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Perfect setup for small gigs

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Zemak, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Hi guys, i have to share this with you :) Finally i found my perfect setup for small gigs, I have big amps of course but tired of carrying it, my backbone is suffering, and I don't need them so often so I bought this beauty : amp Trace Elliot Elf, box Soundelirium 25Micro. It has two five speakers, gives 160 Watt, through this box my Fodera is signin', my jazz bass is swingin' and my MusicMan is killin' :) And the big one, OMG...It is just awesome ! What is your setup for small gigs ? 20180314_143821. 20180314_141835. 20180314_141824. 20180314_141812. 20180314_135820.
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    ELF GAS! :D
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  3. Very cool UBER mini! I love it, Enjoy.
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  4. Wish could You hear it in action, I still don't believe how is this possible :) playing as loud and sounding better than my twice as big amps ;)
  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Wow, I thought I had a tiny rig, but that's pretty darn compact!

    My Mini-Rig Of Doom consists of an Acoustic Image Focus 1 head into a pair of FliteSound ultralite cabinets, a 1x15" and a 1x12". I've done a number of small gigs with just one of those cabinets -- usually the 1x15" -- but on a couple of occasions (when there wasn't a drummer) I've been able to get away with just the single 1x12"

    But I think even that setup is probably a good 6" taller than your rig!
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  6. Awesome li'l rig. Congrats. I keep hearing nothing but good things re the Elf.
    I used to use a Berg AE112 for my quiet blues/jazz gig. . And no doubt they'd still be great. . Ang no doubt your rig above would suit too. But I've sold my 2 AE112s, as even two of them were struggling at some of the louder gigs. So I've grabbed a cuppla lightweight 115s
    But. .. and who doesn't love big BUTS.
    A li'l rig like yours is calling! As long as it still has the FEEL of a 'cushion-ey' bottom end, oil be happy
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  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    B|Amp and CN210 prototype.
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  8. mesaplayer83


    Jun 27, 2017
    Lately, for smaller gigs I've been using either this:

    ... or this:

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  9. Mesaplayer83 :I have Fender Rumble 500 V3, is it this one ? Or you have the smaller one? received_10212511215794595.
  10. mesaplayer83


    Jun 27, 2017
    I have the Rumble 200 - same physical size, but less watts and a 15' driver... I also had the Rumble 500, but sold it because I preferred the sound of the 15" loaded 200...
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  11. oren

    oren Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    Salem, OR
    I use either my Markbass CMD 121P or a Genz-Benz Shuttle 6.2 with an Epifani UL-110.
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  12. fourstr00


    Mar 21, 2002
    Chicago Area
    Cross posting a bit, but just took this combo out today to a corporate event with maybe 150 people at a conversation/background volume. I think it’s a keeper. Five more gigs to go this week and should know for sure.

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  13. iagtrplyr

    iagtrplyr Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Clinton, IA
    image. A great little practice/small venue rig I'm enjoying right now. I can run the MB alone, through the Acoustic cab by itself, or together. Easy to haul and offers some solid punch. Looking at the Elf too as a backup and additional puzzle piece. I've enjoyed viewing all the mini-rigs to this point.
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  14. bherman

    bherman Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Grand Junction, CO
    RevSound 28 cab and either an Elf or a Demeter Bass 400; either way under 20 lbs!
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  15. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Cali Intergalactic Mind Space - always on the edge
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
  16. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    I use my AI Coda Series 4 combo quite a bit. Love it!
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  17. PastorZ


    Jan 17, 2018
    St. Marys, Ga
    As of almost two weeks ago I've been running this setup - Warwick LWA 500 and Hartke Hydrive HD112. I've been blown away by this combination for smaller venues. Stack.
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  18. The little one against Epifani :) in the middle my vintage Solton combo from 1982,works perfectly with my jazz bass from 1983 :) 20180313_102534.
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  19. Zbysek


    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    Cute rig! For small gigs with drums, I usually use my Genz Benz Shuttle 3.0-8T or 10T combos (6kg and 8kg). For even smaller gigs without drums, I would plug the GB STL 3.0 amp into my Soundelirium 6micro (5kg). Sometimes, if there is a PA support, I would only take my PJB Ear Box with the GB amp (2kg). And smallest of the smallest set up is my EBS MicroII preamp into my earphones...:) (under 1kg).
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  20. Hand slap

    Hand slap

    Feb 14, 2016
    I had my hands on that little guy at Sweetwater, never played through it, it seemed well built, looks cool.
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