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Choice of amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Flensted, Mar 28, 2013.


  1. Flensted

    Flensted

    Jul 9, 2012
    Hello TB!
    I have been wanting a new amp for some time, as my current 15w starter amp isn't cutting it anymore. I will mostly be playing in my own room, but I will occasionally be gigging at small venues and such. I am basically looking for some guidance for what I should be getting :)

    I have found a few used stacks that seem quite cheap, but I know nothing of the quality etc., or if I even should be getting a stack.
    The first stack consists of:
    -Stagg 500 BAH (500w)
    -Stagg BC115 1x15 Bass Cabinet (300w)
    -Stagg BC410 4x10 Bass Cabinet (300w)
    This would cost me about 400$

    The second consists of:
    -Ashdown MAG600 Evo 2 (600w)
    -Hartke VX410 (400w)
    This is about 450$

    If you have anything to say that would help in any way, please say it :)

    - Flensted
     
  2. IPYF

    IPYF

    Mar 31, 2011
    Of those options I would select the Ashdown head, but I would go out looking for an Ashdown ABM 410 cab to match. The Hartke would be ok but a matched cab would be a better option.

    Stagg are one of those entry level companies where there's nothing really to say about them other then "oh hey, look, they made a music thing that kind of does what it's meant to". Ashton are a similar one, Harley Benton are another.

    Another thing to note is that you don't want to run a 410 and a 115 together. Long story short it causes phase issues and you sound worse than you could. If you did want to go the Stagg route you would be better getting 2 410s or 2 115s instead of one of each.
     
  3. Flensted

    Flensted

    Jul 9, 2012
    Thanks for the advice :) I appreciate it!
    I've found another stack for what seems to be a reasonable price (260$)
    -Laney DB400H
    -Behringer Ultrabass 410
    -Behringer Ultrabass 115

    How would it sound with only one of the speakers?
     
  4. I would pretty much pass on any bass gear with the Behringer lable on it.
     
  5. 5 Wire

    5 Wire

    Feb 1, 2013
    NorCal
    As stated, Behringer bass gear is a joke.
    Grab that Laney head though.
     

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