One More Time: Amp Help Please!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Joey3313, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    Okay, no story this time. I need an amp and have $550 Canadian (around $417.36 American).

    Now I'm gonna answer all the questions for the other guys amp thread:
    1. I am from Canada.
    2. Play a 4 string.
    3. Standard tuning usually (drop d sometimes).
    4. Play punk/metal/rock.
    5. Ibanez EDB690.
    6. I have no clue what sound I like (I have no amp right now).
    7. No physical limitations (only mental ones).
    8. Combo preferred (no speaker size pref).
    9. Can't drive (but how big can a combo really be?).
    10. Haven't gotten to try anything because the freaks who own the only stocked music store wouldn't let me (or anyone) use any amps, while they sit there for half of the day using them. Sorry, ranting.

    My only real concern is the fact that the only real music stores are a few hours away, and driving isn't exactly an option for someone who is 15.

    Any help, input, and creative criticism is needed. Thank You.
  2. Maybe you should check out the Peavey TNT. They go for like $300 used. Get that an eventually like a 2x10 or 4x10 or 1x15 or 2x12 cabinet in 4ohms and hook it up to the combo. Those TNT amps go down to 2ohms. It is 150 watts at 4ohms, 200 watts at 2ohms. It should be pretty versitle too. I have and old old old TNT and it sounds better than my ampeg b2r IMO.
  3. Yossarian


    Jun 24, 2004
    Yorkville XM200T. It's $520 on musicians friend, so it should be in your price range if you get it used.
  4. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    I think I know where to get a used XM200 (with the single 15" speaker). Would that be good?
  5. With that budget i go with a nice used Peavey TNT... good bang for the buck
  6. i have yet to hear a bad thing from harmony central about the xm200
  7. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    a used swr workingman's 15 would probably serve you well too
  8. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA

    great sounding stuff, very reasonable price!!!!
  9. Yorkville XM200 or Peavey TNT. Both are loud, rugged, and reliable, with good sound.
  10. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003

    Well, I decided on which amp I wanted, so I bought it today!

    I went with the Yorkville XM200 and it's awesome!

    I also got some new strings on my bass, so I'm in heaven.

    $575 Canadian ($431.49 American) new!

    I have to go now (to play, obviously).

    Thanks to everyone here for all the help! :bassist: