Definitely don't want to do this as its probably the best amp I've owned ( and I've owned many top amps). But I can't afford 2 amps
Ive just joined a established doom/stoner rock band that are incredibly loud! (one guitarist has 2 4x12 cabs) and although the handbox amp performs excellent volume(its loud, like trace Watts) wise for pretty much any live band..... I just need a bit more extra juice for the 8x10.
Id wager this is probably one of the lightest non digital amps going? (pure transistor thump) with 3 preamp valves that actually do something.... Its the closest I've got to an all valve sound with any none full tube amp, the core sound is simply awesome! Very warm and puchy sounding, it may not have a mid knob but this has lots of mids in the natural sound of the amp that feel bang on the money eq wise. If you wanted to boost the mids (perfect amount when flat eqd imo) just lower bass n treble a touch...... Always punchy anywhere. And with the option of overdrive and bright boost the R400 is very versatile.I think there is a build wait on these from Poland atm?
This is the new version, only 6 months old and never been gigged ( only rehearsal)....... Its immaculate, for full disclosure one of the caps in it failed(can happen in any amp) but was swiftly sorted by handbox and is 100%perfect now.
If anyone wants to go lighter than their valve head without the comprimise of sound this is it.
Any 300w valve head would be good, ...SVT, MARSHALL VBA, LANEY NEXUS etc (no orange though as don't dig em) not too fused about cosmetic condition as long as it works fine, also consider a SVT PRO4, or svt preamp with powerful amp.
Any trial welcome or a halfway meet with a video demo to show all is A OK.happy to post but doubt many would want to post their valve head.
A few links.
The new price to buy this version is quite a bit more expensive now than is suggested at the start of the basschat thread BTW so I think my trade price is fair. But happy to adjust towards the right amp if needed