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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by chris1125, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. chris1125


    May 14, 2007
    Ok, so here is what I need. I need an amp that will sound good with both my electric and upright. I play only jazz. It needs to be loud enough to speak over my quartet. I also am a regular player in a big band. My main gigging bass is a passive jazz with flats so if that makes a difference. My price range is under $300 of possible. I hope this to include the entire bundle, whatever that means. It also needs to be pretty portable. Something with wheels or light weight would be great. I don't really care if it's compact necessarily, as long as it's pretty light.
    Up untill this point I've had a cheap $150 peavey amp that stopped working. My hope it that this week my music store has a huge blow out sale, 40-70 % off or something crazy like that. If I could trade in my ibanez sr405 straight up for an amp that would be awesome. I bought the bass there and I believe they have a pretty solid payback for there instruments, so I would probobly be looking at around $300. With that, assuming the amp is on sale I could probobly afford a $500 amp so yeah lol
  2. GrowlerBox


    Feb 10, 2010
    Nude Zealand
    I was thinking Genz Benz Shuttle until I saw your budget. Don't know what they go for used over there, but they get props as a doubler amp. Might be worth checking the Amps forum on the DB side -- there have been a couple of recent threads on this topic, as I recall.
  3. Yep U can find Genz Benz Shuttle 3.0 combo's for around that- Ebay &/or 2nd hand most likely. A good choice.
  4. chris1125


    May 14, 2007
    How loud are they? They don't look very big so that's a plus. I am goig to go to the music store to scoop out there inventory. I believe amps are like 60% off (I know crazy right?). It is there big sale of the year, it's like the black Friday of the Erie music world. I'm willing to camp out if there's something great lol. Any other suggestions? Maybe a list of like best to worst given my situation?
  5. Interceptor

    Interceptor Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    Two combos come to mind; used SWR Workingman's 12 or a Hartke 115 kickback. Not lightweights but sound fine, are reliable and easy to find.

    I've heard many jazz players do well through both.
  6. G-K MB210 add 2x10 extension cab if needed. Cheers.
  7. That would be great if it wasn't $300 over the OP's budget!
  8. chris1125


    May 14, 2007
    Like I said, IF I can find it at the sale I should be able to get double my value. I am going to scope out the inventory on wednesday and I'll list my finidng before the early bird sale on thursday!
  9. chris1125


    May 14, 2007
    But keep the suggestions coming in the $300-600 pricerange so I can keep my eyes open as to what I'm looking for.

    I have also been eying up this as was suggested on another simialer forum (that was higher then my price range but this one is reasonable)
    TB100 Dyna-Bass Combo Amplifier (formerly DB100) at Gollihur Music - Double Bass, Upright Bass, String Bass Specialists

    I have worked with Bob before and he is great, anybody own this particular model?
  10. chris1125


    May 14, 2007
    Went to the store and they had like two amps thAt were barely worth looking at. Looks lime I'll hold off on an amp :p
  11. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009

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