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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:06 pm    Post subject: Looking for a bass combo Reply with quote

Guitar --> octaver --> bass amp

Looking for something to compliment complement my DRRI tonez.

Thinking something simple like a Fender Rumble 500 2x10 combo. I like how nice and clean it sounds on youtube.

Any thoughts or other suggestions?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those new Fender amps are hard to beat for the price. Lightweight too. Wish I had gone with one over my ampeg pf rig, which is heavier, bulkier, not as powerful through the single cab, more expensive and already has problems with the di out.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your feedback, Nick. I was comparing the Fender Rumble 500 2x10 with the Ampeg BA 2x10. I sort of preferred the Fender tone... I like how it's bright, natural, and more subtle. Hearing that your Ampeg is already falling apart sways me further. It seems a lot of people have had technical issues with newer Ampegs Confused

The weight might be the clincher. Don't really want anything heavier than my DRRI, which I can carry with one hand
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, youtube videos can be deceiving. The Fender Rumbles are more "rumbly" than I thought. I tried a bunch of amps out today and preferred the strong midrange of the Ampeg and the bright tone of the Acoustic amps. Now really unsure Razz

Any other brand suggestions?

Could I get away with using a 1x12 combo for a small show?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the amp....I gigged with a GK 112 which I think was 100w or 150...it wasn't very clean at those volumes though but got the job done.

I really can't recommend Ampeg because they're hit or miss quality wise...if you get one of course you can do what I did and get the extended warranty. Still need to contact musicians friend about that too, ugh
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For gigging I really can't recommend going below 200W (SS). I don't have any good model recommendations, I've been out of the bass combo amp buying game for several years and don't really know what's on the market these days.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys... you've given me some things to think about. Will try out some more amps ASAP.
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