Future bass rig and bass.
First off... My current setup is an Ibanez GSR205 bass with a Peavey Tour TKO 115 combo amp.
I play for a metalcore band and my tuning is:
I play a progressive kind of style and use a lot of low end.
Amp wise: I want something punchy and clean that can handle extreme low end (I.E... drop G#) without distorting.
Lets just say price doesn't matter at this point.
(they're maybe a few other things I may have forgot)
Things I've been looking at:
Amp heads: Gallien Krueger 700rb (not much else really)
Gallien Krueger Neo 212 and 410,
Harke Hydrive 410 and 115,
Trace Elliot 1818 and 1048H,
Ashdown MAG 414T Deep,
Avatar 212 (haven't heard it for myself really but I've heard really good reviews on them).
Orange OBC 410,
Fender Rumble 115, 212, and 410.
^ Quite a wide range there. xD
For basses, I'm not too sure what I am exactly looking for, it's usually something you find out once you actually pick up a bass (could apply with amps really).
Things I've been looking at: Musicman, Warwick, Jackson, maybe an Ibanez.
I know there's a lot of things I may have missed out, but I hope someone on here can help me decide for a possible amp (and bass) for the future.
Many thanks. :)
With all your high power, down-tuning stuff, you may've heard this already, but check out a Fearful 1515/66.....then step up to the 1001RB-II and turn it up. ;)
There isn't much out there that's going to do that type of stuff with more authority than a big f#*!@?/ Earful.
Then get a Musicman bass with two of those giant humbuckers in it.:bassist:
Greenboy Dually cabs, for a more traditional kind of absurd loudness.
Yeah, Since money apparently not even remotely a issue here, Get the biggest Greenboy cab and any preamp and a 2000w poweramp and just start your own demolition business.
I would go the hartke or GK route for your needs, like a hartke lh1000 and a hartke 410 or 810.
As for basses that handle low tuning, the stingrays/sterlings are very good at handling the low end.
This will do the trick.
The purpose of having a GK is cranking it balls to the wall and making it get all squirrely.:smug:
That's a really nice stack! :)
JellenWellin, I'm not to keen on Hartke heads. From what I've heard of them, they sound pretty bland but they do handle the lows pretty well. I haven't actually heard a Hartke Hydrive with a different amp head though. :(
Can anyone tell me what they sound like with different amp heads? A GK answer would be great.
Can't comment on the amp choices, but a Warwick or RockBass will be killer for downtuned metal. Probably a Corvette $$, as they're easiest to find and have a massive sound. But there's other Warwick options; Streamers and Thumb Basses are just as common in metal. And hey, if your band is going somewhere, maybe you should get one of the old Warwick cabs with a big 'W' on the front too, take a bunch of live photos, and get a Warwick endorsement ;)
Jon Stockman of Karnivool uses Thumbs and Corvettes, and has a *huge* sound live. It's truly phenomenal. Skip to 2:11 in this clip to hear it. I believe he plays through Ashdown rigs, and he's using a Corvette Standard six-string here.
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