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AI Contra or GK MB 150 for doubling

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by jazzcat_13, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. I'm having to get a new amp soon for my college years. I've narrowed it down to the AI Contra or the Galien Krueger MB 150. As I double, which amp would be my best choice (I've heard many different views on how each handle).
  2. Mainly double bass I would take the Contra, as a doubler (with more than a little bit of bass guitar) perhaps the GK (but I dislike it). The GK might work better if raised on a stool or up to ear level.
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    For doubling, GK. That's coming from a Coda owner.
  4. IMO, GK. I own both right now.
  5. ^^^^
    same here.
  6. Acoustic Image amps aren't designed to be played with electric instruments, although they can be. However, the GK is designed to be usable with either electric or acoustic bass. Therefore, I would choose the GK.
  7. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I don't know about all of this "aren't designed to be played with electric instruments" stuff. :) I use the Contra, to me it's more versatile than the GK sound wise. I've used on a production of "9 to 5" where I needed to double, on electric on a production of "Les Mesirable" and I'm currently using it with a Yamaha Silent bass on "Singing in the rain".