Bassman like amps?

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  1. Bentertainment

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    Hey guys! This is my first post on this website and I'm looking at selling my Blackstar HT Club 40 and delving into something a little nicer, thinking along the lines of a Victory V40, but I am open to ideas.

    I've been told that something along the lines of a Fender Bassman would be great for me and my playing, but I'm honestly not too fussed as long as it kind of adheres to these criteria!

    - Around $1500 Australian dollars would be nice (Gives me a lot of room, eh?)
    - Good pedal platform, with lots of clean headroom
    - Variable wattage
    - Great sustain
    - Good cleans
    - Effects loop

    If any of you fine folk know of anything that suits that criteria, I'd really appreciate your advice!
     
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    Fender Bassbreaker 18/30 is getting rave reviews and is very affordable for an all tube amplifier.

    They make it in both Combo and Head Varieties.

    Not sure if they make an upside down model though. :)
     
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    They don't have an effects loop, do they? I forgot to mention I would like one of those! But yeah, I've heard loads of good things about that entire series, I may have to find one and give it a crack, cheers Eddie!
     
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    INHO the Bassman is as good as it gets.
    Our biggest pub venue has one as a house amp. and have heard Tony Joe White on a strat- to 10 CC on Gold Top Les Pauls. Always sounds good and has a warm sound- little breakup.
    Prices are high but I got offered one at $2300.
    IMHO you can't go wrong with them. Good luck and I hope you can do better on a price. BTW Welcome to this forum. Cheers Mate!!
     
  5. Gary Mitchell

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    Ain't know high dollar amp, I played one 8 years same tubes. Played it until the tweed came off most of it. Gigged all over Kansas with it, it was gigged in Texas. That amp got beat up riding in cars ,vans back of pickup trucks you name it. The only reason I got rid of it was to play Christian Metal. So i sold it and bought a Boogie Mark III head and 412 cab. But that little 410 rocked played blues, rock and got a lot of respect. People were shocked to find out what it was. It also has a effect loop nice reverb, you can get a new one for around USA money $800.00. You don't have to pay big bucks to get a good amp if you know what to look for. I wish I had never sold it. It was a Peavey Classic 50 410 tweed, really a nice amp.
     
  6. Bentertainment

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    That definitely seems like a good idea, that Peavey Classic 50! I've heard great things about that one too, they have a master volume, don't they? Cheers, Gary!
     
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    So I've heard! Unfortunately, being a uni student who plays a lot at home I couldn't afford one of them, nor could I play it and get a good sound at low volumes, which is a bummer because it is kind of the pinnacle. But thank you, man, I appreciate it!
     
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    Bassbreaker :)

    Do it
     
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    I've seen Bassbreakers with an effects loop, not sure if every model has one though.
     
  11. Gary Mitchell

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    Yes if I remember they do.
     
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    I've seen the PV classic 410 on craigslist, for around $400.00 sometimes. Myself I like them better then any Bassman.
     
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    Before looking for substitutes, have a good search around for the real thing. ;-) 220px-Bassman15.jpg
     
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    Kendrick Amps built by Gerald Weber sound better than any vintage Bassman amp. He has been mastering that design for a couple decades. Search for a used Kendrick. I think the newer made ones are the Badassman?
     
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    Not to be a disturber but have you listened to a Fender Mustang III? IIRC the bassman mode is convincing.
     
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    1. The 18/30 is the single amp in the Bassbreaker series that *does* *not* come in a head version. Combo only for the 18/30.

    2. Oddly, the 15 has an effects loop, but not the other Bassbreakers.

    3. If you want lots of headroom, that would point you to the 45.
     
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    I own the OTS, arguably one of their most complex amps. Very good quality, IMO. They are wired very cleanly on thick eyelet boards. None of that cheap, flimsy PCB stuff[​IMG]
     
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    Lil Dawg will make you a tweed Bassman or a 6g6b Blonde Bassman...and he ships down under.

    I have 4 of his amps and I love them all. But the 6g6b is special.
     

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    I pulled the trigger on a Mesa Express Plus 5:25 with a custom 2x12 with V30s! Cheers for the advice guys will definitely continue to look at these amps, because that is fun. :)
     
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