Trace Elliot GP7 / GP11 - Opinions?
I run a studio and have been considering a Trace GP-7 or GP-11 combo amp. I don't know a lot about what's out there, I have a budget of $500 or so to buy a bass amp for my recording studio / rehearsal space. My requirements are:
1) good quality sounds at a range of volume levels depending on whether in a recording or rehearsal situation
2) versatility for a range of styles - i'm thinking the muti-band eq should make things easier to calibrate to different styles?
3) reliability - must be durable but will not be carted around like a gigging amp, so I don't mind if it's heavy.
The GP-7s I've seen are generally 1x15" combos and whilst this seems like it will work great for recording, I don't know whether big bands might drown it out.
The GP-11s I've seen are 4x10" combos and look gig ready, but I'm not sure if they would offer many advantages over the smaller amp for a recording setup.
If you were recording, what would you prefer to see when you walk in the door? What about if you were rehearsing?