New Rig Day

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mactac, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Behold... My old rig:


    My New Rig:


    The idea is to cross my fingers and try to get the TH500 and 2x112's to replace the big rig. There is definitely a difference in weight, but also in "weight" between the two, but I'm optimistic. I'm not sure if it's going to work out for my reggae gigs, but we'll see. If I can get by with the small rig, I'll eventually sell off the LM-II and 2 Markbass cabs. I'm hoping I have to!

    I'll try to update this thread with how things turn out after i get some gigs under my belt with the new rig.
  2. Coolhandjjl


    Oct 13, 2010
    Let's break the internet! Matching cabs!
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  3. SickAura

    SickAura Let There Be Rock Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2013
    Sweet new rig! I haven't had a chance to try the Aguilar but man is that a visual improvement! Congrats
  4. You have the same rig? Let's see it !
  5. Ha. I used to really like the Markbass stuff visually. maybe because it was mainly reggae & went with the color scheme ;) But I agree.
  6. Coolhandjjl


    Oct 13, 2010
    Sorry, I meant you have matching cabs.
  7. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    I'm sure it will crank plenty. I do gigs with a pair of 12's and never have to push them. Nice rig!
  8. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    I actually like the new rig and the old rig. The new rig ought to do it for you.
  9. OH, got it. Yeah, it's weird, I wonder why peopel think 2 matching cabs is better than 2 different cabs?

  10. Thanks! actually what got it all started was that there was something in the high mids of the Markbass stuff (likely the cabs) that I just couldn't dial out. I had to make massive cuts to the mids, which took away all my glorious tone :)

    One thing led to another, and bingo - There was a whole new rig in my house. Funny how those things happen.
  11. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    I now what you mean. I have to set my Markbass with the mids flat or scooped to get the tone I'm after.
  12. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. In Memoriam

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Wow wow wow. That is a beautiful rig. Reminds me of glory days when amps were crafted and detailed. You have a work of art there my friend. Congrats.
  13. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    TWO great rigs !

    I bet that if you played that MarkBass amp thru a Hartke 4x10 or 2 xl210s that you wouldn't lose that wonderful MB middy hit :)
  14. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    I'd say you traded up :)
  15. orangejulius3

    orangejulius3 Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    La Habra CA
    I approve :thumbsup:

    Ive tried the TH500 with just one of those cabs and I was impressed.
    I was more impressed with the cabs weight.
  16. preside


    Aug 7, 2010
    Scottsdale Az
    That new Aggie rig is CLASSY !!:cool:
  17. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    I have the TH 500 and two of the DB112NT cabs. I played outdoors with little to no PA support and played big inside gigs with them. Trust me, you will love this rig. I still have never pushed my rig. It is plenty loud enough and the tone is exactly what I want. Can't say enough about Aguilar stuff. Best gear I personally have ever played.
    SnL and jeff7bass like this.
  18. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I think 2 12s is the new 4 10s.
  19. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Congrats that's beautiful I think Aggie makes the most beautiful non custom cabs on the market.
  20. Agreed. Markbass makes some ugly stuff, IMHO, and Aguilar just looks splendid.