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Amp Advice - re-done !

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dynastes, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. Dynastes


    Jun 22, 2002
    Hey, I'm going to buy the Boss Gt-6b effect board...which is also a preamp I think. Also I am going to buy an amp, here's my question: Would you only buy a power amp and hook it directly up to the gt-6b, or would you buy an integrated amp (pre and power - with EQ etc.? - would I need the pre-amp stage? my bass has active pickups and EQ)

    I'm thinking of buying a 5 year used Hartke 5000 which has had it's tubes changed I get it for half the original price - would that be a smart choice? I need it for both jazz and metal and small and medium/large gigs..

    (I play 5-string fretless el-bass)
  2. The Hartke get very high marks on this forum as a used amp. If it is in good working order then you would be getting a good amp. As to using the Boss with a power amp, well, I would feel more comfortable knowing I didn't need the Boss if I didn't want to hook it up.