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Question on what amp to get

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MarshallNole, Jan 23, 2014.


  1. MarshallNole

    MarshallNole

    Dec 1, 2013
    I am fairly new to bass. I have no plans anytime in the near future to ever gig or do anything for a crowd. I just play in my spare bedroom.

    I still want decent equipment so that I can eventually get the tone I like. I am looking at GK equipment and wondered what you all thought would be best for my situation. I will also throw in that the tone I am going for is something similar to Justin Chancellor/Tool. I know I'll never get exact and it will take many other effects as well, but we are discussing amps here.

    Basically I am considering the following...

    Gallien-Krueger MB115-II 200w 1X15 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp

    OR either a:

    Gallien-Krueger 400RB-IV 280W Bass Head or
    Gallien-Krueger MB500 500W Ultra Light Bass Amp Head

    with

    Gallien-Krueger Neo 112-II 1x12 300W Bass Cabinet or possibly a 212.

    What do you think would be best for my situation? I don't need to shatter windows but I want an amp that will give some good tone (along with my other effects).
     
  2. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    If you plan on expanding your rig I would get one of your head/cab combinations. Myself, I would choose the MB500 but either would be good.

    If you want to always have a decent bedroom/practice rig, I would get the combo and if/when you start playing out, get a bigger rig.

    :D

    Joe.
     
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  4. MarshallNole

    MarshallNole

    Dec 1, 2013
  5. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida