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    Explorer84
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    Re: Combo amp suggestions.

    I got the chance to fire up the amp at a friend's studio the other day. This little combo is amazing! It's lightweight. All buttons and knobs were solid. The build quality is very nice. Tolex is laid out very well. No bumps or lumps or mismatched corners. The grill and piping is superb. It's just a very nice looking amp! It's loud for the wattage that it puts out (140 watts, I believe) on it's own. You have to get the extension cab in order to utilize the 200 watts, as listed. Hmmmm.......?
    We broke out on the track "Young Lust" by Pink Floyd. It has a great bass line to it and I figured it would be a good track to test the amp with. The sound was very clear and clean. I used the "SVT Style" setting and was blown away by the tone. The only change I made to this particular setting was punch the "BITE" switch in and out. A totally different tone altogether. Which was really good, to my ears, anyway. Then I pushed the volume just short of 3/4's of the way with the drive straight up. There was no break up. It was just clean and clear. Pushed the drive about 75% of the way and started to get some breakup. Nothing flubby or undesirable. I still have a lot to learn about bass amps but I believe that buying this particular amp I have given myself a great platform to start educating myself. I'd like to thank everyone for their suggestions and help. I greatly appreciate it!

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  • Explorer84
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    I've only had the amp for a couple of days and I haven't had the chance to crank it up. I have plugged some headphones in and it sounds really good! I've only used the factory suggested settings so far and I like most of them. The build on this amp is excellent. The only thing that I would have suggested is to put the power switch on the top of the amp instead of the back. That's not a complaint, by any means. Overall, I like the amp so far.

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  • NegativeEase
    Mojo's Minions

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    Originally posted by guitfiddle View Post
    See if you can find one of these used. Loud, great EQ, and has a DI output for recording or going to a PA. They go for around $150 - $250 depending on condition.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]105382[/ATTACH]
    Yeah, I like these a lot too -they were damn expensive LA stuff back in the day.

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  • Explorer84
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  • Explorer84
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    Originally posted by guitfiddle View Post
    See if you can find one of these used. Loud, great EQ, and has a DI output for recording or going to a PA. They go for around $150 - $250 depending on condition.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]105382[/ATTACH]

    That's a nice looking amp. But, I think I'll be happy with the VT Bass 200. Originally, I was only going to get the pedal (VTDI). I seen this amp and it was the obvious choice for me.

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  • guitfiddle
    firstlessonologist

  • guitfiddle
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    See if you can find one of these used. Loud, great EQ, and has a DI output for recording or going to a PA. They go for around $150 - $250 depending on condition.

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    Last edited by guitfiddle; 06-18-2020, 12:33 PM.

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  • NegativeEase
    Mojo's Minions

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    Originally posted by Explorer84 View Post
    That's a name I haven't heard in a very long time.
    They made incredible stuff for the money -They no longer make bass gear -only PA stuff.

    But damn their stuff was excellent.

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  • Explorer84
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    Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post
    In my experience Yorkville is the best sounding bass gear for the money during the 90s and 00s.

    You can get a YB200 1x15 for 150 bucks or less -and they sound incredible

    Since the 00s, I'm not sure -because I own an SVT and Sunn 300T and all kinds of gear nobody wants to push and load in a car. However, I'd trust anything by Tech21.

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]105370[/ATTACH]

    That's a name I haven't heard in a very long time.

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  • Explorer84
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    Originally posted by donaldr View Post
    Pouaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!

    Yeah..........I know.

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  • NegativeEase
    Mojo's Minions

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    In my experience Yorkville is the best sounding bass gear for the money during the 90s and 00s.

    You can get a YB200 1x15 for 150 bucks or less -and they sound incredible

    Since the 00s, I'm not sure -because I own an SVT and Sunn 300T and all kinds of gear nobody wants to push and load in a car. However, I'd trust anything by Tech21.

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  • donaldr
    Toneologist

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    Originally posted by Explorer84 View Post
    With a brand new bass and amp I think I'm good for now on buying anything else.
    Pouaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!

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  • Explorer84
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  • Explorer84
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    Originally posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
    Be sure to keep your eye on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist and the like. People give away bass gear for pennies on the dollar. My two bass amps (Fender Rumble 60 and Rumble 15) cost me less than $100 combined, and are perfect for home use. I leave the 15 upstairs, and the 60 in my music room. Neither would do for a jam, but for less than you'd spend on a cheap overdrive, I love them both.

    With a brand new bass and amp I think I'm good for now on buying anything else. Of course, that could change at a moments notice! Thanks for the suggestion.

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  • JB_From_Hell
    Jomo's Nimions

  • JB_From_Hell
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    Re: Combo amp suggestions.

    Be sure to keep your eye on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist and the like. People give away bass gear for pennies on the dollar. My two bass amps (Fender Rumble 60 and Rumble 15) cost me less than $100 combined, and are perfect for home use. I leave the 15 upstairs, and the 60 in my music room. Neither would do for a jam, but for less than you'd spend on a cheap overdrive, I love them both.

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  • Explorer84
    Senior Member

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    Originally posted by Demanic View Post
    Nice choice! I think that you are going to like it.

    Sent from my Alcatel_5044C using Tapatalk

    Thanks! I've been racking my brain and ears trying to decide. I think I'll be happy with it.

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  • Explorer84
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    Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
    ease of use
    feature set
    weight

    just the regular stuff

    I'll give it a shot.

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  • Demanic
    PenultimateTone Member

  • Demanic
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    Originally posted by Explorer84 View Post
    Well, I finally made my choice. I'm going with the Tech 21 VT Bass 200. I got a reasonable discounted price on it. Should be here next week. I want to thank you guys for all of the help and suggestions.
    Nice choice! I think that you are going to like it.

    Sent from my Alcatel_5044C using Tapatalk

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