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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TheCreature, Sep 20, 2002.
Two years ago I popped a hernia (really) hoisting a 4-10 Hartke XL into the car. Never again.
It's nice and light, and it's one trip from car to venue with a handtruck and a double bass gig bag.
You can't beat tiny, LOUD rigs.
Congrats on the set up!
What model woods is that?
I'm curious what type of situations and venues you're playing as I'm always considering smaller equipment to make load-in and load-out into my Honda easier. My indie pop band has two guitarists and a drummer and we're not painfully loud, no Marshall stacks or anything, and our drummer actually plays with, get this, dynamics, so I'm wondering if I can retire some of the larger cabinets in favor of something smaller of higher quality. What type of groups are you playing with and what size venue, if'n you don't mind my asking.
i've got a boba fett figure on my amp too!!! the one that rotates 360 degrees and has his phaser out....right before luke chops it off. sheesh, i though i had something original going. you don't have a SLAVE I up there though nyah nyah!
i can sympathize with hauling the hartkes around. those things are pretty hefty.
AJ - Ultra High - 1200W. I started another WW thread a day or two ago.
Justyn - First time out with the Woods was last night, but I've been using a 1200 W head with those cabs for some time now. I'm doing mainly Blues, R&B and classic rock type stuff. Last night it was a trio. One guitar, with a couple mics on the drums in a medium sized room. Loud enough to require earplugs. The amp kept up w/ that just fine. This amp should easily outperform, say, an Eden Metro for example, and be able to deal with louder situations. For calls from the local Marshall/Strat slinger and outside gigs I use the Aggie w/ a Bag End S15 for a little more grunt.
I've got a Honda too. Wrestling that Hartke into the back seat is what put me in the hospital!
Thanks for the response. Were you running into the PA as well? I've been looking at 410s and every time I think of loading one into the back seat of my Honda I get this pre-emptive twinge in my lower back.
No PA support. I prefer not to for the bars anyway, the exception being the bigger halls.
i'm becoming a convert of the 'small rigs', i just got my eden 112 and am loving it, its going to uni with me, and hopefully wen i leave i'll get another one to go with it. great for small shows.
I got one of those ultra wally's as well. I use mine with a pair of bergantino 112's. when I play blues gigs and such I use a sans amp BDDI to put a little fluff on the bottom. I really like that the woods is a little uncolored but for me in that type of settting I need a little something.
Nice on the back though my whole gig case is a large leather samsonite laptop case, woods on one side everything else(and thers alot )in the other.
I was a little dissapointed that the Ultra Wally (!) didn't have the responsiveness to touch that my Demeter has. Maybe the BDDI is exactly what it needs. I know ya can't really tell from only one gig. I need to play with it more. Any quirks you've noticed AJ?, knobology advice?
Well Its designed to nuetral/flat so the "euphoric coloration" that you get with tube gear is not there at all. For me its not something I can deal with so I put a little of the fake stuff on it with a sans amp. I allso play upright which I use on blues gigs all the time so I run that into channel 2 so I get a nice compramise.
with the electric I use the sans amp EQ the most then I use the woods to adjust to the room.
The more pricey and tricker modern sound thing is to get a aguilar tube DI and run that in front of your amp its heavier though.
plus its a nice thing to have around.
hope this helps