small combo amp

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by himluis1, Feb 14, 2014.


  1. himluis1

    himluis1

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    im ready to purchase a small combo amp , in the past i owned the first gen gk mb115 and tc bg250 , im still looking for watts between that range from 200 to 300 but im looking for something small that can fit on my yaris (car) limited space ... i now about the new tc bg250 112 & gkmb112 ii also mark bass but the price is a bit more ... any experiences with any of this amps ??? i play at church we have a pa system and i could run the amp on it ...
     
  2. Grateful

    Grateful Supporting Member

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    I owned the BG250 for awhile and it was a fine amp. It would fit in the front or back seat of my Japanese import, but not the trunk.

    I recently switched over to the Carvin MB15/115MB stack and am very happy with the clarity, volume and versatility of that 2x15 setup. The single MB15 does jsut fine on it's own as well. I can fit both of those and my gig bag in the trunk.
     
  3. stonewall

    stonewall Supporting Member

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    I have no knowledge personaly but ive read here at this site guy,s seem to like the Fender Rumble amps check them out .Im sold on the Mark Amps im not sure how long ago you checked them out but here,s an affortable model 150 watt loud little amp i tried out by accident i liked so much i ordered a CMD 151 JB model but this little amp rocks good deep tones.I believe its about $600 Canadian http://www.markbass.it/product_detail.php?id=240
     
  4. David A. Davis

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  6. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    When I need a smaller combo than my G-K MB115 - I take my little G-K MB110 combo. I love my little tiny G-K MB110 bass combo amp. The G-K MB112-II combo might be perfect for you.
     
  7. himluis1

    himluis1

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    the church i play at currently have a hartke 120 watts 12" speaker and is somewhat ok i guess but for my personal use i think the bg250 or gkmb 112 will do just fine , what i like about the gk is the ability to add a powered cab making it a 400 watts rig
     
  8. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    I've never used a BG250, but TC Electronic makes nice stuff - I have one of their Ditto's and I like it. The G-K MB112-II is a really nice little amp.

    Good luck and best wishes with you little bass combo amp search - and have a great weekend. :)

    Cheers,
    Joe
     
  9. himluis1

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    im also looking for feedback on current gk mb112 ii users !!! anyone ? and for those that have comment , thank u
     
  10. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

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    Another vote for the Carvin MB15.
     
  11. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

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    What's your budget?
     
  12. Ironbar

    Ironbar

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    Another vote for TC Electronic BG250. I love mine.
     
  13. himluis1

    himluis1

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    budget is between $300 & $450
     
  14. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are.

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    Used: Peavey TNT 115. Put it up on a stand or tilt it back to hear it better on stage. Then add an fdeck HPF/pre V3 to protect the speaker, tighten up the low end and more apparent volume.
     
  15. Jhengsman

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    I choose the Carvin MB15.But then I live within an easy drive of their store and that was part of my decision making process
     
  16. DogBone

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    My favorite budget friendly combos right now are Ampeg's BA series and Peavey's Max series.

    Peavey Max for the features, reliability, and relatively uncolored tone.

    The Ampeg BA for simply NAILING the Ampeg tone (if that's your thing) in a small inexpensive package.
     
  17. himluis1

    himluis1

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    not a big fan of peavey max series ... at this point is just between gk & tc ... remember car space is an issue ... it has to b small with at least 200w and good quality
     
  18. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill

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    I bought a BG250 thinking to use it mainly for my upright. It sounded better than the other 115s at the store (GC Atlanta) including the MB115-II. However, when I got it home, it absolutely did NOT get along with my upright. Terrible. Maybe something to do with impedence from the piezo? Or the 15" speaker?

    Anyway, I returned it and got a MB-112 II. With the upright, it sounds amazing. Also sounds excellent with the electric. So much so that I went ahead and ordered the MBP 112 extension cab hoping that I can use it for some of the smaller EB gigs.
     

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