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$1,300

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by airrore, Aug 10, 2005.


  1. airrore

    airrore

    Aug 10, 2005
    Dayton, Ohio
    Alright, I'm about finance some new equipment. This is what i do:

    -Play Half furious "indie" (lack of better words) like Juno mixed with Build up music/cinematic music ala Mogwai, Godspeed! you black emporer, or explosions in the sky.

    -Specifically looking for all-tube with heavy low end, but be able to hit punchy mids (hence the 4x10) with distortion.

    -In terms of power, we're playing relatively small venues. Approximate, i suppose. (100-300 watts tube? more if for whatever reason i go SS)

    -Weight/Size is not an issue, our guitarist has a truck and my spinal column is still intact at the moment.

    THE EDIT: I'm looking for what YOU'D do with that, not really what you think i should do (which is still welcomed) just interested in what brands/models people prefer/tube vs. SS, etc.
     
  2. xshawnxearthx

    xshawnxearthx

    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    hmmm

    considering i just bought a mesa boogie 400+. probably an ampeg svt classic from back in the day.
     
  3. me too, vintage SVT all the way
     
  4. For an head, or for both a head and cab?
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Amp: eden wt800b
    Combo: swr super redhead
     
  6. Thunderfunk TFB550 with some change left over :bassist:
     
  7. airrore

    airrore

    Aug 10, 2005
    Dayton, Ohio
    Just the head.
     
  8. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
  9. airrore

    airrore

    Aug 10, 2005
    Dayton, Ohio
    Yeah, should have been more specific.

    Definately new.

    Ampeg 4x10. (i haven't bought it yet, so no specific model. One of the classic enclosures most likely)

    Half furious "indie" (lack of better words) like Juno mixed with Build up music/cinematic music ala Mogwai, Godspeed! you black emporer, or explosions in the sky.

    Specifically looking for all-tube with heavy low end, but be able to hit punchy mids (hence the 4x10) with distortion. (personally, that's what i do, but wondering what the rest of you would do with $1,300)
     
  10. xb100

    xb100

    Mar 24, 2004
    NH, In
  11. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    This is absurd. Completely absurd.

    This would be a shorter thread if you asked what heads you CAN'T buy with $1300.

    You gotta tell the crew what your:

    1. Power needs are
    2. Weight/size constraints are
    3. Intended use is
    4. Preferred sound is

    C'mon, if you can't articulate the question any better then you're not ready to waste a bunch of people's time. Do some searches, try some heads at GC, then ask.
     
  12. xshawnxearthx

    xshawnxearthx

    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    you want good indie rock sound

    ampeg classic
    into ampeg 8x10
     
  13. A) Why new, you cant get vintage SVT's new!

    B) You cant get vintage SVT's new :p
     
  14. airrore

    airrore

    Aug 10, 2005
    Dayton, Ohio
    I realized that post-.....post and articulated a bit in a reply, but I was more interested in what other bassists would by for that amount regardless of what I would use it for.

    BUT! nonetheless, i'll edit the first post.
     
  15. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Sounds like Mesa 400+ now. Thunderfunk is great too...
     
  16. airrore

    airrore

    Aug 10, 2005
    Dayton, Ohio
    That'd be the only reason I'd go that route. I want a warranty so i have someone i can grill when it breaks. :p
     
  17. jiant.

    jiant.

    Jul 3, 2004
    Fort Mill, SC
    Yeah, if I had this kind of cash, I'd get a Mesa 400+, simply because I want to try this model out so bad.
     
  18. protoz

    protoz

    Nov 30, 2000
    Iowa
    Sunn Model T and Sunn 300T are your only real choices :)