AI Contra or GK MB 150 for doubling

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  1. jazzcat_13

    jazzcat_13

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    I'm having to get a new amp soon for my college years. I've narrowed it down to the AI Contra or the Galien Krueger MB 150. As I double, which amp would be my best choice (I've heard many different views on how each handle).
     
  2. DoubleMIDI

    DoubleMIDI

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    Mainly double bass I would take the Contra, as a doubler (with more than a little bit of bass guitar) perhaps the GK (but I dislike it). The GK might work better if raised on a stool or up to ear level.
     
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Supporting Member

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    For doubling, GK. That's coming from a Coda owner.
     
  4. BrettBelanger

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    IMO, GK. I own both right now.
     
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  6. chuck3

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    ^^^^
    same here.
     
  7. Swing Doom

    Swing Doom

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    Acoustic Image amps aren't designed to be played with electric instruments, although they can be. However, the GK is designed to be usable with either electric or acoustic bass. Therefore, I would choose the GK.
     
  8. Phil Smith

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    I don't know about all of this "aren't designed to be played with electric instruments" stuff. :) I use the Contra, to me it's more versatile than the GK sound wise. I've used on a production of "9 to 5" where I needed to double, on electric on a production of "Les Mesirable" and I'm currently using it with a Yamaha Silent bass on "Singing in the rain".
     

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