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The best-sounding bass rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    OK, if you had unlimited funds and could buy one amp head and up to two speaker cabinets, what would you buy to be sure you had the best-sounding bass rig possible? Just tell us what you'd buy, there's no need for deep discussions leading to bile and vitriol. No scathing diatribes, either. Just let it be.
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    For me, it's a tie between an early 60's B-15NC and any SVT with a flatback 810 from the late 60's or early 70's.
  3. dincz


    Sep 25, 2010
    Czech Republic
    Oh shame! Just killed your own thread :)
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    An SVT and two old flatback 810's.
  5. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Peavey Classic 400, fEARful 15/6 + 15sub.
  6. echoSE7EN


    Jul 1, 2010
    Balto., MD
    What I own -- Genz-Benz head and Berg cabs. I haven't had amp/cab GAS for close to a year.
  7. birdman14


    Feb 7, 2011
    Hiwatt dr405 with two 8x10 cabinets. And a road crew
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    My best-sounding rig right now is probably my GK MB-800 with Bergantino AE210. It's not as loud as the AE410, but the tone is just outrageous. In the past, maybe a Glockenklang Heart-Rock with Quattro cab.
  9. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I am really partial to the SWR Bass 750. Paired with original Schoreder cabs (1212's) rat fur and all. Awesome tone, clarity and precision. Nice boom, with just a hint of flop on the super bottom...
  10. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    I'm very happy with my tube pre-amp, Carvin DCM1000L and a pair of Acme B2 cabinets. :D
  11. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    i would have to say a 215 or 2 x 115s with a 2000s or mesa d180
  12. A Genz GBE 750 or 1200 and Hartke HyDrive 1x15 and 4x10...(that's what I use now :)). Bottom end that goes for days, crisp, punchy highs and endless tone possbilities.
  13. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Markbass Momark Black, a Barefaced Compact, and a Barefaced Midget-T. Dat's all.
  14. PaulDouglas


    Jan 29, 2009
    Uxbridge, MA
    Well...until recently I would have said a '70 SVT Tubes with an 810 and 215
    Recently I discovered the Peavey Tour line with Compression and 7-band EQ -- I would used the same cab's
    And a road crew that does not require food, sleep or money
  15. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    If funds weren't an issue, I would probably have a custom tube job built from the ground up (all Class A). But I would have a line out built into it that would translate the signal well without messing with it too much. Custom 2-15 neo cab. And every show I would run 3 lines (DI, line out, and mic). The sound guy would do sound check at gunpoint knowing that if he screwed up my warm fat tone it would all be over. And all of the forest creatures would come out of the trees just to be closer to my sound.
  16. Fender Studio Bass (200w tube head) into either '70's SVT 810 or NV412
  17. wyleeboxer

    wyleeboxer Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    Orange County, CA

    My old GK 2000rb and SWR 610 SR. Was bit heavy by todays standards, but damn could it throw out some tone with some thunder..
  18. subbasshz


    Aug 11, 2012
    phoenix az
    Im addicted to punishing volume.
    huge folded horns + the champ 1000 watt tube head.
  19. 4StringShooter

    4StringShooter Banned

    Jun 26, 2011
    London, Ontario, Canada
    GBX Member #1
    Exactly what Im using now. A 70s GBX 2-15, but with TWO 2-15 powered Cabinets.
  20. Menno


    Feb 21, 2011
    The Netherlands
    Glockenklang Blue Soul + Barefaced S12T

    Oh wait, that's what I use now...