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If you had $1500 to spend on a new (or used) rig.....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by two fingers, Mar 12, 2018.


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  1. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    ...... what would you buy?

    Weight and size is not an issue for me. It can be huge or tiny. No rules.

    What would YOU buy (speakers and head or combo.... but a whole rig including speakers) if I handed you $1500 under one condition? That one condition is that you have to spend it only on a bass rig. No effects. No basses. No accessories. You have to spend it on nothing but a bass head and cab(s) or a bass combo. Period. Nothing else.

    Oh, and tell me why, of course.
     
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  2. seamus bass

    seamus bass

    Oct 23, 2007
    my house
    MO'bass preamp, crown 1000 watt Power amp,2x15 EV speakers.
     
  3. Stumbo

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

    Feb 11, 2008
    Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    Used Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800+ Lightweight 800W Bass Head or D800 with an H/LPF.

    RS215T | RevSound

    Mesa has all the features, the 2x15 can handle it.
     
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  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    New : Quilter Bass Block 800 + Bassliner 112 cab. Efficient and simple.

    Used : Bergantino bAmp + HDN112 or 212. It's the best there is.
     
  5. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Used Quilter BB800 and MAS Bodai 28.
     
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  6. 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
    Or save a couple bucks by going with a forte.
     
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  7. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Ct.
    Markbass 500watt LM3 head +2x112HR cabinets. Should be $1500 on the button.
    Extreme flexibility and very versatile tone.
    Finally, Light Weight!!
     
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  8. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Easy. I'd build my own. What would it look like? Depends on the day of the week, right now toobs are on my radar. Why? Because I can. Yel_wink.
     
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  9. BaileyMan

    BaileyMan Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    San Francisco
    Currently, I've got my eyes on a used Mesa Subway rig, preferably a D800+ and a 1x15. I'd add a second cab at some point.
     
  10. honeyiscool

    honeyiscool Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Barefaced Super Compact + used whatever 500+ watt head. Cab’s more important, anyway.
     
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  11. I picked up an SVT Classic head , cab , covers , and a speakon connector for $1500. This was a few years ago but I still see deals in this area like that. Lightened the load about a year ago with a re-manufactured PF 500 head for under $300 from Sweetwater.
     
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  12. genzler magellan 350 combo + ba10-2
     
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  13. I usually buy used, to maximize monetary efforts....

    If I've got roadies, I'd love to go back to my old ways and gig THE Ampeg stack. SVT-CL & SVT810. I loved it, lots of everything I enjoy. LOVED THAT RIG. Got seriously tired of lugging it around by myself tho...

    If I'm going to be alone schlepping gear into my car like I do now... I'd buy the rig I have now Markbass LMT800 and a pair of NY121 cabs. Tiny, punchy, & loud.
     
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  14. ledyard

    ledyard

    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Quilter BB800 or GK1001RB & Ampeg 810
     
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  15. saabfender

    saabfender

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    Sunn 200B and 215B. I could it done for $1500 if I bought them separately.

    I love 2x15 cabs. Just do.
     
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  16. joel406

    joel406

    Dec 27, 2013
    Florida
    EB3B6B56-7657-4A27-8F83-C34835892296.

    You’re welcome.
     
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  17. Cowboy in Latvia

    Cowboy in Latvia

    Mar 1, 2015
    I'd buy my current rig. A Carvin BX1500 and a Vanderkley MNT212. It's more than enough for me. If I had to sub out something, I'd probably switch the BX1500 for a BX1600.
     
  18. kpc

    kpc

    Apr 6, 2011
    A Revesound rs115 and Mesa subway D800+ head.
     
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  19. bobomatic

    bobomatic

    Jan 15, 2018
    Since I already have the lightweight rig...

    V4 and a 2x15. Yeaaaah, that's the sauce.
     
  20. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    Can I stick it in an interest-bearing account, fund, or the like and wait a couple years? :)

    If I had to let it burn a hole in my pocket I'd probably go with one of Agedhorse's designs in an amp and then roll my own cab(s) with Faital or Eminence neos.

    Although I'll admit I'm really not GASing for any gear these days. I'm pretty set between my own stuff and my Shuttle micro stack. I'm a rebel, so I'd send you a picture of a rig yanked from the interwebs and tell you thats what I got, and I'd buy a used starter upright bass.
     
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