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Biggest rig on TB..?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassteban, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. No, not mine- but I'd like to hear who's got the biggest(sheer watts)regularly-gigged rig here on Talkbass. What's the largest you've ever played through?
  2. With or With out PA support???
  3. That is pretty easy, TomBowlus...he has ALL of them...




  4. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
    you beat me - CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit:
  5. Biggest I ever played thru was MY Fender Bassman 300PRO-yes I know it's ONLY 300 all tube watts BUT it's freakin LOUD!!!- played into 2 Ampeg 810E cabs. For my town THATS BIG!!!! Sounded great too! But I like the sound better into my Berg. NV610.
  6. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005
    I used to run this rig, but really - Tom Bowlus has headphone amps bigger than this. :D

    PLX-3402 - Stereo mode with one Avatar B410 per channel, each receiving 1100 watts.
    PLX-2402 - Bridged mono mode, providing 1200 watts to each Aguilar GS-212.

    PLX-3402 - 2200 watts
    PLX-2402 - 2400 watts

    Total wattage = 4600


  7. Hoots Mon! Thats a BIG 'un!!!!!! You're right tho.... re Tom B. Remember the thread-re him setting ALL his gear up together & the earth quakes that'd occur! ;-)
    The Li'l gyrating girl is BIG too!!! ;-)
  8. unfun


    Jul 18, 2007
    2 ampeg 810 cabs at 1000W each then ontop of that there were 4 15's at about 300W each and one 2x10 which would pump out 400W, it could blow womens clothes off!
  9. NOLA Bass

    NOLA Bass Mr. Worst Case Scenario Man Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Orleans LA
    Holy &*$@#$ Horny Toad!! That is one insane rig. I think tombowlus is the only one who might match that for sure. I'm gigging tomorrow night with 350 watts and 2 12" speakers. I feel inadequate!!!!! :smug:
  10. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    My 450W tube stage rig is capable causing serious ear damage - not that I run it that hot. It kind of all becomes a moot point once you tie into several kilowatt mains system, doesn't it?
  11. I once connected my old trace AH600SMX through a trace 1048H (4x10) and a 2103H (2x10) for the high pass and an 1153 (1x15) and a Martin Audio 1x18 sub fro the lows. It was a bit of a killer! Not the biggest here but it was fun!
  12. morebass!

    morebass! I'm all ears Supporting Member

    May 31, 2002
    Madison WI
    I'm looking forward to the day I can hook all my stuff up at once:

    GK1001-II --> mesa 2x15
    pb-1 --> Crest V900 --> 1210 and JBL 18" sub

    Don't have gigs that really require it though...
  13. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    This is what we calculated from the aforementioned thread.

    80 cabinets
    30,000 watts (all the amps Tom has)
    Acoustic coupling = 6db for every doubling of the # of cabs = 38db
    Gain from amps = 3db for every doubling of power = 45db
    Cabinet efficiency = 95db 1W/1m (let's be conservative)

    add those together, you get ...
    178 db!

    (The Who's record concert is listed at 126dB, at 32 meters, which works out to 156dB at 1 meter)
    (the space shuttle taking off is 150dB)

  14. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    :rollno: :eek:

    Could you imagine......? The thought is almost surreal. But that begs an even more important question....what bass and preamp would you run with 178db bass rig?
  15. thats one hell of alot of Y-cables needed :p
  16. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    Most I've run-
    3400W of a PLX3402 -> Whappo. :cool:
    Not huge in footprint, but volume wise, look the hell out!
  17. Subculture13

    Subculture13 Jamming Econo

    Apr 9, 2003
    Toronto, Ont. Canada
    An SX into a Behringer, naturally. :D
  18. Subculture13

    Subculture13 Jamming Econo

    Apr 9, 2003
    Toronto, Ont. Canada
    Sorry, couldn't help myself. It wasn't quite hypnotic enough.

    Who is this fine young dancer?
  19. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    alizee or something like that, the french britney spears minus the baggage
  20. My vote goes for Jean Baudin's Accugroove rig. Man, what a beast!

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