Which rig now? (DB forum thread)

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Dr. Jake, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. EA cab, EA or AI head

    44 vote(s)
  2. GK MB150

    5 vote(s)
  3. AI combo

    12 vote(s)
  4. Polytone combo

    2 vote(s)
  5. Henriksen JazzAmp

    0 vote(s)
  6. Markbass combo

    6 vote(s)
  7. Genz Benz Shuttle

    9 vote(s)
  8. other

    48 vote(s)
  9. Phil Jones combo

    1 vote(s)
  1. Dr. Jake

    Dr. Jake

    Jul 1, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    Which rig are you using these days? If you use more than one, which gets the call most often?
  2. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    I use a Clarus series 3 amp with Wizzy 10 or Wizzy 12 cabs.

    I used a GK MB150E combo for about a year, but prefer the Clarus/Wizzy 10 rig now for its better clarity and punch.
  3. GK 200MB for low volume gigs. Walter Woods amp with Schroeder Mini 12+L or EA Wizzy M for louder gigs.
  4. JtheJazzMan


    Apr 10, 2006
    Markbass 121P.

    I have a big big outdoor concert coming up in a months time so Ill see how a 4x10 extension cab with the markbass goes.
  5. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    TC Electronic RH450 with an RS212 & RS210.
  6. Standalone


    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    old 800 RB into a likewise old GK210T. not sure why there's a T in the name... no tweeter in the cab. That 800RB sure takes a piezo well and of course covers electric. good poor man's rig.

    And just the other day, I saw the Levon Helm Band. Awesome set. His DB player? 2 800 RB's in the rack, playing for a festival of 15,000 (vibes).
  7. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    EA Micro300 into DIY speaker
  8. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004
    MB150s for small stuff

    AI Clarus and EA Wizzy 12 M-Line for bigger things
  9. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    AI Focus/WZ110 (uprite/EUB/quiet BG); GK MB 150 (mostly BG); DrBass 112&112LF/Traynor YBA3 Custom (BG only). GK once in a while w/ DrBass 112 (EUB/BG). Gonna try AI w/DrBass stack if the right gig comes up.My goal has been to have a rig for any occasion with no one piece too big to easily get out of the trunk of a taxi. The Traynor pushes the envelope, but doesn't get called to serve very often.
  10. tdurden


    Jun 1, 2008
  11. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    This looks like a case where the poll doesn't give us a true answer, since many of us are using at least a couple of rigs, one for really small gigs and another one (or more) for bigger stuff. Even the "more often" doesn't seem to do the job, since it's less a matter of preference and more depending on gig size.
  12. Uncletoad


    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    AI Focus 2R III, EA VL208. I stopped looking.
  13. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard Commercial User

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Black Dog Bass Works
    Focus 2R III and one or two DIY 12's.
    Everytime I am tempted by EA or whatever, I remember that the AI always works and normally sounds really good. The lifetime warranty doesn't hurt.
  14. Dr. Jake

    Dr. Jake

    Jul 1, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    You're right, of course. Consider my version a first draft. Want to have a go at designing a better amp poll (big venue, small venue, more brands represented)?
  15. anonymous02282011

    anonymous02282011 Guest

    Jun 27, 2007
    EA Iamp800 and one or two EA VL-208s.
  16. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    I actually think your current version is plenty telling of what double bass players are up to: we play multiple venue sizes and tailor multiple rigs to fit the challenge of playing a sonically awkward instrument in sonically uncooperative performance spaces. That comes through more clearly than I can imagine a poll could.
  17. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    AI Focus 2R (III) + EZ Wizzy 10


    Phil Jones Super Flightcase 300

    The Phil Jones is one channel only, but I've been using it almost exclusively for the past few months. When I need to blend, I use the AI/EA rig.
  18. Matt Power

    Matt Power Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Magnolia, TX
    AI Contra for small to medium sized gigs.
    Markbass LM II and a custom 2X8 Furlinetto cab (4 ohm, 500 watts) for larger stuff.

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Acoustic Image Clarus SII, and an Aguilar GS112 cabinet. I am looking into a Phil Jones Flightcase though...
  20. Nagrom


    Mar 21, 2004
    Western Canada
    Flightcase 300