!
     
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    You should wear some bell bottom pants so you can show you got wind!

    Nice score.
     
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    I think you can count Reeves 400 owners on one hand.

    Rare, beautiful and built to last decades.

    You don't see or hear many amps that make an SVT look like a toy. :)
     
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    Bump from the distant past to see how you are diggin' the Reeves 400
     
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    How's it compare to the Heritage SVT?
     
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    How's it compare to the Heritage SVT?
     
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    That is nice!!!!!
     
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  12. RAILhead

    RAILhead (real name is Maury, BTW) Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry for letting this slip through! Been crazy busy.

    Both amps are obviously killer, but sound totally different. I would say my Ampeg has more of that rock, dirt, edge sound whereas the Reeves is just raw, smooth, power. It can get some cool grit, for sure -- but it's more refined, if that makes sense.
     
  13. Fulldrive-1

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    That thing will cause earthquakes down in Mexico.


    1. What cabs do you play it through?

    2. Where will you be playing it?

    3. What kind of music do you play?

    4. What'd you pay?

    Post some chassis and gut photos!!!
     
  14. RAILhead

    RAILhead (real name is Maury, BTW) Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes it can! :aok

    1. I play it through my Ampeg Heritage SVT-410HLF.
    2. Believe it or not, I only play it in my studio (it's built to handle high dBs).
    3. I play rock, metal, and some "radio rock."
    4. The head was $3299 plus shipping. Worth every penny!
     
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    All I can say is "wow." You're driving four tens? That monster could drive 8 x 15!

    Look at Glenn Hughes in my "massive bass rigs" thread--somehow he got by with the 200 watt Hiwatts.

    If you ever tour I don't think they'll let you play in California or other seismically-active areas.


    One horsepower = 746 watts. You have a half-horsepower speaker driving motor, is what you have. If I played bass, I'd want two of these heads driving eight 2x15 cabs.


    Pictures, me lad!
     

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