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Help a brother out with an amp/cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dan Newsom, Dec 12, 2018.


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  1. Dan Newsom

    Dan Newsom

    Nov 12, 2018
    As much as my GAS wants me to get a new axe, I’m probably in need of a new amp more than anything. I’m in a rock band right now and I have is a fender rumble 500. We’re playing shows that will probably only hold around 50-100 people . Is the rumble enough or should I splurge on a new amp?
     
  2. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    You should easily be able to play Wembley stadium with your current amp. Sounds like you want a new amp :)
     
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  3. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Ha! it is plenty. I've played venues that hold over 800 people with a Rumble 500 combo and no FOH support.
     
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  4. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Depends on a lot of things:

    1. How loud is the band? There are rock bands and ROCK bands. There are drummers and DRUMMERS.
    2. Is the amp doing all the lifting, or are you going through the PA.

    Either way, you don't need a more powerful amp. If you need more volume, get a second 210 cab. That will give you more than enough.
     
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  5. All true, but this is TB
    so
    don't let us talk you out of a good case of GAS. :laugh:
     
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  6. BogeyBass

    BogeyBass

    Sep 14, 2010
    I don't think you should splurge on a new cab.
    Just steal one



    Just kidding
     
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  7. Dan Newsom

    Dan Newsom

    Nov 12, 2018
    I like this guy he thinks outside the box (and the store)
     
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  8. Linnin

    Linnin SUSPENDED

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
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  9. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i'll get one, too...let's meet and make plans! i'll bring some ideas....you bring the beer.... :hyper:


    curious: what "new axe" is your GAS suggesting? :D
     
  10. Dan Newsom

    Dan Newsom

    Nov 12, 2018
    Man it changes every time I think ab it. Mostly a sunburst fender precision or a reverend come to mind. Or rickenbacker but we try not to think ab that lol

    How about you? U must have some GAS for something right?
     
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  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    whew! all different. your GAS is at serious, possibly injurious levels. do you drink? :laugh:
     
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  12. Dan Newsom

    Dan Newsom

    Nov 12, 2018
    Nah not my thing although if I did, drinking and my GAS would probably go hand in hand XD
     
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  13. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    You can never have enough bass amp.
     
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  14. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    I have around 20 basses and about 10 amps systems.

    I still don’t have enough.

    Tell me about your GAS again....
     
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  15. Dan Newsom

    Dan Newsom

    Nov 12, 2018
    I agree completely
     
  16. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    ha! i'm all gassed out! nothing left but the drinking! :laugh:

    seriously: good luck in the pursuit of your amp acquisition! :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Dan Newsom

    Dan Newsom

    Nov 12, 2018
    Thank you!
     
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  18. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    So much THIS! :thumbsup:
     

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