#1
Do bass amps have valves like Guitar Amps? If so what make and model would be ok? I'm looking for a combo.
#2
Yeah some of the higher end bass amps do. Im not sure what to recommend though because all the tube bass amps i have seen are head and cab
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#3
It really depends what you're after. There aren't that many valve combo bass amps because they distort very easily (which is what makes them popular for guitar) and you don't usually want that from a bass amp.
#4
Marshall VBA head.
Ampeg stuff.
Warwick stuff.
Its just a lot of money
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#5
You can get Tube preamps in Traynor combos
Guitars
MIM Fender Telecaster
Art & Lutherie Cedar
1969 EKO Ranchero
G&L Tribute L2500

Amps
Traynor YCV40WR
Yorkville BM400H
Peavey TVX 4x10

Effects
Behringer DSP1000
Dunlop GCB95 Wah
Digitech HotRod
BBE Sonic Stomp
#6
Quote by smb
It really depends what you're after. There aren't that many valve combo bass amps because they distort very easily (which is what makes them popular for guitar) and you don't usually want that from a bass amp.
Valve/Tube amps only distort if overdriven; weight and cost is really the governing factor as valve amps are considerably heavier and much more expensive than solid state amps.
24Kgs/56lbs is the weight of the Orange AD200B all valve Bass amp cost around £1200 GBP
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn
Last edited by John Swift at Jan 19, 2007,