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Right amp, not being for rock.

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by steve5224, Feb 4, 2013.


  1. So i play in a church band we dont play any rock because its all in spanish. So what i notice is that some amps sound and go better with the rock category. Im looking for a very natural sound and punchy. Any suggestions or ideas? That would help! Thanks!
     
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    What are your volume, size, and budget requirements?

    There are a ton of options out there, just need something to narrow down those options.
     
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  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    I don't believe in any of that genre stuff. Ampeg is often considered a rock-only amp by those who believe in such illusions ;) and I've used them for funk, R&B, disco, jazz, swing, doo wop, whatever. You plug into any decent rig and you should be able to get a good and appropriate sound for whatever genre you play. If not, I ain't blaming the amp ;)
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Are you looking for an amp or a combo?
     
  6. When I opened for Ozomatli a few weeks ago (A latin, hip hop, rock, funk) their bassists was playing a Modulus through an Aguilar head and cab. The sound was very suiting for the genre, something to look into.

    I do also agree with this, I use my Mesa M-2000 in a 90's cover band, a prog metal band, an experimental electro-rock band and a dance-pop electro band :
     
  7. dukeorock

    dukeorock Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Disclosures:
    Authorized greenboy designs builder
    I'm with Jimmy...a great amp is a great amp...I've played bluegrass on an SVT and punk rock on a Genz. It's just a matter of which amp trips your trigger :)
     
  8. Huh? . . . are you implying that one cannot 'rock' in Spanish?!?! Well, there's plenty of rock music in Spanish . . . as well as in German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, etc, etc, etc . . .

    Odd . . .
     
  9. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    Is the church made of stone (like European Churches)???
    I once played in a (German) church with my Roland 100 watts CUBE. The 30 watts version would also have been loud enough ...

    In a church you always have to slow down or you get in trouble ...
    I would recommend the Ibanez Promethean 3100 combo! Even the 110" should be "noisy" enough in a church. If needed, you can add a 8 Ohms extension cab (playing outside). And don't think, that a 110 can't be punchy!

    The Genz Benz Shuttle amps were already "too natural" for me. These are amps for "special plays" and not the majority (even though they are very good).
     
  10. VeganThump

    VeganThump

    Jun 29, 2012
    South Jersey
    Can't rock en espanol??? Oye como huh?!?!?
     
  11. dukeorock

    dukeorock Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Disclosures:
    Authorized greenboy designs builder
    I don't think the spirit of this post has anything to do with whether one can 'rock' in another language...dude just doesn't play rock and happens to do Spanish worship music.
     
  12. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Any amp can work for any genre.

    I was wondering the same thing.
     
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Disclosures:
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    But Eden is the preferred brand for church. And Godlyke basses, too.
     
  14. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    :D
     
  15. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I totally agree with the "any amp will work in any genre" camp. The style of music you play has no real bearing on the amp you choose. Some amps will push into a good grind if that's what you want, and some will stay clean all the way through. Many good choices for either, but a budget and volume requirements are needed before any suggestions can be made.
     
  16. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    I almost missed that. Very Funny! :):)
     
  17. Bassmec

    Bassmec

    May 9, 2008
    Ipswich UK
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    Proprietor Springvale Studios
    Altec speakers to go with the Eden bass amps and Godlyke basses, because they are the voice of God:
    [​IMG]
    Conveniently mounted on high, so as to as to avoid the ingress of serpents. (NB. can be a big problem with ported cabinets in certain parishes in Spanish speaking areas of the US):D:bassist:
     
  18. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    As I wrote ...
    It matters if it is a "European style stone church" or others ...
    These "European style churches" were styled 1000 years before the invention of the microphone! 35 years you I played a 10 watts Peavey Decade in a 750 y.o. church and it was hard to get this practise amp as quiet as required ...

    I think the less air the amp moves, the better the sound. The body of the church itself adds the full sound. And in a church the bass should not add very deep frequencies to the singers but mainly stress the upper middle frequencies plus a bit of punch.

    I would look for a "small amp" which can be extended by a cab (for out-of-church-use).

    - - - -

    If you try to buy buy an amp in a "church equipment store", they will surely tell you: "Sorry, we are out of Eden ..." :D
    And be carefull! Schecter Hellraiser basses are forbidden in church! :smug:
     
  19. dukeorock

    dukeorock Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Disclosures:
    Authorized greenboy designs builder
    Not to be too crabby BUT

    The OP is a 20 year old kid who just joined TB and wants to learn about amps.

    I know a lot of bass players who won't go near TB for this very reason...they start posting in an effort to learn something and get ridiculed and their threads turn into other people's joke threads.

    I love me some clowning around, but I kinda feel bad for this kid...sayin' :)
     
  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Word, although I did get a chuckle at the Eden and Godlyke references ;)
     



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