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First head and cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by epic576, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. epic576


    Jan 17, 2013
    Gloucester UK

    To keep this short, my band is due to start gigging quite regularly and I am in need of a good quality head and cab rather than relying on the sometimes non-existent backline.

    I'm open to suggestions with budget £400 for head, not too sure about cab again open to suggestions.

    My eye's been on the Carvin BX500 at the moment.

  2. That is an excellent choice, also keep in mind the cab is more important than the head when it comes to quality, imo
  3. english4bw


    Feb 5, 2011
    + 1 on the cab comment. The right speakers and ports make a big difference.

    Since you're in England, I'd suggest Ashdown EVO's but I don't think 400 quid is going to make it. Carvin is a good choice though. The BX500 is a workhorse amp.

    Can you get Traynor amps in the UK? If you're looking for all-tube, the YBA series is a good choice. Best quality amps for the money in my opinion. They're all I play.

    I'd recommend Ampeg, but they don't need any more backup than their reputation already gives them. ;)
  4. epic576


    Jan 17, 2013
    Gloucester UK
    Cheers guys, much appreciated. Say I pull the trigger on the Carvin, would a 1x15 be enough? I'm trying to get portability as well but am aware power and portability comes at a price.
  5. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    I find most of the time my Ampeg 15 does the trick. I occasionally bring my 410 but the only time the 15 wasn't enough was an outdoor gig.
  6. Some of the budget Ashdown stuff gives a lie to 300w and a decent cab being enough.

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