Looking for a new rig..

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassistkm82, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. bassistkm82


    Mar 15, 2006
    Ok, here is my situation, I'm currently using a '91 GK 400RB into 2- Peavey TX410 cabs... I play a Warwick Thumb BO 4-string bass. The band I'm in uses amp stacks on stage (guitarist has a Marshall Tube Amp with 2-412 cabs). The problem is that the rig I have is getting tired and not keeping up. So, I'm looking at one of the famous Ampeg 810 svt cabs and either a an Ampeg amp or a GK Mb 800... Any opinions? I do play slap bass as well as finger style .
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I like Ampeg.
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Nominated for Revelation of the Week!
  4. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ya, it surprises a lot of folks.
  5. Well, the G-K MB800 is a very powerful little bass amp.
  6. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    Both are good amps and they are pretty well on opposite ends of the tonal spectrum. So whichever one sounds the best to your ears is the one you should get.
  7. Sartori

    Sartori Supporting Member

    Two 810 cabs.
  8. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
  9. Martin89


    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    So you're already running 8 10" speakers?
  10. bassistkm82


    Mar 15, 2006
    I'm looking to get one of the 'fridges' but, to add something else in the mix. Has anyone used the new hartke lh1000 amps in a big cab?
  11. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    I would suggest you go to a GC or some other store and try one of the ampeg 810's. It may or may not actually be the sound you want. They have their own sound (and it works for a lot of guys), so much so that it will color what you hear more than the amp you are using with it.

    If you are looking at micro amps, the Ampeg PF-800 and the GK MB-800 are both pretty nice sounding amps. Once again, they are very different so check them out with what ever cab you decide upon.