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Kustom Deep End series? anyone tried them?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by guli, May 25, 2010.

  1. guli


    Oct 5, 2009
    Jakobstad, Finland
    So I wonder if anyone tried the Deep End series? or maybe somebody is using them?

    I'm really curious about this line. Looks great, but does it sound as good as they look?

    If anyone got any soundsamples I'd be grateful.

    The price is awesome also!
  2. gregoire1


    Oct 19, 2008
    this question has been asked before about this amps predecesor and I don't think anyone responded. I've wondered the same thing. They are cheap and have the features that I want but there are no reviews on the internet and no-one seems to have ever bought one! I've decided these amps are really just a money laundering scheme used by the Big Oil and U.S gov't.
    moe.moe likes this.
  3. guli


    Oct 5, 2009
    Jakobstad, Finland
    Yeah I've searched everywhere but I haven't found anything, I hate it!
  4. gregoire1


    Oct 19, 2008
    You see its been almost 5 hours since you posted and still there's no responses. These amps simply don't exist! I promise there has been at least 2 other times someone has ask this question and noone ever responded. It almost makes me want to buy one just to be the first one to ever review it!
  5. Gonzo476


    Mar 1, 2009
    Madrid, Spain
    I'm also curious about these amps...they sure look good.
  6. elavate7


    Jul 8, 2009
    its all about "THE POCKET"
    i was going to get the 410.....i still might. but like you, i found no reviews so i decided not to get it.
  7. Beasty76


    Aug 7, 2009
    Swansea, IL
    I have a Kustom DE410 bass cab and I have to say that I enjoy using it. I use it as a practice cab now, but I did use it as my main gigging cab for a few months. It definitely hits the lows and can handle just about anything. I used it with a LMII and it was plenty of power for small to medium sized venues, with plenty of ability to cut through the mix. I had many folks commenting on its sound. I will try to find a video or a sound clip of me using it. Not a bad cab for the price, depending on what you pair it with and what type of music you play. My band plays bluesy grunge rock.
  8. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    This is a quite new series of amps so I wouldn't expect many reviews to be out there. I jumped on their Groove Bass line as soon as it came out and unfortunately for me, when it came to resale 3 or 4 years later, still no one had heard of them.

    By all means, give it a shot!
  9. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    There seems to be too many choices in amp gear, at all budget levels these days, that some amp makers get their offerings for bass lost in the background noise. Even the big box musical instrument retailers , while seeming to have just about every big name guitar amp under the sun on hand, including a few boutique brands, we bass players get lucky if they have two or three brands of bass amp gear on hand, let alone much in inventory to try out.

    I've had the pleasure of playing through some Kustom and Kasino, bass rigs in a few provided back lines during the 70's heyday of the Kustom brand. I'm happy that the brand is back and is making some serious effort to get back into the game, including bass gear. Alas no music gear retailer in my area carries the line beyond a few of their current guitar amps.
  10. guli


    Oct 5, 2009
    Jakobstad, Finland
    Yeah beasty76 it would be awesome if you could get some samples!
  11. leonardobass


    Oct 18, 2009
    I have to say i'm a proud owner of a Kustom DE300HD,and for the price,i think you can't beat that deal,although i must say it's not very portable due to the weight,but i really like the tone and the simplicity of the controls,i still haven't been able to make a few sound samples of it,but i will as soon as i can.As a review i can tell you that you get a good variety of sound from the tube preamp,smooth or more overdriven,it's very easy to use and as i said before,it's a bit heavy to carry around.I only wish they had a speakon in the back.Anyway,overall i think it's a sweet deal.The company has a good team of engineers behind it,so they've been coming out with a good line of affordable amps.
  12. Montanamike

    Montanamike Mike Atkinson Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Hill City, SD USA
    I have a Kustom 410 and 115. I really like the set up and they are loud. I have been thinking of selling and going to new GK neo, so I might have it up for sale soon. I just hope the GK gear sounds $300 dollars better. My guess is it won't.
  13. Basserist


    Jul 24, 2010
    Hey there. I have some first hand experience with the Deep End cabs. I own a Groove Bass 4x10 cab and had one the 1200 watt heads until a sound company had some generator issues and my head caught on fire. An electrical fire in the middle of a gig is exciting and boy does it stink! Anyway, the cab survived but the head did not.

    I say all that to say that I love the Groove Bass stuff. No problems at all.

    HOWEVER- I play a gig where the venue supplies the gear. They started me out with a Deep End 2x10 cab. After 2 weeks of gigging, one of the 10 inch speakers blew. Now I am using a 1x12 with a tweeter (DE112h) and the horn is going out. I think these speaker cabs would make a descent home practice rig;however, if you are planning on pushing them at all, I would look at something else. The head being used with these speaker cabinets is the Deep End 600w rig. I know the Groove Bass stuff is loaded with some celestian speakers. The Groove Bass stuff is a little more expensive, but will last longer.

    I hope the helps,
    The Basserist.
  14. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    There's one of the DE300HDs in my local (if you can count 3 hours away as local) music store. I've used it through its 410 and 115 stack, and it's my go-to amp in there for testing basses out. Way better than the Marshall MB stacks and SWR gear they have. It has a great fat sound to it, really round, and if you turn your treble up on the bass, it doesn't get too aggressive and tin-y. If I needed a back up, that would definitely be in my consideration.
  15. thespoonster


    Apr 3, 2011
    I have just swopped my 2008 Strat for one of these and a Kustom cab, can't wait to try it, playing and G&L JB-2
  16. BullHorn


    Nov 23, 2006
    No idea but I have a Deep End 15" cab and after comparing it with more expensive 15" cabs, I decided to get it because it sounded better.
  17. I own a Deep End 200 head and I like it very much. IMO it has a pretty modern tone, versatile eq, and sounds VERY loud for it's rating.
    I'd reccomend it.
  18. WingKL


    May 12, 2007
    I bet Rainer Wind and that amazing sounding Jazz bass of his can make almost any amp sound good. I really want to check out one of these Kustoms for myself now.
  19. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    We shall sound find out... a bunch of Tbers just bought some of these on clearance from MF. I doubt they will hold up for $99 each for a 1 15 neo, what the hell.