#1
I'm shopping for a new bass amp. I have an old Peavey head and 15" cab that doesn't sound too great. I have Musicman stingray. Is all-valve the only way to go for great tone?
What are you're recommendations for both head+cab and combos? I will be recording with the amp.
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Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul R9 (VOS)
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Ibanez Jem 7V
Ibanez RG 550
Fender Strat (USA)
Fender Strat Deluxe Plus (USA)
Parker Fly Deluxe

AMPS:
JMC 2000 through 4x12" Cab.
Marshall AVT275
MesaBoogie F50
#2
You can't really go wrong with the mid-range ashdowns, the electric blue combos get the job done fantastically. I don't have much experience with stacks though, I've only played through ampegs, and while they seemed really good I've got no comparison
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#3
All tube is not necessarily the way to go. In fact, most of the time SS is prefered for bass. It is simply a matter of what you like.
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#4
All tube is not always the way to go for bass. In fact, I think the cheapest all-tube bass head is that one Peavey (its about $700). Saying that, if you like the tube tone, no one will look down on you for having one.

If you are getting one cabinet, then I think that a 1x15 may leave some to be desired, because the tweeter will be giving pretty much all of your tone.

There are tons of companies to look at, so go take a look around and see what you like.

Oh, and price range would be helpful.
#5
A price range would helpfull yes.
I recommend checking out Trace elliot they make great amps.
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#6
Ashdowns are great, they are like cheaper versions of trace elliots. you can get so much tonal control from them.
#7
Quote by IndianRockStar
price range would be helpful.


yes, apologies, < £600

Thanks for all the input so far guys. Something I might do is add a tweeter to me cab to try and get better tone.
My Gear:

Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul R9 (VOS)
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
Ibanez Jem 7V
Ibanez RG 550
Fender Strat (USA)
Fender Strat Deluxe Plus (USA)
Parker Fly Deluxe

AMPS:
JMC 2000 through 4x12" Cab.
Marshall AVT275
MesaBoogie F50
#8
Trace Eliot is the way to go if my money converters right. they gots a nice 500 watter combo I've played and enjoyed. don't get any Behringers of course, but you already know that, don't you?
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#9
Quote by mrjarvie
yes, apologies, < £600

Thanks for all the input so far guys. Something I might do is add a tweeter to me cab to try and get better tone.


http://www.trace-elliot.co.uk/pop_product.php?flag=GB&lan=UK&key=471

Or if you can get a good deal:
http://www.trace-elliot.co.uk/pop_product.php?flag=GB&lan=UK&key=472

Also try out some Eden Amps like:
http://www.playrecord.net/amps--pa/bass-amps/eden-nemesis-nc115-250watt-bass-combo-amp.p32455.html
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#10
Quote by mrjarvie
yes, apologies, < £600

Thanks for all the input so far guys. Something I might do is add a tweeter to me cab to try and get better tone.


Since its UK, for sure put Ashdown near the top of you list because they make good quality mid range stuff, and you Brits can get it for cheap. Maybe a MAG 600 or a used EVO. Ask indie-bassist, he uses them.