Digital rig + Bass power amp question

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  1. Bentaycanada

    Bentaycanada SS.org Regular

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    With all my digital rigs I've owned, be it POD - Helix - Axe Fx - Kemper, I've always preferred SS power amps to tubes.

    I have a Mosvalve 500 and ART SLA-1. There's not a ton of tonal difference between them. So that got me wondering, has anyone tried out these lightweight bass amps as strictly a power section?

    Several of them high wattage ratings 400-500w, so presumably they have decent headroom, right? They are also around the same size as the Orange Pedal Baby or Fryette PS, which is very attractive in a non-rackmount sense.

    Something like this: https://traynoramps.com/product/sb500h/

    Is it worth trying out?
     
  2. GRUNTKOR

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    It would work no problem. Those class D amps all use the same ICE power modules anyway
     
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    It didn’t not work out very well. It lacked the body and dynamics that I got with the Mosvalve. There was no competition.
     
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    Those class D amps are extremely flat, so no surprise there, I believe the mosvalve is supposed to be quite ‘tube like’ for a SS amp. I’ve always wanted to pick one up but never seen one for sale at a reasonable price in the U.K.
     
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