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Cheap practice solution...actually sounds pretty good.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by panaran, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. panaran


    Dec 1, 2008
    Wanted something I could keep at my friends house to jam with when I go over there because we play randomly and I never have my gear with me. I have an extra guitar/cab/head so i was just going to keep it over there.

    The problem is, I dont really like my BL600's sound all that much. I pretty much just bought it as a cheap backup just in case my main amp fails.

    Anyway, I messed around for the amp for a while and didnt like most of the tones i was getting. Then I remembered I had a Bass Pod (floor, bean lookin version) with the full footboard in my basement. I hooked it up, and ran the output into the Effects Return on the BL600. This skips the preamp on the BL600 completely so its basically acting like a power amp and the Pod as a preamp.

    I was really surprised with the sound. It's actually pretty good once you tinker with the Pod settings a little. I was happy to see this because I was considering picking up another nicer sounding amp...but this sounds great and I didnt have to spend any money.

    So now my little rig over there consists of my spare Avatar 212, this amp setup, and my old Peavey bass. NOt bad for a spontaneous jam session.
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA

    just goes to show how important a preamp section can be.

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