An amp that can really rock?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BeastyBassMan, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. BeastyBassMan

    BeastyBassMan Guest

    Nov 24, 2007
    Williams, Arizona
    I need to know what kind of amp can really rock. i mean can really take a show and make it great for a bassist. something with a real nice low end, real snappy mid range and a high that isnt too much but enough to impress
  2. I think there's this amp called an SVT...i heard a few rock guys play on it...some company called Ampeg or something...
  3. mrokern

    mrokern TB's resident Rush freak

    Jul 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    More info would help...what kind of music are you playing, what venues are you playing, etc, etc...

    I've played Fender, Ampeg, SWR, Eden, GK, and now use a pre/power setup. All of them could rock...but I like the tone of some better than others for different styles.

  4. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Boise, ID, USA
    Yeah, but he also described a lot of other heads. In other words, the post is really vague. :meh:

    Beasty, have you ever heard of Ampeg? Gallien-Krueger? Ashdown? Mesa-Boogie? SWR? Sunn? Trace-Elliot? All of them have a home in rock music... and there are plenty of other brands I haven't even touched upon that work great for rock, metal, punk, etc.

    But really, what are you looking for? All of these brands have amps that produce "a real nice low end, real snappy mid range and a high that isnt too much but enough to impress" - all it takes is a little EQ adjustment. But that doesn't say much about anything. Perhaps you could help us help you by telling us:

    • The actual tone you want (You'll have to be more descriptive. Perhaps you could tell us who your influences are? Do you play pickstyle, fingerstyle, slap, etc.? Do you have a sound clip or sample of what you're looking for, more or less?)
    • The amount of power/volume you need (or think you'll need)
    • If weight or size is a concern to you
    • What your current rig is lacking
    • How much you can afford to spend

    It's really difficult to help you otherwise with this matter.
  5. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    Atypical, not a typical...
    Marshall... It is a different amp company than Ampeg, Mesa, or G&K. The tone is unreal, so versitile, and NOBOBY HAS THEM!!!!!

    Dare to be different.
  6. roflol

    roflol Guest

    Oct 8, 2007
    sheffield, england
    i have a marshall 2X10 warwick protube and a sunn 1X15 on the way looking forward to that biamping ftw
  7. A rock amp thats a bit different?

    How abouts the Marshall VBA400?

    Or the Peavey Classic 400?

    (Ive got a marshall speaker cab and used to use one of their old dynabass amps quite a bit, good stuff)
  8. Or if you can find a secondhand Warwick Quad IV (or VI) ... I have one and the thing sure rocks
  9. kaputsport


    Nov 14, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    Atypical, not a typical...
    The VBA400 is awesome, though I do not own one.

    I have a Marshall 7400 DBS and a pair of 7200 DBS systems. (one is for sale)

    I love them. Maximum power over 2000 watts, great flexible eq, and an effects loop...

    The VBA400 is a 400 watt (I believe) all tube Marshall bass head...

    I can only imagine...
  10. Geddyfleaharris

    Geddyfleaharris Supporting Member

    HAHAHHA Great post! Sweet! Narrows things down to about 50 million combinations. :rolleyes: