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Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tsali, Mar 5, 2010.


  1. Tsali

    Tsali

    Feb 4, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    So here's yet another person seeking the advice of the learned masses at TB. I'm looking for either a combo or nice head/cab combination and kinda overwhelmed with the options I've found locally. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Basically the situation is that I've been playing my brother's old beat-up Hartke combo for a few years and I just need something new. I don't gig, so overpowering a drummer or guitarist isn't really an issue. I do, however, like to crank the volume a bit at times. I'm playing a MIA Jazz and a Wick $$ if that makes any difference. Anyway, here's what I've found in my area.

    Combo:
    1) Nemesis NC410 for $350 (unfortunately the guy that has it has been extremely hard to get up with)
    2) Nemesis N15 for $275

    Heads:
    1)SWR 350 for $275
    2) GK 700RB II for $375

    Cabs:
    1) Acme Low B-4 for $350
    2) Eden 410XLT for $500
    3) SWR Goliath Jr. III for $300
    4) GK 412 for $500

    Since all this stuff is used, I imagine the prices are flexible. So what would you get? Combo or head and cab?
     
  2. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    If you're not in a band, and don't plan to EVER be in one, a combo is fine. But if there's a chance you'll start jamming with others, get a head/cab. On your list, I'd pick the GK 700RBII paired with ANY of those cabs. It'll be up to your ears to make the call.
     
  3. My vote is for the GK 700 & GK 412. The GK Neo series are my favorite cabs by far and I have owned SWR, Eden, Ampeg, Harke and Mesa.
     
  4. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender

    Buy the head first, so you can use it to thoroughly test those used cabinets. So many people overdrive and damage the speakers. You need clean volume without distortion. Make sure all speakers in the cab are working too.
     
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