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What is your favorite amplifier and cab brand?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by bassman74, Nov 24, 2013.


  1. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

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    What is your favorite amplifier and cab brand?

    Why are they your favorite ?

    Thanks for participating!
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Behringer, because if it gets stolen, it's OK.
     
  3. Pimmsley

    Pimmsley

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    I'll jump in here...

    Aguilar.

    In the last 12 months I've bought an Aggie TH-350 and a pair of DB112NT's

    All my basses sound great through this rig, loud and tight, extended lows. Sounds like a 15" cab is hiding behind this mini stack of doom !
    GB Shuttle 9.2 also sounds fantastic with the cabs... But as you asked for one brand, Aguilar.
     
  4. Pimmsley

    Pimmsley

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    Jimmy's account has been compromised !
    ??? :)
     
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  6. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

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    ROTFL!!!

    Good one, Jimmy!
     
  7. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

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    Here the latest ampeg simply rebadged behringer amps? ;)
     
  8. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

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    I never had the chance to try an Aguilar head but i really like their cabs!
     
  9. Crystalman85

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    I like gallien-krueger, hartke, and fender. I like gk for it's smooth and punchy sounds. I like the hartke lh500 for it's warm beefy sounds. and I like the fender rumble 150 bass combo for it's warm lows and smooth highs. I currently own the fender rumble 150 bass combo for home practice, small gigs, and medium-size venues. my other choice of a combo amp would be a gk mb115. and I own a hartke lh500 and a gk neo 4x10 as my other gigging amp. I have that rig at my friend's practice spot and it sounds pretty cool.
     
  10. Crystalman85

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    I would of thought you're an ampeg guy, JimmyM. a friend of mine has a behringer half-stack and made it sound better with his mxr bass d.i+.
     
  11. will33

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    Whatever ones I'm playing at the time.
     
  12. SolarMan

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    Sounds like a great feature. Do you have an endorsement deal with them?
     
  13. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

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    Ampeg head / Berg cab

    I had a Trace V6 head briefly in my possession before owning my Berg and would love to have heard that combination but I'm NOT buying another bass amp just to do it.
     
  14. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

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    6jase5, which ampeg head do you have?
    What is so special about Berg cabs?
     
  15. Marial

    Marial Three Weeks of Freedom Start Right NOW Gold Supporting Member

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    Right now an Ashdown ABM 500 Evo II 210 combo, but I'm hot for a fEARful 12/6 with some sort of pre/power amp combo.
     
  16. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

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    Bergantino Cabs, Bergantino Amps.
     
  17. Crabby

    Crabby

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    Mesa for me. Never played through a Mesa bass amp or cab that wasn't really really great.
     
  18. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

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    Ampeg SVT-II nonpro all-tube 300 watt amp into a Bergantino NV610 cab.

    The tone and the feel.
     
  19. D.M.N.

    D.M.N.

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    SUNN (O))))

    Have you played through a 2000s? Every time a full 2000s rig is played through, 3 new galaxies spring into existence.

    You're welcome.
     
  20. dspellman

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    I can see the Marketing now.

    New Behringer "D to the Coy" models!
    "Bigger and flashier than your favorite more expensive bass amps, the DTTC are noticed first and stolen first! With our lifetime theft insurance guarantee, you pay only a little more to get the peace of mind that having an alternate target provides. From our Red Herring to the HighEnd Clone to the monster Sturm und Drang, these GPS-equipped models will have herniated heisters struggling to drag them away while you make a clean escape with the high-priced spread! Your best insurance is Theft Assurance!
     
  21. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I've had a lot of favorites over the years, starting with Eden amps and cabs. My current favorites are GK MB-series amps and Bergantino AE and CN cabs. I like clean tone across the spectrum with no big bumps, and the MB800/CN212 combination does that very well. I also like the AE210 cab - my favorite 210 of all time. The MB Fusion 800 runs a close second to the MB800, followed excruciatingly closely by the Glockenklang Blue Soul. We'll have to see where my Mesa Prodigy falls in the ratings as soon as Mesa can get one put together.
     

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