best amp head for me????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jackson0321, Nov 1, 2001.

  1. jackson0321

    jackson0321 Guest

    Apr 4, 2001
    Houston, TX
    700 bucks or less
    i have a mia pbass with actice emgs.
    i play emo/rock whatever you want call.
    i like the bass players from
    the urge
    help me please
  2. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    if youre talkin just a head i would highly reccomend the carvin redline series. R600 or R1000. i would say go with the R1000, as its only a little bit more, and it puts out 1000 watts. i have an R600 and love it. i play everything through it. jazz, funk, classic rock, blues, hard rock, porno...

    the R600 is $570
    the R1000 is $650

    good luck
  3. Copycat

    Copycat Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    I just got an Ashdown MAG-400 from The Bass Place in Arizona for $595 plus $20 shipping, but generally they're in the high $600s. 500W RMS, 1000 peak, with high/low inputs for passive/active basses, enough tone shaping for me (bass, mid, treble and a low and high mid control), bright and deep in and out buttons, the famous Ashdown sub harmonizer that thickens up the bass by adding a subharmonic tone to the note you're playing (which I don't use because I have an EBS octave pedal), 4 ohm head, MOSFET solid state preamp, dual cooling fans and the very cool Ashdown VU meter for the input signal strength. All in all a great head, all cased in ozite black carpet with plastic corners and a side handle. Can't go wrong for the price. It has power to spare and is very highly regarded--check out to see it and learn more, although I've given you a lot of info. Good luck.
  4. monkeyfinger

    monkeyfinger Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I would look at the Ashdown Line. That is what RadioHeads bass player uses. Good line, good solid rock tone and very loud.
  5. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    If you can find a used SWR Bass 750, I think you can get the sound you're after and have an amp that will handle loads all the way down to 2.6 ohms. I own a 750 and find it to be a loud/clean amp.
  6. EString

    EString Guest

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Consider a Gallien-Krueger 800RB. Colin Greenwood uses one.
  7. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Colin uses neither the GK or the Ashdown. He does use the GK as a power amp, but uses an alembic pre.