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Light-weight Amp for Rock

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jdwinva, May 15, 2006.


  1. jdwinva

    jdwinva Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2005
    Leesburg, VA
    Thinking of either a Thunderfunk TF-550B or Epifani UL-502. I play all kinds of rock from Sheryl Crow to Audioslave. Any opinions or other suggestions. If I had a road crew I would be playing through a 70's SVT. However, reality is that I have to carry my own stuff and need something I can actually carry without a crew.
     
  2. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    How about Mark Bass? As i recall, they seem to be pretty lightweight and they offer reasonable power.
     
  3. jdwinva

    jdwinva Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2005
    Leesburg, VA
    The problem is finding one to try without going to Canada.:meh:
     
  4. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Have you ruled out GK? Seems like the 1001RB-II might be up your alley - lots of power, great rock tone (among others), and a bit cheaper to boot.
     
  5. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'm kind of in the same boat. I'm really considering G-K. It's a bit cheaper, sounds awesome (IMO), and are reliable as an amp can come.

    Then again, they're not for everyone. Otherwise... AG500?
     
  6. permagrin

    permagrin

    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    Eden WT550.
     
  7. Pocket1

    Pocket1

    Apr 11, 2006
    what is wrong with your aguilar db 750??

    if 40 lbs is too much go with a markbass LMII-6lbs and 500 watts, also reviewed in the current bassplayer. i got mine from italamelodie in canada and the transaction was painless.
     
  8. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Rocks Around The Glocks

    Aug 30, 2000
    Greece, Europe
    +1
     
  9. Mr_Dave

    Mr_Dave

    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    me thinks the title of this thread could have something to do with it :bag:
     
  10. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    In addition to the forementioned Thunderfunk, Eden, Epifani, Aguilar (AG500) and Markbass, I would add EA iAMP 500 or 800, AI Focus series III, Music Man HD-500, AMP BH-420, Ashdown Labs MK500, Mesa Boogie Walkabout or Walter Woods Ultra to your list. I have used all of these, and IME/IMHO, they are great for rock and don't weigh a ton.
     
  11. +1 for the AI Focus. You can't get much more lightweight than that.
     
  12. wolfs

    wolfs

    Jan 18, 2006
    nyc
    If you like Aguilar, why not check out the AG500... cool amp and quite light.
     
  13. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    eden wt550 would fit your bill. fat, warm, and pushed gets a nice grind out of its 12ax7 preamp tube. also weighs about 15 lbs.
     
  14. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    another terrific suggestion.

    love the overdrive channel, that if you set very low can almost sound psuedo tube like. terrific amp that seems to always get overshadowed by its bigger bro, the DB750.
     
  15. jdwinva

    jdwinva Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2005
    Leesburg, VA
    If I could skrink the Aggy 750 I would. I tried the AG500 and was a bit underwhelmed. The Eden WT550 and Thunderfunk sound amazing. It looks like it is down to these two....
     

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