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PA as bass amp; show 'em!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by fokof, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. fokof

    fokof Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm mostly IEM these days but when I have to bring a monitor I bring the RCF ART310A. I also have a Mackie SRM450.
    The sub don't get much love , it's an EV SXA180 very powerfull & lightweight but so big !
    It's fun to have an 18" for some synth sounds though !!!!:hyper:
    I only used it once on an outside gig where sound stage level was not an issue. (So much power in front!! )I use it only in rehersals and at home as my practice amp.

    What do you guys use ?

    EDIT; For the thread's clarity , a PA would be ; poweramp and cab ( or active cab )
  2. SpamBot

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    I'm ready to see some Simms.
  3. Ric5

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  4. fokof

    fokof Gold Supporting Member

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    You look just like Geddy Lee !





    Seriously , what's the kit?
    Looks delicious!
    Isn't he IEM ?
  5. fokof

    fokof Gold Supporting Member

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    Anyone?
  6. YL_Bass

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    I wonder what the comp. screen by Geddy's feet is. Does he still forget the lyrics after all these years?
  7. TortillaChip520

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    Yes, they use in ear monitors.
  8. fokof

    fokof Gold Supporting Member

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    I mean ; anybody using PA gear as bass amp ?
  9. TortillaChip520

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    I've thought about it, as my band has a decent PA that we don't use at shows, and i have a crappy amp, but i've borrowed a friend's amp for the time being. PA's sound great, and that thing gets fat amounts of bass, especially when the keyboardist hits 808's. It shakes the whole practice room!
  10. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    None of us is getting any younger! :(

    Paul
  11. hrgiger

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    No way, he knows the words. The screen is for tablature...:D
  12. Johnny Mack

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    ive been thinking about running a compressor into a stereo power amp to keep it simple. i would think the compressor would have enough output to drive the amp. ive also thought about running straight into a mini mixer into a power amp. this isnt too different from a typical FOH setup, so why not?
  13. warnergt

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    I really believe that a PA as a bass amp is a growing trend -- especially
    with this new breed of high power, low cost, low weight, class D amps.

    I'm holding out for the Peavey IPR 3000. I want to connect it to the
    DI from my current amp and augment my power (big time). :smug:
    I'm satisfied with my tone; I just want more power.
  14. fourstringburn

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    Does this count??? Crest audio CD3000 Class D amplifier. 3000 watts at 4 ohms feeding 2 Ampeg SVT810'S. THAT's 1500 WATTS PER CAB FOLKS!

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  15. fokof

    fokof Gold Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't use an Ampeg 810 as a PA...... :smug:
  16. fourstringburn

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    I thought this was a thread for using a P.A. for a bass amp, not using a bass amp for a P.A. I wouldn't use any bass amp for a P.A.
  17. lo-freq

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    This was Prockenklang's 'Current Setup:' in his personal profile back in late 2008:
    [You should look up the Meyer MTS-4A (and he had ~or has~ two).]

    Basses:
    (1)U.S.A.Curbow 4-strings
    (9)U.S.A.Curbow 5-strings
    (2)U.S.A.Curbow 6-string
    (1)Steinberger XL-2 4-string

    Powered speakers:
    (2)Meyer Sound UPA-1P
    (2)Meyer Sound UPM-1P
    (2)Meyer Sound UMS-1P
    (2)Meyer Sound MTS-4A
    (2)Meyer Sound USM-1P
    (1)Meyer Sound PSM-2

    Main rack:
    22 Space Kriz Kraft rack
    Millennia TD-1
    Millennia STT-1
    Meyer Sound VX-1
    Custom Audio Electronics 4x4
    T.C.Electronics 2290
    Eventide Eclipse
    T.C.Electronic 1210
    Custom Audio Electronics Line Mixer
    Radial JD-6
    Furman AR-1220
    Furman AR-115

    Small rack:
    10 space Kriz Kraft rack
    Millennia TD-1
    Millennia STT-1
    Meyer Sound LD-2
    Furman AR-Pro

    In-ear monitor set-up:
    Kriz Kraft 4-space rack
    Shure PSM-400 W/Mixer
    Shure E-5 Ear-buds
    Monster Power Pro-2500
    Acoustic Image Focas 1(not in rack)
    TecAmp Pleasure Board

    Pebalboard for main rack:
    A&S Pedalboard w/case
    Custom Audio Electronics RS-10
    Peterson Strobostomp
    (2)Ernie Ball VS-JR
    Custom Audio Electronics Tap Tempo

    Small Pedalboard:
    Nashville Custom Cases pedalboard
    Lehle 1@3
    Peterson Strobostomp
    Akai Unibass
    T.C.Electronics SCF
    Boss RV-3
    Digital Music Corp Pedal Power II
  18. fokof

    fokof Gold Supporting Member

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    The thread is about using PA as bass amp. An ampeg 810 is not a PA.
  19. fokof

    fokof Gold Supporting Member

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    Holy cr** !!!!! :eek:

    He's either ; playing an international known band or working for Meyer.



    BTW , I'd have a UPA1P in a heartbeat if they were a little lighter.....
  20. fourstringburn

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    Well you didn't say if cabs count. The P.A. starts with the AMP anyway...and yes I'm using a P.A. power amp so that means I am using P.A. gear as a bass amp. sorry if Ampeg gear offends you.

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