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$500 to spend on Amp and want something I dont have to have a forklift to move..

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Kuroth, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Kuroth


    Dec 2, 2012
    Ok.. I have now started to think about what Amp I want next. I have a Fender Rumble 15W I use for home and practice..

    I was looking at the Fender Rumble 350 Combo and it seems to have a lot of good reviews and seems to be small enough for moving around... Can get it a Musical Friends for $425

    Would I even be able to use the Rumble 350 for practice at home or would it be used just for gigs or playing with bands?

    What else would you guys recommend I look at in that Price Range?

    Not in a big hurry to buy but starting to look..

    Thanks in advance..
  2. If you can find a Peavey BAM 210 or a SWR Redhead 210... Those would be my choices. Maybe a Roland DB700.

    If I were you I wouldn't get a combo. Spend $300 on a head and $200 on a cab.
  3. shadven


    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock therefore I am.
    A great used amp is the Ampeg B100R "Rocket Bass" It's a 1x15 and is plenty loud enough for small gigs (big gigs if you go through the PA), and is great for rehearsal. Surprisingly good tone and excellent volume. I have 2, and I paid $300 for one and $200 for the other.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    If I were you I wouldn't get a combo. Spend $300 on a head and $200 on a cab.

    I'd do that exactly opposite, and put more money into the cab. But, I do agree, buying used gear will stretch the budget, and seperates are much easier to upgrader, and add-on to.
  5. punisher911


    Jan 20, 2005
    Clawson, MI
    I would get a used Acoustic B300 or B200 head and a used Acoustic 410mkII or 115mkII.

    I started my live playing with a B300head and 2 410mkII cabs.. Good definition with 5 strings, I just got kind of gear snobby and moved to my Orange/Ampeg set up.
  6. Kuroth


    Dec 2, 2012
    The more I read about it, the more I am leaning towards the TC Electronic BG250. This sounds like one bad ass Bass Amp...
  7. Mtnman


    Jun 5, 2012
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I would recommend a GK MB210 combo. Its a flexible choice. As a stand alone combo, it puts out 350W through its' internal 2x10 speakers which is fine for most rehearsals and small to mid-sized gigs. If you need more oomph, you can add an 8ohm cab and boost the overall output to 500W.

    Best of all, the combo weighs less than 35lbs and is a great sounding amp.

    Used, they can easily be found for less than $500.
  8. plainman


    Apr 18, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    The BG250 is a great amp and it is remarkably light for its size, you won't need a forklift.
  9. Markbass MiniCMD121p $500 used for the older model.
    300W (500W w/ext cab) 28lbs.
  10. Broadstbully22


    Dec 5, 2011
    Fender 350. I use it for most gigs. Its a tank with tons of tone and volume.
  11. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I'd start with TC and GK, for sure. The Rumbles are fairly nice, too.
  12. GK MB combos are my vote!
  13. shakman


    Mar 19, 2012
    I would recommend this. I love mine!
  14. +1
  15. shadven


    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock therefore I am.
    +1 / Makes sense to me.
  16. Kuroth


    Dec 2, 2012
    Yea I decided on the TC Electronic BG250.. Ordered it from Music Friends and got the 10% off deal..

    Thanks everyone for your input and advice..
  17. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    Pretty good choice, enjoy it.