Any solid state love?



Re: Any solid state love?

Postby skullservant » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:02 pm

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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby darthbatman » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:09 pm

I play bass and it seems it's not nearly as big a deal as it is for guitar tone.. But yes I play a solid-state Thunderfunk 550 Bass Amp and i love the shit out of it.
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby D.o.S. » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:04 am

darthbatman wrote:I play bass and it seems it's not nearly as big a deal as it is for guitar tone.. But yes I play a solid-state Thunderfunk 550 Bass Amp and i love the shit out of it.


Now that is an amp you don't hear much about this side of the Mighty TB.
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby MeSoFuzzy » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:54 pm

SWR SM-400 :thumb: Totally open on the frequency spectrum. Tons of low end and does not roll off the highs as well. I highly recommend it before someone in the mainstream runs their mouth about it and jacks the prices up. Don't pay more than $300. Also, if you want a B.C. Green/Godflesh tone, this amp delivers.
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby retinal orbita » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:59 pm

I have one of each, but I'm starting to use my solid state Yorkville 300w head way more, I switch between bass and guitar so it's easier to just play through one amp, it's got nice cleans, takes pedals well, a nice EQ.... and it's LOUD AS ALL FUCK. Last show we played I just took the bass amp and it was great for both instruments....
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby ethanxcampos » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:03 pm

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Krosis wrote:So speaking of Peaveys...there are so many of them. Which Peavey SS should I be on the look out for? In other words, which are the ones that fall into the category of "if you see it, buy it!"?


I get picky when it comes to old SS peaveys, I stick to pre mark series. Maybe a mark 3, but not much newer, to my ears the later marks get a bit sterile and loss that grind when cranked. Really the one Peavey I'd say "if you see it, buy it" is the Peavey Standard 260 series. They don't come up as often as the Musician/Bass 400 series which aren't bad, they're great, I just like the Standards better. And I only say the Standard because I want all the Vulcans to myself muhahaha...


I picked up the exact Peavey head you are talking about for 60 bucks from some kid who was using as a mixer. This maybe a dumb question but how do I dial in some distortion on this thing? It's not like the old Sunn silverface heads where you had to use a footswitch to engage the distortion is it?
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby mc_muench » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:15 pm

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Krosis wrote:So speaking of Peaveys...there are so many of them. Which Peavey SS should I be on the look out for? In other words, which are the ones that fall into the category of "if you see it, buy it!"?


I get picky when it comes to old SS peaveys, I stick to pre mark series. Maybe a mark 3, but not much newer, to my ears the later marks get a bit sterile and loss that grind when cranked. Really the one Peavey I'd say "if you see it, buy it" is the Peavey Standard 260 series. They don't come up as often as the Musician/Bass 400 series which aren't bad, they're great, I just like the Standards better. And I only say the Standard because I want all the Vulcans to myself muhahaha...


I picked up the exact Peavey head you are talking about for 60 bucks from some kid who was using as a mixer. This maybe a dumb question but how do I dial in some distortion on this thing? It's not like the old Sunn silverface heads where you had to use a footswitch to engage the distortion is it?


No I believe if you have the foot switch you can turn the distortion and reverb on and off but without a foot switch they default to on.

Theres a few ways to get the standard to to grind a bit. On the effects channels there should be a distortion knob, use that guy, he does what he's labeled to do, on mine it doesn't do much until like 10 o'clock and up.

Another way is to jump the channels, plug into one of the channels like normal, take another cable from the input you didn't use on that channel and plug it into an input of the other channel on the head. Adjust knobs to liking. Doing this your using both channels to push the amp harder to distort more. I plug into the top input of the effects channel and run a cable from the lower input on the effects channel to the upper input of the normal channel.



I'm using my standard With my bass rig right now, while my Vulcan is being restored, and I found a great straight in grindy tone, I'm not using any pedals! That's crazy to me. I believe I have the distortion at like 1 o'clock, and the channels jumped. Grindy, full of sustain, very responsive to my playing attack but no crazy feedback.
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby Swollenpickle666 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:39 am

I've got this rare randall sustainer 140 ss head :thumb:
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby KaosCill8r » Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:45 pm

Iommic Pope wrote:Then I got a marshall valvestate. People hate on them, I really liked it. Was simple, fairly portable, sounded fine. I sold it to my brother in law. Hoping he doesn't hock it...


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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby Sea Lord » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:29 am

I recently got the new Randall RG1003H and eventho I mostly use it to crack out some Old School Death Metal it does the doom too. For this price I can really recommend it. Even the clean channel is quite good and the reverb isn't to bad either.
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby t-rey » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:46 pm

Somebody talk to me about the Randall RG100 Classic. There is one for, what I'm assuming is, stupid cheap near my hometown.
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby ShaolinLambKiller » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:58 pm

if it's a 100 bucks, why not just throw down and get it? I've seen some for pretty cheap recently as well. but I'm not as interested in them, nor have I heard much good or bad about em. only about the Randall RG100 ES. and obviously the orange faces.
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby Barracuda » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:07 pm

Sea Lord wrote:I recently got the new Randall RG1003H and eventho I mostly use it to crack out some Old School Death Metal it does the doom too. For this price I can really recommend it. Even the clean channel is quite good and the reverb isn't to bad either.

Oh shit, thanks for this. I have had my eye on these since I realized they are the price of a fancy pedal.
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby ronripper » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:07 pm

All my favorite amps are SS or more accurately hybrid amps as I generally run a tube pre with a SS power section.

I always use pedals for dirt, so it's all about having a great clean base to work with. I find that SS amps give me more headroom and cleaner low end than all the tube amps I've owned.

My current favorite is an ampeg svt-III non-pro. It sounds 99% like the svt-II non-pro I owned and loved, but with great dynamics and more deep low end headroom.

Both of the other guys in Bongripper are running SS amps along with their tube amps for pure extra volume. An OG GK 400rb and an acc220 both sound awesome, and double as great bass amps too.
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Re: Any solid state love?

Postby Barracuda » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:34 pm

ronripper wrote:All my favorite amps are SS or more accurately hybrid amps as I generally run a tube pre with a SS power section.

I always use pedals for dirt, so it's all about having a great clean base to work with. I find that SS amps give me more headroom and cleaner low end than all the tube amps I've owned.

My current favorite is an ampeg svt-III non-pro. It sounds 99% like the svt-II non-pro I owned and loved, but with great dynamics and more deep low end headroom.

Both of the other guys in Bongripper are running SS amps along with their tube amps for pure extra volume. An OG GK 400rb and an acc220 both sound awesome, and double as great bass amps too.


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