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Help with my rig!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by IBtheBassist, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. IBtheBassist


    Nov 20, 2012
    I have a HA3000 hooked up to a Hartke 410XL. Is there anything else I should put with it or am I good to go? I've always used combo amps so I'm pretty new to this part of the gear game. Any helpful tips on what I should get will be highly appreciated!
  2. SubNoizeRat3691

    SubNoizeRat3691 Lovin' the lows Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Quad Cities, IA
    Should be good! Seems like a good step up from a combo setup.
  3. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Make sure you are using a speaker cable to connect head and cab, and not an instrument cable. Then, make some noise!
  4. IBtheBassist


    Nov 20, 2012
    ok, cool. I made sure to go out and get a speaker cable. I wanna do more to it, though, but I don't really know what to do first, haha.. Should I start with getting a rack?
  5. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    I have found that as soon as I buy a rack case, I fall in love with a non-rackmount amp. Then, as soon as I sell the rack case, I will fall in love with a rackmount amp.
    Welcome to the gear cycle!
  6. Rockbassist4


    Oct 13, 2012
    Your rig is fine. Go have some fun with it.
  7. will33


    May 22, 2006
    +1 to making sure you have a proper speaker cable. Other than that, you're good to go, plug and play.

    Can add another 410xl if you want to get super loud, or effects pedals if you want some different sounds the amp can't provide by itself but what you have there can do most any gig.
  8. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Got any effect pedals?

  9. IBtheBassist


    Nov 20, 2012
    well, I have a zoom B1 pedal and a wah pedal.
  10. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Plug it in between the bass and amp, and have some fun. You're good to go.
  11. IBtheBassist


    Nov 20, 2012
    i dunno, i kinda feel like i need more stuff to add to it. not just pedals, but like...well, y'know how people have all sorts of stuff on the racks.
  12. 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
    Get a 6-space rack, then put in a power conditioner, rack-mount tuner, Avalon U5 and your amp.
  13. You have been hanging around talkbass too long and caught sympathy GAS. It's a disease. You're lucky you haven't developed full blown GAS. If you carry on prompting someone will suggest something you see as indispensible to your tone. Then you're stuffed, you got the GAS. Run away now.
  14. dincz


    Sep 25, 2010
    Czech Republic
    Sounds like you're looking for a solution when you haven't found a problem yet.
  15. IBtheBassist


    Nov 20, 2012
    You may be right, downunderwonder. in fact, you are right. i don't even know what my rig sounds like and won't know till this weekend. but i'm sure there are things that every bassist should have.
  16. Tuner pedal, that is all.
  17. xroads


    Nov 6, 2012
    Practice and play as much as you can.....I always notice that when I play more, at some point my equipment is at its limits. This is when I ask the question what to add...
  18. IBtheBassist


    Nov 20, 2012
    the b1 has a built in tuner.. idk, i guess i'll ask when I know what I want, haha.
  19. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    That's exactly right. Most of those complex rigs were built to address specific needs, not just a bunch of random stuff thrown together because the player thought they would need it. At this point, you don't need any more than what you have. Later on, you can consider getting more stuff. Or not. I know a heck of a lot of pro bass players who go bass/amp.
  20. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    An instrument, an amp, and a groove. :smug:

    Seriously though, I've never really wanted or needed anything more than a little tube compression and a lot of volume in 8 years and counting.