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your progression on amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by violatedppl, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. I know some of the people here have gone through more gear than your everyday music store. I was wondering what kinda of gear have all of you gone through to find what your looking for, or for the volume you needed.

    so far fro me it was
    fender side kick 15 (came with bass)
    peavey mark III combo
    peavey mark III combo with 1810
    peavey mark III head and 1810
    peavey Tmax 1810
    peavey tmax peavey tvx 412

    as you can see I am a big peavey fan. good tone great price great reliability
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    A crate guitar head, then a GK 1001RB. That's it.
  3. shaolinwhat


    Jun 5, 2005
    peavey -> hartke -> ampeg -> gallien krueger
    and i recently got turned on to hiwatt...this one could get expensive.
  4. A small RMS 15 watt combo
    Rogue 30 watt combo
    1960's Kustom 3x15 and 200 watt PA head all in tuck and roll
    Bought a 70's solid state ampeg and sunn preamp.
    Switched the Kustom out with a Peavey 4x10.
    Bought a Traynor YB1 bass master tube amp
    Switched over to an SWR Workingman's 8x10 tower
    Destroyed the Traynor so I had to use a Sovtek MIG 100 for a little over 2 weeks. Shortly after I bought Behringer's solid state head.
    Sold the behringer and bought a Hartke 2000.
    Because the Hartke was the first rack mountable, I also got a Korg 1000 tuner and an Art PB4 power consitioner.
    The Hartke went out, so now I just ordered a BBE solid state preamp and the new Behringer Europower 1500 (I think).

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that my current cabs are the SWR Son of Bertha and the Goliath JR. III
    All within the last 10 years.
    This also doesn't include my uprights or my electrics.
  5. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Wow..I bet I'll forget a few, but here is what I remember:

    Fender vibro champ guitar amp (didnt take long to blow that up with a bass, but wth, I was 12)

    Fender Bassman 50 w 2/12 cab (great amp..but only 50 watts)

    Kustom 200 "tuck and roll" with 215 cab

    Fender Studio Bass combo (great all tube combo....1 15 speaker)

    Acoustic 220 w Acoustic 215 cabinet

    (15 year break here...worked weekends so couldnt gig)

    Peavey 300 combo (the sound of ass, amplified)

    Trace Elliot 12 band, 300 watt combo, with 4 10s

    Eden WT 400 with Musicman 212

    same Eden with 2 Eden 210 XLT

    same Eden head with Eden 410 T

    EBS Fafner (unreliable and not half as good sounding as was "advertised") with Eden 410 T

    GK1001RBII with an Aguilar GS212

    Mesa Boogie 400+ with Bergantino NV610 (This rig is the best BY FAR of all I've tried. The Eden was great, but doesn't have near the power this one does. The NV610 is THE cabinet for the type of music I'm doing now and the all tube Mesa sounds fantastic)
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Start......Hartke 3500
    Peavey Firebass
    Eden, pretty much all of them
    Mesa 400+
    Crown/Aguilar DB359
    Genz Benz Series II
    Current.....EA iAMP500

  7. Peavey Microbass (Home)

    Ampeg SVT-3 Pro (Live)
    Trace Elliot V-Type V8 (Live)
    2 Peavey 410TVX Cabinets (Live)
  8. urje


    Sep 13, 2005
    in the five years that i've been playing bass:

    samick 15W practice amp (still got it, never use it)
    peavey mark III head & 18" homebrew speaker
    peavey mark III head & trace elliot 4x10"
    trace AH350smx head & trace 4x10"
    trace v-type head & trace 4x10"

    atm i've got a trace 2x12" that i haven't tried out yet because its not where the rest of my gear is, but that one might replace the 4x10". oh, and i might buy a V8 this evening :)
  9. basspunk2005

    basspunk2005 Guest

    Jan 31, 2005
    Right when I very first started bass, i had this unamed 20watt amp. Had about 4 dials on it. Ok so ill list what I have had and got now:

    20 Watt unamed amp
    55 Watt Vox combo
    150 Watt TE commando 15(use it for practices)
    300 Watt TE Ah300-7(Use now)
    325 Watt TE 4x10h (Use now)
    325 Watt TE 4x10 (Use now)
  10. Squier 15-watt combo
    Warwick Take 12 combo
    Eden WT-400 + Vintage Fender Bassman 2x15
    Eden WT-400 + Laney R410
    (Very soon) GK1001RB-II + Laney R410
    (Few months) GK1001RB-II + 410RBH (4 ohm)

    Once I have my GK setup, that's it for me.
  11. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Swr SM400-Eden 410 XLT

    SWR SM400- 2 EA VL210B's

    Current rig

    Demeter VTBP-201s-QSC PLX 1602-Bergantino NV 215
  12. SeanE


    Sep 20, 2005
    Crate practice amp, then Roland B-18 Chorus bass amp (neverseen another), moved and sold the Roland, the bigger p.o.s Crate, moved and sold the p.o.s. Crate.

    Then I got smart and bought a Trace Eliot 1x15 Combo. That was 12 years ago, and it's the only amp I've owned since then.

  13. Kustom 10wt Practice Amp -> Fender Rumble 60 -> Mesa Walkabout

    It arrived today. It is simply stunning, so much power and tone from such a little head. My rig is officially finished :D
  14. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    About 1970, maybe 71 ...
    Kustom 200 2 15's
    Replaced the 15's with Altec's
    Replaced the Altec's with JBL's
    Sunn Beta Bass
    Acoustic 140
    Acoustic 360 1 cab
    Ampeg SVT
    2 - GK 400 B and 2 JBL Cabaret 15's as a monitor rig
    20 year break
    400B and 1 JBL to wood shed with
    Hartke 3500
    BBE 383 and Crown
    Add Demeter VTBP-201 & VTBP-201s
    Ad MM 115 RH
    Ad Eden D115T w JBL 15
    MM 2x12 bye, bye
    Demepter Pre's bye, bye
    Add GK 1001 RB II
    Add BagEnd D10X-D
    Eden D115T, bye, bye
    Add Bag End D10-D

    Bag End 2x12 cab project as a sub to go under 1 or both of the 2x10's

    Think I'm done for a bit ...
    The GK & Bag End cab's seem to get it done for me... besides - there is all that PA crap to build up ...
  15. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Harmony 415H guitar amp
    Sunn Studio Bass (50 watts, 1-15 combo)
    Ampeg B15N
    Roland Bass Cube (orange 60 watts)
    Fender Super Bassman head w/Acoustic 1-18 cab (not 360)
    Sunn Concert Bass head with 1-15 JBL K140
    Sunn Model T w/ Acoustic 370
    GK MB150
    Eden Nemesis NC210P
    Markbass Little Mark F-1 head, SWR Basic Black 1-15 cab
  16. The Nanny

    The Nanny

    Dec 23, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    EG 30 Watt starter amp (gone)
    Roland 30 Watt (gone)
    Peavy tube amp (REALLY old), 120 Watt with 2x15 cabinet (gone)
    SWR Workingman 120W 15" combo (POS!!!!...gone!!!)
    Kustom 15 watt practice amp
    Hartke 3500 with 410TP and 115TP (selling these)
    GK 1001RB with 410RBH and 115RBH
  17. Peavey Rage158 guitar amp
    Peavey Firebass 700 with Peavey 410 TXF
    Ampeg SVT II
    Peavey 215D-Bw (cab)

    still have it all tho :)
  18. Ray-man

    Ray-man Guest

    Sep 10, 2005
    Yep. Mmm-hmmm. That's what they all say.

    Why do you think drug dealers make so much money? :D
  19. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
    hahah ok:

    -Jackson Bass / Crate 115 combo
    -Hohner B bass 5
    -Ibanez Soundger 5 / rented amp
    -Warwick Rockbass / Gallien Kreuger 800 rb / GK 410 sbx
    -Gallien Kreuger 1001rb II / GK 410 RBH
    -Spector NS JH5
    -Warwick Thumb Wide 5
    -BBE Bmax-T / Crest LT 1000 / Basson Sound b410b
    -Schroeder "large box" 410
  20. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Let me think about this one. I'll see revive any dead brain cells...

    Starting around 81' or so.
    Some Peavey Combo (TNT or?)
    Peavey Mark III Head
    Took a 15+ year "break" from playing
    Carvin PB-150 Combo
    Acoustic 140 head
    Dean Markley RM-400 head
    Trace Elliot Commando Head
    Hartke HA1200
    Hartke HA3500
    Hartke HA7000
    SWR WM300
    SWR WM2004
    Kustom Groove Bass 1200
    Kustom KBA16 (current)
    Alesis Bassfire 60 (current)
    A.M.P. BH-420 (current)
    Aguilar AG500 (current)

    Peavey 3620 (2x18 and 2x10 in one MONSTER cab)
    Laney 4x10
    Avatar 4x10 (Delta)
    Avatar 1x15 (Kappa)
    Avatar 1x12 (CB112 - Kappa) (Current)
    Avatar 2x10 (Delta)
    Avatar 1x12 (SB112 Delta LF)
    Aguilar GS212 (Current)