Desperate GAS

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Cristo, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh....

    I'm in need and want of some new gear. My 15 yr old Fender BXR300C 115 combo is not doing it for me anymore (or has it been for some time for that matter).

    It's been a super reliable tank/workhorse, but I need more power and tone, and frankly, I'm just tired of it. I've got the $$$ and the desire...

    I've got a SABDDI already, so I'll keep it as a DI/backup/possible preamp/stompbox. I'm looking to get an Avatar 212 Neo cab. I haven't heard one, but they seem to receive such universal acclaim that I am willing to buy it unheard. Besides, it has to kick the crap out of my current setup.

    Beyond that it's:
    • QSC PLX power amp & a maybe a parametric EQ to go pre/power with SABDDI, or
    • a GK 1001 RBII, or
    • Yorkville XS-800H, or
    • Ashdown ABM 500 EVO II

    I don't know how to choose.

    And the REALLY fun part is, NOBODY around here sellls any of this stuff. So I don't see how I can try before I buy (hopefully someone will have a return policy.)

    And so far I have not played anything that is available around here that gives me a warm fuzzy feeling anymore than my trusty old clunker I've already got.

    I guess I could buy all of it online, try it out, and then ship back what I don't want to keep...
  2. theshadow2001


    Jun 17, 2004
    If I were you I would do the traveling to try these amps out before you buy. When I was buying my mesa I tried an Ampeg SVTIII pro and I was suprised how much it dissapointed me as an amp inspite of all the good things people say around here. I really wouldnt base my decision on any opinions that I recieve hear or harmony central or the internet in general on gear because your opinion is the only one that is correct(from your point of view). Try your best to make the trip to shops where they sell what your looking for or else you could end up very disappointed.Also try out gear as unbiased as you possibly can. The internet can play to big a part in influencing decisions
  3. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    Try it if you can. Or make sure you are satisfied with the return policy. Can't really go wrong unless there is a massive restocking fee of some sort.