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Help w/ amp please!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rangolf, Jul 5, 2003.


  1. :confused: I've been studing & practiceing for almost a year & I'm ready to buy an amp, head, combo, whatever!!! I'll be playing smaller club's & some outdoors. I don't want something too big or too small & can't afford to be replacing every 6 mo. Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. if your on a budget alot of people recomend avatar cabs. what kind of bass do you have? you could go with a pre amp power amp setup for pretty cheap. and if you have an active bass you can just get a power amp until you can afford a pre amp.
     
  3. :) My budget is around a grand & I have a '86 Peavey Dyna Bass. I've been told the Workingman 2x10 combo is good, Mesa Boogie. Red Head & on & on. Thxs. for your help.
     
  4. XxBassmanxX

    XxBassmanxX

    Nov 21, 2001
    Rosman NC
    If you could find a used Mesa bassbuster 2x10 that would rule... Plenty of used stuff around here for sale. As far as combos go i really like the GK 1001RB 2x10.

    Joe
     
  5. an avatar 4x10 is 375bucks with shipping a decent power amp is 400-600 bucks and a pre amp sans amp rbi is 300 used would be about 100or so. and if you have any extra money you could get a 1x15cab with it and run about 1000-2000 watts for under 1000dollers. hope this helps
     
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    In that price range, you could get a very good used Metro or Super Redhead. Or perhaps a new Bassman 400, which has pleasantly surprised me every time I've played one. You wouldn't be replacing any of these amps any time soon.
     
  7. :D Thank you all very much. I appreciate your help. R.
     
  8. no problem im glad i could help:D i am in the process of purchasing my rig:ninja:
     
  9. I'm with Munji on this one. I was on the hunt for a combo and ended up with the new Fender Bassman 400 Pro. I felt it was a great buy when comparing the sound, features, quality and price. Alot of TB'ers like the Peavey BAM, but it's going to be more than $1,000.00 new. IMO the new Fender sounds great and is hundreds less than the Metro, Red Head and BAM.
     
  10. but could a combo amp handle the outdoors?
     
  11. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    DI out owns you all tbh
     
  12. Not by itself. You'll probably want to use the DI and run through the PA and use your amp as a stage monitor. You can always add a 2x10" or a 15" extension cabinet to any of the above mentioned combos. The Bassman does 500 watts RMS into a 2 ohm load; just add a 4 ohm 15" extention cabinet on the big gigs if you wish.
     
  13. thought so.
     
  14. how many ohms is the bassman 400 pro w/o an extension? 4 or 8?
     
  15. 4 ohm