Best rig? money no object

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Shinster, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. Shinster


    Feb 23, 2002
    SF Bay area CA
    If money wasn't the issue, what is the best sounding, finest bass rig setup you would choose Amp and cabinet(s) for style: Jazz/funk, all around great groove sound?
    Also the bass to go with it?
  2. If money was no issue, i'd get an

    Aguilar DB680 preamp
    2 x Aguilar DB728 Poweramp
    2 x Aguilar GS410 cabs
    2 x Aguilar GS212 cabs.


    F Bass BN5 (fretted and fretless)
    Fodera Emperor II 5 string (fretted and fretless)

    EDIT: I'd probably add an SWR IOD through the Effects loop to get some tube grit when i desire it.
  3. I'd say SWR of course...

    SWR IOD, for tube girth.
    SM900, for the flexable eq and power.
    Henry, 8x8 for thumbstyle clarity, detail and punch.
    Big Bertha 2x15, for lowend support and sustian.

    ...That sounds like a good funk/jazz rig if you had the money to pay for it and the giant gig to play it at.
  4. money might not be an issue but what about transportation?

    If I could get anything it would be....
    aguilar rig
    (see mrfortunecookie's post)
    But with a 410 and a 115

    if I had roadies it would be the same but with...
  5. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Great minds think alike :D

  6. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    see above posts about Aguilar. mine would be same amps but with 2 4x10s and 2 1x15s. Bitchin'!:cool:
  7. 8 peavey 115TKO's (1995 vintage). Everything in Squier's lineup. No tuner.

  8. HolbieBaker


    Feb 21, 2002
    Dickinson, ND
    If money's not an issue, everything has to be Ampeg.
  9. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    If money were no issue, I would give several million dollars to the bass amp company of my choice and have them develop a system just for me.
  10. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    No kidding. I can buy whatever I want. Portability is much more of a limfac than price.

    But if it comes with roadies (or double their number of reasonably fit groupies), put me down for the Aggie rig too.

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    I will have to agree on the Aguilar rigs!!

    DB680 pre
    2x DB728(400 RMS)
    over 2 GS410's, and 2 GS212's

    but....for backup...

    Glockenklang Bugatti pre-amp
    Bugatti Power amp
    2x Glockenklang Quatro 4x10's
    2x Bass Art 1x15's

    For basses...

    A couple of Sadowskys(4's & 5's)
    Early 60's(pre CBS) Fender Jazz
    Warrior Kings Closet 9 string
    F bass- GFC custom 5 string

    ;) ;) ;) ;)
  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    i second the Wayne Jones cabinet mention.

    here's my dream rig:

    power amp: QSC 3402

    preamp: Avalon 737 (!)(!)

    cabinets: TWO Wayne Jones 2x10's (4 ohm) one on each channel of the QSC.

    what i recently bought:

    power amp: QSC 2402

    preamp: Aguilar DB659

    cabinet: Bergantino HT212.

    i think i'll be fine.

  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    Eden all the way.

    And you're set! That would pretty much handle the whump of Funk and the smoothness of Jazz. That's just me though. Aggies seem so danged popular these days...
  14. wait- I wanna change mine.
    same aguilar rig but with three wayne jones cabs instead of aguilar cabs. That's what my instructor plays (and is endorsed by) sweet setup.
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Let's see, let's see ... uhhh ... DANG!

    Brendan beat me to it.
  16. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    money no object - i'd have SWR build me an SM900 that had an IOD inbetween the gain control and the EQ, and that had both the IOD and SM900 footswitches built into one unit

    run a slave SM900 as poweramp (or get a NOS Stereo800 poweramp)

    and have a Goliath SR, Henry the 8x8, and Big Ben

    that's the "money no object so i can buy roadies too" setup - without the roadies i'd scratch the slave SM900, henry, and big ben and just have the super SM900 and the goliath senior.

  17. Golem II

    Golem II

    Jan 4, 2002
    Macon, GA, USA
    If money is no object but portability is, look into Walter Woods amps. I've never seen one and I don't know the first thing about how you find and purchase one, but they're supposed to deliver over a thousand watts in a package the size of a cigar box.

    Otherwise, go with a high-end studio tube mic preamp to start with. An avalon 737 or manley voxbox would do nicely. Biamp it, sending the high end into a tube monobloc amp like Aguilar's 400 watt doohickey, and the low into a bridged QSC PLX 3402. Use the Aguilar to drive some cabs with 10 and 12 inch speakers, and the QSC to drive some 15's and 18's. Maybe a couple of bergantino 4x10's or 2x12's, a bag end ELF 18" subwoofer and a pair of bag end s-15D's?
  18. Golem II

    Golem II

    Jan 4, 2002
    Macon, GA, USA
    Of course, if I wanted something custom built I'd have Aguilar combine the DB680 and 728 into one box with a compressor, footswitchable and blendable clean/overdrive channels, crossover with low and high pass controls, envelope filter and a sub-octave thingy. Since a head like this would weigh about 70 lbs anyway, I'd have them build it into a combo cabinet with 2 10" speakers, a 15" and a horn. Heck, maybe it would weigh less than 200 pounds.
  19. BluePinkGreen


    Feb 24, 2002
    Auburn, CA
    I would get a Crate BX15 15w combo amp, no, actually I'd get a Rogue RB-20B 20w combo amp. Actually, if money was no option, I'd get them both. As for the bass, I'd have to go with a Rogue SX100B 4-String. Now THAT is a sweet rig.

    P.S. What that hell is a Warwick?
  20. BluePinkGreen


    Feb 24, 2002
    Auburn, CA

    Sorry guys, I couldn't resist