backline, any good?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by twiggy_04', Apr 29, 2002.

  1. are the back line series amps and heads any good? :confused:
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Not very, in my experience playing them. What's your price range? I ask because I did a very good pricing guide for Bassbrobrad a while ago, and it has a lot of stuff for the bassist on a tight buget (his was $600ish)...

    or you just asking out of morbid curiosity? I could really help set you set up (I would suspect rock/metal given your name) if you already have a cab...course, I don't know. Maybe it would help if you filled in your profile.

    In either event, here's the thread Click Me
    It's the Fourth post down.
  3. isnt the backline about 125 watts or so at 8 ohms? how much would that be at 4 ohms?
  4. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    Nope its just 125 @ 8 ohms. Kinda weird they called it the Backline 250.... oh well.
  5. yeah, i probably should've put my price range. i'm looking for a 4x10 cab and head for under $700. i went to and found a hartke (spelling?) 4x40 for under, i believe, $400 and a head for under $300.
  6. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    An avatar 4x10 would be a wise choise. Go to to check those out. As for a head, try out Hartke HA3500. Those run about $450 new.

    Avatar 4x10 Cabinet - $249
    Hartke HA3500 - $450

    Total excluding tax = $699

    If that's a little too much look at the HA3000 by Hartke or even the HA2000 if wattage doesn't matter.
  7. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i would get the 4x10 avatar cab
    then a hartke 2000 head.
    then later get an avatar 15 cab.
    talk about sweetness.
    the 2000 is plenty loud!
    it does depend on the bass and the pick ups.
  8. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    I still say get at least the 3000. The more wattage the better.
  9. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    the 3000 doesn't have all the features that the
    2000 and 3500 have like tube pre-amp and 7 band eq, etc.