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i'v heard that tube amps sound louder than solid states for guitar amps.. is it the same for bass amps?? if i want a tube bass head to deliver the loudness of a 300-400W solid state amp, do i need a 300-400W tube head or less?? if less, how much should be the proper equivalent??
#2
It really all depends. I mean, sure, you can get a 300w tube bass amp, but if your guitarist is only using a 30w amp, and there is just a drummer, then no.

That being said, buy a Verellen Meatsmoke.
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Quote by bluewaters999
i'v heard that tube amps sound louder than solid states for guitar amps.. is it the same for bass amps?? if i want a tube bass head to deliver the loudness of a 300-400W solid state amp, do i need a 300-400W tube head or less?? if less, how much should be the proper equivalent??


honestly an all tube bass head isn't usually needed. bass tends to be run clean so you are just looking for clean headroom. a 300 watt tube head like an Ampeg SVT will weigh a ton and a 100 watt one might not give you the clean headroom. if you look most bass heads are solid state these days. some have a tube preamp which may be a good way to go.
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Yes most bass amps are SS - but the SVT is still the king. An overweight king that needs a crane to move around but king nonetheless.
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Quote by Cathbard
Yes most bass amps are SS - but the SVT is still the king. An overweight king that needs a crane to move around but king nonetheless.


yeah i can remember helping the bass player from my band in the 80s move his and god was it heavy. the 6 - 10" cab he played it through wasn't lite either.
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Quote by Cathbard
Yes most bass amps are SS - but the SVT is still the king. An overweight king that needs a crane to move around but king nonetheless.


svt svt svt whoooooo.
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Quote by Cathbard
Yes most bass amps are SS - but the SVT is still the king. An overweight king that needs a crane to move around but king nonetheless.

**** yeah SVT.

That said, though, TS, like it's already been said, almost every bass head these days is SS because bassists are usually just looking for maximum clean headroom, and it takes a lot more power to push out those lower frequencies efficiently.

You can get more wattage in a lighter package with SS circuitry than you can with tube circuitry.
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