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Another stupid request for advice....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by McHack, Dec 6, 2005.


  1. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Ok, I've hooked up w/ a cover band, that plays mostly alternative type stuff. I had planned on doing covers more that were a little heavier. But, its a good gig, & the music is fun. Its more melodic, & I like that & tends to feature the bassist in some cases... so, yay me!

    I drive a small car, so portability is important. '87 Mazda RX7 2+2... the back seat folds down, & I think I could fit a 210 or a 112 back there easily enough, & the other cab on the passenger side.

    Anway, I had always figured I'd go w/ an RBI (maybe a bass TRI-AC)/QSC playing into Avatar 210/112 setup.

    At this point, I'd like to just get a "gig ready" rig. I've always heard criticism of Avatar cabs, that the tweeter tends to be harsh... & I really dont want a harsh tone on any of the songs on our set list.

    Also, I've seen some folks were modding thier cabs,,,either the crossover, or the tweeter,, i cant remember which...

    My divorce still isnt final & the house still hasnt sold. So, I'm trying to find the right sound, the first time, for the right price. The guitarist has an "SWR cab of some type" sitting in his basement, thats been there for years, he offered to let me use it... Obviously I need to find out what he's got. Literally, he has no idea... I half suspect its a Goliath. That would be just fine, if I can get one of the guys to cart it around for me...
     
  2. eots

    eots

    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    First and foremost, Divorce sucks. Work on that 1st. I went thru one while playing in a band, and it kinda makes all things trivial. Since your in a new band, can the guys really be supportive?
    As to your other concern, an RX7 doesn't offer much room for anything. I switched to a Honda accord wagon just so I could haul gear and still get decent milage for commuting to work.
    I got 2 wizzy 112 cabs that don't take much space but I have good PA support in my current band.
    If you don't like a tweeter, then just disconnect it.
     
  3. i don't see why the avatar + ashdown offer on the avatar site wouldn't go just fine for you - theres good versatility in that kind of rig to at least get you through until you've got money and time to sort out something that maybe more appealing to you...

    gluck with the divorce, and new band. :meh: :cool:
     
  4. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Thx for the insight, re: Divorce. You may not believe this, but the wife is actually support of this. We're actually still friends, in more ways than one. :) But, we both entered this short term marriage w/ "baggage" & kids from a previous marriage... That said, we just cant handle each others baggage.

    The divorce really is a non-issue at this point. I've got a "normal" day job, so, once the house sells, I'll have money to build up a nice rig.. that's not so much the issue. My only point in bringing it up is, in the short term, there's a shortage on capital. That's all.

    The issue is, I think I'll need a core of a rig, sooner than later, & I like to have a purchase plan in place.
     
  5. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I agree with Microbass. I don't have experience with these companies, but I've always heard good things about them.


    There have been a few complaints towards Avatar, but I also believe Dave from avatar has corrected all of the problems that have been addressed(to my knowledge).

    From what I've seen, you're going to be very hard-pressed to find a better value for the money.
     
  6. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I dont think I'm liable to pick up a head. I'd rather go w/ a power/pre setup. Likely to start with, an RBI & a RMX 1450...
    Later on, I'll probably swap out the RMX for a PLX 1602 for weight, or 2402 for power increase.

    I guess I'm just a little uncertain as to what pre would fit this application best, or if the RBI would serve just fine.
     
  7. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I've never tried the RBI, but I would recommend reading up on, or hearing if you can, the BBE Bmax. I'm very happy with mine and it's within your price range. There's lots of information to be found on these also.
     
  8. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I'm half tempted to find a used SVP-Pro, as they can be found on the bay for about the same price as an RBI or a BMas new.