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Will this rig work for a small bar?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by deepestend, Feb 8, 2006.


  1. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    I live in NYC and just sold my car, so I'm a little bit limited in how much I can carry. For a gig this friday I have to bring both a cab and an amp. I have a component amp in a 6 space rack and a fairly light 1x15 cab with wheels. I'd rather not bring the component amp with me as I may need to take the subway.

    I'd like to bring as little as possible with me weightwise and I'm wondering if this amp would work for this gig. It's in a very small bar-- maybe 50-60 people max.

    SansAmp di> PreSonus Blue Tube pre>StewartWorld PA-100B (180 watts bridged)> 1x15 Sonic Cab.

    here's the Stewart:
    http://www.stewartaudio.com/pa100b.html
     
  2. jz0h4d

    jz0h4d

    Apr 26, 2005
    Sure, Why not?
     
  3. Only one way to find out :)

    Will you be in the house mix? What style of music?
     
  4. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    That sounds like a pretty fancy rig. I think 1x15 will get the job done.
     
  5. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    It's rock/country rock, nothing too loud. There will be a PA, so maybe I could plug into that as well for backup.

    Yes, only one way to find out... I just dont' want to bring it all!
     
  6. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Seems like it to me.
     
  7. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    I got the amp a while ago off of ebay as a multi-purpose home monitor amp with the thought of eventually trying it for a small gig.
     
  8. Should work just fine.
     
  9. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Thanks everyone... it will be cool if this works. It's an incredibly small footprint for a bass amp. And not crazy expensive esp. since you can use it to run monitors at home.
     
  10. Yea it should be fine. You know you're in good hands with a trusty Sonic!
     
  11. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    As long as you have PA support you'll be fine. I only use a 1X12 any more. I hate hauling a lot of stuff to gigs. Less is usually more anyway.
     
  12. Crockettnj

    Crockettnj

    Sep 2, 2005
    North NJ

    I woudl strike that. I think IME as long as you guys dont try to play at ear splitting volumes you'll be fine, lack of PA support notwithstanding. i played with a 115 powered by a 170 watt head for a while, and only had occassional PA support. no probs. No enormous venues with that rig either. bars with way more than 50 people though.


    OH, and less is more are words to live by IMO.
     
  13. JLTwarwick

    JLTwarwick

    Feb 9, 2006
    Jesus H . . . . 180 watts, 1x15 . . . . 30 people . . . . hope they got ear plugs! hehe, It'll do fine. I've played with 150 watts and a 1x15 in a packed bar with 80 people.
     
  14. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    I've got a little 1x15 Sonic front - slot - port hanging around. I dropped in a D140. Nice little cab.
     
  15. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Thanks everyone... I'll take some pix and post them on monday. Hopefully I can get my G&L SB1 with a dark star up and running for the show!

    JR
     
  16. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    THe sonic is a decent little cab. I got an ampeg 4x10 and was going to sell it-- but I had no takers, only tire kickers who offered less than $100. Not worth it to sell and I'm glad I didn't. It's very lightweight for what it is and sounds really good. You'd think it would be cheap all around, but it's a good one.
     
  17. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I agree. I have also used my 1X12 outside and without PA just fine.