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Good bass head for under $1000

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Loxodrome, Mar 5, 2013.


  1. Anyone know any good bass head for under a grand? not looking for something that loud.
     
  2. More than you will have fingers and toes for!
     
  3. care to recommend anything? I can't really specify the genres I play, as I play lots :) so versitile, and I'm looking for something that I could use in my bedroom as well as gigging.
     
  4. I'm thinking maybe an Ampeg SVT Micro Bass Head?
     
  5. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Ampeg and GK have some great heads in the price range you are looking at.
     
  6. throughmylens87

    throughmylens87

    Oct 9, 2011
    Genz Benz ShuttleMax 9.2. You can get these new for ~$1000. Used units go in the $500-$700 range. Lightweight and plenty of tonal options.
     
  7. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Mesa Walkabout perhaps. Doesnt everything cost a fortune in Australia though?
     
  8. A grand Aussie is well over a US grand these days too.

    So many amps, get something with a lot of EQ shaping ability.

    I don't trust micro amps as far as I can spit one. If it can't survve being shot to the moon or be fixed in a shed with a soldering iron I don't want it.
     
  9. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil

    May 12, 2011
    Ampeg: SVT-7PRO, PF-800/500/350, Micro-VR.
    Genz-Benz: STM-900/600, STL-9.2/6.2.

    All are wonderful heads, all are under $1000. They are voiced differently, so you have to decide what voice you want. Personally, I prefer the SVT sound, so I went with an SVT-7PRO, but the GB heads are just as good, maybe even better.
     
  10. dcarwin

    dcarwin

    Feb 11, 2013
    415
    I paid a grand for an SVT 4-Pro. (I think it was from Bass Central, a few years back)
     
  11. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    The Aggie TH500 is worth checking out.
     
  12. G-K 700RB II, 1001RB II, Fusion 550, MB500, MB800, MB Fusion, MB200 (Ampeg is covered).
    Hartke LH500, LH1000
     
  13. mystic38

    mystic38

    Dec 4, 2012
    Mystic CT
    its actually harder to think of heads over a grand!... anything from TC, Ashdown, Genz, GK, Hartke, Aguilar will all tickle your toes
     
  14. musicman666

    musicman666

    Sep 11, 2011
    ca
    Sorry but not much available with that budget...best bet would be used, flea market, stolen...............
     
  15. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Love my LH1000. It's my main onstage amp. Solid, reliable, great old-school tone. Just replace the tube every 6 months if you work it regularly.
     
  16. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    Eden WT550
     
  17. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    SoCal
    How about my Gallien Krueger 700rb I'm selling! It's about 2/3s less than $1000!
     
  18. You want to ship down under and do the power supply voltage change before it ships?

    BTW we are already up to 20 specific amp models :) keep going :D
     
  19. bassfart

    bassfart

    May 5, 2008
    +1000000000000 on the GK 700RB II, it's as loud or quiet as you need it to be, and tone for days.
     

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