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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bass87, Dec 15, 2002.
Which of the above would be best for small gigs and practices? If other please state which.
Out of those I would get the Ampeg.
I agree. Of those 4, Ampeg.
Id say one of the Eden Nemesis amps, probably the 2-10.
Ive used the Ampeg (borowed, not mine) at band practices before, and couldnt hear myself even when I turned up as loud as I could, plus it was really distorted and sounded terrible. With the Nemesis, I can hear myself pretty good, and I odnt worry about distortion as much, plus its really light and portable.
I'd go with the Ampeg. BA115 or the B100R. Very delicious sounding combos.
Of those listed, the Ampeg. Sure, it's not exactly clean when cranked, but that's not to be expected with this power rating (and brand).
The Nemesis 2X10 is giggable, if a little bulky. It's also a sub-brand of Eden, so, in view of all the Eden scuttlebutt currently cluttering the boards, check for availability.
I voted OTHER..... and that would be a Hartke Kickback 15.
none of the above!
actually, i was at Sam Ash the other day trying out the an Ibanez Gary Willis model, and tried the SWR's Working Man's 12.
WOW, what a great little amp. tone was reaallyy nice, and i liked it a helluva lot more than the SWR Redhead next to it. i'm sure the 15 kicks ass too.
very impressed with its tone. its only 120 watts, but if that's enough, i'd give it good consideration.
That's odd, because when I tried a Workingman's 12 I could not for the life of me get a decent tone out of it. I was demoing a more-than decent bass (Modulus Genesis), and it was far too boomy and had little definition. Perhaps it was the acoustics, or a bad floor model but my experience wasn't a good one. I'll have to give it another chance.
Off topic - what was your impression of the Willis signature? From the specs and recording I've heard (apart from Willis, it's Sean Malone's primary bass) it looks to be great, but I've never seen one in any shop to try.
Back to the topic on hand, I'd grab a SWR Super Redhead if given half the chance (and all the money ), but I've also taken a liking to the Peavey BAM 2x10" and the Fender Bassman 400 2x10".
Are you looking to buy one? I have an Ampeg BA115 im selling, its in the for sale section. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=67704
In my opinion the lightest and uncoloured one is :
Acoustic Image Clarus with Acme Low B1
I haven't tried it myself, but I hear that Ampeg 100R beats the B115 when it comes to tone.
Mine is modified with two 16 ohm Eminence Delta tens and a parallel output jack for connecting my 8 ohm 2 x 10 Avatar cabinet. Just the combo for small gigs, total package to get loud.
Of the choices listed... Ampeg.
I cant seem to find the ampeg anywhere. I live in Birmingham UK so could any of you give me some dealers near by please? The website is so american orientated (no offence).
i loved it!
granted i was very hestitant, cause i played another GWillis at another store, and hated the way it was setup.
but this one was properly setup, and played wonderfully. neck was very comfortable, and had good balance making it sit nicely on my lap. the tone was only so-so. i had to lower the trebs a bit to relieve the overly sizzly, boxy high end. but then again, i'm not a big fan of the Bart preamps.
it'd make a great no.1 bass. if i didnt have my Roscoe fretless on order, i just might have picked up that willis.
Other, you won't get better (for the money)!
other: ashdown eb 12...
You omitted the G-K MicroBass 150
When used with an extension cabinet, you get 150 watts RMS of G-K punchy, clean ,well-eq'd tone and it will
kick some serious ass!
I use my 150S with either a Genz-Benz 112T or Flite
112MH- plus my "secret" sauce signal chain including BOSS LMB-3 & GEB-7, etc.
Oh man, it sounds so good it hurts!
I vote "Other"