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Valve Amp - who’s still using them?

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8 minutes ago, maidens97 said:

Got this Ashdown ABM810 today. Should be getting the matching CTM300 on Monday from @la bam 

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Wow! That'll be epic with the CTM300!

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Seeing posts like this just makes me wish I were 20 odd years younger and still able to cart gear like this about.

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33 minutes ago, la bam said:

Wow! That'll be epic with the CTM300!

Not when you want to put the amp on top of the cab

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5 minutes ago, Woodinblack said:

Not when you want to put the amp on top of the cab

Wish me luck 😭

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2 minutes ago, maidens97 said:

Wish me luck 😭

You don't need luck. You need one of these... 

 

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I had a burgera knock off SVT once , a BBV3000 I think it was . Great amp for peanuts, I only had it for a couple of months . 

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A few years back, I had an Ashton BV300 and that was pretty good - I'd probably still have it if I'd not got my Trace back..

Review here:

 

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There’s a guy in Spain selling a George Dennis 120W amp for €599. Looks like a bit of a beast . Anyone know of these amps ?

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Pure tone amps from Greece look amazing, he does a 120w bass head .

it might be my imagination but I think bass tube amps are getting more and more popular, maybe it’s because people are using PA DIs more and don’t need as much power on stage, who knows ? , I can see Harley Benton bringing one out ...

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27 minutes ago, Quilly said:

I reached out to the guy (for research purposes only of course 😉) and it was sold - Thank God ! 😅

Most of my gear is either full valve or hybrid but I would love another SVT classic or V4 or 120w tube amp or anything tube lol 😂 

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14 minutes ago, andy67 said:

Most of my gear is either full valve or hybrid but I would love another SVT classic or V4 or 120w tube amp or anything tube lol 😂 

I have 2 valve amps and one hybrid, everything I need really but that Stoneham YI200 amp really stoked my interest 😭

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4 minutes ago, Quilly said:

I have 2 valve amps and one hybrid, everything I need really but that Stoneham YI200 amp really stoked my interest 😭

I’ve just had a look, They are cool looking valves in the YI200 Quilly 

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7 minutes ago, Reggaebass said:

I’ve just had a look, They are cool looking valves in the YI200 Quilly 

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They’re 280w at 18kg, hand wired and all for £1500 isn’t bad at all 

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I watched a review on the Handbox WB100 and It says it’s got an inbuilt fan , I don’t like fan noise, do most valve amps have them or just some 🙂

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I've got a Marshall 2x100 chassis which had a fan that thought it were a jumbo jet -

a local tech threw it out and replaced it with three slow ones, prob solved -

none of my Matamps has a fan, nor did my earlier Selmer Stereomaster,

so I think it depends on cab size and ventilation?

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I have a WB-100 and the fan isn't particularly noisy. That is from the perspective of band rehearsal or gigging rather than studio recording with a mic.

There are silent computer fans out there , but I don't know if they'd be suitable replacements.

 

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18 minutes ago, Reggaebass said:

Thanks crabman, I’m glad I watched the video as I was just about to buy one, I believe it was @wateroftyne who did the great review 

You're very welcome!

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I thought I might throw my rig from a few nights ago into the ring, if only to remind us all that, despite the doom 'n' gloomers, rock and roll isn't quite dead yet!

 

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4 hours ago, Reggaebass said:

I watched a review on the Handbox WB100 and It says it’s got an inbuilt fan , I don’t like fan noise, do most valve amps have them or just some 🙂

Depends on the power rating and how many valves are in the amp. The CTM100 doesn’t have one as it’s valves are spread out , the ctm300 does however 

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