Help to chose my next amp/cab!

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Barcza, Jul 22, 2019.

What would you choose

Poll closed Jul 29, 2019.
  1. PJB Suitcase + ext. cab

    2 vote(s)
  2. EBS Drome

    0 vote(s)
  3. Markbass Traveller 121 H (+AG500)

    0 vote(s)
  4. Mesa Powerhouse 1x12 (+AG500)

    0 vote(s)
  5. PJB 6B (+AG500)

    0 vote(s)
  6. PJB CAB-47 (+AG500)

    0 vote(s)
  1. Barcza


    May 1, 2005
    I have my old AG 500 sc amp, but I Sold my cab recently....
    I’m thinking to get a new cab to use with, or get a good portable combo and sale the my Aggie....
    I find some deals, what would you went for? (this is the correct grammar? )
    I looking for something relatively portable, clear, flat, focused sound with enough lows for it’s size to using with my 6 string electric to...
    I’m doubling a lot, but mostly play on acoustic upright, in various band and venues, sometimes I must play in loud band....
    For my pocket would be better to get a combo, but Aggie is a Relic...

    So, I have this possibilities right now:

    Phil Jones Suitcase with the matching 4x5 extension cab (that’s a bery cheap deal)

    EBS Drome old blue Swedish build 12 Combo (super cheap)

    Markbass Traveler 121 H cab

    Mesa Powerhouse 1x12

    Phil Jones 6B (6 ohms works with Ag500?)

    I thinking the New Phil Jones CAB-47 to....

    Please help!!!
  2. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    May I sincerely suggest playing your bass(es) through as many of these as you can, then deciding based on how you think they sound?

    ...because that is what I would do.
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  3. Barcza


    May 1, 2005
    I have no chance to try before buy, most of the deals not in town.....
  4. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    It's impossible for me to suggest an amplifier for you, because none of the choices you've mentioned are amplifiers I've played through. Like Carl suggested

    you'll only be happy with amps you've played through. Just my opinion of course. Most of the players who use Phil Jones get the Superflight Case, because

    it louder and speaker coverage is better.
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  5. Barcza


    May 1, 2005
    Not nececeily to decide, just tell some experiences, rumors whatever on any of the listed products....
    It helps!
  6. In Europe, check out Barefaced cabs. I've played through a 10", 12" and 2 stacked 12s on upright and electric and was impressed.
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  7. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I've played many PJB amps, own 4 different models, and the Super Flightcase always comes out on top. Has been my main gigging amp for the past 8-10 years. I would buy another in a heartbeat. Plenty of power, compact, reasonably lightweight at about 30 lbs, and the 2 upward facing drivers are a game changer. Don't care for Markbass at all. No experience with Mesa or EBS.
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