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Recommend a lightweight combo amp?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Jtaing562, Jul 5, 2013.


  1. Jtaing562

    Jtaing562

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    Thanks for comments. Already bought new amp.
     
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    Gonna be tough to meet your wants\needs onbthat budget. Shop used.
     
  3. Rotation

    Rotation

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    I'd look for a used Ampeg BA110. Haven't played one myself but if you search around there seem to be plenty of TB folks happy with it.
     
  4. pica

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    You might want to save a little more money. Don't think you'll find too much for $130. Especially new.
     
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  6. tsunami1052

    tsunami1052 What the Funk? Supporting Member

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    You sold a $300-$400 (new price) amp to buy a $130 amp? If you did not like the sound of the Hartke you will not like the sound of a cheaper amp. Good news is a $130 amp will be lighter - lighter on volume - lighter on quality and lighter on tone.
     
  7. fivestringgecko

    fivestringgecko Supporting Member

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    Interesting. I have a Hartke Kickback 12 that I've used for quite a variety of gigs, including as my main amp every week for a church choir for 10 years. Not once did I think "weak" and at that church, I was filling a 250 seat chapel quite nicely... the sound guy often told me to turn it down.

    "Big and bulky" is also not a term I'd apply to the Kickback series (mine's a 12, but I do have minor experience with the 15). My "big and bulky" was the Hartke Pro 4200 i had for a few years... A 120lb 4x10!!! :eek:

    Good luck with that 1x10 though. If it's what you're after, that's what counts. I just can't imagine using something that small for anything but bedroom practicing. Of course, my gigs right now are an 11-piece horn powered funk band and a 14+ piece urban gospel outfit with a director who's philosophy is "if it's not loud, it's not a show," so a 1x10 wouldn't cut it. ;)

    5sg.
     

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