Need amp suggestions please

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by yourhero87, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. yourhero87


    Jul 3, 2008
    Hey i plan on getting an ESP LTD F -405 bass. Im gonna be playing speed/thrash/progressive metal. I need suggestions on a good combo amp that isnt super over priced.
  2. jayarroz


    Jul 10, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Glockenklang
    for metal check out GK stuff. 700RBII and a 4x10. I don't recommend GK speakers though. There are plenty of Ampeg 4x10's around.
  3. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    While i applaud your choice in Bass guitars (I own three ESP's two "F" series and one "B" series), why on earth would you want a combo? IMHO this choice won't allow for a lot of flexability, or the ability to expand in the future...should you needs change

    You should really look into a 350 watt minimum head with a 4 x 10 or 2 x 12 cab.

    What is you budget? what size venues will you be playing?

    for a nice new inexpensive 4 x 10 cab go here:

    For heads go here:|0

    Acoustic has a few new products out
    you could pick up a B200h and a B410 for $550.00 brand new and have a gigable rig that you can expand on

    Used Hartke and Peavey Rigs can be found and had usually on the cheap check the classifieds, you local pawn shops and craigs list ( I picked up a Hartke 3500 head and an HS410MX Cab for less than $300.00 used)

    Don't lock yourself into a combo! Unless you just want one
  4. yourhero87


    Jul 3, 2008
    Well see i have never played a show before, but im being recruited for a band. Ive just been playing out of a smal 15 watt combo for a while now, so i dont really know How Heads Power amps and Preamps work yet. Trying to learn all of it.
  5. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    A head and seperate cab are not that much different from your combo....they are just seperated instead of being sandwiched into the same unit.

    I'm not knocking combos, they have there place in the world. But if you are going to be playing medium to large venues a combo won't provide you with the power or speaker and wattage options that a seperate head and cab will.

    you simply plug into the head like you would your combo, and then you plug the head into the cabinet....otherwise the controls are going to be fairly the same as your average combo.

    it's not rocket science....

    just take a trip to your local music store and check out some head and cabs.
  6. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    What Snakeman said.