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I searched around the forum and didn't see any posts regarding bass amp types for Bajo Sexto.  What is the general concensus; do you guys like tube or solid state bass amps to play your bajo through?  I think solid state would have a cleaner sound than tube which I would think would be better for acoustic instruments when distortion/overdrive isn't desired.  What do you guys think?

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My thoughts exactly.  Bass cabinets with 10' drivers and a solid state amp sound great with a good well tuned Bajo.  That type of amp will really bring out the big strings without sounding thin and rubbery.

Nowadays there are so many choices.  I like the Genz-Benz Shuttles for their big sound in a little package.  The Mark Bass stuff is awesome.  I personally own SWR stuff, but it seems that they've been mothballed ever since Fender bought them.  There are no shortage of choices though.  My advice as always is to take your Bajo to a music store and try them all.  Buy the one that inspires you and gives you the sound that helps you play your best.


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I own a Peavey 210 Combo wirh 2 10 inch drivers and a tweeter and boy does in reproduce the bajo sexto/quinto sound beautifully.  I have to agree bass amps make excellent bajo amps
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Give it a try on your bajo quinto or sexto. You willl be happy, I guarantee it
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A tube amp tends to give you a "warmer" tone and should not cause distortion unless you are pushing it hard. Tube amps tend to make accordions sound less "metallic" too.
I agree with using a bass amp since a regular guitar amp can deal with the lows that well and they just drop out.

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