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Bass Rig Suggestion

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lttoler, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. lttoler


    Dec 14, 2005
    Hello, I play guitar in a band and we are trying to upgrade our bass setup. Right now we have a Peavey Firebass and a Hartke 4x10. It never seems to be loud enough for us when we play shows. Can anyone suggest a good amp and cab setup? It doesnt matter whether it is a head, or a power amp/preamp. We are all in college and money is tight, but we still want to get something that will last us and certainly get the job done.
  2. jpark


    Feb 2, 2006
    The amp should do you fine. you may try eq'ing the amp, adding more mids will help it cut through the mix.
  3. Add a second cab, more speaker area + more wattage = a lot more volume. Plus it's cheaper/easier than a whole new setup.
  4. Yeah that combination should still be loud enough...mids will help you cut through the mix better. Try that, then go look here if you can't get it loud enough.
  5. lttoler


    Dec 14, 2005
    Okay, that sounds good. Should we get a 4x10 or a 1x15? Also, what brands would be good? How is Avatar?
  6. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Avatar 15" would be a great addition.

    heck, sell the hartke, and get all avatars :). This is coming from an old hartke user.

    In all honesty, a hartke 410 sounds ok, as long as you have a 15/18 below it. Avatar has a great price on a 15" cab, but as long as you can find one that handles the power from a firebass, then ou should be golden, and loud enough for large rooms if needed.

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