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?WHICH AMP?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ibanezman80, Sep 3, 2003.


  1. ibanezman80

    ibanezman80

    May 7, 2003
    Canada
    I have a $2500(Can) absolute maximum for a new stack. Here's what i'm thinking of getting:
    1) Ampeg svt-350, with 8X10 cab
    2) Mesa m-pulse 360 with 4X10 cab (get a 15" when i can afford it)

    My band plays a heavier rock style and i want a clean sound with lots of low end, so maybe the "seventies tone" rock n' roll fridge wouldn't be good. Would the Mesa gear be a better choice and would the 360 watt amp power a 15" and 4 10" speakers if i got another speacker later on?

    I'm open to suggestions for other amps but please tell be which would be better for rock (and under $2500)

    thx
     
  2. The rig I wanna get would cost 2500 CDN.

    Ampeg SVP-PRO Preamp
    Carvin DCM1000 Poweramp
    Avatar 2x10
    Avatar 2x12

    I would imagine the the Ampeg preamp would get that rock tone
     
  3. redneck2wild

    redneck2wild

    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
  4. Ok Ive tried the ampeg side by side against the mesa
    Two totally different sounds
    They both sound great depending what your looking for
    I would say try these avatar cabs with a Pre/Power amp setup
    Im not sure the avalibilty of avatar in canada (assuming you in Canada beacause your looking in Can $$$)
    If you find a dealer please let me know
    Maybe try the ampeg or mesa cab with rack system
    For 2500 you have a lot of options
    What area of Canada are you from (again assuming you are from Canada)
    PM if you want specfics on the side by side test
     
  5. rygelxvi

    rygelxvi

    Jan 6, 2003
    I tried both these when looking for an amp myself. Both had great sounds but I liked the mesa more. I find parametric eqs to be more versitile than graphic. And the mesa was alot simpler and easier to use.
     
  6. have you tried any swr amps/cabs ?
    i run a 750x with a mesa 2x10 powerhouse and two ampeg 15"svts.....it roars
     
  7. Reefer

    Reefer Guest

    Mar 9, 2003