Good combo for my 5 stringer

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Saorex, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Saorex


    Mar 7, 2004
    Quebec, Canada
    Hi guys.

    First, I play death metal. Second, I own an ESP LTD F-255.

    I'm currently in university and can't afford a nice lamp head and cab. So I'm looking for a rather small combo (40 to 60 watts) in which my B string would still sound great. I'm looking for something with high definition but also a great heavy sound.

    Please post your suggestions or links to similar topics... Thanks a lot!
  2. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    death metal and only 60 watts?

    that's not gonna happen. YOU sir are the example i'll use when i say, "whatever the guitarist wattage, you multiply 4x to find how much wattage you need as a bassist."
  3. Saorex


    Mar 7, 2004
    Quebec, Canada
    Hahahha! I know that! But that amp won't be used for gigs, only for practicing. I'm just really tired of my old amp in which my B String sounds like **** as soon as I hit it a bit too much! ;)

    Any ideas now that I have made this precision? I want something under 80 pounds...
  4. I think you're expecting a little too much. Unless your guitarists are playing acoustic, you're gonna need way more than 40-60ss watts. now tube watts may be a different story, but i think it's rather hard to find a really cheap tube combo.

    Another thing is that great low end = high wattage. You're gonna have to compromise on something. IMO
  5. Saorex


    Mar 7, 2004
    Quebec, Canada
    I see... Well, let's pretend I always play alone in my bedroom! Hahaha! Does a small combo with great low-end exist? Or I am just looking for something I'll bever find? Thanks again!
  6. i tried to edit that post twice and it wouldn't let me for some reason, so i gave up lol.

    well there are some cheaper combos with kind of nice low end...then there are some combos with GREAT low end that are expensive. Do you know what type of range you're talking about fo price?
  7. Saorex


    Mar 7, 2004
    Quebec, Canada
    I'd say between $400 and $700 bucks... I know it's not that much. But if I need to pay more, I'll just wait 2 years, finish university, get a job, make tons of money and get a huge 2000 watts lamp kit! Hahaha!
  8. Saorex


    Mar 7, 2004
    Quebec, Canada
    Up... (I don't know if this is tolerated here. If not, just delete this post please).

  9. andruca


    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    Get an old Peavey TKO combo and do as I did (casters, tweeter, ...). I even use them for small gigs (only one at a time -just one time I used both and was asked to immediately turn down-) and have no problem with my Stingray 5's low B. Cheap and nice sounding (with some upgrades -cheap also-). Just not precisely small and light (therefore, the casters). Good luck!

  10. OTOH, i have a Peavey TNT and it can't handle my roscoe's low B for its life.
  11. getz76


    Apr 3, 2005
    Hoboken, NJ
    That's plenty on the used market. The Nemesis 210P comes to mind. You could actually get a Ashdown MAG300/Avatar B212 combination for around that price.

    "Lamp"? I think you mean amp. Just FYI, it is the second time you made the reference in the thread.
  12. Pneuma


    Feb 14, 2004
    The peavey BAMs do pretty well. I'd sell you mine, but I'm afraid the conversion rate and shipping would shoot that down. But if you can find one used up there, you might give it a try.

    Finding an Eden combo might work also, if you can snag one used.

  13. Saorex


    Mar 7, 2004
    Quebec, Canada
    I mean lamp amp. I'm sorry, but in French, we often call tubes "lamps" and I translated the word directly... my mistake.

    You guys talked about Peavey... Right now I have a 10 years old TKO-115 (80 watts if I'm right). It sounds great and the EQ's not bad at all. But like I said, the low-end is not that good. When I hit my B-string too much (and it's not that much), it sounds like someone is spitting on a sheet of paper! Hahaha! I guess you understand what I mean. Would it be possible to use a tweeter, of something else to add shapness to its sound?