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I need a new rig! Anyone have suggestions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thexypattern, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. thexypattern


    Mar 29, 2006
    I'm mainly a rock bassist that tours a lot in my band. My current setup is awesome, but i want something that will cut through a little better and also have a hint of that vintage grit.

    This is what i have now:
    Alembic F-1X (old one with red tipped knobs)
    DBX 160a

    I love this setup, but i dont like the idea of 2 cabinets, and i would love something in a 3/4 stack. I would even put out for a custom cab. Dont get me wrong, this tone is beautifully punchy and sounds great by itself. I just cant get it to cut through on stage.

    Someone PLEASE help me...
  2. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Vintage (tube) grit? See my sig...
  3. thexypattern


    Mar 29, 2006
    thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately i hate peavey, and i'm trying to stay away from the standard ampeg choices.
  4. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Yeah, I was not a Peavey amp fan until this head (this is NOT like any other Peavey I've seen or used). Anyway, Trace makes some nice tube heads.
  5. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    Sansamp BDDI or the right EQ might make your dreams come true. If the gear you own cant get the job done, I am not sure what will.
  6. thexypattern


    Mar 29, 2006
    had one then it was stolen... It got me closer to what i was looking for, but everyone got them. I just hate to be a conformist.
  7. I don't know much about the 'high-end' side of things, but the sadowsky SA200 tube amp might be a nice choice for you?
  8. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL

    maybe get a Berg NV610? i'm willing to bet it'll sound killer vintagey w/ the alembic.

    if that alembic is too buttery for you, maybe try an Aguilar DB659. has a more browner burred tubey sound.

    OR, just toss the whole rig, and get an aguilar DB750 w/ the NV610.

    holy crap, that'd be rock 'n roll heaven.
  9. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    Mesa 400+/berg nv-610. It is every thing you discribed and more.
  10. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    Correct me if I'm wrong but the Alembic FX1 is a passive tone set up that basically give you no option to boost mid frequencies. If that's the one I'm thinking of, that would be the first place I would look if I was having cut-through issues.
  11. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I run a Berg NV610. Man that cab was built to run with tube heads. My Peavey tube head sounds SO killer through it. I see you live in MD/DC. If you ever get up near Balt, I'll let you try my NV610. You will be ordering one shorly there after!!!
  12. flatwoundfender


    Feb 24, 2005
    If you can find one the fender studio bass rocks, it's even better if you can find one that was cut so it's just the amp, great tube sound, but not as heavy as an SVT.
  13. Daytona955i


    Feb 17, 2005
    Albany, NY
    Touring rock band? Loud, single cab, tube grit sound? Need to cut through?

    Fender/Sunn 300t, or Orange MK2 or 3, and a Schroeder 410 or 31012.
  14. +1. The Mesa 400+ can do just about anything and more. If you want a custom cab, look at LDS, but I happen to be in love with my Berg 610.
  15. Schroeder 31012 for the cab hands down for what you want.

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