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What Rig do you use with your RIC.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Somebassguy, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. Somebassguy


    Nov 5, 2003
    Everett Wa
    Gonna be upgrading my current rig and was wondering which setup gives the most authentic RIC sound :meh:
  2. sunburstbasser


    Oct 18, 2003
    Chris Squire used Marshall heads and uses an SWR sometimes nowadays, too.

    Try an Ampeg. They sound good with everything, and Rics respond really well.
  3. slowburnaz

    slowburnaz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    I'd venture to say that an Ashdown head & a 2X15 cab (maybe w/ a tweeter for those sweet Ric highs) would sound great with a Ric.
  4. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    I use a huge ampeg Rig. Look at my sig.
  5. RandallFlagg

    RandallFlagg Guest

    Aug 18, 2003
    Kansas City
    I use a SVT5Pro, a PR8X10 with my Ric. Can't beat it!:bassist:

  6. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    I use an Ampeg B-100R and a SansAmp Bass Driver DI. Believe me or not, you can get GREAT tones out of this simple set. All this in an inexpensive and portable rig.

    It is perfect for my Beatles tribute band, but I also can get tones close to the Geddy Lee / Chris Squire department.

    But of course, it won't match a big SVT-based rig.

  7. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    I use a Ampeg B2R & BSE 410H. I plan on adding another 410 soon.

  8. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    He also uses two Ampeg SVT 2Pro's and two SVT 810's!
  9. I use Peavey, loud and cheap :D

    Id like to get a Marshall halfstack though one day.
  10. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    I use the Trace stack for a good Geddy Tone, works
    great for Yes and McCartney songs as well.When I
    use my Ric-O-Sound splitter box I use both Amps.
  11. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    We are brothers !!!!!!!:)
  12. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Rig, as in amp rig? Moved.
  13. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    I use a Peavey Classic 400 tube head and a Peavey Pro 410 Cabinet with my 4001. Awesome!

    Here's a picture of both.



  14. I don't have pictures, but I use my Ric 4003 mapleglo with an SWR Interstellar Overdrive (IOD) preamp, QSC PLX 1602 power amp, and SWR Goliath III 4x10 cabinet. This rig produces killer volume and the IOD is great at dialing up a wide variety of old-school tones. I am considering adding a different cabinet and playing around with my Rick-O-Sound splitter box eventually.
  15. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    One day or another, and probably within 6 months, I know I'll have to get a big rig. I definitely want that Ampeg tube tone, ya know that thick tone with a subtle touch of drive...

    I am just wondering what rig would be the best. Your opinions are welcome.

    1/ The obvious rig : SVT-CL + SVT-810E (approx. 3400 EUR)

    2/ The versatile rig : SVP-PRO + QSC RMX850 + SVT-610HLF (approx. 2500 EUR)

    3/ SVT2-PRO + SVT-610HLF (approx. 3800 EUR)

    4/ SVT2-PRO + SVT-410HLF (approx. 3500 EUR)

    So what do you think would be the best ? (except, of course, finding an old 70's SVT, which would be the best solution but they are quite impossible to find here nowadays).

    Thanks in advance.
  16. In my opinion, option n.1
  17. hey randall whats up
  18. Rickenbackerman


    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    bassman - awesome RIC! I just loooove the 4001's with the 60's features. Is it a '73 (I'm guessing '73 because of the lack of a thumbrest)?
    I just recently scored a Jetglo '72...
  19. bottlefight


    Apr 22, 2003
    I just use mesa mpulse 360, deisel 4x10, and a hartke 2x10 i think i am going to upgrade to a better 2x10 or a 15
  20. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Thats some mean gear you got there man...im impressed ;)