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    I think my old Yamaha Hundred 412 had a tube in it, making it a hybrid. Not a great amp but loud for certain

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    Of all the amps listed in that article. The Jazz King holds the most interest for me. Having owned a SuperTwin Reverb, the high-powered amp intrigues me. I'm also a fan of amps with 15" speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    Of all the amps listed in that article. The Jazz King holds the most interest for me. Having owned a SuperTwin Reverb, the high-powered amp intrigues me. I'm also a fan of amps with 15" speakers.
    Well seems it would have a good clean sound.
    Most of Fender's early transistor amps were not very good--this one seems to be an improvement.

    Thos early ones are a big part of the reason some people don't like solid state amps--but they have improved leaps & bounds...
    There are good & bad for tube amps, solid state & hybrid amps.
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    It has been discussed, but for those who haven't seen it--or don't want to go to the article--here are the pros & cons for the 400PS--a head & three cabs...
    Why It Was Cool: What the 400 PS lacked in convenience, it made up for in raw volume. Itís easily the loudest tube amp ever produced, which, while not exactly necessary anymore, is still pretty awesome.

    Why It Didnít Catch On: The 400 PS was just too much of an inconvenience for the average musician. It was too loud for most venues to accommodate, too heavy to lug around, and too expensive to properly maintain.
    Yes--if I had roadies & an amp tech on retainer--maybe...
    ANd I'd go out to the middle of nowhere & see how far away I could get noise complaints...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    It has been discussed, but for those who haven't seen it--or don't want to go to the article--here are the pros & cons for the 400PS--a head & three cabs...

    Yes--if I had roadies & an amp tech on retainer--maybe...
    ANd I'd go out to the middle of nowhere & see how far away I could get noise complaints...
    Agree on all counts. Still a wildly cool amp!

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    Well you could see how far away you would have to be to not be heard--and make sure to wear ear protection.
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    I don't even have one 15" cab now! I used to have an old Kasino 2x15 but got rid of it- too big!

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    My first bass amp has a 15" speaker--that's the awkward to move one I mentioned somewhere along the line.
    Rarely had it above 3.
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    Even my 38 watt Dr. Z amp has to be dialed around 1 on gigs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Even my 38 watt Dr. Z amp has to be dialed around 1 on gigs...
    Well for the types of gigs you do--I can see that.
    I find the volume setting does depend on the location/venue/room and on who you are playing with.
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