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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by iceshaft07, Sep 9, 2008.


  1. iceshaft07

    iceshaft07

    Mar 4, 2007
    Hi everyone. I am going into my first purchase of a real amp. I read through several of the stickies, and I am taking the advice. However, I didn't see any brand recommendations, only Speaker Size, Ohm, and Watt recommendations.

    I am looking into getting a 300-400watt, 8 Ohm Combo Amp (I don't care too much about speaker size), and I would like some recommendations if you have any.

    I checked out musiciansfriend.com and saw a couple of 4x10 4ohm 450watt amps for around $500 by Behringer.

    I think I also saw a 2x10 with a tweeter horn with 350watts too.

    If anyone has an amp recommendation it would be much appreciated (or if a comboamp set up such as I am describing doesn't exist, could you help me get started with preamp and speaker cabinet recommendations)?
     
  2. jtc_hunter

    jtc_hunter

    Feb 16, 2007
    I went thru a slug of combo amps, and wish I hadnt. Do yourself a favor and get a decent head,( GK BL600, Ashdown, Ampeg, etc) and an 8 ohm cab. (Avatar 112, 212, 210) that you can add another cab to later if needed. Be light and flexible. Combos are heavy and non-flexible. If you buy a combo now, you will most likely sell it later for 1/2 what you paid for it, then end up spending more for a head and cab later. Dont waste your "1st go-around". Pesonally I would get a used GK Backline 600, or a GK 400rb, or 700rb for a head. Then get an Avatar 112 8ohm. Later you could add another 112 or a 210. You could play alot of years on a rig like that and not waste money searching(loosing $).
     
  3. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    +1 to that.
     
  4. iceshaft07

    iceshaft07

    Mar 4, 2007
    Wow, thanks for that awesome answer! Much appreciated!
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    it's helpful to have a target price in mind to narrow down constructive options...
     

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