Does it all

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by NYBassMan, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. NYBassMan


    Oct 19, 2003
    Levittown, NY
    I'm looking for a rig either combo or head/cab that can do it all for me. I need something that can be brought into a studio or put on stage and handle itself in both places. Loud, crisp and clear. I'm primarily a fusion, funk player. I don't have boatloads of cash to spend but am willing to hear any opinions on the subject....thanks a lot

  2. I'm pretty pleased w/my Eden CXC-110. Does the low B, does DB, not too big & lots of useable features. Put it on top of the CX-110 cab & I'm happy. I had been doing the Ampeg(SVT-3pro)thing for years, but I'm liking the 'hi-fi'(if that's the appropriate term for tube-less Eden)tone. Got a good deal at BassNW.
  3. Eden or GK head or pre-power set up (if you have enough $$) and Eden, GK, Bergie, Schroeder, or EA cabs. This is assuming that you have enough $$ for em, but you need to list a rough price range.
  4. For us to adequately help you, you need to tell us:

    How much you're willing to spend
    How much you're *REALLY* willing to spend
    The absolute maximum you can spend

    At that point we'll drown you in possible rigs.
  5. NYBassMan


    Oct 19, 2003
    Levittown, NY
    well....i need something to rehearse with....looking for something that will sound great with that sukop 4 playing through it....great slap sound. Then i need a live stage rig. I have about 700 to spend. Can I put a decent rig together for both at that price...either new or used. HELP ME

  6. Mr_Dave


    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    i know its out of your price range... but

    thunderfunk with "the switch"?
  7. there are a couple guys who use a bergantino HT-112 for both EB and DB/EUB. i love mine for EB. it is very portable. a lightweight GK or eden head should give you plenty of power for a wide range of gig and rehearsal situations. i have always liked the tone of an eden amp through an HT-112. i've also used an older GK 400RB through my HT-112 with good, loud results.

  8. For around $700 I'd look for a GK either 400 rbiii or the newer rbiv or the 700 rb which you can find right now on ebay for under $300. I'd pick up either a 2-12 cab or a couple of 1-12 cabs which would actually be more versatile in that you can carry them easier and transport only one if that's all you need. (plus it gives you two tweeters if you like lots of snap)
  9. If you add the 1-12 with that it will shake the windows. Careful you might need Depends as it will help you with the bowel movement. :)

  10. I am not sure if you can get the quality that you are looking for at the 700.oo price range.

    I bought Eden, the Metro, on the suggestion of my bass teacher (funk player). His words were: "It has more balls than the redhead and it will do everything that you need."

    He has been right. I play rock, jazz, some funk and fusion. I recently started playing larger gigs and needed something that would fill the room. Along with that I switched to the 5 string and needed something to handle the low B.

    So I am now working with the Metro and a 210xst.

    I purchased the Metro for 800.00 on Ebay (plus shipping) and the only thing I have had to do was put a new input tube in it and clean the pots. The CSC110 is a great choice as well.

    My thoughts on the issue

  11. thejohnkim


    Sep 30, 2003
    there's a Peavey BAM 210 combo in the classifieds right now. the reviews here seem to place it in high regard. i remember one guy went from a edem metro to the BAM and was pleased.
  12. MrBonex


    Jan 2, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Trace Elliot!!! Don't forget TE!

    There's some NOS stuff floating around. Used is great, too.

    Mosey over to the Trace Elliot thread and get a flavor. Those of us who are TE enthusiasts can tell you there isn't much better out there. Warm, detailed, always musical.

    Then add a nice bottom. Maybe one of those Avatars.

  13. I like the portability of the 10s- the Eden 12 is quite a bit bigger, though I'm sure the sound is also bigger. As for the Depends, I'm fairly regular, but thanks. :D
  14. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    I second the Peavey Bam.A friend of mine uses one and he also does the funk thing using a Cirrus 6 string and a new Carvin 6 string with dual humbuckers.Very articulate tone,slaps and pops cut and the mids are good too.I've also heard him play with a jazz band and use the fretless sim setting and it got the upright sound pretty close.A lot of the tone was the way he played but the Bam sounds good every time I see him.
  15. peterpalmieri

    peterpalmieri Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Babylon, NY
    Did you run over to musicland in Lindenhurst? They have a Mesa Walkabout Scout Combo there. Might be a little more then you'd like to spend but is a nice combo and records well, I had one for a few years.

    I'd suggest getting a USED Bag End S15XD ($350) and a (USED) EA IAMP350 ($350), you can find them around if you try hard enough.

    I live in Babylon and have that as my back up.....Would not mind if you wanted to try it, if you like it's just a matter of waiting and watching for one to be available!!!!

    I'm playing in Hicksville tonight (Charles Ave Cafe 120 Woodbury Rd) I'll be using an Epifani UL502 and Bag End S18D if you want to come check it out we do funk R&B etc....

  16. Moo

    Moo Inactive

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
  17. NYBassMan


    Oct 19, 2003
    Levittown, NY
    Thanks Peter. I would love the opportunity to try out some gear. Yes I've been to Musicland fact that's where I bought the Sukop :) I'll go back and check the amps.

  18. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    The Ashdown/Avatar combination is in your range if you are looking for new stuff. The search function should provide many hits...