Amp advice for oldies rock and roll

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by spacerust, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. When I had a 60s band I used a Peavey Basic50... more than enough...

    Bass was more important... played a BEAD tuned Pbass with tapes
  2. bherman

    bherman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Grand Junction, CO
    + 1 on the new Ampeg Portaflexes, I tried one out locally and was amazed at what a great head it is for the price. Looks great too - probably couldnt go wrong with that rig and one of their cabinets. Great looking, too

    I use a Genz Benz Streamliner - much preferred over the Shuttle it replaced. I play mostly blues and oldies so is consistent with what you are looking for.
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    BEAD tuned? For oldies? In all my time of doing oldies (about 15 years), I've played exactly one song that I had to tune down to D for, and that was because the singer dropped the key.
  4. +1
  5. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    You can’t BEAD tune a Ravioli Bass! You’ll end up with Spaghetti strings!

  6. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    I forgot to mention that I tried a Hofner semi-hollow bass (affordable 370 dollar model) thru the Ampeg VR/210 and it also sounded great.