#1
Basically I'm looking for an affordable, all tube, gig-worthy amp with great tone for bass. I currently play guitar on a Classic 30 and am looking to expand my musical abilities by taking up bass.
#2
I don't think you should worry about all-tube with bass amps, solid state bass amps (compared to tube amps) are a lot better than solid state guitar amps (compared to tube guitar amps).
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I don't think you should worry about all-tube with bass amps, solid state bass amps (compared to tube amps) are a lot better than solid state guitar amps (compared to tube guitar amps).

+1 to SS
#4
For punk rock bass tones you would definitly want a tube bass amp.

The most famous bass tones come from tube bass amps, just sayin'
#5
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#6
Generally you want as clean a bass sound as possible because distortion is the fastest way to lose bass in the mix. That's why solid state is the usual choice for bass.

If you're on a budget the Roland Bass Cube 30 is a nice little bass amp. Seems to kick out the bass well at higher volumes considering the 8" speaker.

You'd get more info in the bass forum.
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Generally you want as clean a bass sound as possible because distortion is the fastest way to lose bass in the mix. That's why solid state is the usual choice for bass..

That's it then, nothing more? Because I've always wondered why it's so normal with SS amps in the "bass world" compared to the "guitar world".
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#8
You're not going to find an affordable all tube bass amp out there. Certainly not a new one. You can look into the old Traynor YBA's, and pair one up with a decent bass cab. That's probably your best bet. The Ampegs are great, too, but generally pricier.

You can play bass thru a guitar head as long as it's connected to bass speakers. I've played bass thru my Epi Valve Jr head - which is actually a pretty cool recording option.
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That's it then, nothing more? Because I've always wondered why it's so normal with SS amps in the "bass world" compared to the "guitar world".

I'd guess that plus bass amps needing more wattage, and SS amps giving out more wattage for the money.
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