Roland D-Bass 115

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bench, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. bench

    bench Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Hi talkbassers,

    I went to our local music store (PPC in Hannover, Germany) to try a squier vm jb... ....which they didn´t have.

    But to seize the day nontheless I tried some other basses (Stingray HS, Fender Highway I JB and some others) and also tried each with different amps: EBS, Markbass (which I also own) aaaaaand a Roland D-Bass 115.

    What can I say, it sounded fantastic. Every bass I tried sounded best by far through this thing. Very clear, very direct. I especially liked the Super Flat setting. Too bad they didn´t have the 210 to compare, but anyway, I highly recommend to check those out.

    if I only had the money.... ....the most heard thing from a bassist ....;)

    greetz from good old germany

  2. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'm a fan of Roland. They generally put out some pretty good gear. As such, I've been curious how these things sound. Technically, from what I've seen in ads, they seem to make sense. Perhaps a bit underpowered, but efficient speakers can make up for a lot of that.

    Thanks for the post. I may need to go check one out even though I suddenly find myself with a lot of amplification options.

  3. They use some nifty tricks, like sensing the speaker movement and using that data to alter the compression and attack to the speaker... It allows them to get fairly loud and pretty much prevents you from blowing a speaker.
  4. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
  5. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    I don't know how the new ones sound, but I have one of the older ones, the DB700. It's a 15 and a tweet, but not biamped like the new ones. I have totally switched over to this combo for most of my gigs and love it. It is one of the few rigs I have ever played out of where I can actually hear myself in most gig situations.