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How to get a badass thumpin' rig for under $750

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. I want to be able to get a badass bass rig(non-combo), for roughly $500-$1000 max? I just want to be able to get a good sounding rig for cheap. Anyone with tips?
  2. It all starts here www.avatarspeakers.com
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Hartke HA3000 = $399
    Avatar B210 = $264
    Avatar B115 = $281

    Grand Total = $944
  4. how many whatts does the Hartke HA3000 have???
  5. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Heres mine
    Ampeg SVT-III Pro- $350
    Hartke 410 XL - $200

    total $550

    maybe for more thump, add a 15
  6. Hire someone to steal a rig...


  7. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    buy used gear at a local shop (i.e. NOT guitar center or SAM ASH)

    ...youll likely find a better amp than you would be able to find for brand new at the same price range, albeit used.... and more than likely it will be a better shopping experience as their wont be 40 people playig around there and not buying anything
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    300 @ 4ohms, 180 @ 8 ohms. I run a 4 ohm load.
  9. adouglas


    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    Go used, except for maybe the cab. Here's what I just got:

    - New Avatar B212, 4 ohms, delivered $349

    - Used Stewart World 1.2, 1200 watts @ 4 ohms, $425 on ebay

    - Used SWR Grand Prix, $275 local purchase

    Total $1049, give or take (need a new speaker cable for the Stewart, etc.)

    You could save some by buying a cheaper power amp.
  10. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Used SWR SM400 ~ $300-500 - 400W mono @ 8 ohms
    Used SWR Workingman's 410T ~ $300-500 - 400W @ 8 ohms


  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    HD212/210/410 (take your pick) absolute steal on amazin cabs. Usually about $350ish +shipping, so about $400 even.
    Used head. Ampeg/SWR/GK/take your pick $500>

    Killer rig, less than a grand.
  12. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    You could look into used gear. Used amps typically run for half what new gear sells for. Good deals on used equipment can be found on www.musicgoround.com or ebay.