Whappo Stack!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by martins3325, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. martins3325


    Oct 26, 2006
    Its a bit overkill maybe..lol. Older El Whappo on bottom and a Newer Neo Whappo Jr on top. Driven by Crest CA-09 using BH-420 as a preamp. Damn this thing shakes the house!!!! Definitely won't be over-run by any guitar amps though!!!

    As you might be able to tell from the pic, I am mainly a guitar player..I joined this great site when I decided to do a bassment studio/jam room. I needed to learn what was hip in the bass world, what better place than where all the pros and afficiandos hang and talk bass gear!! I wanted something that couldnt be over run by my big Sonor drumset and Guitar amps I have...and yet stay clean sounding. Think I got it! Im a pretty thrifty shopper and almost always buy used high end gear..so for reference for those on a similar misson..the stack ran me $2250 for the Cabs/CA-9/BH-420 ..I think I did pretty good. I want to say how great a resource this site is and how cool the people are. Thanks everyone for all your great and informative posts!!
  2. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    Very impressive. When can I come down and jam with you? I'd love to hear what that stack can do. Good taste. You will be treated to great sound. :D
  3. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    wow nice Jam room setup. And when you get that gig at Wembley stadium, you'll be covered. ;)

    I'd say you did pretty darn good on the total price too. Gotta love the used market!
  4. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    For a guitar player, you sure have a nice bass rig. Are you looking for a bass player? :D

    Looks good! I played through a similar stack once, it was monstrous, but clean and tight at the same time. Congrats!
  5. martins3325


    Oct 26, 2006
    Thanks. If your in the Northern VA / DC area feel free to come check it out. Send me a PM and we'll figure something out. That was part of the motivation to get the stuff I got..so when looking for people to jam with, the situation was such that nobody would have to drag over any equipment and not suffer any drop-off in quality from what they are used to playing.

    I realize the rig is overkill, at 1st I wanted to get a 2x10 to run off the 2nd half of the CA-09 but didnt want a crappy one..then I found the like new Neo-Jr for the same price guys have been asking for used Tri-210's so I had to jump on it. Though I am not very good at bass I really like playing through it. Went through a bit of bass gear before I arrived at this which is pretty much what I had in my minds ear.

    The one last piece If I get feeling really indulgent is a Millennia Origin or TD-1 to replace the BH-420. Im kinda self-rationalizing that it would be a smart buy in a sense of having dual utility..one as a killer clean preamp for the bass rig, and second to use as a mic preamp for anything I record into the 16-track hard disk recorder to make it sound warmer and fuller. We'll see.
  6. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    The TD-1 has some killer features for guitar players as well when used as a preamp for tracking. Just wanted to point that out. :)