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newbie need help..thanks

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bass luvah, Nov 29, 2002.


  1. hey guys! i know this sound stupid: which is better setup, an amp that has a built in preamp i.e. SWR SM-500 or a seperate preamp and a power amp? thanks.
     
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    All depends on your preferences. A single head involves less wiring and care, but a power amp/preamp setup can provide more power for less money (sometimes). Each has pros and cons, but I don't think of either as better or worse.
     
  3. thanks diff. if you don't mind me askin, what is your setup?
     
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Carvin R1000 head with a no-longer functioning cabinet (I've been running the head into my Carvin combo amp lately-it looks very funny). I'm hoping to get an Avatar cab or two to replace it for Christmas-they are fairly inexpensive and have gotten very good reviews around here.