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Floor Monitor Bass Amp upgrade

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Big Benner, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Hi all,

    I have a Traynor 300T (300watt, 2x 8" combo) that has seen (and heard) better days and am looking into upgrading - wondering if anyone had any suggestions to add to this list:

    - the Markbass CMD 102P (it might be over my budget)
    - the Traynor 200T (I'd really like to hook up my 2x10" NEO 8ohm cab for larger gigs)

    I love the Floor Monitor Bass amp and am wondering why they're not more popular?

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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    They are popular to a certain degree. I've been known to sport an Ampeg BA110 on some of my gigs...just used it on my gig today with a PITA load-in. And it was not only my floor monitor but I used it for the entire room. Wasn't a big room and we're not crazy loud or anything, so for that particular gig under that set of circumstances, it's perfect.

    Only problem with little floor monitor amps I have is the lack of a big sound. I just don't find them as inspiring tonally. I've never played a small cab that didn't sound greatly improved by the addition of a second matching cab. Even one of these super duper high power little combos don't get it done for me because they're small. So for that reason, I usually at least bring a medium rig like a 215 or a 410, and that's only because I don't always feel like bringing an 810. I'll be the first to admit that bringing small stuff is a tonal compromise for me, but try boarding a casino boat and riding up to the 4th floor in an elevator with an electric bass, an upright bass, and an SVT ;)
  3. So a Markbass CMD 102P floor monitor combo with a Markbass Standard 102HF could give you the big sound that you are looking for, correct?

    It's just the price, they seem really expensive.

    It's too bad that Ampeg & Gallien Krueger don't make a 2x10" Floor Monitor combo that a extension speaker cab could get hooked up to.

    A GK MB 800 sitting in a 2x10 NEO floor monitor would be my dream! :)
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Yeah, any time you can make your rig bigger, I'm all for it.

    I can dig that.
  5. That AMP Wedge looks interesting - thanks B-string.
  6. You're welcome! :)
  7. I some times pull the rear casters off my 115 to get the same effect as the wedge.
  8. My band has been playing shows recently where space on stage is almost non-existant, adn there isn't enough room for my Traynor YBA200 and 1510 cab. I ended up purchasing a DB 200T a few weeks ago and I love it. its compact, lightweight and loud enough to gig with. I can easily dial in my desired tone, and the 2x10" can push adequate low end from my 5 string. The slant feature is great.. I am able to setup my amp very close to me and can hear myself no problem.

    I would recommend this amp to anyone seeking a space saving, compact combo that is loud enough for 'on stage' volumes.

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