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show off some cheap rigs of doom?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RobTheSkanker, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. RobTheSkanker


    Aug 29, 2006
    Dundalk, MD
    I'm interested in how cheap people can make a formitable rig. I'm thinking of the mini rigs of doom but if you have a larger one that you put together cheaply, then go ahead. I'm poor, so this is really interesting to me.
  2. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    I used to have a really awesome, CHEAP rig of doom. (No pictures here, I'll try to add one when I get home.)

    AMP BH-260 ($150 at a local music-go-round)
    Avatar C112 ($189 new)
    Avatar C112 ($150 used)

    It could keep up in any kind of music aside from loud rock stuff. Great little rig. :)
  3. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    My cheap rig of doom wasnt that cheap-

    Ashdown MAG 300 ($300)
    SWR WM 1x15 ($250 used)
    Mesa Diesel 1x15 ($250 used)

    I kind of miss the ridiculous thick lows of the 2x15 setup, now that I think about it.
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    GK Backline 600 head (300)
    DIY 12" neo cab (120)
  5. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    my cheap rig of doom, total amount:
    650 euros approx



    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    ...ummmm, where's the DOOM?...

  7. sedan_dad


    Feb 5, 2006
    Ampeg 410he----$250
    Ampeg SVT 350--$270
  8. Used head (200) used 2x15 (200)

    About as cheap as a R.O.D. can get.
  9. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    Crate BT-350 head - $225
    +Hartke TP 2x10 - FREE!
    +Ashdown MAG115 - $105
    = $330
  10. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    My "mini rig of doom, kind of on the cheap"

    Trace Elliot AH250 (from the mid 80's) - nice sounding head. I'm a fan. I paid $350 used.

    Eden D210 XLT - used $335

    I'll attach the only picture I have, but the rig is partially blocked by my basses. For less than $700 I think it sounds very good and gets plenty loud.
  11. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    gk 700rb used 320

    eden 2x10t used 320....

    not too shabby
  12. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    OK, I'll play...

    400W AMP head, $45- ebay (plus shipping, $28)
    2x12 Eminence Kappa Pro cab, about $75. I had the KP12s from a LONG abandoned series of PA cabs I had, so they were "free".
    Brice Douglal 5, 5str jazz bass: $150

    Total, before shipping: $270, for the bass and the rig. Can hang with anything I'd wanna do. I have nicer stuff, don't NEED nicer stuff.
  13. Custom 15" Cab... 200$
    Ampeg B1RE... 450$

    pretty sweet deal.
  14. Wademeister63


    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx
    Hmm, can't find the prices on my stuff anymore. Looks like Northern Sound and Light doesn't carry QSC or BBE anymore?? Thought I got a pretty great deal on those items, I'd say around $375 for the QSC RMX 1450 and maybe $250 for the BBE Bmax? Put them on top of an Avatar B115H for about another $250 or so and total it up to about $875.00. All brand new. Used Gator rack case- seems like I paid $60.00 for that. So maybe with the speakon cable and shipping I could be right around $1000.00 total. Maybe not ultimately cheap, but nowhere near what a lot of the talkbassers rigs!

    It does go BOOM :D

  15. Avatar 212 $200
    Peavey Mark III $50
  16. Interceptor


    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    SWR 350 $225
    (2) 15" EV loaded cabs $250
    Scratch & Dent Gator rack bag $30
    Switchcraft connectors $10

    Loud, clear, deep, modular and reliable. Best clean rig I've ever played.

    Attached Files:

  17. Peavey Mark VIII 600w - $200
    Yamaha 610 - $200
    Peavey BW 118 - $150

    $550 total

  18. RyreInc


    May 11, 2006
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Carvin R600, $325 shipped (bought off of eBay from Carvin corp)
    Avatar 212neo, $341 shipped

    My camara is broken :crying:
    I just got this rig a few weeks ago! :hyper:

    $666 total :D How's that for Doom??
  19. BadMonk

    BadMonk Enjoy The Ride

    Feb 25, 2006
    Bedminster, New Jersey
    Fender Pro Series 210 cab ($250, blem)
    Peavey 450 Max ($285, used) or Peavey Mark III ($120, used)
    Behringer BDI21 ($29)
  20. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Peavey T-MAX --- $110 used

    Homebrew 210 --- $about110
    real close to a
    Nemesis 210

    Homebrew 212 --- $about145
    Avatar neo's

    Carvin kitbass --- $350 new
    nice bass

    Soon to be 1x15 Delta LF
    MIM P w/upgrades
    Another good amp for cheap
    Hey, and my pa still uses a 30 year old CS-800
    I'll get another one when this one breaks, if ever.

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