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Smallest rig possible

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by chuck norriss, Apr 15, 2014.


  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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  2. RustyAxe

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    I use the STL-8 with a GK MB200 amp for those small gigs. Everything fits in the gig bag. The only advantage to my setup (that I see) is fewer cables ... no big deal, I guess; and that my amp has plenty of power if the venue provides a larger cab. It's amazing what we have today, isn't it?
     
  3. chuck norriss

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    That GK is pretty small how do you like it? I used to playthrough 400RB (?) 400 something it sounded good but it wasn't loud enough in to 2x12--at the time I was playing in a very loud band.
     
  4. Ric Vice

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    Chuck,
    Your photographs are stunning, I was wondering if you knew that this is the Double Bass side of TB? ;) It looks like
    your choices might work for upright, but are better suited to EB. Just wondering. Even then, 44 watts into an 8" speaker won't get you very far.
    A Headway EDB-2 and Demeter Minnie costs a whole lot more, but it's a serious rig, with the power and tone shaping to drive any cabinet choices. I do like the pre amp.


    Ric
     
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  6. Ed Fuqua

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    I like it ... but it can't do every gig. My main rig these days is a Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 with a GB STL-12. Rocks my five piece country band four times a month. I've definitely down-sized a lot in the last five years.
     
  8. TroyK

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    This one has it's flaws, but it is in fact even smaller. Got me through a 2 hour restaurant gig last night with a drummer and piano.
     

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    Is that the NoAmp or have you switched to Eschew Amplification also?
     
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  10. chuck norriss

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    thanks ric!
    I did not realize i posted in db side but I suppose this is applicable to both. I don't mind if it's moved to ebg side.
     
  11. chuck norriss

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    Ha! awesome.
     
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    Do you just put it to your lips and go pbbbbbbbbbbbbppppppp?

    I'd think a Kala or an Ashbory and a Shuttle 3.0 8T would be the smallest gig able rig, way smaller than any upright.
     
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    amazing little amp , was discontinued shortly after release due to faulty power supply's failing in warranty ,i've had mine 3 years ,use it daily no problems

    http://www.zzounds.com/item--IBAP5110
     
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    22lbs is kind of heavy these days. That GB is 13 lbs and 175 watts.
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/genz-benz-shuttle-3.0-8t-300-watt-lightweight-bass-1x8-combo
     
  16. TroyK

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    I had a sponsorship deal with Eschew, but it fell through over my nudity clause.

    Seriously, though I'm not anti-amplification, but it's nice to get by without sometimes and others, the gig requests it.

    My EA Micro/Wizzy 10 is pretty freaking small and sounds great when I need a little. The AIs are great too. Would like to try the Phil Jones and Genz-Benz mini-rigs sometime too.

    Pickups are a bigger headache for me than amps at the moment.
     
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    It's that newfangled system, powered by BOWS.
     
  18. chuck norriss

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    Yeah that PJB Briefcase is small. Never tried it though. I tested the MB Micromark 801--nice but doesn't like more than one note going through it at once, especially with low-B.
     
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    Here's mine. Genz Benz Shenandoah Compak 10T. Acoustic Amp. Sounds great with an EUB too even though I'm shopping for a new one.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Stick_Player

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    Uhm... sure you can. Don't need an amp, don't even need a drummer (with Built-in Amp and Rhythms).

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    Groove-meisters
     
  21. chuck norriss

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    hows that sound? errrrr best bass for badminton or canoe paddle. jk
     

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