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Best rig for Fingerstyle Funk?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by markjazzbassist, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    What rig do you think is the best using fender precision and jazz like basses for fingerstyle funk? I'm talking strictly about fingerstyle funk, NO SLAP. It could be heads, cabs, combos, anything. Whatever sounds the best.
  2. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    The bridge pickup of a jazz gives a great burpy funk sound, if that's what you like. If you do like that sound, rear ported 1-15 cabs, like Bag End speakers really support that tight sound.
  3. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    lots o' moolah

    small rig:
    thunderfunk head + schroe 1210L
    ea iamp800 + (ea nl210 or berg cab of choice)
    aguilar ag500 + gs112

    big rig:
    aguilar db750 + berg nv610
    sadowsky sa200 + sa410 (x2)

    not so much moolah, small or big:
    ashdown mag series head + mag series cab

    so many choices, up to you.


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY


  5. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL

    we can dream cant we? ;)


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...ya just had me "cleaning out my closet" for "cheese-bay"...


    PS: A 400 would be KING...
  7. Fingerfunk is my style too, so most of my amps are "quick" and "punchy". I get pretty good results with...

    GK 1001 RBII
    iAMP 800

    Rack Rig:
    Demeter 201 (1.5)
    BBE B-Max (SS)
    PLX 2402

    Avatar 410 NEO (4 ohm)
    Avatar 112 NEO (4 ohm)

    I'm especially happy with the EA and 410 cab. There's much quicker cabs out there, but the Avatar can also push terrific lows when called upon.
  8. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    bump for the day crowd
  9. RudeMood


    Nov 7, 2004
    Austin, TX
    I also play fingerstyle funk - soul & Motown stuff too. I usually play smaller clubs; Ampeg B2R with a BBE processor and one Aguilar GS112. Will likely be gettng a 2nd Aggie cab soon. I use a Sadowsky bass.
  10. bassjigga


    Aug 6, 2003
    Anything Glockenklang. Depending on your power needs, a Soul or Heart-Rock head, and some combination of 12s in the cabs. Clear, pure, warm sound. Pleasant at any volume. Doesn't get any better. Man the free advertising I do for them...
  11. Kael


    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Thunderfunk + EA cab of choice (preferably the nl-210 for me). To hell with the laws of phyics this combination is light, loud, and low!
  12. I'm lovin all the practical suggestions...:p
  13. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL

  14. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California

    An aguilar db 750, the bass cut to 9:30, mids boosted to 3:00, treble cut to 10:00 with the deep switch on and gain boosted, run through cabs with multiple 10" speakers kills for fingerstyle funk with a jazz bass.

    I've had good results with some odler ampeg stuff too, and a lot of quitissential fingerstyle funksters have as well (Rocco Prestia, Tim Commerford....)
  15. I love my T-Funk with a GS112 or I will take out a DB750/NV610....Either works great for that style with my Sadowsky.


  16. bassjigga


    Aug 6, 2003
    I assumed money was no object. He never gave any price range. ;)
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    I use Ea gear. 12" and 10" speakers. Quick spearkers sound best and a Jazz bass(any brand) tops if off nicely

  18. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH

    exactly. Money doesn't matter. Tone is priceless in my book!

    Sounds like some good rigs, i keep hearing about this Thunderfunk. I think i need to go out and try one out.
  19. fretless Bob

    fretless Bob If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.

    Nov 27, 2005
    Harrow, London, U.K
    try an aggie db750 through an accugroove el whappo. tightest sound ever.
  20. So go spend 20 grand on a Meyer rig! :D

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