please help me choose

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Vmac, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. Vmac


    Feb 18, 2005
    So I'm ready to buy a new amp, my band will start playing shows in a few months and it's time for me to upgrade from my 15W Crate...I never really needed a real amp yet because they already have amps at our practice studio. I went shopping a little and I'm hesitating between a Mesa Walkabout, a Ampeg b5r and a Ampeg b2r...I'm not 100% sureabout 100% for the cab, but I'll probably get the Ampeg bse410hlf...other suggestions are welcome too..

    if that can help...I play a Ibanez gsr200 bought in 2000, I play pretty much anything but mostly metal..
  2. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    How much can you spend?

    Do you want rack with pre and poweramp or a head?

    some guidlines I would suggest:

    get at least 400w into 4ohms or higher, for cab get at least a 410, couple of 112s or 115.

    everyone loves to suggest what they use and so will I!!! :p

    Tech21 RBI preamp $300new, 150-200 used. (or bass DI 3ch pedal $200 NEW!!)
    Stewart 1.2 (1200w into 4ohms) $650 new, Used??
    SKB rack 4space $75
    Aguilar gs112 $375new x 2 used?
    tech21 410 cab $520 new
  3. xb100


    Mar 24, 2004
    NH, In
    I'd suggest an avatar 410 unless you are completly sold on the ampeg.

    Heres a link to Dave's site budget cabs made of high quality materials.

    Alot of guys love em here on TB so I do suggest you take a look, for about the same price of the ampeg 410 you wanna get I bet you could get 2 cabs from avatar speakers for the same price or so.

    Out of the amps you listed I'd go with the b5r, but personally I'd go with either a kustom groove bass 1200 or a pre/power amp set up.

    You can find a qsc rmx 1450 power amp for around 330$ NEW it puts out 450 watts into 4 ohms and you can bridge it for 1400 watts into 4 ohms.

    I also +1 the tech 21 sansamp rbi 300$ new.

    Find your self a good skb or gator rack case for 70$ and you're set.

    Hope this helps some, if ya need anymore help just ask or you can send me a PM.

  4. Vmac


    Feb 18, 2005
    I want to spend 2000$ (Can.) max. I really don't know what to choose, I'll probably go try them before. Anybody have actually tried those amps /cab ?
  5. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    Personally, I think a Yorkville YBA200 & an Peavey cab(or 2) would suit you quite well.
  6. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
  7. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    do you have money to burn??? PM me and I'll put it to use... JK!

    I own and love the RBI,STEWART, AGUILAR 112 x2. I almost have two rigs almost identical.

    If you're not as picky as some on this forum, you'll probably think it sounds great and I believe it does.