looking to get my first stack thing

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Albini_Fan, Jul 8, 2003.


  1. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    I want to get a head/cabinet that will have people neighborhood calling the police, I want something that can destroy suns with it's massive wave of punishing sound. okay, maybe not that loud! It dosn't need good tone, aslong as it can chug out a nice grindy overdrive. I really just want the loudest, most obnoxious rig for under $700. the good obnoxious. And have it be slightly portable.

    Am I asking to much? :( Because I don't know much about amps :( In guitar center I always feel rushed, and there arn't many other places to try out stuff where I live.
     
  2. Ok since no one's done it yet, I will...Type of music?Bass playing through this setup?My reccomendations without knowing those would be..

    Used Carvin R600---200-350
    Avatar 2x12---360

    It's a little more than 700, but you could probably get a nice grinding OD with it...If I didn't have my Hartke, I'd go with a Carvin...But for now...it's good for me.
     
  3. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    I play with an MIM Jazz. I can't describe my style or what I play. The sound I'm looking for is a Shellac/Jesus Lizard sound, they both used Traynor TS-50bs (cheap head, but kind of hard to find) into miced 1x15s. Live I'm sure Jesus Lizard used a standard svt set-up, while Shellac's bassist uses the line out on his ts-50b into a 8x10 or 2x15 fed by a PA. or something.

    Except I don't know much about PAs, I don't have a ts-50b, and I can't afford an SVT setup I don't think.
     
  4. avatar 4x10 375with shipping
    used power amp 150-400 with shipping
    used pre amp 100-500
    over all it will be around your price range and you will have a killer rig
     
  5. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    If you want massive sound as your first priotiry, get a couple of old peavey cabs....the ones with an 18, and 2 tens each. These sound decent, and will definitely move air. Power it up with a used power amp, and a sansamp, and you are set. I still like massive rigs myself.....my new one consists of an eden 115, and (soon to be) an eden 410xlt, and undecided power amp.
     
  6. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    a poweramp and a sansamp? can a sansamp bassdriver act as a preamp? or another sansamp?
     
  7. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    The bass driver DI makes quite a nice preamp, that's whats going to be used with my eden rig. If I like it, I may upgrade to the RBI.