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Budget Bass Rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by deadinameadow, May 23, 2018.

  1. I just bought this beautiful ESP LTD B205SM and I need to upgrade my amp and cabinet to get a smooth sounding low end and powerful punch. But am trying to keep it under $800. I currently have a Kasino 2x12 Concert, I think it runs at 200w and 1 speaker is blown lol, my bass tone is similar to that of Justin Chancelor from Tool or the OG bassist from Chevelle. Is Peavey good? Should I save up for the Ampegs? Anything helps, your knowledge and experience is appreciated :)
  2. outoftune

    outoftune Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Find a used Acoustic B series rig. I got a B200h and two 410 cabs for $300 recently and it's worth every penny. check your local used market (craigslist, Facebook marketplace, etc) there is good stuff out there for cheap.
  3. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    Welcome to Talkbass. You will find a wealth of info here. You will definitely get a million opinions is you ask, so be prepared to wade through a lot sometimes, but mostly great advice and good info.

    Short answer is yes. Peavey is a great value and make great amps. Ampeg amps also great stuff. I used both for many years.

    Most def. If you have an $800 budget, you should be able to find a killer used rig. All three amps I currently own, I purchased used. So much new gear comes out, and so many have to have the latest, greatest so they are always selling of last months "flavor of the month". A ton of great deals in the used market.

    Good luck in you search.

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