barts & kents & ampeg

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sxride, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. sxride


    Nov 19, 2005
    North New Jersey
    hello all,

    good morning. just in need of opinions and suggestions. has anyone tried the bartolini mm5cbc and/or kent armstrong hmbn1. what are the differences in output, sound and noise.

    i know that there's a big price difference. obviously the barts are always a safe bet but i read that on the MM series the output has actually lowered and it's a little too "clean", is that true? I read the KA has a more beefy sound, but does it distort is my concern. unfortunately i cant find much reviews on these. My play list is more 80% rock/alternative and maybe 20% funk. It would most likely go through an ampeg head & an 8x10. By the way I am still in the hunt for an affordable 8x10. I was told the 8x10 would get the sound i need. Anyone selling thiers? or would you suggest another brand & speaker configuration with same or better, more affordable.

    i'm looking for a strong low tone sound, highs when needed. good sustain and drive. but yet clean.

    the pick up is going into an inexpensive bass with a MM type pickup on the bridge and a J on the middle/neck. what brand J pick up do you think will go well w/ the MM? i would like to wire the pick ups with a switch to run them separately and mixed. the bass has good tone quality and resonance, neck feels great that's whay i picked it up but i know the pickups aren't that well made.

    thanks a bunch, i know its such a newbie post but i promise not to post soo much :) any takers?

    North NJ 07109