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Moggy

Best Dual Channel amp head?

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Hi All,

 

does anyone have any suggestions / view on the best dual channel amp head that can be used for both the Electric & Double bass, already aware of the EA doubler but are there any more suggestions out there?

 

Cheers

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Mesa Titan, Unfortunately, is discontinued, 2 independent channels with independent EQ, master, gain and O.D. Everything controlled through the Footswitch. Probably the second best amp I ever owned, a lot of possibilities. I don't know how it would work with a double bass but its clean sound was amazing, a lot of headroom with 1200 watts.

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The Magellan doesn't have separate Bass/Mid/Treble EQ controls, but the two gain stages, volumes and filters can give very very different tones at the push of a button. Definitely worth a look.

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Dunno if this suggestion will fit in your situation - but I am using first a Boss LS-2 line selector to allow two physical inputs; then I go into a Zoom MS-60B pedal which provides tone shaping.  I have two presets which I have set up for upright and bass guitar - you just stomp to change.

So it's quite modular, keeping the tone shaping distinct from the amplification stage.  That part might change between gigs - straight to FOH PA, to in-ears, to a stage monitor, to a traditional combo or head/cab set flat, or a combination of the above.

So for example, I have been often using a Genz Benz Shuttle 9.2, which I quite like.  It only has one channel, but that doesn't matter.

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Carvin BX1600

I have one for sale in the Amps FS forum before i get clobbered by the police

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Markbass LMK - discontinued.

Tecamp Bonafide - discontinued.

Another option is dual input, footswitchable unit, and are my preferred solution for the situation you describe.  I used to use a Providence Dual Bass Station, but have recently swapped to a Radial Bassbone OD.

I loved the clean headroom of the Providence, but the Bassbone is more versatile, especially as it can have one channel made very DB friendly with a switchable ultra hi impedance input for piezo pickup, and HPF on both channels.

http://www.tonebone.com/pdfs/smartsheet-BassboneOD.pdf

 

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Much under rated and I feel wrongly so..... The Warwick LWA1000. Not the best but very well made and pop a sadowsky pre in line and its a cracker

My main amp is a Demeter Minnie 800 - my reserve is the LWA - solid as a rock.

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