GBE 600/GB Neox212 practice Reggae Rig?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dubstylee, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. dubstylee

    dubstylee

    Feb 9, 2007
    Would anyone recommend this setup for me to use as a practice rig/small to medium gig for my reggae band?

    I've used one before, it seems to thump pretty hard, anyone use this setup for that style?

    Thanks for the input! :)
     
  2. Lia_G

    Lia_G

    Oct 27, 2005
    I haven't used that setup in a dedicated reggae band, but I have used it for a sort of mixed band that did a few reggae tunes. I really like the GBE600's footswitchable and knob-controllable low boost for stuff like this. Like I said, I'm not a reggae expert, but it gives you the ability to dial in some good ultra-low dub tones. The 212 won't thump like an 18, but with the head's abilities to dial in some dub, imho, you'll be fine.

    Cheers
     
  3. mettec

    mettec

    Aug 22, 2005
    Minneapolis
    I have actually used a GBE600 with my Neox212 and it rumbled. I could literally make things fall off walls with this setup and not even have the volume 1/2 way. I sold my GBE600 for a Shuttle 6.0 and it still gives me thunderous lowend without being muddy. Just clean sound. I would think that it will work fine for Reggae as a practice or live setup.

    I would assume you would be playing a P-bass or something with passive electronics just to get that full sound with little high end.
     
  4. dubstylee

    dubstylee

    Feb 9, 2007
    Yes, you hit the nail on the head there mattec. I'm using a passive P and a passive J. It all depends on what day of the week it is.

    You know how it goes, I love both basses, always playing one or the other. But, yeah thanks for your input, as I feel this setup is pretty universal.
     
  5. Billy-Bob

    Billy-Bob Guest

    Nov 4, 2005
    So Cal
    Practice rig? This is a serious gigging rig, will blow you out of your socks and crack the slab in your apartment. I've played outdoors with this set up many times--no complaints. I'd sure give it a try...

    Billy-Bob