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Moderately cheap amp suggestions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JoeRules00, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. Once I get my job this summer, I need to upgrade my amp (stupid Squier BP-15 is getting chunked in the trash can), so I'll have between $600 and $800 to spend on a new amp (either combo or head+cab seperately.)

    Personally, I was eyeing the GK 410 Backline series cab, and then either the Backline 250 head, or possibly digging for change in the couch and reaching for the 400-RB III.

    Any suggestions or comments?
  2. fatrhino


    Jan 2, 2000
    Just a sugestion. I don't have any of these. I've played through a power amp and sans amp RBI and it was really good. If heard good reviews on the avatar B115If I was in your boat I'd go:

    SansAmp RBI pre-amp:$300
    Carvin DMC600 Power amp:$320
    Avatar B115:$200

    If you bridge the carvin it will push up to 450 watts into the B115.
  3. Ibanezist


    Mar 24, 2002
    hehe, I have my old squier BP15......I've been searchin for the same answers, from what people tell me I'm left with two choices (I play hard rock btw) the GK Backline combo and the Peavey TNT combo
  4. rockindoc

    rockindoc Daily Lama

    Jan 26, 2002
    Bonham, Tx
    Check out www.carvin.com . More bang for the buck (I know, you're all tired of hearing that). RC210 might be up your alley.
  5. rockindoc

    rockindoc Daily Lama

    Jan 26, 2002
    Bonham, Tx
    Check the Classified's if your looking for a TNT115.
  6. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    i would second the reccomendation for the carvin RC210. its a great little combo. i will admit the carvin speakers arent up to par when compared to eden, swr, and the likes. however, when compared to the other brands that are in your price range... i think that would be the best bet. also, the head in the RC210 is the R600, and is removable. a very good head that bridges to 600 watts. you can later upgrade to a good 410 cab or whatever setup you prefer, but theres no need to ever change that head out IMO and IME. i will be upgrading to a better speaker enclosure this summer once i have the money, the head will stay however.
  7. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    used Yamaha preamp - $80
    Carvin DCM-600 $330
    Avatar 4x10 $249

    damn..i should take my own advice :)
  8. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    $600: used GK 400RB, used Peavey or Carvin 4-10

    $800: as above but get two 4-10s.
  9. Hartke 3500 used $300
    Carvin or Peavey 410 cab $300
    Carvin R600 used $350-400