cant decide, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dt212, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. dt212


    Jun 2, 2008
    ok so im guna need a rig soon, atm using a 30w combo in my house, but guna need a head/cab when it comes to giging.

    Im thinking about one of the peavy tours: ,

    and cab wise i was thinking of: ,

    ofc the 450 with hartke and 700 with hughes n kettner,

    these are pretty much a stopping point for me to save for an svt + 8x10, what do you guys think, or even suggest better?

    (i have heard about hartke speakers blowing but im guesing some people dont get cabs that can handle the watts of the head)
  2. What sound are you looking for?
  3. dt212


    Jun 2, 2008
    Well, im looking for a good all round sound, my band plays stuff from 80's hair metal, to modern day death metal (without the screaming :p) so i want an amp that can do all this, the tour looks like it has a few good gadgets :p like the bright switch for eg. and i thought the 15" + either 2 10"s or 8"s would give a good balance with lows/highs?
  4. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    I'm a Trace Elliot and Ashdown man myself, but you can't go wrong with Peavey (or Ampeg) when it comes to price/quality/power.

    As for cabs for the genres you to cover (keep in mind this is subjective for each bassist): 1x15" (or 2x15" for volume) and a 4x10". A 4x8" is also nice (it can be really loud and punchy).

    Hughes&Kettner cabs are good.
  5. my marshall is a really good rig for the price. But Trace Elliot and Ampeg are also good.
  6. dt212


    Jun 2, 2008
    i think i would be going for an ampeg if i had the money, im pretty much wanting a rig that can keep up with my guitarist etc. for the moment and a peavy tour seams real nice.

    my guitarist uses a messa triple rectifier i think, its one of the rectifiers, and a 4x12 marshal with some good speakers( cant remember the name),
  7. Don't forget to look into Genz Benz and Gallien Kruger.
  8. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    Gallien-Krueger amps/cabs/combos are very nice and you can dial in just about any tone imaginable.
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