looking for a new rig

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Keegsdad, Mar 17, 2014.


  1. Keegsdad

    Keegsdad

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    Good day all,

    I play in a classic rock band, using a MM Sterling axe as my main toy. I play out of an Eden WT800 and a Mesa 2x10 and 1x15 cab. While I like the config. I have my back back does not. Most gigs we play through the house so I don't need to lug around the bigger cabs. What would be a good lighter rig that I should be looking at that will be able to give me that low end driving sound I need and yet won't break my back.


    Thanks....
  2. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

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    I see a lot of guys gigging with a pair of 1x12 cabs. You could just use one of them for lighter duty shows. I myself have a single 2x12 cab. Also, there's tons of micro amps out there. Mine's a GK, but everyone seems to make one these days.
  3. RDUB

    RDUB Supporting Member

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    I've been doing it with a pair of Eden 210XST cabs for some time. Use one, or both, depending on the gig. Lately, though, the AER gets most of the calls.
  4. cableguy

    cableguy

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    What sort of budget do you have? Also what kind of stage volume does your band have? Could your 210 cut it alone?
  5. raventepes

    raventepes

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    One option would be to drop to either a combo amp with a direct out, or even just a pre-amp and hook right into the PA.
  6. Keegsdad

    Keegsdad

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    Budget wise I am cool, not sure if a 2x10 will cut through I guess with the house carrying the sound all I really need is the cab to be a monitor of some sort. plus we are thinking about going to an in ear system. So maybe a 2x10 will be okay.
  7. DogBone

    DogBone

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    All of our larger shows are through a PA, so I've completely dropped my head/cab setup and have just used my little Ampeg BA210 combo w/ DI out as my main rig for many years now.

    We're still not to the point of me being able to run completely ampless, but if we ever do I would be very happy to just get a quality DI, such as the REDDI for example, and be done with toting a bass amp altogether.
  8. cvsurg

    cvsurg Supporting Member

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    I've been very happy with my Zoom B3 DI'd to PA, and with in-ears, there's very little to haul other than a gig bag. My back has never been happier.
  9. Alexander

    Alexander

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    Seattle, WA
    Bergantino CN212 for the win!

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