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I need a new rig!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tommygunn, Apr 5, 2009.


  1. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    "Whats your price?
    Style of music?
    Price?
    How many band members?
    Price?
    Venue size?
    Price?
    Your tone? Grinding, soft, funky?
    Price."

    Someone said this so I would tell everybody whatt my limits are.

    Got 300 now but willing to go to about 1000,
    Everything, from the brothers johnson to iron maiden,
    0-1000
    3 including me,
    kinda big (400-600ppl) but don't wanna get a new rig when I play bigger gigs,
    0-1000,
    Soft finger style, huge with a little bit of reverb for slap, and a big meaty pick-tone that I can fuzz (distortion whatever) if I need,
    0-1000
     
  2. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Look at used gear, try alot of different amps, and cabs. Bassically, look for 300-500 watts, (or more), and at least a 410 cab, if not a 610, 810, or if you prefer, (I do), a 215, or 115/410, even 212, or 412. Make sure the amp and cabs match up with respect to the ohms ratings, and that you actually try it in person so you can judge the tone for yourself. You could buy a new rig for 1000 bucks, buy used.
     
  3. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Carvin b1500 - $500

    Easily get a used 410 etc for less than $500
     
  4. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi Tommy.

    If you're still playing your fretless Music Man, then you may wish to ask these folks about amps & cabs which do a good job articulating a fretless tone: 'The Fretless Club (Part 2!)'
     
  5. gregwatts2008

    gregwatts2008 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Jupiter, Florida
    I get the most awesome tone out of my GK 2001RB and SWR 6x10.
     
  6. VisualShock

    VisualShock

    Feb 19, 2008
    North Wales
    one thing that questionnaire missed out was PA support! will you be wanting your rig for you to hear yourself, or the 400-600 people you're playing to to hear it?
     
  7. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    I will have both of us hearing it, I use a pandoras box px5d and have a cord so I can plug my headphones in and plug that into my amp. And yes I still have my sterling fretless and will never get rid of her. Thx for the "fretless club part 2" suggestion!
     
  8. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    bump?
     
  9. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!!

    Feb 10, 2008
    NYC
    400-600 people? You can play with any rig you want with PA support...
     
  10. rpsands

    rpsands

    Jul 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I am just never going to recommend stock 410s/610s/whatever to anyone anymore. Why buy poor technology? Folks on the forums call things "four speakers in a box" with good reason. Sometimes they sound OK, but it's not by using any science or anything.

    Custom cab makers (LDS for instance) will make you a superb quality cabinet for less than a commercial 4x10, and use sound design principles (vertical driver arrangement, midrange drivers, adequate size for the speakers, and so on). Well designed cabinets will do a lot more with a lot less weight and money.

    So you can buy yourself an Ampeg fridge for 900 bucks or you can buy a 115/6 from LDS for 500ish, both about the same volume and one 1/3rd the weight of the other.

    That said, for a head, buying used is a great way to go :)
     
  11. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Cali Intergalactic Mind Space - always on the edge
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    You might want to read through these links to get a take on what some of the other TB members are using that get the job done for them. Also, the other links have info that may have some great stuff that you can apply to your next purchase. Let us know how it works out.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=166225 Amp FAQs
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=442966 Links-30 light weight cabs,amps, combos

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5041266 Buying combo 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=510214 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=163735 Combos vs Head/Cab

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2968494 10s v. 12s v. 15s v. 18s 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=515702 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=519459 4x10 vs. 2-2x10 vs. 2x10/1x15 vertical stack

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=475615 Happy with my rig 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=455442 2 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280571 Mini-rigs of doom 1 of 2
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=347456 2 of 2
     
  12. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Thank you those are very useful!!!
     
  13. This should be included in the FAQ Sticky!
     
  14. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    LOL
     
  15. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Cali Intergalactic Mind Space - always on the edge
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    Check out the link in my sig. if you'd like to see a really BIG pile of links.
     

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