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half-stacks?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gato0083, Feb 29, 2008.


  1. gato0083

    gato0083

    Jan 22, 2008
    Miami, Florida
    hey i'm looking into buying a little half stack and hoping not to spend more than 600 buck but i want something pretty good. any suggestions? i founf a Behringer BX4500H and BA410 Half Stack Package for 550? any thoughts i dont know about behringer i've always had warwick and fender combo amps and i'm looking to move up a bit.
     
  2. mattvon

    mattvon

    Jan 22, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    If you're defining half-stack as a head and 410/215 cab, it's gonna be pretty tight at $600...unless you buy used.

    Look at used Peavey or Carvin heads, and perhaps a used Avatar 410. You'd end up with nicer (IMO) gear for about the same dough as the Behringer head/cab.
     
  3. Rob Mancini

    Rob Mancini Guest

    Feb 26, 2008
    Agreed. Get something used. There are great deals to be had on the used market much better than Behringer.
     
  4. treebranch13

    treebranch13

    Oct 31, 2007
    go used and don't buy behringer
     
  5. buy Behringer, these guys dont understand that not everyone has an income

    and they sound fine, i have a full behringer stack, and it'l knock you into next week.
     
  6. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Go used. Peavey cab and a Peavey or GK head.


    The Behringer head isn't bad, decent tone but not a loud 450W. I'd stay away from the BA410. I cracked a cone in my BX4210A after 5-6 months.
     
  7. I'd take a 20 year old beaten to hell Peavey over a brand new Behringer 100 times out of 100.
     
  8. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    +1. IMHO, too.
     
  9. thejohnkim

    thejohnkim

    Sep 30, 2003
    NYC
    I would also suggest taking a look at Avatar if you're on a tight budget for a solid budget cab. I would avoid behringer as well.
     
  10. check out guitar center's used page....you can get an ampeg amp and cabinet for close to $600 on there....
     
  11. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Ashdown MAG, Avatar cabinet
     
  12. gato0083

    gato0083

    Jan 22, 2008
    Miami, Florida
    what about ashdown speaker cabs i found a mag 4X10 coupled with a mag hed comes to about 579
     
  13. Rob Mancini

    Rob Mancini Guest

    Feb 26, 2008
    That's a good decently-priced rig, much better than the Behringer.
     
  14. thesteve

    thesteve

    May 28, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    If you can go used you can go pretty big without breaking the bank.

    I'm rolling with an Avatar B410 and an Acoustic B-3 (320W head) and the total cost was...$300.
     
  15. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    The Ashdown Mag rig would be much better than the Beringer.An Avatar 212 or 410 from the classifieds here would kill both the Mag 410 and the Beringer 410 also.That with the Mag 300H head would be a very good rig and be under $600.
     
  16. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Used Avatar cab (1x12 or 2x10): $200
    Used GK 700 RB-II: $350
    Tone to die for: Priceless
     
  17. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    craigslist. I'm sure it's put a serious bite in the local music store scene in Austin. Right now I could pickup an Acoustic 320 and an Eden 2X10 for $500 (separate sales); I woud easily take that over a new Behringer for around the same $$$. Of course you could be buying someone else's problems...
     
  18. gato0083

    gato0083

    Jan 22, 2008
    Miami, Florida
    i just found a hartke 200watt rig up for 100 bucks i'm thinking i may go with that and the ashdown 4X10 or a new avatar and binge a little with orange tolex. any thoughts?
     
  19. I think that will be a better amp than the Behringer. I like orange.
     

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