My wife travels with a Fender Studio Bass for her live work. (6) 6L6's in the output, it's pretty badass. She can't tell me why she likes it so much, but her description sounds exactly like "more headroom"
I have a 73-75 svt into an elkhart,In 8x10 that is awesome.If anyone has room and wants to purchase it....go for it.
In the 80s my main touring rig was 1 - Ampeg SVT tube amplififer and 2 - 8x10 cabinets, and while this rig always sounded amazing it became impractical during the club tours of the 90s. It was then that I discovered and started using Eden gear. My current artist gig setup consists of a Eden WT800A World Tour hybrid amp running bridged @8OHMS into an Eden D410XLT which sounds fantastic in almost any situation!
Lately though my choice of amp has been less of an issue as we transition to in-ear monitors and many times in search of lower stage volume and easier traveling I have opted to simply plug into the direct box and let the FOH engineer handle my overall sound.
nice rig Dave!
mine's a bit much... maybe! LOL but I LOVE it!!!
This is Phil Jones' serial #1. I've played over 1800 shows on it. No blown drivers... sounds focused punchy and FULL!
I used a Peavey tko115 as a bass amp for a handful of years as a bass amp and really liked the amp. I currently use an Ashdown Engineering 1x15 combo for an everything amp. When I bought a pog2 for my guitar; the 2 oct below became an issue as it will blow guitar speakers which weren't designed for those frequencies. The Ashdown amp may not be EQ'ed for the freq's needed on a guitar, but that 15 has no problem handling the highs needed.... add an mxr 10 band eq pedal and a bbe sonic stomp and this rig works for anything. It's what I've got my Les Paul plugged into in my right or wrong/anytime vid on my page.
Personally I think an amp company ought to make the pre section of a head like a mic pre, with xlr and 1/4 inputs so we can start using low z pickups like Les Paul and Bill Lawrence told us to do, stick a kick ass EQ on it and either cab up 4x10's or 1x15 and be done with it. Of course then the argument would be why not just plug into the p.a.? Which brings up another point, who do stage monitors not cover low freq's produced by kick drum and bass even though the "engineers" put those signals through them? Because they want the monitors to break so we have to buy more.....
I used to play SWR. Really liked the SM-400 but it was lifted without my consent from my Suburban one day. I'm now a total fan of all things Aguilar. I know to the average listener through FOH sound it doesn't matter because they get what comes from the D.I., which is a great one from Aguilar, but the difference is that the sound I hear matters to ME. Aguilar DB750 head, 2 GS212 cabs, AG500 head, 2 GS112 cabs, DB680 pre for recording. LOVE THE TONE!
I play through QSC 900w amp, colored by a SansAmp Bass RBI. (<Both rackmounted along with my wireless, tuner, and power conditioner) My cabbage is a 215 Kustom and a 210 Quantum Bass Technology. I love the tone and the versatility of the SansAmp, and the QSC puts out plenty of power. For small shows or jams I have a Working Man's 400w SWR that I play through and I use my SansAmp Bass DI as a pre-amp of sorts. That DI is just as sweet as the RBI. I haven't used it for this yet, but with that DI, I could take that and my Geddy Lee and play through any system or recording set-up with minimal equipment and optimal sound quality. I love it. My equipment is about as versatile as my life. : )