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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chief2112, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Chief2112


    Aug 31, 2011
    Greenville, SC
    I've been doing a lot of research on getting a new amp and have been looking mostly at GK or Ampeg.

    I'm looking for someone to give me some other options. What are some other brands that I shouldn't overlook and that won't break the bank completely.

    I'm looking to spend no more than $700 and I'm open to combos or head/cab setups. Used or new. This will be my first step up in power. I just have a little rumble practice amp now. I'd like something that could hang in a small venue (garage, home, small movie theater/club). Two guitarists, drummer and vocalist.

    Give me something else to think about.
  2. ...and here we go, everybody's favorite amp will now be re-introduced.
  3. Not my favorites but in the spirit of good amps that are not too expensive, Peavey, Carvin, Traynor. That will get you a start.
  4. JMimbs


    Jan 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    Acoustic? +1 for Traynor; I've got one of their guitar amps and it kicks butt. Also check out Markbass and Eden.
  5. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
  6. +1 Peavey and Carvin, you could get a head/cab or a loud combo for $700 or less. I'm leaning towards the Carvin.
  7. Chief2112


    Aug 31, 2011
    Greenville, SC
    The Carvin BR515 has caught my eye a little. Keep em coming!
  8. Buy used! Much more power for less money.
  9. The new Fender Rumble 350 stack.
  10. RBX4


    Dec 21, 2010
    Miami, Florida
  11. crustychef


    Apr 4, 2009
    Seattle WA
    Acoustic is great for the money. Nice warm classic tone.
  12. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    If you take your time and shop around there are some good deals out there. I picked up a Hartke LH500 head and a Hartke Hydrive cab along with a Korg DTR 1000 rack tuner and a power conditioner in a SKB rack case for $600.00. So don't forget about Hartke.
  13. RickeyC


    Jan 17, 2011
    Ashdown or Acoustic
  14. krstko


    Aug 29, 2011
    Cerknica, Slovenia
    Ashdown or Hartke
  15. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups

  16. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    How about one of those Genz-Benz streamliners? I saw Ed Friedland do a demo of one on youtube and I've been wanting one ever since.

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