question on buying a new rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by nate 0 jt, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. nate 0 jt

    nate 0 jt Guest

    Mar 3, 2001
    Chocolatetown, USA
    I am trying to get get some money together for a new rig. I wanted to get an amp head and a cabinet...I am not an expert on this so bear with me...I am playing right now through an ampeg b-100r...I am looking for an amphead with an effects loop a speaker cabinet...When I play live, normally just mike the amp and run it through the PA using my amp as a moniter...I am looking to spend about $5-600 on the amp head and $6-700 on the speaker...I am pretty much looking for some suggestions...thanks a lot...nate
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    My suggestion is easy:

    1. Drive to the nearest music store.
    2. Try every head and cabinet in your price range. Bring your own bass (and if you can your current amp for comparison).
    3. Drive to next nearest store, repeat.
    4. Pick what you liked best.

    I haven't seen an amp that didn't have an effects loop for years.
  3. Effect loops suck for most pedals..

    Try putting a chorus pedal on loop.. it becomes dead silent.. :(

    i think it has something to do with the -4 dbm for racks and the -10 dbm for pedals.
  4. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Try out Ampeg's B2R and 4X10 - I found a setup like that recently in that price range.
  5. Davidoc

    Davidoc Guest

    Sep 2, 2000
    Northern VA and JMU
    Carvin R1000; It's 1000 watts and fits your pricerange!
  6. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Man.. thats PLENTY of Money for a good rig.

    My Suggestion:

    Carvin R1000 Head

    EDEN 4x10 , or if you can afford it, the D410XLT
  7. EString

    EString Guest

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Quantity does not always preside over quality.

    Just go test out some amps yourself. At the very least, test out some rigs from each of the major manufacturer.

    Once you've settled on make, get back to us and we'll help you decide the model (although by then you'll probably know exactly what you want).
  8. danny3k

    danny3k Guest

    May 26, 2001
    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    I spent only $1,300 on my ampeg rig, SVT3-PRO, and SVT410HLF. try at your local mars music.