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In need of a suggestion

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TeeZeeMee90, Mar 14, 2013.


  1. TeeZeeMee90

    TeeZeeMee90

    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    :help:

    I am in the hunt for a good amp for an ABG, as I am switching gears and going to start working on an acoustic bass folk project and play some stuff like Colin Hodgkinson. I also like to play some Bluegrass stuff with my buddies so being able to project the ABG will definitely be a help especially if we start playing live again.

    Does anyone have any prior experience, knowledge or suggestions with this situation? I have looked at everything and just dont know what to get.

    Side note: I'm selling my old solid state 100W Ampeg just because I have never really cared for it anyhow. Before someone is a wise guy LOL.

    Thanks
     
  2. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Check out Acoustic Image.
     
  3. TeeZeeMee90

    TeeZeeMee90

    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    Those look really nice! Kinda out of my price range though :/ I should have specified

    I am trying to stay around or below 500$ preferred
     
  4. TeeZeeMee90

    TeeZeeMee90

    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    Maybe a regular acoustic guitar amp?
     
  5. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Any good bass amp will wor. I'd stay away from guitar amps of any sort, as the speakers will not hold up well with bass.
     
  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1
     
  7. TeeZeeMee90

    TeeZeeMee90

    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    Looks like I should dig for an acoustic image lol
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    You could do a lot worse.
    :D
     
  9. TeeZeeMee90

    TeeZeeMee90

    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    Haha theyre that good?
     
  10. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    Acoustic Image, or Genz Benz Shuttle's do a great job on acoustic bass and are a little more affordable, especially if you can find a used one :)

    Really, lots of amps will work...if it's a good clean amplifier
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Yes. I really like my Clarus 4.
     
  12. TeeZeeMee90

    TeeZeeMee90

    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    Well, I found an older AI on the evilbay and made an offer, but if it falls through I will search through some of those Genz's
     
  13. TeeZeeMee90

    TeeZeeMee90

    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    I figured ANYTHING would work lol as long as it functions, I just wanna get a good sound and tone for the ABG :)
     
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    In that case it's true... anything that reproduces sound will work.

    AI's are finesse amps. You get your sound, warts and all. So getting the texture of an ABG, with a good cab, is usually a piece of cake.

    Some folks call that sterile, others call that accurate. I call it accurate.
     
  15. TeeZeeMee90

    TeeZeeMee90

    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    Haha! I feel ya
     

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