Rig ideas... do they end?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Eric Cioe, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    im a prog rock bassist on a mission- tone, portability, and price

    Gallien Krueger 400RB (got it)
    Carvin DCM600 power amp

    Hartke TP 2x10 cabinet, driven by GK (150 watts at 8 ohms)
    Bag End 1x15, driven by Carvin (450 watts at 8 ohms mono)

    weighing in at around 130 pounds, with all the tone i need, 600 watts (now would those watts combined be 600, or is there some equation there...)

    so only spending 1000$, plus whatever i get from my SWR WM 15 cab, that will be nice
  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    1) Forget about the Hartke 210TP. Transporter cabs IMHO Suck totally.
    (Edit: I forgot to add the reasons why it sucks: Mediocre speakers, bad efficiency, carton boxed tone, not enough highs, easy to blow, low power handling, etc ,etc ,etc)

    2)The Bag end is good choice.

    3) Why dont you consider a Carvin RL1015 or RL1018 Rig.
    At about $1300, more power , more versatility. Carvins are lightweight, they yield a good tone (to comfirm that soon,will review a RL1018, so stay in tune) great price, etc etc.

    BTW, Im also a prog player, sadly my band is more a thrash-prog kind of music (I want to migrate to ProgMetal, but the rest of my band mates are very into thrash due to heritage [add 10 songs to that heritage and a soon to be recorded CD] ) and I think my decision of the Carvin RL1018 is a good one.

    Also, I dont like the GK too much, why dont you consider selling that one?

    I had a Harkte 2000 and Ampeg SVT410HE, I sold everything to get the Carvin.
  3. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    i dig my GK

    i dont want to have a 70 pound cab
    thanks anbyways

    i need a light, tonefull, cheap 2x10 (none over 50 lbs)
  4. What about a GK 210 cab to go with the 400? I might be reading your post wrong but I am not sure what info you are looking for. If your looking at cabs that would be my vote.