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upgrade question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lurksalot, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. hi
    I've recently picked the bass up after a number of years and have built a little rig that sounds quite nice .
    The band I've joined has 3 guitarists who share the load, and at practices ( in a large timber buiding ) I can sound quite nice with warwick profet 3.2 amp, warwick 410 and homemade 115 .
    we have some gigs lined up and after reading the FAQ section I think I could be underpowered :crying:
    I am concerned that the noise I make now, will be sucked up by pub soft furnishings and even the punters,and leave me with nothing left to turn up .
    I like the warwick tone, but an upgrade to a 5.1 seems a bit daft as it wont give me much .
    (In my youth I I had an OHM ga 125 which was PA 'd, and the soundman wound up the levels after the initial sound check when the punters came in.)
    I think I will be left a little wanting. so........
    my question is
    Do I buy a power amp and effectively use my warwick as a preamp ?
    Do I flog the warwick and buy apreamp and a power amp ?
    or do I just get on with what Ive got and see what happens ?
    The cabs are rated at 8 ohms 300W rms each so they should be OK (If a little weighty) .
    at this point I should add that wife ,kids and mortgage have a considerable influence on disposable income ;)

  2. ICI


    Mar 8, 2006
    wife, kids and mortgage first. you've got three hundred watts, 4x10's and a 15. that should be plenty. i played with a 15 and 130 watts for years and i was fine. some of the bands were not bashfull either. a vote for, "just get on with what Ive got and see what happens ?".
  3. v-12


    Mar 3, 2005
    FL Panhandle
    +1. give it a gig or two, you might be surpirsed!

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