Amp set up

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by StrayBlackDog, Nov 18, 2012.


  1. StrayBlackDog

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    Hi there,

    I'm planning to buy a new head+cab but just can't figure out the best way to go.

    I rehearse in a tiny studio but play good sized venues.

    So far I figured I love the Gallien Krueger sound&feel the most throughout my search but don't know how far my 800 euro budget can go.

    I'm looking for a solution that I can live with for a while, something that can deliver fatness and powerful sound both on stage and studio.

    It's been a while since I had some cash to gear up and don't want to waist it.

    Someone can help?
     
  2. zortation

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    I would recommend a 410 or possibly a 212, 8 ohm, and any amp of your choice.
     
  3. Stephent28

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    I think the Genz Benz streamliner 900 would fill your needs. Can get pretty fat and approach the SVT sound a bit or it can clean up and get a more modern sound. For cabs, I would go with 12's.
     
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  6. B-string

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    Don't know Euro prices but IMHO check out the G-K NEO212 or 212MBE cabs and either a MB Fusion or MB-500 head.
     
  7. RickenBoogie

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    300 or more watts, and at least an 8 ohm 2x12, or 4x10 for starters. Buying used stretches the budget.
     
  8. StrayBlackDog

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    so you're saying that 2x12 is better then 4x10's?
    why?
     
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    I find 212's more even sounding and definitely have less beaming effects than a 410. Easier load in/out as well. YMMV.
     
  10. StrayBlackDog

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    ....and what's the best head to pair with a 2x12 cab in your opinion? maybe keeping the option to add a 1x15?
     
  12. Sartori

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    Why would you add a 1x15 to a 2x12?
     
  13. B-string

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    I would add a second 8 ohm 212 cab instead of a 115, nothing to be gained with a 115 over a second 212 except the potential lower power handling of a 115.
    Personally I would choose the G-K MB Fusion or the MB 800. But I don't know Euro conversion, a used G-K 700RB II would pair VERY nicely also.
     
  14. StrayBlackDog

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    Thank you all for the support guys! As soon as I'll have the chance check out some shops I'll get back to you for some help for the final decision.
    B-string I've checked out some of your tracks and sounded very cool!!!!
    Nice meeting you all
     
  15. musicman666

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    I would suggest a European made amp. You could have a hard time dealing with warranty issues with USA made amps. Not sure how it all works but that's just my opinion. Good luck.
     
  16. B-string

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    Thanks! The old guy can still play some ;) :cool:
     
  17. StrayBlackDog

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    Hey all! Hey B-string!
    I finally found a minute to go to a shop and tried a GK 400 rb head (used) $665 with a 2x12MB cab (new) $540 and sounded amazing but missed a little bit of low freq as if it didn't deliver the bass I expected. Is it because I'm a lousy player or my expectations where to high? Am I being ripped off? All this amp buying situation is driving me nuts!!!!
     
  18. B-string

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    The G-K NEOs deepen and smooth out after they break in. It takes a few hours. Those cabs also project REALLY well, up close you may not hear the people being pounded with low end out front. :)
     

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