Need professional recommendations

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by infectedbyevil, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. infectedbyevil

    infectedbyevil

    Jun 23, 2014
    israel
    Hi friends I need your help.i play metal and my solo compositions .my amp was ampeg pf 500 and b410he ampeg cabinet.my bass is warwick vampyre sn 5 strings .i paly with sansamp bass driver.a couple of days ago, my Amplifiers burned (china's ampeg). and I plan to buy a new one .: ampeg svt 3pro .messa boogie m3 carbine.tc electronic rh450. some ofthem you recommend and what cabinet? This amps i can get for normal price in my country.I need something with excellent sound.lightweight.and good cab for my lowB string.
     
  2. Argassab

    Argassab

    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    I have an RH450 but it died a couple of weeks ago. 15 months old. I guess you should stay away from that.
     
  3. infectedbyevil

    infectedbyevil

    Jun 23, 2014
    israel
    Thank you ,my ampeg pf 500 died after 13 mounts
     
  4. Argassab

    Argassab

    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    Is it out of warranty? Is ampeg or your seller gonna fix it? I have mine at a local tech since it is out of warranty. I have thoughts of having my next gear to be locally repairable if it goes out without disregard to weight.
     
  5. infectedbyevil

    infectedbyevil

    Jun 23, 2014
    israel
    I send the amp to store back.they sad they will try to help me and fix it. But i dont whant get the same problem in the future so im looking for new one.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
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  6. Argassab

    Argassab

    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    Same thing with my backline 600 which I sold after getting it fixed. So, I moved up to a midpriced amp but still failed. Still trying to get some ideas from fellas here of which one could be the most reliable piece of gear.
     
  7. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    It is very unfortunate for you that Sudden Ampeg Death Syndrome :dead: is so very common. Let me suggest that you get a Fender Rumble 500 head to use with your present cab (unless that too is blown up). Fender Rumbles are both rugged and reliable, and they sound much better than Ampegs too! :thumbsup:
     
  8. slade

    slade

    Apr 5, 2001
    of those 3 I would choose the Mesa Boogie. Can you get your hands on GK?
     
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  9. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Fender Rumble 500's are extremely reliable; sound great, and are affordable. They are the market leaders in both their price class and wattage class. Indeed Fender Rumbles have been the very best selling line of professional bass amplification on planet Earth for nearly four years running. They're the Best. :thumbsup:
     
  10. infectedbyevil

    infectedbyevil

    Jun 23, 2014
    israel
    In my country i cant buy fender's heads,only combo:(.
     
  11. infectedbyevil

    infectedbyevil

    Jun 23, 2014
    israel
    I will try the gk,witch model is the best up to 500watt? Heard the gk mb 500 and didn't love the sound.i think about m3 carbine
     
  12. infectedbyevil

    infectedbyevil

    Jun 23, 2014
    israel
    What model do you recommend?
     
  13. slade

    slade

    Apr 5, 2001
    I prefer the RB line, but they're heavier. 1001RBii, but that's just my taste. MB800 should handle anything you throw at it!
    I owned the M9 for a short period of time and traded out of it- a little too sterile for my taste, but a great amp....
     
  14. Argassab

    Argassab

    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    Fender amps always made my P bass copy sound great back then. I see Rumble heads are not autovolt but could be traded off foe reliabil├Čty. Do they really have 5 years warranty?
     
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  15. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    I'm not sure what you mean by "autovolt", but yes they do have a five year warranty.
     
  16. Argassab

    Argassab

    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    Autovolt, meaning I could plug it from 100-240volts. There must be some other word for that. How long have you had your Rumble? I presume it had never failed.
     
  17. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    I've had my Rumble 75 combo for four years and use it everyday. My Rumble 350 I've had for two years and is my gig-rig. My new V3 Rumble 25 I've only had for a few months. I use it a couple of times a week at my guitarist's house (it lives there) to work up new tunes. I'm happy
     
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  18. Argassab

    Argassab

    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    Rumble 500 is worth looking into.
     
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  19. bassrich

    bassrich

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sarasota, FL
    I would stay with Ampeg their customer service is second to none but if you are gonna jump ship look into the Peavey Tour 450 My co of choice for years
     
  20. Argassab

    Argassab

    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    I do not have much experience with so many amps as access is limited, I think the LH1000 is worth checking.