"Im new to the bass gear"

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by James G, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. James G

    James G Guest

    Jan 8, 2009
    Hi guys,
    I decided to start playing bass after playing guitar most of my life, I know knothing about bass gear, my plan is to "since I already have" a Berringer 2500 Power Amp I figured Id just use that for my power, whats a good afordable bass preamp, I already picked up a 4x10 hartke cabinet. Thanks
  2. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    What's your definition of "affordable"?
  3. Gearhead43

    Gearhead43 Guest

    Nov 25, 2007
    I am picking up one of those power amps tomorrow. I plan on using it with a Sansamp Para Driver that I ordered today.

    I needed a rig that would pull double-duty for bass guitar (rock n roll band) and loud upright bass (rockabilly band).

    I am excited to see how it works out.

    I am also interested in the Fender TBP-1, but man it's $700 :eek: so I may just be dreaming. :(

    If I like the Para Driver I might spring for the Sansamp RPM rackmount pre later on.

    The VT Bass is next on my list for using with my bass guitar only. Mmmmm......... fliptoppyness.........
  4. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
  5. one of the Sansamp pre's would be fine. The BBE solid state tends to be the cheapest of the rackmount pre's. If you're looking for a preamp pedal there is the various sansamp options, the Aguilar tone hammer, the tonebone bassbone, seymour duncan paranormal pedal, the sadowsky or the overpriced EBS pedal.
  6. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Welcome James & +1 on the BMAX. That's a whole lot of good for 200 clams.
  7. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    What bass are you playing?
    What type of music?
  8. notforrobots

    notforrobots Guest

    Aug 20, 2008
    fall river mass
    sans amp all the way