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Blues/Rock Rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bernie Connors, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. If you were heading out on tour with a blues & classic rock gig and had to assemble a rig from gear that is currently in production, what would you take with you?

  2. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Inactive

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    SVP Rack Pre

    Crest CA-9


  3. Whatever sounds the best for what I could afford, is loud enough to keep up with everyone easily and isn't too heavy for me to want to have it.
  4. Nice! I'm sure the NV610 would be the ticket. I'm also thinking an Aguilar DB750 with one of the new DB series cabinets would be nice.

  5. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Inactive

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    The Aggy Sounds Great!

    I chose what I did because I know it's rock solid reliable. A huge concern for the road,Plus you could lose one side of the Crest and have the other as a back up!

  6. Great points!
  7. sedan_dad


    Feb 5, 2006
    Whats a NV610?
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Here are a couple of killer rig options (in no particular order):

    DB 750, NV610
    IP212 or IP310 (with or without preamp)
    SA200, SA410 (with a second SA410 or SA210, if necessary)
    Preamp of choice, CA9, NV610
    iAMP 800, NL-210, NL-210

  9. gwx014


    Dec 22, 2005
    Heres One:

    Orange AD200b with either a NV610 or Orange OBC410 and OBC115
  10. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    classic rock? classic rig..
    old school SVT and (8x10) refridgerator cab
  11. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Depends on the venues a whole lot. If you really mean tour, as in multiple weeks on the road, hauling and maintaining your own stuff. I'd be thinking about pedestrian kind of stuff.

    GK 700, 800, 1001 (or equivalent SWR / Ampeg / etc) and either a pair of 2x10's or 1x12's where you get to choose the tonality you're looking for. This stuff has to fit in a truck and has to be generic enough that it's essentially 'overnight' or afternoon replaceable.

    You really want to beat up that maybe in or maybe out of production beautiful NV610 (OK - buy a road case and lug the xtra 75 lbs ...) or that DB750 in and out of a bunch of clubs ...

    If you really mean 'tour' you err to the side of practicality on tour number two... better yet is a large venue backline spec'd in your tour rider so you get to feed a correspondingly smaller truck ...
  12. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    NV215, powered by either a 400+, AD200B, or Fender 300 Pro
  13. Rat


    Mar 15, 2005
    Boston Sewers
    Mesa 400+ and a Mesa 215 RR
  14. alanbass1


    Feb 8, 2006
    +1. And for reliability, take two.
  15. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    Mesa 400+ w/sus-4 shock case + nv610 w/berg. cab cover
  16. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Probably a Mesa 400+ with my LDS 2x12 / 2x6.
  17. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    I think my rig works great for that kind of gig.Sansamp RBI preamp,Crown CE 1000 and DR Bass 2260,212+6.5 mid cab.For really big rooms add another 2260.One is all I'll ever need though,very portable and loud.

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