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The Good The Bad and the Rockin'

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JeffC, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. JeffC


    Mar 8, 2007
    I've had a really up and down day today. I'll set the scene....

    I have my first gig this Saturday and today I got a crappy call:

    The bad:
    I have been borrowing a Traynor bassmaster YBA-1A head and Traynor cab (2x15") and the guy asked for it back out of the blue today. :eek: :crying: :mad:

    The Good:
    Our lead guitarist picked up the PA system today.

    The Rockin':
    I called the local Long and McQuade and they have set me up with a Traynor Dynabass 400H amp and a Traynor XC808 (8 x 8") cab. It's costing me $45CAD for 7 days. I'm pretty excited, I'm not going to want to give it up I assume.:bassist:

    What can I expect from this setup besides rattling the brains outa my bandmates?
  2. nastyn8c


    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    If you play anything lower than a standard EADG bass, I'd be worried about the bottom end the 8x8 can deliver. Good find though!
  3. JeffC


    Mar 8, 2007
    Hrm, For what I am playing at the gig I should be fine then cause its all standard EADG. I'll keep that in mind when I'm looking at a rig of my own tho. Thanks
  4. nastyn8c


    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    I don't have much experience with 8" speakers though, so I suggest you try stuff out for yourself. You may find that they provide just the right punch!
  5. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    Good rental price. You'll really get a chance to give it a work out. The 8" speakers won't give as thick a bottom as some of the other configurations but you may not need that and probably won't want it for live use at higher volumes. Anyhow, the head is a real monster. You can make up your mind about the cabinet when you gig with it. It'll get you through the gig for sure. The Traynor/Yorkville stuff is amazing value and the warranty is great. And they're made by a bunch of hosers in Canada, eh.
  6. failuresXbass


    Jul 19, 2006
    I play an 8x8 and so do a lot of other people on TB.
    I have never heard a complaint about lack of bottom end. I think you will love it.
  7. Thinkarogadum


    Jun 11, 2006
    NE OH
    +1, 8x8 cabinets have a LOT of low end in them, and can easily handle 5 string basses. I wouldn't be worried about a lack of lows.

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