Need a new amp HELP!!

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  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    After reading and re-reading most of what I could find on 2.6Ohm amps, I am more confused than ever.
    I am at a point where I have to buy a new amp. Like yesterday. I am in a jam band (14 years), I play Modulus, my speaker system is Schroeder Mini12, Schroeder 1212 and a SWR Bass monitor. All 8ohm cab's, so I am really going to need an amp that does 2Ohms. My previous amp was an SWR Bass 750=850w at 2Ohms.
    I am in need of something (anything) that will keep up with 3 guitars and 2 drummers! This amp will work about 100 dates a year (Has to be reliable) rack mount would be best, but if I have to buy a seperate case, that is no problem.
    I really need help. I haven't shopped for a new amp in 12 years. I just have no idea. There are no stores where I can try anything out, so I am going to have to buy sight unseen.
  2. jeff7bass

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    Carvin makes all kinds of amps that run at 2 ohms and they are powerful AND affordable. BX500, BX700, B1000, and B2000.

    For your needs, I would consider the BX1500 amp which has TWO 450w amps (at 4 ohms) so you can run the 1212 (300w at 8 ohms) with one amp and the mini+monitor with the other amp (225w x 2).

    With two volume controls you have complete control, especially in bi-amp mode where you can direct more lows to the bigger cab and more mids/highs to the others.

    If you want more power, they just added the BX1600.
  3. jeff7bass

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    FYI, every Schroeder 1212 I looked at was 4 ohms, but that would matter the the Carvins.
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    If you are use to SWR, Eden amps might be the way to go.
    Eden guys should be able to guide you which one is 2 ohm capable.

    Reliable, you might want to look at GK 2001RB.
    It's Rackmountable.
    It's 2 ohm capable
    It's got growl and it's loud for what it's rated at!
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  6. faulknersj

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    Wow. Do u have any pics of this monstrosity? I would love to see your set up if u do!
  7. faulknersj

    faulknersj Gold Supporting Member

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    Have u considered a simple 1 cab or 2 cab solution? If you have been on the sidelines for 14 years you might be shocked at the output u can get from one 4ohm 2x12 cab, or a 4x10 these days...

    This would greatly enhance your amplification options.
  8. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    I have to have a new amp, so yes, I have considered a 6x10/blah blah blah option, but amp first speaker set up next if I cannot find something that works at 2ohms, then I find something that will go at 4ohms and buy a different main speaker instead of 2x8Ohm main speakers and still use my 8Ohm monitor for my drummer.
    Jeff7bass - I seem to be one of a very few that actually have a 8Ohm 1212. A early model of Schroeder before the L/R versions. Bought mine new in 2005.
    Carvin's are an ok option, but nothing that I have heard from them, I liked. I have not seen anything about the GK2001, but I will look at them.
    I was also looking at the Genz Benz 9.0 as well, but after youtube videos, I do not like them at all.

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  9. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    Ampeg SVT-CL was one option. The Ampeg SVT-4Pro or the 7Pro are as well.
    Also looked at the Mesa 9 (did not like), looked at the WT-800, but with them being built by Washburn, I really don't like that option. Looked into the Thunder Funk, but, wow.. pricey, bit not out of the question.
  10. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    My 1212 is rated at 1000w and the Mini 12 is 500w and so is my SWR Bass Monitor (I changed the speaker to match what my Schroeders have in them).
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    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    So I have been looking into changing my speaker set up as well. The Schroeders are perfect for me, but I need my Mini 12 and 1212 in 1 cabinet. 8Ohm. Then I can still use bass monitor and run at 4Ohms (more standard for new amps). That way, most amps would then work... I can't find a 6x10 option that is compact enough or light enough. Overall size is a big factor since we rarely have much room on many of the stages we play.
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    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    How about Micro Amps??

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