Reasonable approach to upgrading?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by indykrap, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. indykrap


    Nov 6, 2004
    Okay, I'm currently on a Yorkville XM200T, which I find to be quite a decent amp for my uses (occasional jamming, and the whatnot). I've decided to get a Sansamp BDDI Programmable also, to give myself a bit more range and some drivey type sounds.
    I was just curious if I could do this approach to upgrading:
    Sansamp --> Yorkville
    Sansamp --> Yorkville W/1x15 Extension Cab
    Sansamp --> Power amp --> 1x15 Extension Cab
    and possibly
    Sansamp --> Power Amp --> 1x15 + 2x10/4x10 cabs

    I'm just not sure if all of these combinations would work, and if so, could someone reccomend some good affordable power amps? I'm pretty sure I'll be shopping up and down the used market for the cab (hoping Ampeg or maybe a nice SWR setup)
    I play a Geddy Lee Jazz (soontime DM Ultra Jazz and series/parallel switching), and my sound is kind of Flea-ish, in the sense that it is hard percussive slapping and fingerpicking in a rock/funkish context.
  2. getz76


    Apr 3, 2005
    Hoboken, NJ
    All of the above products are useful for gigging. If you're not gigging, it's unlikely you'll need more than the SansAmp and Yorkville.
  3. It sounds like you have a good plan. The only power amps I have used are QSC and ME LIKEY! :D
  4. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    Your plan will work fine.The one thing you might want to look at is the rackmount RBI preamp if you are going to get a poweramp later.The programable BDDI would work with a power amp but when I had my pedal BDDI I found it was hard to adjust my tone when the EQ section was on the stage by my feet.You could set it on the rack for your poweramp so you could get to it but a rackmount is more practical.You see used RBIs for about what a new pedal like you want in the classifieds every now and then.Just something to think about.The only thing you wouldn't have is the three preset tones.Crown,Carvin and QSC all make good,affordable poweramps.
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    The programmable BDDI pedal will give you 3 tones at your feet. It'll be fine with the Yorkville fo rnow. When you're ready, get a nice amp and cab. 2X10 is probably fine.