New amp time.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ruckus13, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. Ruckus13


    May 19, 2009
    Alright I'm in the market for a new amp set up. I plan to spend no more than 1400 dollars and I require 350W or more(Preferably 2x10). I'm thinking well over half the time I will be trying to dial in a Dir En Grey/NOFX type gritty/glassy sound too, and I'm looking for the set up that can do it. It can be a stack or a combo, doesn't matter... I'm open to any suggestions thanks in advance.
  2. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!! Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    I'd suggest a 4x10 for punk volume. A 2x10 standalone may be a bit anemic in your situation.

    In all honesty, you can get that tone out of just about anything if you keep fresh roundwounds on your bass and use a pick. Grab a Fender and open up the treble knob.
  3. Ruckus13


    May 19, 2009
    Well I should definitely explain my situation. I will be playing with mostly one guitarist on a 2x10 120w, and one on a 2x12 100w, and a drummer. I was sort of thinking a 4x10 would drown them out in a small garage, what do you think?

    Also, not to question a recommendation I asked you for but do you really think that a ANY amp could pull off the Toshiya tone? Here's a link, and my apologies for the Japanese vocals and what is probably way too new age/industrial of a sound for TB but right around 1:43 into the video is the tone I want to be able to get...and I just don't see EVERY amp being able to do that, because my current GK can't.

  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Bass requires about 3-4x the power as a guitar to be even. They have a 2x12 with 100 watts, you need a 4x12 with 300 watts, etc. So yes, you want a 4x10.
  5. Ruckus13


    May 19, 2009
    I didn't realize that rule also applied to the cab. Thought it was just the head wattage. Okay so I definitely want a 4x10 thanks for the pointer. Now I just to figure out what type of head and 4x10 to get. I heard that the Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 is great for that type of sound would that be a good choice?
  6. Ruckus13


    May 19, 2009
    Really, no suggestions from anyone?:help::(
  7. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Figuring out what amp would be good for YOU, is something you have to do. They all sound different, and what's good for me, won't automatically be good for you. The GB Shuttle 6.0 is a highly respected amp, very top notch, but I don't personally care for it. You may love it. Paired with a Genz Benz Uber 410, I would imagine it kills.
  8. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    You can't go wrong with GK.;)
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Cha ching.

    And as always, Fender and Ampeg mix nicely.
  10. Ruckus13


    May 19, 2009
    Well folks I've sort of narrowed down my choices on my own.. not sure where to go from here...

    Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0
    Markbass Little Mark III
    Epifani PS400
    Ampeg B2RE

    Carvin BRX10.4NEO
    Fender Bassman 410
    Peavey TVX 410
    SWR WorkingPro 410

    To be honest I'm not very into the Ampeg B2RE. My friend has one but drools over other heads in the same price range all day. So unless someone has some super good things to say about it, it's most likely out already. I DO play classic blues/jazz basslines here and there, but the mass majority of things I play is j rock, punk rock, and metal. So I definitely want a head with a great mid scoop and can get real gritty. Just pick a combo for me pleaaaase. :hyper::D