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monitor advice

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jimmyb, Mar 14, 2013.


  1. jimmyb

    jimmyb An Avid Indoorsman Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    Need to hear myself a little better. Considering a personal monitor to sit right in front of me blasting only bottom end. Can any1 recommend a decent monitor that handles bass (4/5/6 strings) well?
    Please be specific about the +/- of each one, as well as price point if u can...
     
  2. The number or strings doesn't really matter as long as it handles the low "B" the others are easy since most will do a low "E" without a problem.

    Do you want a bass amp or a powered monitor? Do you have a pre that you want to use?

    Just need more information as to your situation.
     
  3. steve_rolfeca

    steve_rolfeca Supporting Member

    Are we talking about taking a monitor feed from the house PA, or a bass amp to serve as a stage monitor?

    If you're just talking a stage monitor for bass only, any decent tiltback bass combo should work.

    But if you're thinking about a powered wedge to accept a FOH aux send, I would recommend the QSC K12's.
    - Nice smooth response, gives you a clear idea of what's happening at FOH.
    - Do double-duty as a great FOH speaker for small gigs.
    - Also suitable for guitar, keys, vocals, home audio.
    - Plenty of power handling
    - Don't need a lot of EQ.
    - Reliable, easy to carry.
    - I like the way my basses sound through them- low B is not a problem.

    The only minus that comes to mind, is the cost; $850 at MF.
     
  4. I would be checking out the greenboy fEARless 112. Small, light, kick back wedge. Can be used as a stand alone bass cab, or as a floor monitor.

    Will handle a B string all day.
     

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