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Post your lightweight Bass rigs! 1x10s to 2x12s.

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Bassman18, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Bassman18

    Bassman18

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    I'm hunting for a lightweight bass rig that i can lug around the city on public transport as i don't own a car.

    I'm curious to see what other bass players who live in the city are playing through, and suggest some tips for getting a great tone out of a little rig.

    So post some pics, please! :hyper:

    Cheers, Matt.
  2. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

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    GK MB500 / GK 112-II NEO. Toss the 3.5lb head in a bag and carry the cab in 1 hand.
  3. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

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    if I had to carry my rig on the bus and couldn't get away with just a DI I'd go SWR babyblue or Markbass mini mark or Phil Jones etc etc . I do use a tiny rig but 2 x 1 10's is still more than I'd want to lug . I am lazy though :p
  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    The Search function is your friend, I think there may be multiple threads with loads of info and photos on this exact subject. ;)
  5. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

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    I need a bus to haul my rig.
    :hyper::bassist:
  6. fearlessflasher

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    i use a line6 ld150, its a single 12", which i was dubious with to start with but, its turned out to have a serious sound, i cant complain in the slightest. and their easy to shift.

    cheers paul
  7. fivestringgecko

    fivestringgecko Supporting Member

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    Similar to this rig, I have a Shuttle 6.0 with an Avatar B210 Neo. The Shuttle is 4lbs and goes in a laptop bag, 2x10 is 45lbs and quite manageable. For max portability... gig bag for a bass, grab the Shuttle bag and my "mini" pedalboard doesn't have to come along. ;)

    Man, I just looked at that pedalboard and realized... that was many versions ago. Oh how it's changed since then, and it hasn't even been that long since this pic! lol

    5sg.

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  8. vinxbass

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    BX500 w/BRX10.2 neo cab.

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  9. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

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    OK, heres a pic. I tossed the VT pedal in just to give you some scale.

    GK MB500 / GK 112-II NEO.

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  10. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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  11. ninepoundjammer

    ninepoundjammer Supporting Member

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    My most portable rig is bass in gig bag on my back, small case with pedal board and micro amp (EA Doubler) in one hand, and Bergantino HT 112ER in the other. Not soon after I got this gear I was doing a gig downtown and the nearest parking I could get was about 4 blocks. I figured I could just hoof it. I made it, but had to take several breaks. Everything was fine, except the cab, at 43 lbs, was still too heavy to comfortably carry much of a distance. When shopping around I was shocked at how much lighter the Berg AE112, at 31lbs, felt in comparison, but I liked the HT's tone and I'm usually driving to gigs.

    Most of the cabs people are posting here, awesome as they may be, are going to be too heavy to be practical for you. I'd be looking for a cab around 30 lbs or less.

    The EA Whizzy 10 with the backpack may be the ultimate in portability.
  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Genz-Benz Shuttle 6.0 docked on a 12T speaker - 375 watts, 36 total pounds. The second 12T speaker under it adds 32 more pounds and allows the amp to go to 600 watts. There is VERY little that you can't cover with 375W, and you can't do it any lighter than this. LOVE the sound!!!!

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  13. Bassman18

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    Thanks guys, some great posts and Rigs, Cheers.

    @ Lowendblues: Definitely the kind of rig i'm looking for! I tried out the GK Neo 2x12 cab, but preferred the Mark bass traveller 210 i tried out (just a tad out of my budget though)...i'm going to have a try of some more GK stuff soon though...
  14. BillyB_from_LZ

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    What did you not like about the GK? I'm considering one.
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    TC Electronics RH 212 and Gallien Krueger 700rbII. I could lug it and two basses on the bus if I had too.
    I do plan on replacing the head with a Gallien Krueger MB 500 fusion
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  17. Bassman18

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    Marc, I played the 2x12 GK cabinet and there was just way too much bass response for my liking and a massive loss of clarity. But yeah, thats just my opinion, the Mark bass 2x10s sounded tighter. I'll try a GK 2x10 and a 1x12 out though. Cheers.
  18. carlos840

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    Poooweeerrr

    Actually, my powers come from the curly cable! They do make you play and sound a whole lot better...

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  19. badboy1984

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    Here's my LM 250 + MB 102

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  20. davegt666

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    Recently got the new Fender Rumble 350. It's an awesome little rig.

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    -2x10
    -350W
    -65lbs
    -Direct Out
    -Castors
    -Overdrive (Footswitchable)
    -Effects Loop
    -Aux In


    I currently use it for band practice but I think it should be able to handle smaller to medium gigs. If not I could always go direct to the PA. The bass is an Ibanez SRX2EX2 which is also small and awesome.

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