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which backup? gk vs. ampeg vs. ashdown

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thelastofus, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. thelastofus

    thelastofus Guest

    Jul 3, 2002
    Bakersfield, Ca
    my bands is getting ready to hit the road hard and i want to pick up a backup head with my tax return. i'm not wanting to spend more then 2-300. i'm thinking between an ashdown mag 300, an ampeg b2r or a gk 800rb or 700rb or one of those behringers that look like ashdowns bx300? i'm not against buying used and i've seen all of these heads go cheap on the bay. i'm looking for durability and decent tone i can use a sans amp to make any of these sound close to my svt setup but was just wondering any thoughts on reliabilty and power. thanks.
  2. snowdan


    Feb 27, 2006
    couldn't you just borrow a poweramp from someone? that would do it togehter with the sansamp.
  3. 8mmOD


    Mar 20, 2005
    I endorse & use Tech 21 pedals, Eminence loaded cabs, EMG pickups, Jim Dunlop picks & Ernie Ball Strings, BC Rich Basses.
    +1... or just buy one.
  4. Kenny Allyn

    Kenny Allyn

    Mar 25, 2006
    I use a GK 400RBIII backup that fits in my gig bag ... and a BBE sonic stomp. Check profile for what it backs up.
  5. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Backline 600. Click below for my review, especially how to dial it flat.
  6. thelastofus

    thelastofus Guest

    Jul 3, 2002
    Bakersfield, Ca
    i've heard bad things about using the sans amp stomp box because it doesn't give out enough signal or something. i'd prefer just to get a head. i'll check out the backline stuff.

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