Need advice, new amp.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bwuk Bwuk, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Bwuk Bwuk

    Bwuk Bwuk

    Jun 4, 2007
    Hey, ive been playing on a Roland Bass Cube for 2-3 years. The amp has worked great but when i started in a band the amp really does not go loud enough. It works and we can barely hear me, but its just not right. We play classic rock and some metal.

    I play a Fender Precison Japan.

    My budget is at around 1300$ really around 1500$ but i live in norway so it will be more expensive.

    Thanks in advance for all tips that you may give me:)
  2. I play through a Markbass combo but if I was going to play Classic Rock or Metal I would pick an Ampeg/Peavey or Trace Elliot...An old Fender bassman tube head and Ampeg cab would also be cool. I'm playing through two tens and I miss the bowel renching 15" speakers so you could run a Markbass head with a Sansamp and a duel 15" cab and get the same effect.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Try what you can find, buy what you like. Everyone asks, "which amp", but all the suggestions in the world won't tell you what you'll like. See what's available to you locally, and plug into it for a real world test drive. Have fun with it.
  4. anonymous101511

    anonymous101511 Guest

    Mar 5, 2001
    Dean Markley Strings, Xotic Basses, Kubicki Basses
    I would suggest a Gallien Kruger rig, if they are available there. Ampeg would be my next choice. You could get a GK 2x12" Neo combo for about that price. I use one often and it is loud and punchy with great bottom end response.
  5. Bwuk Bwuk

    Bwuk Bwuk

    Jun 4, 2007
    Well i got try Gallien Krueger they are available here, but the price is way higher i was looking at the GK 700RB Head it costs roughly 500$ more here...Havent got into looking at cabs. The thing is if i buy from other countries i have to add 25% on the price for taxes. But i will keep searching and i might end up buying the 400RB head and a cab from them gott find it first though..

    Anyone know what cab would be best?
  6. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    Bwuk, If there available to you the new Acoustic amps and cabs are great and very affordable. (U.S. prices)....Acoustic 200H head, 200 (real) watts....$249.00. Acoustic 410H cab....$299.00. Acoustic 115H cab....$199.00. I'd say the best inexpensive rig out there, and that head REALLY sounds good!
  7. okTem


    Jul 15, 2008
    Istanbul, Turkey
    You said you have a budget of USD1300.- That means you can surely get a 700RB II Head and a 2x10 GK cabinet to start off. It has a horn and the bi-amp spec of 700RB II supports that. Personally i haven't tried it but I also use the Roland Bass Cube 100W amp with a P Bass Deluxe.. almost the same rig, and the people who know my sound well all suggest me to go after GK. I was dreaming of an Ampeg (due to the well deserved reputation) but all pros around me said I wouldn't be happy. I really search for punch, very tight bottom end and growl majorly. This is all I know. At the end of the day, the budget you have is enough for a GK rig pal :)

    Ah and one more thing. For live performance i use the XLR out from my Roland to the PA and let the sound guy do his tweeking. All sound people say they're receiving a very clear and strong signal from my rig...

    Rock on..
  8. jesso


    May 30, 2008
    Cant you just order something from
  9. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Get a head that puts out 300-500W at 4 Ohms and get 1 or 2 8-Ohm cabs. If your budget allows only one cab at this time, a 2x10 or 1x15 to start will do you fine for now. If you have PA support it may be all you need.