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  1. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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    I have a good chunk of money saved, and upgrading my rig is the 1st thing that comes to mind. However, I'm not sure if I should get a new bass, new cabs, or a new head.

    Current setup:
    88 Charvel 3B
    Dean Razorback with dc40's (garbage)
    Ampeg SVT 450H
    Musicman Audiophile 2x10 ported cabs

    What I would like:
    Spector Euro 4lx35TW
    Ampeg SVT 2 PRO
    Amped SVT 4 PRO
    Ampeg 8x10s

    I can only afford one.

    Any suggestions on what to get first? I need a fast decision, as I'm going on tour soon

    Thanks
  2. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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  3. Wallace320

    Wallace320

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    If you're goin' on tour soon, maybe no roadie to help you out, yet I really think an 8X10 is a cab you'll need, especially not knowing quality of PA in small clubs or teenage venues allover California.

    Cheers,
    Wallace
  4. thedudebrah

    thedudebrah Supporting Member

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    I'll second the 8x10. I used to have an svt350H and it was plenty through my 8x10 playing with two loud guitarists in a punk band. Then you can choose to upgrade the head or et a nicer bass next.
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  6. spaz21387

    spaz21387

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    if you buy used you can afford 2!
  7. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike Supporting Member

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    I'd get the Spector. You will love it.
  8. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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    True, but I grow weary of the used market

    I like warranties
  9. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

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    Yeah, get a new cab then take the tour money and get a nice bass.
  10. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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    The tour barely pays for itself, it's mostly to get our name out
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    Pills Are Yummy

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  12. darkstorm

    darkstorm

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    If you dont need new cab or amp, then Id dump the dean bass, salvage the emg pups and pre from it. And perhaps install those in a new bass.
  13. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle

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    get the bass. your rig is solid.
  14. bootsox

    bootsox

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    sell the dean, fix the charvel, spend your money on a new cab.
  15. spaz21387

    spaz21387

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    A warranty will run out and then the very next day something on that item will break... Learn to setup your basses and work on your gear and fix it yourself. I mod and repair my own gear all the time. I have even made some extra spending money setting up friends guitars and basses or retolexing cabs!
  16. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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    I can work on my own gear fine, I just hate shelling out money for something that seems nice at first and then you stumble upon the horrific reality a few weeks later
  17. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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    Aw, shucks

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