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tilt back combo suggestion

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by origami, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. origami


    Jun 26, 2005
    Big D TEXAS

    I was looking into getting a tilt back combo for use for church services, acoustic gigs and home rehearsal.

    i have been currently been using my stingray 5 into gk1001rb-II head with my classic ampeg 1x15" cab, but sometimes it is a pain to carry and the church sound guy is a wuss, and complains that it is too loud stage volume.

    i attempted to just go direct, but it was a nightmare :crying:

    leaving the church soundman in control of my tone and volume on stage does not work. i get this barely audible tinny sound though the my monitor and the lower notes are not heard or felt. this causes the drummer and i to not sync up.

    i usually just prefer vocals in my monitor, and telling soundman to turn me up and eq me won't work, and i will soon also be sharing my stage monitor with a keyboardist 9classing low notes), so i need to just have a combo so that the drummer and i can hear only me accurately. i need it to tilt back so the sound goes to my ears at a lower stage volume, and not bleed across the stage

    therefore, i was looking into a bass combo with these preferences:

    under $500

    tilt back

    probably 12"

    can handle low B

    XLR out (post EQ)


  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Fender Bassman 150
    SWR Working Pro 12
  3. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    There's a thread on the DB side about tilting back non-tilt-back speakers, in case you fall in love with the sound of a combo that doesn't tilt back.
  4. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    New Fender Bassman 150 tiltbacks.
    150 watts. 12 inch speaker. 30 something pounds.
    Great and - actually useful - little combo.
  5. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
  6. phillys


    Feb 4, 2006
    My church uses the Ibanez SW100 Combo. There are plenty of knobs for you to play with as well as an XLR output with pre/post EQ options.

    It's nice :)
  7. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    I've been using my Carvin PB200 -15 in church for years. At times I've used an amp stand that holds it up off the floor a couple feet and at a 45 degree angle. Currently it's just sitting on a gramma pad. I like to be able to put stuff on top of it.
    The newer BRX combos look pretty nice as well.
  8. bassash


    Mar 23, 2006
    Well, I've just bought the new Line 6 Lowdown, it's 150W, you can tilt it back, it has cool effects and 5 different models and a direct out XLR thingy that is POD style (whatever that means). And the low end is powerful and the highs are punchy. It's proving to be an excellent amp so far and it's the right price range and size for you.

    I would definitely recommend it.
  9. leeothelyon


    Apr 4, 2006
    Cheap enough on E BAy.

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