Tweed 4x10 bassman types--suggestions?

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  1. gkelm

    gkelm Supporting Member

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    Thinking about adding a tweedy to the stable, as well as a 4x10, so why not take that pair out with one amp? (BTW, I'll be shopping the used market on this).

    After playing a Victoria Bassman 4x10 last weekend, I'm getting hooked. Such rich cleans and, ohmygosh, when it goes into breakup. :D

    I've played a Fender LTD at lower volumes and was impressed...do these break up smoothly? Is the LTD worth the exta $$ over the previous non-lacquered version as far as tone?

    Anything else to consider?

    Thanks.
    Greg
     
  2. Killa-B

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    You can get a smoking deal on a Kendrick 2410 on fleabay almost anytime. Of course, I'm a Kendrick junkie--my sound totally!!
     
  3. skiraly017

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    I was really impressed by it. IIRC, the LTD is way closer to the original schematic. Also the Victoria 35410 (or any tweed Victoria for that matter, I'm a big Vicky fan) is worth looking into. Both can be found for reasonable prices on Ebay. Throw a set of Weber speakers in and call it a day. No affiliation to the below item, just passing it along.

    Bassman LTD on Ebay. Great price - Bassman LTD
     
  4. gkelm

    gkelm Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys...anybody else care to chime in?
     
  5. GeetarGoul

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    I sold a totally clean Vicky bassman a few months ago for $1200. Anything higher than that and nobody was interested. You should look there and not offer more. As yuo already know, 4x10's bassmans are the bomb! :2cents
     
  6. smilefan

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    A Holland Lil' Jimi. Handwired, cheap as hell.
    I had a Brentwood (?) which had a Super Reverb
    preamp pathway and a Deluxe Reverb pathway. Both
    channels could be blended. Both channels just
    nailed the target tones. Blending the two produced Fender tones dreams are made of. My only experience with Holland
    but it blew me away. Only the cheap-ass Accutronics
    short-pan that he used for a reverb flawed it. The only reason
    I sold it. I should have kept it and used an outboard tank. Still, Hollands are way undersung and undervalued.

    Also, not a Fender, but very Fender-like,
    the 4x10 Z-28. You need to play a Z-28 before
    you go shelling out for a tweed repro. Many
    really prefer the Z-28. Having finally heard a
    2x10 combo, now I know why. The Z-28 has my
    fav cleans of any in the Z line. Major 'bounce' and
    all the shades of Tweed/Brownface crunch a boy
    could ask for.

    Just some thoughts. Cant go wrong with a quality
    repro like a Clark or Vicky.
     
  7. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    I dug my regular (non ltd) bassman. Z28 is a bit more Brownish IMO. Lots of good stuff out there. Victoria is very good choice too.
     
  8. TheAmpNerd

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    Hey Killa,

    You talk to Gerald lately?
    I'm wondering how is vinyard if doing?
     
  9. DestroyAllGuitars

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    If you can test drive a Bruno Tweedy 35 I think you'll feel as
    if you've found the grail. It's replaced 3 vintage tweeds in my studio. and crushed them all by a long ways.
     
  10. VaughnC

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    Having owned both, to my ear, the original Bassman reissue has a tighter bottom (probably due to the stiffer plywood cab) than the pine cab LTD version. However, out of all the tweed style amps I've tried, tonally I like the Victoria Bandmaster (35310) clone best. I always seemed to have trouble dialing in the bass just right with the 4X10 Bassman but found the 3X10 Bandmaster much better in that regard. But, lacking a mid control, you have to strike the right tonal balance with only two tone controls on the Bandmaster. Neither amp is better though....it's all personal taste.
     
  11. Killa-B

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    Howdy Nerd!!

    Yeah, I just emailed the G-man earlier this morning. He is shipping my signature amp today!!

    I also am on the list for a K-Spot. If you like the tweed tone, that K-spot amp is unreal.

    Thread hijacking completed, sorry!!

     
  12. gkelm

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    Hey guys...thanks for all the replies. Not sure this has made it any easier. :confused: ...but I'll keep my eyes open for a good deal, and eventually take the tweed plunge.
    Greg
     
  13. Tag

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    Agreed. I love the LTD and Vicky bassman, but I
    played the tweedy 35 and Vicky together at Ultra, and the Bruno was on a different level. The breakup is to die for, and the cleans are pure bruno. It will probably be my next amp.
     

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