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what bass amp to buy

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by daveym, Feb 23, 2013.


  1. daveym

    daveym

    Apr 28, 2008
    what do you guys reckon.line 6 or ampeg?
     
  2. BassManMike73

    BassManMike73

    Apr 20, 2011
    Portage, MI
    Is this a legit question? If you can afford nicer stuff, avoid line 6. If you just need something to get started it want a ton of mediocre effects built in then line 6 is alright.
     
  3. BassManMike73

    BassManMike73

    Apr 20, 2011
    Portage, MI
    The first part of my last comment sounded a little douchy, it definitely wasnt meant to, I've just seen a lot of posts like that (not so much on TB) an its usually a troll post trying to start a crazy flame war.
     
  4. johnnybumfights

    johnnybumfights

    Feb 2, 2010
    Get a used ampeg
     
  5. redhed

    redhed

    Oct 25, 2009
    Ampeg
     
  6. daveym

    daveym

    Apr 28, 2008
    deffo not a troll question bassman mike.just started playing in a covers band,need bass amp.i also play guitar so have a vox ac30 and HD 500 effects board.i have bass going through that into PA at moment.looking at the ampeg svt series 4 x 10 cab with head 700 watts although we are only playing small,medium sized pubs,seeing what the bass players recommend
     
  7. BassManMike73

    BassManMike73

    Apr 20, 2011
    Portage, MI
    I'm personally a HUGE fan of Gallien Krueger stuff, especially the neo series cabs and the 1001rb-II head. Add a sansamp in front of it and you're golden. I owned a real svt for a while and while it sounded great, I still found myself loving the GK sound.
     
  8. pilsberry888

    pilsberry888

    Jan 6, 2010
    check out avatar cabs
     
  9. I mean no offense, but this is almost like asking what people like on their pizza. You're going to get a LOT of different answers. Of the two that you listed, Ampeg will be a huge frontrunner.... kinda like pepperoni vs. anchovi.
     
  10. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco/HELIX user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    If you HAVE TO be a "tone chameleon" because of the covers band, get a Line 6 HD 500 or BassPODXTLive(or other bass modeling box) and run it into the Ampeg. I use Line 6 stuff but NOT their bass amps(overpriced and cheaply made). Line 6 treats bassists as 2nd class or an after thought because "our market" is so much smaller than guitarists.

    The Behringer V-Amp pro with their pedal and modified/aftermarket chip does fairly amazing also.

    PS: I use the BassPODXTLive going on 6 years and have avoided the upgrade to HD because our guitarist's HD500 was in the shop 3 or 4 times(cheap switches, software and firmware lockups/failures) during the 1st 6 months he had it. They seem to have stabilized his HD now.
     

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