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Did I get older or did my amp get heavier?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pappabass, Sep 19, 2017.


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  1. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    That is what kept me from buying one or both of the B-15S amps that a (now defunct) local shop had in at the same time. IIRC, they wanted around $650 for each of them; great price but not worth the schlep to me.
     
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  2. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    There are some Very good Leslie simulator pedals including one Made by Leslie. Just sayin':)
     
  3. SJan3

    SJan3

    Dec 8, 2010
    Ct.
    Some people don't have your needs. For many, a good micro amp and 2x12" or even 1x12" or 2x10" will get the job done.
     
  4. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    A couple of the smaller gigs we do my Bassman 25 or Rumble 40 are More than enough. If we're somewhere big we can run stuff through the PA but those are rare occasions.
     
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  5. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    @FingerDub I understand no ill intent. A couple thoughts to ponder. First there are plenty of rock bands from the 70's that are pushing 70 years old that are playing some variety of vintage heavy metal. Heavy metal doesn't just belong to one age group.

    Second, it would be interesting if you put up a curtain in front of your stage amp and DI'ed it through the FOH and monitors. First the "fridge" then a Class D with a couple Neo cabinets. Once the cab mixes with the rest of the band and throws out to the audience, it might have a different character than onstage. You might be surprised. For some people it isn't about having the biggest amp onstage, it's about using the best advanced technologies and achieving similar or superior results. On the flip side of that coin, if you enjoy your large gear, I wish for you all the happiness it gives you.
     
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  6. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    I have been going to Chicago concerts with my daughter for about 15 years. At the first one we went to I was looking at the opening act's amps and other equipment. When they finished, the roadies rolled that stuff outta the way. Good. Now I could see what amps Chicago was using. Answer? None. Everything direct/wireless to the PA. I've since seen them on a double bill with Earth, Wind And Fire 4 times. Not one amp between them. And they Don't have to move their own gear! I had a "fridge" in the 70s. Now I have a Rumble 200c-more than enough for our gigs. Load in/out w/ one hand:hyper::D
     
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  7. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    That's great-except I'm Also the sound guy!:(
     
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  8. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Yeah! Let's go with That!:D
     
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  9. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    I have to be first at the gig so I can string PA cables b4 everyone else gets there, so No help(NO FOH-all us):rollno:. They help in load out but I'm already sweatin' my @ss off b4 the first note:(
     
  10. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Well, you're WRONG! If you brought that to a couple of the smaller rooms we play, you'd be by yourself 'cause there wouldn't be room for the rest of the band. Not all rooms have a stage and space for 200+ people, so if that's the kinda gigs you get And you wanna carry all that crap, knock yourself out. But get offa your high horse!
     
  11. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Time for a Tech 21 FLy Rig
     
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  12. dawind99

    dawind99 Commercial User

    Mar 30, 2012
    Revsound.net and Revsound on Facebook
    Owner: Revsound
    I would never sacrifice tone for weight. And, you don't have to. But, there is no reason to carry around 3/4" baltic birch cabs or worse still 3/4" particle board cabs thinking those materials are necessary to bring the horsepower and boom. They are most definitely not.
     
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  13. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Your choice, mate! :woot:
     
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  14. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    No, I already had the sound system. There isn't any "band" equipment and for what places pay around here, the other guys weren't gonna buy another PA. But yer entitled to yer opinion. BTW, Thunderbirds Rule!
     
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  15. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    coda_flex.

    Or if there's decent PA support ...

    bassflyrig_front.
     
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  16. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    BTDT with regard to be the owner/responsible band member with the PA system. I will never do so again.

    Thunderbirds? The Air Force flying team, or do mean the now defunct Ford car model?
     
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  17. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    OK, for openers, I'm ex-Navy, so it's Blue Angels. Second, I'm blessed(?) w/ short-ish fingers so I'm partial to Gibson necks,thus, my '67 Thunderbird is my bass of choice. This area has lots of money but the clubs don't like to spend any for entertainment. Our quartet is fighting a losing battle w/ singles playing to tracks and the audience doesn't seem to care. The clubs tell us what they'll pay and we can either play or sit home with our thumbs up our keesters. Thankfully, none of us is relying on the income to live
     
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  18. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I got out of the club scene for similar reasons, it wasn't worth the bother anymore.

    An old friend had (maybe still does) a Thunderbird IV from the early 1960s. I last saw him and the bass in the mid '70s. He played it through one of those Gibson Titan amps and cab, the trapezoidal ones.
     
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  19. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Wow! I haven't seen or even heard of one of those in Ages. I Had a "fridge" which I sold to someone Much younger. I've kept a 1970 Kasino just 'cause ya never know-and nobody would give me anything for it-but now I use a Rumble 40 for the restaurant/lounge gigs and a Rumble 200c for bigger rooms. Load the amp in my van with one hand. I don't think I could Ever do that with the SVT!
     
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  20. sawzalot

    sawzalot

    Oct 18, 2007
    Oh then you've got the disease bad. I'm the sound guy too for any gigs we play where there isn't a house PA. I feel your pain.
     
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