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What's a big loud head+cab I can get for $700?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MasonMinor, Feb 17, 2016.


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  1. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    I need something that's loud, and can crank out low mids like a champ. Considering SVT-7 pro (something like that, I can't remember.) but I know nothing of this amp and cab wizardry, so help me out, bass brothers.
     
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  2. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Mesa D800
     
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  3. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    The title was supposed to say "Amp and cab," but my autocorrect has foiled my plans once again. Mesa huh? I like some of the Mesa amps I played in GC. What's a good cab to go with it?
     
  4. The Regulator

    The Regulator

    Aug 10, 2005
    Looking at my local Craigslist I see a used GK 700 RB-II & an 8 ohm SWR Goliath III 4x10 for ~$700. That or something similar should get the job done for most gigs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016
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  5. slaps76

    slaps76

    Jul 10, 2008
    Medford, MA
    For a loud ass head, if you can find a used Carvin B1500 they are absolute beasts. I owned one at one point and had power for days.
     
  6. I agree with the above. Carvin’s BX series of amps are really good value for money. I own a BX1500. Carvin forms the backbone of my musical equipment. My avatar shows one of my six string basses LB76WP.
     
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  7. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    Hartke HA3500 and a 4.5XL cab- Probably under 700 new.
     
  8. svtb15

    svtb15 Banned

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
    Peavey MegaMini
     
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  9. Abrahampost

    Abrahampost

    Feb 22, 2013
    Vermont
    Pair of bag end 15s and a carvin head would be well under that price range and give you some serious low mid and upper mid volume
     
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  10. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    Ampeg: Pro Series - SVT-7PRO does anyone have any experience with this amp? Used they're 400, I'm sure I could get a decent cab to match it somewhere.
     
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  11. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Every August we play a festival gig that has a back lined Carvin B1500>Ampeg 810.
    Same rig every year. It's big and loud as XXXX.
     
  12. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    Other than loud, how's it sound?
     
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  13. DevinWard369

    DevinWard369

    Apr 30, 2012
    Utah
    Find an old swr mo'bass. 900 watts of glory.
     
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  14. sharkwagon

    sharkwagon

    Aug 13, 2009
    Dallas TX
    3 words - Used Trace Elliot.
    Loud enough to be weaponized by the CIA, cranks out low mids and not in fashion (heavy and big) so there are steals to be had. Check your local craigslist and gc used for examples
     
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  15. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    Now that sounds promising!
     
  16. Trace aren't even all that heavy thanks to toroidal transformers.
     
  17. MasonMinor

    MasonMinor

    Nov 29, 2014
    Kentucky
    Ah, I don't even mind weight really.
     
  18. The world is your oyster then. Old is cheap, leaves money for cabs.
     
  19. Grenade Face

    Grenade Face

    Jul 25, 2008
    Orlando
    Old peavey 215 + peavey mark IV head can be had for under $300 usually. If you're looking for something more modern you can get a Hartke LH1000 and a used ampeg 810. Still easily under $700.
     
  20. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Hartke LH1000 and SWR 4x10.
     
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