A little help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MorganM, Dec 31, 2000.

  1. MorganM


    Dec 11, 1999
    Well i am back to bass.
    I've always preferred it and it didn't take long to come running back.
    I am selling my drumset and i am getting another Rickenbacker 4001
    I will need a good amp. I am looking into a Head/cab setup.
    I like tubes but know know if i want to go with them this time around. Maybe i would setlle for an all tube preamp and SS power section.
    Well i should have about $500-$700 to start with.
    I am thinking Ampeg and would like to find it used.
    Can someone help me out.
    I want a punchy yet meaty tone and some growl.
  2. Old Blue

    Old Blue

    Mar 18, 2000
    The Ampeg V4 heads are available used for about $250 to $300 and they're more than enough to handle 99% of the venues you're likely to play in. The 100 watt rating seems to very conservative. And tube watts really do deliver more volume than solid state. I have mine hooked up to a 1x15 and 2x10 cab. It's MORE than I usually need. And the tone is outstanding.
  3. MorganM


    Dec 11, 1999
    Yeah the V4B is what i was looking into a while back.