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Cheap Rig Contest

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by king_xanadu, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. lets see who has the cheapest and most effective rig
    I'm gonna try to set the bar high (or low:smug:)
    i paid $200 for the GK amp
    the other things are reused things from around the house
    apologies for the crummy cell phone pics
  2. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    How are you using those PC speakers?
  3. fireincairo


    Jul 8, 2008
    Butcher tube head: $250
    Avatar 4x10: $275
    MIJ Yamaha BB450: $140

  4. mike_Ro11


    Dec 17, 2007
    I dont have pics but I paid $250 for my used GK 700RB-2 and $280 for my used SWR Goliath III. I think that's a great rig for not a lot of money. It does an excellent job. I am lucky to have found such a good deals. I have no way to post pics sorry. I know the no pics no amp rule, believe what you want
  5. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Old practice rig.

    Crate BT-350 - $160
    Hartke Transporter 210 - Free
    Ashdown MAG 115 - $100
    Samson Powerbrite - $35

    Total - $295

  6. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    What kind of drivers are in that hartke?
  7. They look like Eminence drivers....My guess anyway
  8. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Yeah that's what I thought, was wondering how they sound.
  9. Interceptor


    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    Rig One:
    Fender Bassman 100 $350
    Two EV TL606 15" cabs $250

    Rig Two:
    Ashly Preamp $85
    QSC PLX 1604 $385
    EBS 611 $350

    Rig one kills for old school country. Rig two is the most flexible rig I've ever played.
  10. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    They're indeed Eminence but I'm not sure which model. They're punchy as hell which brings out the Spector's growl. The 15 really adds depth and rounds the tone out rather nicely.
  11. Well depending on which model they are they probably sound great! I have an old Hartke HS410MX and i replaced all the original drivers (as they needed it) with Eminence Delta Lite 2510's (closeout at $50.00 ea.) and it sounds 10 times better than it did with the Hartke Drivers in it!...a lot of people give Eminence speakers a lot of crap but i have had excellent luck with them (not to mention they are asy to come by)

    now back on topic


    Cabs built using OSB, MDF. Totoal cost for all (including speakers) was less than $300.00


    Old Hartke HA3500 $100.00 bucks
    Sansamp RBI cost me a trip to Georgia (free aside from gas)

    so full stack gig rig under $500.00 beat that!
  12. fireincairo


    Jul 8, 2008

    That's not fair, I can't find an RBI for free. :crying:
  13. Got it from a buddy who was getting out of the business :D
    was a very nice score IMHO
  14. Adam Bomb

    Adam Bomb

    Mar 26, 2008
    Bezerkely, CA
    I could so almost enter this contest.


    Long story short, fell in love with a very loud, very cheap rig but didn't buy it, b/c I don't need it.

    Peavey Max 160: $150
    Peavey 215BW: $250



    I can't go back into that store until that rig is gone.

    --Bomb :bassist:
  15. fatgoogle


    Jun 15, 2008
    So is peavey the ultimate cheap amp thats good.
  16. just a 1/4in. to 1/8in. jack
    they add a nice distortion to the highs but nothing happens to the lows
    the other speaker is a subwoofer from a home theater system
    boosts the low end
  17. RED5


    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    No pics, I know the rule.......but anyway
    Daily Driver;
    Ampeg B2, not running/fixed it $150.
    Behringer BB210, new $170.
    Behringer rack tuner, new $55
    SKB rack case,used $80.
    total $455
    Outdoor unit
    same head/tuner/case, $255
    Hi-Watt Dr103 $125. way back
    Kasino 2x15 w/EV's used $100
    Kustom 2x15 W/Pyledrivers,curbside $00.00
    Traynor 6x10 w/chinese drivers Inherited $00.00

    total $410. cool deal if only for sheer tonnage. I can drop my B4 anywhere into the mix, but that was 'spensive.
  18. theory028

    theory028 Really Loud Hamburger.

    Jul 4, 2007
    Cedar Falls, IA

    Hartke HA3000 - $135
    Crate BE410 - $90

    $225 for a 200 watt setup. It was fine for about a week. Once I got it in the practice setting, it would stop working on occasions. It was weird. Luckily it happened before the return period expired so I took it back and exchanged the rig for a Behringer BA410, an instrument cable, and an open package of strings.

    It was my first head + cab rig.

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