New First Bass Rig Day. Everyone knows that.
So I picked up my first bass amp today. I'm a guitar player that's converting, so I needed a usable setup that would be loud enough to play with my hard rock band, but not break the bank. I think I did okay.
Gallien-Krueger 400RB Mk.IV head. Used, but in great shape. Made in USA, which is a nice bonus. I don't really have an ear for bass tones yet, but every review I've come across raves about it, so I figured it was a safe bet. 280w at 4ohms gives me 140w with a single 8ohm cab, right? Correct me if I'm wrong. All I know is that it's loud, and my bass player friend really likes it. I plan on mounting it in a rack case with a compressor and EQ or power conditioner. It has an effects loop and DI, so I don't think I'm going to be hurting for features any time soon.
Acoustic B410 speaker cab. I know the GC Acoustic stuff isn't highly regarded around here, but I work for them, so the price was (very) right. Brand new. 4 cheap speakers, very heavy, and I managed to score a free set of casters with it. I'm certain there are better cabs out there, but the price made this a safe bet that even if I don't like it, I can sell it for a tidy profit.
I just grabbed one crappy picture as I dropped it off at my practice space, but I'll get more.
All said, after tax I'm in for a hair under $300.