ditching old amp, need more power

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by flakeh, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Ditching my traynor yba200 in favour of more power then 200w, Looking at ampeg b2re or peavey tour 450W. Looking for a light, rackmountable head under 600$. >450W is also key, any ideas on what else to look at?
  2. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005
    GK 1001RB-II? Only a couple of dollars over $600.
  3. Greyvagabond


    Aug 17, 2007
    I don't think any of those amps will be "louder" than the Traynor; 200 tube watts is damn loud! But used GK 700RBs are good sounding, rackmountable, relitively light, and cheap-ish. I'm not a fan of the ampeg b2re, or the peavey, personally.
  4. pm sent
  5. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    The GK 1001 will definitely be louder than the Traynor, "tube watts" or not. It'll sound very good too. It's a great amp.
  6. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    There's a new Nemesis NA-650 on ebay for 519 shipped. It's a steal. The amp has been altered/rebadged, so this is a D/Ced item. Not only gives you the power you're looking for, goes to 650W @ 2 Ohms.
  7. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Markbass SA450, Yay or nay?
  8. +1

    This is the exact bass amp we have at the church. TOO much power.. and we love it that way. I think if you get one of these still in good shape, you'll probably find its a 'keeper'... :D
  9. Are you still using the Behringer 2x10 I noticed it is a 8ohm cab, don't know to much about the traynor I assume it will take a 4ohm load if so get a 4ohm cab and get more power. The b2re is really the same thing as the svt 450 just not in the shell decent ss amp but a little over rated power wise feels more like a 300 watter to me. I have been looking to get something else since I got my Hartke and don't use the b2re anymore. I would think a 4ohm Avatar 2x10 or a 4ohm 2x12 would do the trick and match up nice for a little over 300.00 shipped,http://www.avatarspeakers.com/ or does the traynor have the same power rating at 4ohms? if not ditch the Behringer and keep the tube tone that's my opinion
  10. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    The traynor has a switchable load, 8 or 4 ohms.

    I am upgrading my entire rig, avatar speakers - neo 210 and neo 112 - I just need a lighter rig, I have practice 4 times a weel with 2 different bands. I can't lug a 47lbs tube amp out 4 times a week, up several flights of stairs. Too much.

    I am in the talks of a trade for a sa450, We'll see how things go.
  11. CrackBass


    Aug 10, 2004
    you'll get a lot more volume if you get a bigger/better cab. you are probably pushing that cab close to its capabillities, so 500 or 5000 watts you probably won't see much more volume than you currently have now. the only difference would be two blown drivers. plus a better cab will imo have a more positive effect on your tone than a new head. i would look for a 410 or a 212 or something along those lines.
  12. CrackBass


    Aug 10, 2004
    whoops i guess you have the cab thing covered. in that case the markbass would probably do what you want.
  13. I have the exact cabs you mentioned and I am very pleased, if you do get them both get 8 ohm so you will be at 4ohms I recommend paying a little more for the Line X coating very durable and no more rips or tears and worth a few xtra bucks in the long hall
  14. NOI! please dont ditch it....i dont have an amp no amp :(
  15. IMO Avatar cabs will smoke Behringer cabs up and down the street any day of the week
  16. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Nah, I'm not 'ditching' it I'm trading it for something easier to move 4 times a week, up several flights of stairs.
  17. A amp is more important then the effects you have listed in your gas list in your profile
  18. damn! good you pointed it out i had to complete it
  19. For small and light weight with power on tap The mark Bass stuff is nice but a little pricey for me and I'm poor
  20. I am thinking of putting my Ampeg b2re up on craigs list since I don't use it. It is in perfect condition what do you guys think I should ask for it?