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New stuff?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Geezer Brown, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. I have a good chunk of money saved, and upgrading my rig is the 1st thing that comes to mind. However, I'm not sure if I should get a new bass, new cabs, or a new head.

    Current setup:
    88 Charvel 3B
    Dean Razorback with dc40's (garbage)
    Ampeg SVT 450H
    Musicman Audiophile 2x10 ported cabs

    What I would like:
    Spector Euro 4lx35TW
    Ampeg SVT 2 PRO
    Amped SVT 4 PRO
    Ampeg 8x10s

    I can only afford one.

    Any suggestions on what to get first? I need a fast decision, as I'm going on tour soon

  2. Bump
  3. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    If you're goin' on tour soon, maybe no roadie to help you out, yet I really think an 8X10 is a cab you'll need, especially not knowing quality of PA in small clubs or teenage venues allover California.

  4. I'll second the 8x10. I used to have an svt350H and it was plenty through my 8x10 playing with two loud guitarists in a punk band. Then you can choose to upgrade the head or et a nicer bass next.
  5. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    if you buy used you can afford 2!
  6. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    I'd get the Spector. You will love it.
  7. True, but I grow weary of the used market

    I like warranties
  8. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Yeah, get a new cab then take the tour money and get a nice bass.
  9. The tour barely pays for itself, it's mostly to get our name out
  10. Bump
  11. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    If you dont need new cab or amp, then Id dump the dean bass, salvage the emg pups and pre from it. And perhaps install those in a new bass.
  12. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    get the bass. your rig is solid.
  13. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    sell the dean, fix the charvel, spend your money on a new cab.
  14. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    A warranty will run out and then the very next day something on that item will break... Learn to setup your basses and work on your gear and fix it yourself. I mod and repair my own gear all the time. I have even made some extra spending money setting up friends guitars and basses or retolexing cabs!
  15. I can work on my own gear fine, I just hate shelling out money for something that seems nice at first and then you stumble upon the horrific reality a few weeks later
  16. Aw, shucks