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Old 26th September 2012, 01:35 AM   #11
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Hi Guys

If you wanted to build a tube bass amp, there are five bass amp projects in 'The Ultimate Tone vol.3', ranging from 15W to 300W. They all use standard Hammond transformers and chassis.

That's Hammond Mfg not Hammond organs...

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Old 26th September 2012, 09:13 PM   #12
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There are a lot of really good tube amplifier kits. You get the experience, guaranteed result, and low risk. A bit more complicated, but as long as you're careful with high voltage, tubes are a LOT more forgiving than transistors. My first transistor guitar amp blew up a half-dozen times before I caught the RF oscillation on-scope, as it woudl blow a second after it started to oscillate. On a tube amp you see the tube get red, and you have minutes before permanent damage. If you do permanent damamge, you unplug it and plug in another. Tubes are really forgiving, surprisingly tolerant of idiots like me. And IMHO they just sound better, though admittedly for clean bass transistors can do OK. Small transistor bass amps come up all the time on shopgoodwill.com because people throw them out. If you want one, they're cheap.

With tube kits you hav eto be careful though. Many are designed to make particular kinds of distortion at low volumes, which is probalby not what you need for bass. Admittedly, for clean bass you need big output transformers, so transistors are a viable option.
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