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Im finally on my way people!!!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lo-end, Nov 27, 2001.


  1. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Yeah! I feel great tonight! My best friend, who I loaned $100 for him to buy a Zildjian splash cymbal is paying me back $200 this week. He is such a good friend, I didnt even ask him for interest or anything! Hes just paying me $200 as a sign of good friendship.

    Anyway, I almost have enough money to buy my first "real" bass rig, which will be a used Mesa/Boogie Road Ready 4x10 and used Ampeg SVT-3 PRO. Im getting the Mesa cab from a guy at my dad's work for $500 and Im planning on getting the Ampeg from eBay. This is gonna be so great! I cant wait to get my gear! All those long months of dreaming about having a real rig are finally over! :D :D :D :D
     
  2. Duff_Man182

    Duff_Man182

    Jul 28, 2001
    Miami,Fl USA
    booya! dude ur friends r cool
     
  3. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Thanks dude! And I meant SVT-4 PRO and not 3. That was a typo. The SVT-3 PRO wouldnt have given me enough headroom anyway, since the Mesa is 600 watts RMS @ 8 ohms.
     
  4. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    need i say it again.. don't get the svt4 pro.. get an SVP-PRO and a poweramp.. buy them both used if you want to, they'll still be better than the 4pro....

    do your homework.. compare prices, compare features.... the only reason ampeg sells SVT3pro's and SVT4Pro's is because nobody bothers to price their preamp when combined with an adequate power amp. and why doesn't ampeg advertise their preamp? (the svp-pro that is) because the same preamp is in the SVT 3 and 4, but if you buy the entire head, THEY GET MORE MONEY...

    look into it... if you still want the SVP4 PRO, i'd be interested to hear a good reason.
     
  5. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Yeah, Ive heard all that before. I am actually one of the people who tell everyone to get a preamp/poweramp setup. But thats not for me because I dont want a rack. Portability is very important to me, and I want the least amount of weight and volume in my rig. The SVT4 is perfect for me because I dont necessarily need a rack to use it, and it comes with a compressor built in. As Billy Sheehan said, "The SVT-4 replaces a lot of rack gear." If I wanted a rack, I would go straight for the SVP-PRO and maybe a 1400 watt poweramp. But then Id need a rack case and I would end up with a power conditioner and stuff like that. Im just not into the whole rack thing, Ive picked up a head before and they are not light. Racks are even heavier! The last thing I want is to carry around a 100 pound rack everywhere. The SVT4 is all self contained into one little unit and doesnt require a rack. Its all I need.
     
  6. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    This is kinda off topic anyway, Ive already done my research/homework on amps, and this is what I've decided on. Please dont try to change my opinion at this stage of the game!
     
  7. Aenema

    Aenema

    Apr 18, 2001
    Michigan
    hey i hear ya lo end. i waited 3 years for a real rig. :D
     
  8. Mesa/Boogie...definitely gonna be the extension cab I get in a couple of years, for use with the Trace Elliot 7215 I get this Xmas of course. I have to get an Ibanez BTB405 between now and then though, and also a Spector NS5CRFM with my student grant money.

    Yup, I plan my Christmas and birthdays all right:D.
     
  9. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    so the topic is not so much to provide suggestions
    or insights into your choice, but rather to rally
    collective yee-haw for your new thunder
    machine?

    ok, i can handle that: YIPPPPPEEEEEE!!!!!!!
     
  10. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    You got it. I was hoping for the "Congrats lo-end!" and "Sweet! I love Mesa Boogie!" type of posts. :D
     
  11. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    alright... portability and simplicity is a good enough reason... sorry if i sounded like i was trying to change your mind... i'm a fan of racks.... but if you're not.. then you might as well get it all in one box...

    Congrats on the new setup.. ampeg rules!!!!!
     
  12. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    If you get the SVT-4 PRO, you'll want to put it in a rack for protection, so either way you'll be needing a rack of some sort.

    Congratulations, btw! I have the SVT-4 PRO, which I got on a deal, and I love it. Once you find you're tone, its a great amp. :)
     
  13. Sounds like you will be having some fun when you get that stuff. That is going to be a pretty loud rig. Congrats!

    jtbp
     
  14. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Congrats lo-end! and Sweet! I love Mesa Boogie!:p

    Rack protection? I just like to bang my amp around and get gnarly "battle damage". It gives the amp character...;)
     
  15. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    holy beeveedoly!! i've been waiting 3 months and its been hell already. i can't even begin to fathom what 3 years would feel like......:eek:
     
  16. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    oh yeah, lo-end, congrats, buddy ol' pal!!!

    :D :D
     
  17. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Yeah, Im gonna be getting a 3 space rack case to put the SVT-4 in eventually. The knobs are all soldered to the circuit board so if you bang the front of the amp on something and break a knob, your whole amp is ****ed. I think it was bassplayer mags only complaint about this amp, which is good, if you consider that everything else about this amp is awesome.
     
  18. Duff_Man182

    Duff_Man182

    Jul 28, 2001
    Miami,Fl USA
    hey lo-end u got ur sig from new found glory's bassist's ian right? i'm pretty sure he has a sticker that was 180 lbs of pimp on the green p-bass he used in the dressed to kill video
     
  19. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    yup. thats exactly where I got it.