Good Bass Stack???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by chucked, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. chucked


    Dec 31, 2004
    Well im seriously looking at getting a bass stack soon. I got a 5-string washburn (and yes I use the 5th string often) I am in a band and we gig every now and then, I used to use a crate gfx 212t (crappy solid state guitar amp) I play heavy rock, like mudvayne, killswitch engage, atreyu, avenged sevenfold.... Whats a good stack, Im lookin to spend a grand to a grand and a half.
  2. Happy MurphDay

    Happy MurphDay

    Mar 9, 2004
    new or used?, id say for a good stack would be two avatar 8 ohm b212s, =$642, which leaves you $358-858 for a head, you can buy both new and used heads or pre/power for that amount, but youll get oter great responses soon
  3. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    a little over budget, but a bag end 15, a bag end 12, and a thunderfunk 420 head should treat ya right.
  4. chucked


    Dec 31, 2004
    I want to buy new,
  5. chucked


    Dec 31, 2004
    Is there a website that sells these things? Are they still made? I did a search and all I could find is used ones.
  6. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Sounds like a couple of 4x10's are needed. Check Avatar, they should have something that would fit the bill. Or CGM, they make great cabs for little $$. Basson would work too, although a little pricier.

    As for heads, see what kind of $$ is left and then buy accordingly.
  7. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
  8. metalbass101


    Jan 24, 2004
    A 1001RB-II ($600/riks) and an Avatar B212 ($321-30/Avatar) is a very nice one. I know from personal expeirence, and if you will exuse me...I'm about to get some more personal expeirience.
  9. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Not knowing what your playing against I would say probably...

    $1000-1150 range:
    Beringer BX3000T or Ashdown MAG 300 or Harke 3500
    Avatar B115H
    Avatar B410 Delta

    Above that price range and you can get the same cabs but the choices of heads start really improving.

    Peavey MAX 700
    Yorkville Bassmaster BM400H
    Warwick ProFET IV
    Ampeg SVT350H Classic Head

    There are many more if you do some searching.
  10. troll


    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago area
    What's wrong with buying used cabs? Saves you a bunch of cash...

    shameless plug?

  11. chucked


    Dec 31, 2004
  12. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Well, it's not exactly a "stack", but you could pick up that $600 1001RB-II from Rik's, as mentioned above, and still have enough in that $1500 budget to grab either the Schroeder 410 or 21012.... when I bought my 21012, they were $855...

    Tough rig to beat for $1500 or under buying new, IMHO....
  13. For the heavy rock stuff i would go Ashdown ABM500 head and at least the 4 x 10 cab and add the 1 x 15" cab if you have funds at the time or later.

    This is my heavy rock setup and it works very well even for drop d tuning stuff.