Punchy, Smooth.......

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Obsolex, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. SWR!

    10 vote(s)
  2. Ampeg!

    16 vote(s)
  3. Eden!

    12 vote(s)
  4. Gallien-Krueger!

    12 vote(s)
  5. Fender!

    1 vote(s)
  6. Peavey!

    5 vote(s)
  7. Aguilar!

    16 vote(s)
  8. Other, specify...

    18 vote(s)
  1. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    What brand do you think provides the most punch, and sounds the most, "groovable", like, it sounds good even flat...

    Edit- Can a mod ad carvin please?
  2. I have little but I understand that Ampeg is not the punchiest of'em.
  3. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    Ok... I didn't vote.
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Peavey and Mesa Boogie... yummy.
  5. ihixulu

    ihixulu Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2000
    getting warmer
    Whatever I'm using at any given time.

    It has more to do with your style and technique, IMO.
  6. Acepiloto


    Aug 25, 2000
    MMMMMMM Eden... (drool)
  7. Mesa, but forget the "flat" part. Sounds best with old school settings.
  8. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I've had ampeg combos, swr combos, fender combos, swr prowedges, and now EA cxl-110s. all small setups I know, but the EA is/was my favorite sound so far driven by a SWR bass 350 with and RBI. very "groovable" for me I'm not sure what good "punch" sounds like, but I like the sound very much!
  9. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    No Kern......?

    I personally like a Great cab and a powerfull amp. Who needs a preamp when your basses kick :)

    But the Kern's are great. I do always run them flat.
  10. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I like my Ashdown... but what you really need to do is get out and listen to as many different set ups as you can - bonus points for playing through them with your own bass ;)

  11. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
  12. sricabla


    Jul 4, 2003
    San Francisco
    I think an Alembic F2B with a Stewart World 1.2
    thru an Acme Low B2 is downright punchy and smooth
    with just about any bass. The F2B is modeled after the Fender bassman tube preamp with the solid state Stewart thru the Acme is heaven!
  13. My Eden D210XLT delivers great punch from my SWR 350, mainly because of its low-mid bump IMHO. With the head's controls flat, the Eden is way punchier than my Goliath III, although the power matching may be contribute to that as well.

    Soooo.... do I vote Eden (cab) or SWR (head).
  14. slombovia


    Jul 15, 2003
    I am a determined follower of Jesus Christ and am a Mormon.
    AI Clarus into two Bergantino 112s.
  15. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    SR5 -> Demeter VTBP-201S -> QSC PLX1602 (bridged) -> Bergantino HT322

  16. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    somebody's been toolin' around with that setup over at Rudy's Music, eh?? :D

    uhh... ok, prolly not, but that setup there, always makes me weak in the knees... ;)

    but like Xulu man said, its all in the fingaz...
  17. No question... it's EV.
  18. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Punchy and smooth, EQ set flat...

    That's my Hevos rig you're talking about. :)
  19. A few years back, a Clarus at Rudy's was hooked up to two 8-ohm Bag End birch 1x15s. 200 watts can still get the job done.