Size down, sound up

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  1. akrachanko

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    I am looking for a new amp, but I am not sure where to start looking for something that meets my specs. :help: I am currently playing an Acoustic 115 Cabinet with the Acoustic B200H Head. I love the sound I am getting. I play with the gain and volume both at about 2/3. I play an Ibanez 5 string and the support I get from the amp is awesome. I love the big sound and the fact that it can handle any note on the B string. The only problem is it's size.

    I am ready to get a new amp but I have some guidelines. I want a combo that is smaller and lighter, but I want the same amount of sound out of the amp that I get out of my current setup. Does anyone have any suggestions? I also play upright sometimes, but not as much as the electric. If anyone can give me input, I would greatly appreciate it!
     
  2. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    I find there are three qualities of an amp you have to balance according to your needs and abilities: price, weight, performance. Since you seem to want equal performance in a smaller package, the price will go up. So how much do you want to spend?
     
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    It isn't just about the power, though. The amount of air you're moving is important, too. What if instead of smaller, you find the size in a different configuration, like a 2x12 combo. That would give more cone surface, and although not really smaller, being thinner and taller than a 1x15 may make schlep more convenient. Have you looked at the GK combos?
     
  4. akrachanko

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    I am willing to spend up to 1000 if the amp will hold up. Less would be nice obviously, but I am not going to cheap out on something good.
     
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    And, basscooker, I have not yet but I think I will, are there any that you would recomend looking at?
     
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    Being a good Ampeg pimp, I might suggest you check out an Ampeg PF350 and either the SVT 210av or a PF210he or 115he.
     
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    I have 2 Genz Benz combos.....Contour 1-15 and a 6.0 12T....both have great sound and I like them better than any other combo or head/cab rig I've owned. it doesn't hurt that they weigh 45 and 31 lbs respectively.
     

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