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Tone W/O Overkill

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 12055, Dec 10, 2006.


  1. 12055

    12055

    Nov 10, 2006
    So, I have this beautiful new bass, but its lovingly crafted African hardwood tones are stuck rattling out of a 60 watt behringer combo amp. When I got home from the store, I had a hard time believing I was playing the same bass when I plugged it in. I want a rig that will accurately reproduce the tones of my bass, but the largest gig I ever do is small coffee house style things (read 50-200 watts max), however, I'm willing to push this envalope to get a good sound. I know the 4x10's and 8x10's at the local guitar shop get the job done, and I know a big factor in that is the horn tweeter. I see that SWR makes combo amps (Super Redhead) that have more than enough mojo. Can they get the job done, or should I go straight for a cab/amp combo to get a good sound?

    -Ross
     
  2. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    You might try this.

    If you ever need more volume, add a CX110 cab.
     
  3. Ale

    Ale

    Jul 5, 2006
    Europe
    Endorsing Artist: IGiG Cases
    The Redhead is also a amazing combo , so you should try that one , its pretty expensive , but it will handle almost any gig.
    Do you play with or without Pa ?
     
  4. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    I think if you do a search on the CXC110, you will find a lot of very positive input.

    It doesn't look like much, but it puts out some VERY good sound.
     
  5. *smb

    *smb

    Nov 26, 2006
    If you want the natural sound of your bass, what about a Phil Jones combo?
     
  6. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    For combos with lots of power and transparency but also good tone-shaping, check out the Roland D-Bass 210 or D-115 (do a search, some info in a couple of fairly recent thread - or the Carvin combos - I think there's a current review thread on the 112 version. Both suggestions use neo speakers.
     

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