gig with a combo amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SiReZ, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. SiReZ


    Jun 21, 2009
    are there any bassists on the site who gig with a combo amp or has anybody ever seen one??just asking because i seen one last night, guy was bringin down the hhouse with that badboy
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I've done it, (long ago) many members here also do it. All depends on the amp, the venue, the type of music, etc etc.
  3. THPBass


    Dec 15, 2008
    Terre Haute, IN
    I gigged with an Ampeg B2 4x8 combo for 7+ years. Granted, it often got miked or run into the board at bigger venues, but for most bar gigs it cut through just fine.
  4. nonogz


    May 9, 2009
    i used to use a ampeg ba115. even mic'd, the stage volume still sucked.
  5. Schecter4


    Oct 20, 2007
    The Dalles, OR
    I used an Ampeg B100r many times; usually with PA.
  6. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    I use my SWR Workingman 2x10 from time to time....but with a extension cabinet.
  7. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Sure. That's not the least bit unusual...

    I gig with a couple of Nemesis combo amps - the NC210 for small gigs, the NC410 for mid-sized gigs. Using the direct out on the rear panel, plus a good PA, one could play practically any size venue with one of these babies.

  8. eligos36


    Jan 6, 2009
    In days of yore I gigged with my Line 6 LD175 (do the 25 watts really make a difference?). It was enough at the time. We were young, foolish, broke, and have since upgraded, though we are still quite young.
  9. Yango

    Yango Inactive

    Apr 14, 2008
    Yes sir, I gig with my Mesa 12" Walkabout Scout. I have an extension cab, but I've never used it... That little combo is just amazing. Loud as a bomb and sweet as sugar.

    And we're playing stuff along the lines of AC/DC, Zeppelin, Nazareth, Jet and the Black Crowes, so we're kickin' it!
  10. I gig with an Acoustic B200, though that will be changing soon hopefully.
  11. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    Genz Benz Shuttle 3.0-10T goes to all my gigs. All I need.
  12. ppanousos


    Apr 10, 2005
    If you play with a loud drummer,FORGET IT!
  13. isisiscool


    Jul 20, 2009
    I have seen people use a fender rumble before.
  14. bluewine

    bluewine Inactive

    Sep 4, 2008
    Yes, I have seen several guys in clubs using combos with 2 10s, or 4 10s.

    Nothing wrong with combos, especially the upper end combos.
  15. jastacey


    Feb 8, 2009
    I've used Peavey Combo 300 for small bar gigs ...and it's just fine part about it ... it fit's in the trunk of my car, although the thing is just a bit heavy at the end og the gig
  16. Jayhawk


    Sep 6, 2006
    Kansas City
    I see it all the time, especially places with decent PA support.
  17. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    All combo amps are NOT created equal. Some are definitely gig worthy, while others are not - depends on the gig.
  18. ChipFunk


    Jan 23, 2009
    West Michigan
    I use an Ampeg BA 115 for every thing. It's built like a tank and can hold up to any venue I've played. It lacks some deffinition in the mids, but i have never had any complaints.
  19. Rich Guastella

    Rich Guastella

    Sep 15, 2008
    I gig with that and a B115 cab for some old school sounds
  20. IdealWay


    Oct 18, 2006
    Asheville, NC
    I gigged exclusively with my Warwick CCL 115 combo for about 4 years. I miss the compact nature of the combo, but with the gigs I'm playing now, it would be about as useful as a screen door on a submarine. Definitely depends on the dynamic of the gig.