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New Rig????? Choices, Choices

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tbone0813, Nov 27, 2006.


  1. Epifani UL502 w/ UL212 cabinet (my front runner)

    27 vote(s)
    39.1%
  2. Aggie AG500 w/ GS212 cabinet

    11 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. EBS HD350 w/ NEO 212

    5 vote(s)
    7.2%
  4. Eden WT550/800 w/ D212XLT

    21 vote(s)
    30.4%
  5. EA iAmp 800 w/ CXL-112L

    5 vote(s)
    7.2%
  1. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    I thought I would re-open this thread as Uncle Sam is making his deposit Friday, and I have a new bass as well.

    I am in the process of making the decision on my new rig, and I thought I would get the opinions of my brotherhood o' BASS.

    Here are the specs of my bass:

    Skjold Custom Exotic 5 string
    Swamp Ash body with Maple & Wenge laminates & Wenge top/back
    Skjold pre
    Skjold pups
    Maple/Purpleheart/Bubinga neck (I think) w/ Bloodwood fingerboard

    I play mostly praise & worship, but am a huge fan of the fusion jass realm dominated by, among others, Alain Caron & Matthew Garrison. So I would like an amp that will serve me well in both areas.

    I am after the typical hifi sound, but also like a nice growl in the midrange. Clear & articulate lows are also something I'm after. I know I'm picky, but with the price of these rigs I should be able to get there (I think).
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  3. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    epifaniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
     
  4. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    Anyone have any descriptions of the sounds of these rigs?
     
  5. myhot4

    myhot4

    Jul 11, 2006
    Sydney Australia
    Try the Eden Forum. Plenty of rveiews and recomendations on their 212 cab there. I think there are also sound clips too.

    its wwwDOTeden-electronicsDOTcom
     
  6. i think that the AG500 and the UL212 would soun pretty cool


    Dan
     
  7. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    Hey Tommy,
    I envy being in your position - matching an amp to that sweet Roscoe!!

    I was after the same sound as you. Don't overlook Accugroove! 2 tri112's will bring a BIG smile to your face!

    (Plus Mark @ Accugroove is a brother in the Lord! :D )
     
  8. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    Yes I know. Mark is an awesome guy. I had a Whappo Jr. not too long ago, but had to sell it for financial reasons. I am seriously considering the UL502 with 2 tri 112's or 2 UL112's.
     
  9. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    I'd vote tri112 or UL112.

    Have you considered thunderfunk? Also, if you're looking to stay with a head, I'd reccomend the Demeter bass head, its a HBP-1 with a power section, and it sounds great! They don't get alot of love around here, but their preamps are spectacular.

    if you can swing two tri112's, thats a killer setup!
     
  10. allenhumble

    allenhumble

    Oct 22, 2004
    Acworth GA.
    I would go with the iAMP 800 and the cxl 112, or maybe the NL 210, or the cm 208 that is coming out some time after the new year. I love EA.:D
     
  11. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX

    +1! I think you would love either of those setups!!
     
  12. I love my AG500 with a passion, but I don't think it fits with what you're looking for, to me it's a great rock'n roll/ old school amp with a modern touch. You could make it work for sure, but it sounds to me from your description that the epifani, ea, or eden rigs would be more appropriate for you, just IMHO.
     
  13. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    I'm still leaning towards the UL502 w/ 2 UL112 cabinets. I wish I could hear some of these rigs, but unfortunately (as far as I know) there is no local places that carry these.
     
  14. saxnbass

    saxnbass

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    I voted for the EBS. I have the HD350 with a Neo 4x10 and it's amazing.
     
  15. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    I think Larry Morgan is an Epifani dealer. I haven't been there in quite a while so I can't give you current info. They used to be anyway.
     
  16. FR5

    FR5

    Feb 12, 2004
    Netherlands

    I would say that this sounds to be the perfect setup for you, versatility in sound and only one UL112 needed for smaller gigs. "And it will cure your astma too" :)
     
  17. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Chicago
    i think you should get an 8ohm ul2x10 with an 8ohm ul2x12 and the ul502-would kill in any situation and be very portable.
     
  18. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    I was by there today. It was all about Eden, Ampeg, & Genz.
     
  19. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    I placed my order for an Epi UL502, and 2 Epi UL112 cabinets today with Van Gelder Music. I can't imagine these not working out for me. I should have them in 2-3 weeks.:cool:

    Look for a full report on my Epi rig & Skjold bass coming soon.:hyper: :hyper:
     
  20. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    Tom,
    I used to have an Epifani 2-10 and loved it. It did an awesome job on all but the louder gigs. I let it go to get a Schroeder (and now an Accugroove)
    With 2 Epi 112's, you should be a VERY happy man! What you'll hear is a lot of clarity and a sweet character to the tone, but with a bit of mid range emphasis from the 12's.

    Hey, bring one to your lesson! Let's fire that thing up!:bassist:
     

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