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I need a combo amp. Help me out!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lammchop93, Apr 2, 2009.


  1. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Ok, so I am just flat out sick of carry my heavy rack and GK115 to practice every week. So I think it's time to invest in a combo.:smug:

    I want something lightweight, and plenty loud enough to keep up wit a band and then some.

    I play a 4 and a 5 string if that matters.

    I want a really boomy fat tone. I play classic rock and country in this band. I plan on just using this amp for practice, and small gigs.

    My max spending is only $400 for now. I will buy used if that's what I need to do.

    Thanks!:bassist:
     
  2. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I think that your requirements are at odd with one-another....

    Combo amps that are "Big and boomy" are rare indeed - and rarer still is ANYTHING very good for ~$400 for both an amp and driver...

    And I'd suggest buying used no matter WHAT you buy, but I think you may want to rethink your plan.

    Tell us - Are you happy with the sound of your rig now?
    Could it be that putting your amp into a smaller rack (like a 2 space rack-bag, much I have done) might make schlepping easier? Schlepping is part of being a bassist, I hate to say...
     
  3. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY

    I love my current bass tone. I use a GK 1001RB-II, 410RBX, and a 115RBX. with a tech 21 sansamp RBI.

    When I said big and boomy, I didn't mean physical wise.
    I want a fat bass tone that gives some nice thump.;)
     
  4. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    But, it's actually easier to schlepp what you've got, then it would be a big heavy combo amp. I think I smell GAS here, (not that there's anything wrong with that), and your solution is more likely a hand truck, or dolly cart of some sort.
     
  5. tom e smith

    tom e smith

    Jan 27, 2008
    +1 get a $20 furniture dolly;)
     
  6. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Well, it's not really practical to have a 700 watt amp for practice and small bar gigs.


    I was looking at maybe saving up for a bit and getting a genz benz shuttle. How are those?
     
  7. Davyo

    Davyo Davyo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Las Vegas, Nv
    I just picked up the Acoustic B200H head w/ B115 cabinet, $400.00 new at Guitar Center.
    Better and cheaper than most combo's.

    The Acoustic replaced my Ampeg BA115HP combo.

    If your set on getting a combo check out the Acoustic B200 selling new for 349.00 at G.C.

    The Acoustics are really great bang for the buck and sound killer !!!!!!!!

    Cheers
    Davyo
     

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