Amp help!...I need help finding a cheap(600-800) loud amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by corrosivemind19, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. Hey guys,

    I've been thinking about looking into a new amp...and I had some questions.

    I am looking for a pretty loud amp that is in the 600-800 dollar range....and suggestions or amps that youve played please give me your thoughts.

    I was thinking about the Carvin RL1010 which is a 1000 watt biamped head with 2x10.

    thanks again...
  2. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    I'd go with your choice of Avatar with whichever Ashdown head you can afford with it.
  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Kustom Groove Bass 1200 head ($499 shipped) and Avatar 2x12 (about $300 shipped). You will not find a new setup thats any louder for less period. The Groove Bass head has 1200 watts, great tone and the Avatar cab sounds great, handles tons of watts and is built like a brick sh!t house.
  4. I checked out the avatar 2x12 and its so cheap like 279...but there is one with neo magnets for a little more. What do you think is better? and if i get one which ohm is better? 4 or 8?
    thanks alot
  5. tourettes5139


    Nov 8, 2005
    8 ohm, because if you want to add another cabinet, which you probably will at one point or another, then you will be able to much easier.
  6. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Get a 4 ohm because the Kustom allows you to add another 4 or 8 ohm cab because it goes down to 2 ohms. 4 ohms will allow you to use 800 watts of the Kustom and if you get another 4 ohm cab, you can unleash all 1200 watts...
  7. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    If you are playing rock and want some tuby tone, the Traynor YBA-200 can be found for about $600 as well.
  8. Whats the difference between the 8 and 4 ohms on the 2x12? :eyebrow:
  9. philthygeezer


    May 22, 2002
    Yorkville XS800H: A little on the dark side for me, but VERY loud. I took one home and demoed it against my RBI/power amp setup. At 600 watts and 3 GS112s it came very close to the 935-watt rack.
  10. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    You can Ebay some of the best amps ever made like the SVT-II non-pro and the Mesa/Boogie Bass 400/400+ for that coin. I took that route and have never looked back. :bassist:
  11. As did i (£500 for my SVT :spit: ) , however, i think he would need a cab too, and you cant have a small cab for a tube head of those calibers, 2x15 or 8x10 minimum!

    (ok ok ok, not really, but, you know what i mean!)

    Great bang for buck, you could get a Peavey firebass/max700 + cab + sansamp BDDI easily within that amount, and it's a very good setup, however, if you can afford to hold it off a bit more, an SVT II, Mesa 400 or 400+ would not go astray :)
  12. dmrogers

    dmrogers Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Eastman, GA
    If you are looking for a loud amp that is indestructable, be on the lookout for a Peavey Firebass700. Not a popular amp but it is loud and has a descent sound. Pair it up with a Peavey 4x12 cab and you have an inexpensive, rugged rig!