Which combo?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bigfro, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. Gallien-Krueger Backline 110 55W 1X10

    14 vote(s)
  2. Crate BX50

    0 vote(s)
  1. I just started playing bass 4 months or so ago, picking up the funk fairly quickly, and realized exactly 3 months and 28 days ago that my 10 watt piecer holds nothing to the drums. Now, which one should i get for xmas/b-day (which is, lucky me, 9 days after xmas :D )? i know a little about amps but not of reliability and that stuff.

    #1 Crate BX50


    #2 Gallien-Krueger Backline 110 55W 1X10

    here's the specs for each, i'm too lazy to type it.
    BX50 - www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/010930180248208059097146362251?pid=487726
    Backline 110 - www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/010930180248208059097146362251?pid=482582
  2. Crate=junk Please get the GK!!
  3. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
  4. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    both of them are practice amps and won't be loud enough to be played along with drums

    get a 150W+ combo
  5. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    SWR Workingmans 15 ( or 12 ) combo.
    very happy with my 15...
  6. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    The SWR LA 15 (100w 15"+T) or the Hartke Kickback 12 (120w 12") should do the job for about $400.
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  7. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    1. Don't buy anything from Crate.

    2. Get something bigger than either of those if you want to be heard outside your bedroom.

    3. Check out www.carvin.com
  8. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    If you want to be heard playing with drums, maybe you should look for amps with >100 RMS Watts of power....

    Check out This:
    Hartke Kickback 12
    SWR Workingman´s 12

    Ampeg B50R, it has just 50 watts of power but could be a good option....

    Good luck with your hunting:D
  9. i tried out my friends swr working man 10 (i think it was 10) and at halfway it was above the drums, and if i can get smaller than 100 i think i should, as long as its around like 250. Anything like 50 watts or bigger for around 260$ sounds good, if any of u know of any.
  10. A Trace Elliot Commando amp will do the job. The smallest(Commando 10) is 65W, the largest(Commando 15), with a 15" speaker, is 150W. No special EQ or anything, just solid tone and rugged capability.

  11. uglybassplayer


    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    While watts are important, it's not the only factor you should consider. You really should bring your bass to a couple of stores and try out every amp you can in your price range and do some hands on comparison shopping before you plunk down any money. Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

    - Frank
  12. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Try to get a good used (+)100w amp in your budget, you'll be happier longer.
  13. I plan on goin to like gutiar center and sam ash and some other local stores and try em out, but i'm still confuzed like on the brands. Good brands = GK, Trace Elliot (?), Ampeg, Corvin: Bad Brands=Crate, Rogue. Any thing else i should consider?
  14. The bigger Carvin combos are nice because they use a stand alone bass head mounted in the combo style cabinet. That way when you're tired of that 2x10 cab you don't have to get a new bass head at the same time.
    I think some other companies do it the same way, I'm not sure.
  15. The hartke combos like the 2115 and the 2125 i belive is the model number use normal Hartke heads and they are just mounted in a rock built into the combo, but like any rackmounted head, it can be unscrewed.
  16. Like i said i'm just looking for a good quality 250$ area system, not big like that.