Can One Amp Do It All?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Alrod, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Alrod

    Alrod Guest

    Apr 7, 2012
    This is actually my first post here. I am a guitarist who is realizing that I really love to play the bass and would like to pursue that course. I currently own an Ibanez SR1500 and a Fender Jazz (Geddy Lee Signature). I have a pretty nice Protools based recording studio and do a lot of my own recording. I typically DI the bass, but would like to use an amp in addition to DI. I also play out in what I would consider small clubs (no more than 200 people). I currently do not own a bass amp. But would like to eventually join bands needing a bass player.

    My question is, what bass rig would you recommend that would work live as well as in the studio? The tones I am looking for would range from Marcus Miller/Geddy Lee (on the mid to high end), to Tommy Shannon/Adam Clayton (on the low end). I play mostly new/old Rock, Blues, Indie, and some new/old Funk. As far as price point, I have the money to spend, but like anyone else I don't want to spend any more than I have to. Since I play small clubs, I would prefer a rig that is easily portable, but then again I am all about getting the best tone I can. Any suggestions? Brand/watts/Cabs, etc.

    And yes I have searched the various forums here but most are either talking about live rigs or recording rigs, not really both which is what I am looking for.
  2. Duckwater

    Duckwater Guest

    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    The Genz Benz Shuttle Max amps are the most versatile I've played.