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New Kustom/Tech21 Rig - review and pics

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassman1185, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Today I got to pick up my Kustom Groove 1200 head and two Tech21 B410 cabinets, and after playing around with them for about an hour, I can say with some level of certainty that my new rig is


    It seriously sounds great. My P-bass sounds more like a P-bass than it ever did with my ampeg. The cabs are excellent. They handle the lows really well (my band tunes to C, so this is a big deal) and they're very punchy. The Groove 1200 sounds killer as well. I can get some very nice tube-ish grit out of it without even kicking in my BOSS ME-50B. I'll be sure to post more later, but for now, here are a couple of pics of the new family.

    The full rig:
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    The Groove 1200 is so SHIIIIIIIINNNNEEEEEYYYY...
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  2. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    the tech21 410 rocks!!, oh so does the RBI, and TM60 guitar amp! and probably some other prods.:hyper:


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Congrats, and welcome to the "klub". I've been using a GrooveBass 1200 for 9 months now and still get that goofy smile on my face whenever I turn the master past 12:00

    Hey, I just noticed...you're in NORWALK!!!! I'm in Urbandale.....small world
  4. Yeah, the thing is a beast. I was playing around with it last night, and I knocked a big maglight flashlight off my dresser with the thing on about 3.

    Ok, this might be a little weird, but did you buy your groove 1200 from Keeper's Music?

    If you did, I think I sold it to you. :D
  5. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    Is that tolex, spatter paint, or a urethane coat exterior? Or is it carpet and my eyes are fooling me?


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA

    Z...is that you????


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA

    Z...is that you???? :eek:
  8. Haha, yeah, it's me.


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    LOl....that's too funny... I've seen a bunch of your posts...never knew it was you.

    You've got a great rig there, Z!!!

    How's the new location for Keeper's??? tell rich I said hey.....

    ...ok, sorry to hijack the thread, people...we can resume now :rollno:
  10. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    does this amp hiss at high volumes?


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Just for kicks, I've had the preamp gain at 3:00 and the master volume at 3:00 and I haven't heard any hiss...pretty quiet
  12. The cabs have a spatter paint finish. I guess they just recently started doing that. I was hoping that it would be carpet, but the paint looks nice. I'm just a bit worried about how durable it will be.

    As for the hiss, I haven't heard anything noticeable, even with the gain cranked, the solo boost (+6db) on and the master on about 2:00. Granted, the B410s don't have tweeters, so that helps, but it does seem like a pretty quiet amp.
  13. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    nice rig!

    i also have the same 410 tech21 cabinet (I only have one) and I use it with a landmark600 head. Great!
  14. OK, update:

    I got to take it out and practice with it this afternoon. Gahh, I love this thing. It worked great in my band setting, and the thing is freaking LOUD. I had both cabs hooked up, and I was drowning out my extremly loud guitarists with my volume on about 3 1/2. I can't wait to actually gig with the thing. The B410s handle the low end very well. They're deep enough that I barely have to boost the bass to get a great punch-you-in-the-gut sound, but they're still nice and focused.
  15. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Are the cabs sealed or ported?
  16. K Dubbs

    K Dubbs Just graduated from OSU, Go Bucks!

    Mar 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    ported in rear