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I'm obviously buying some used equipment to save $$$$

I'm looking at this cab:


http://www.classicacafe.com/Content/Pea ... TX_Cab.asp


the guy is selling it for $350, I think that's a good deal for an 8x10. Ultimately I'd love to go with Ampeg but I don't think I'm gonna find an 8x10 or two 4x10s for that kind of money.


I'm not too sure what kind of head I should get. I want something that's going to give me a real gritty, punchy tone. I want my mids to be more prominent, and my lows to really growl but I don't want them to be overpowering and sound mudded up, and i want my highs to be twangy.

I've heard good things about tubes, should I go with a tube amp to achieve that kind of tone? Also, what would you suggest me getting?


I have a small budget, around 1200 bucks, so keep that in mind.

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You're better off doing the Peavey, they are reliable and friendly on the wallet. Ampeg got sold off to a Vietnamese company so I would stay away. :tdown:

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I'm obviously buying some used equipment to save $$$$

I'm looking at this cab:


http://www.classicacafe.com/Content/Pea ... TX_Cab.asp


the guy is selling it for $350, I think that's a good deal for an 8x10. Ultimately I'd love to go with Ampeg but I don't think I'm gonna find an 8x10 or two 4x10s for that kind of money.


I'm not too sure what kind of head I should get. I want something that's going to give me a real gritty, punchy tone. I want my mids to be more prominent, and my lows to really growl but I don't want them to be overpowering and sound mudded up, and i want my highs to be twangy.

I've heard good things about tubes, should I go with a tube amp to achieve that kind of tone? Also, what would you suggest me getting?


I have a small budget, around 1200 bucks, so keep that in mind.


Tube amps are grindy but also aren't as fast on the attack. I like super-clean amps and use an overdrive or something to add snarl when I need it.

The cab looks like a good deal but christ I'd hate to cart that thing around. I hope it has wheels!

I have Avatar cabs and they're fucking awesome and were inexpensive. But if you only have a $1200 budget, I'd just get that cab and a good head.

And CFH is right, avoid Ampeg like the plague now.

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what head would you suggest me checking out? I am going to pick up the cab on Thursday so I hope I can have a head to bring with me and test it out. I'm pretty sure I am going to want to go with a tube head, from what I have read, tubes will probably complete the sound I have been looking for for so long. Suggest away, bass players!

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what head would you suggest me checking out? I am going to pick up the cab on Thursday so I hope I can have a head to bring with me and test it out. I'm pretty sure I am going to want to go with a tube head, from what I have read, tubes will probably complete the sound I have been looking for for so long. Suggest away, bass players!


Get one of these!

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Class D power amp AND preamp tubes. And fucking light.

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what head would you suggest me checking out? I am going to pick up the cab on Thursday so I hope I can have a head to bring with me and test it out. I'm pretty sure I am going to want to go with a tube head, from what I have read, tubes will probably complete the sound I have been looking for for so long. Suggest away, bass players!


Get one of these!

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the bass player in Tentacles!!! has this! I carried it to the practice spot for him! I don't think I'm gonna be able to find one used, or one for cheap money :(

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what head would you suggest me checking out? I am going to pick up the cab on Thursday so I hope I can have a head to bring with me and test it out. I'm pretty sure I am going to want to go with a tube head, from what I have read, tubes will probably complete the sound I have been looking for for so long. Suggest away, bass players!


Try to find an old Mesa, Traynor, or Peavey. If not, try this

http://www.peavey.com/products/browse.cfm/action/detail/item/116719/Pro%20VB-3%E2%84%A2.cfm

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What gear do you really want hektik? I mean, if you could choose one amp head, and one cab, what would they be?
I would do that and research the used market (ebay, craiglist, harmony central, forums for that certain manufacturer) and see what they go for and just save up until you can get it.

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i highly doubt i'm going to be working any time soon. i'm getting some bass equipment asap. i got a show in april i'm playing, and i want to get something that will get the tone i want. i don't have any gear i've had my heart set on or anything. a powerful tube amp and a big fuckin cab will make me happy happy joy joy

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i highly doubt i'm going to be working any time soon. i'm getting some bass equipment asap. i got a show in april i'm playing, and i want to get something that will get the tone i want. i don't have any gear i've had my heart set on or anything. a powerful tube amp and a big fuckin cab will make me happy happy joy joy


Go to Talkbass.com and look in their classifieds. I think that place is a lot safer to buy shit than places like Ebay or CL. They even have a rating system.

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i highly doubt i'm going to be working any time soon. i'm getting some bass equipment asap. i got a show in april i'm playing, and i want to get something that will get the tone i want. i don't have any gear i've had my heart set on or anything. a powerful tube amp and a big fuckin cab will make me happy happy joy joy


Go to Talkbass.com and look in their classifieds. I think that place is a lot safer to buy shit than places like Ebay or CL. They even have a rating system.


For the record, I've not been screwed on ebay or CL a single time.

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hektik wrote:
i highly doubt i'm going to be working any time soon. i'm getting some bass equipment asap. i got a show in april i'm playing, and i want to get something that will get the tone i want. i don't have any gear i've had my heart set on or anything. a powerful tube amp and a big fuckin cab will make me happy happy joy joy


Better save that 1,200, Ace.

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i highly doubt i'm going to be working any time soon. i'm getting some bass equipment asap. i got a show in april i'm playing, and i want to get something that will get the tone i want. i don't have any gear i've had my heart set on or anything. a powerful tube amp and a big fuckin cab will make me happy happy joy joy


Better save that 1,200, Ace.
pfft i have unemployment for weekly shit. this lump sum says: BASS AMP

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Guy on Stonerrock is selling his USA made Ampeg SVT-CL for a grand, it's in SF though.
http://stonerrock.com/forums2/allposts.asp?Forum=ap601043860&ID=137708&StartAt=0

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there's one guy selling an ampeg svt 3 pro, motherfucker won't pick up the phone, replied to an email of mine telling me to call him, and doesn't pick up or reply to the email. fuckin faggot.

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i highly doubt i'm going to be working any time soon. i'm getting some bass equipment asap. i got a show in april i'm playing, and i want to get something that will get the tone i want. i don't have any gear i've had my heart set on or anything. a powerful tube amp and a big fuckin cab will make me happy happy joy joy


Go to Talkbass.com and look in their classifieds. I think that place is a lot safer to buy shit than places like Ebay or CL. They even have a rating system.


For the record, I've not been screwed on ebay or CL a single time.


I've been burned a few times so I avoid Ebay from individual sellers most of the time.

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now i need a head

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i highly doubt i'm going to be working any time soon. i'm getting some bass equipment asap. i got a show in april i'm playing, and i want to get something that will get the tone i want. i don't have any gear i've had my heart set on or anything. a powerful tube amp and a big fuckin cab will make me happy happy joy joy


Better save that 1,200, Ace.
pfft i have unemployment for weekly shit. this lump sum says: BASS AMP


:lol: :lol: :tup:

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I'm probably picking this up today, too:


http://maine.craigslist.org/msg/1657282059.html

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I'm probably picking this up today, too:


http://maine.craigslist.org/msg/1657282059.html



Just one bad decision after another...

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we can't all afford new equipment and stuff we want. i'm getting stuff that's loud and looks good to me. i read good reviews, and that's enough to convince me. if i like it, i like it. if not, i'll sell it when i can afford new/better shit :roll:

maybe you or jessejames could buy me some bass equipment :fu:

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I didn't say shit about whatever you're buying. Leave me the fuck out of it. :fur: :x :fur: :x

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I didn't say shit about whatever you're buying. Leave me the fuck out of it. :fur: :x :fur: :x
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hektik wrote:
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I didn't say shit about whatever you're buying. Leave me the fuck out of it. :fur: :x :fur: :x
give me yer money before i stab you with a dirty needle


I actually got a broken bass amp over here. It's a rogue combo amp that someone gave to me. It's sat in storage for like 3 years now.

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why don't you throw it out if it's broken?

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hektik wrote:
why don't you throw it out if it's broken?


That's a really good question. :lol: I have no idea why I haven't.

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is there anything good on it? like the speaker?

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hektik wrote:
is there anything good on it? like the speaker?


I dont know, it will turn on, I've checked the board and there are no burned resistors, it just will not play any sound. As a matter of fact I think the speaker is okay.

I've been meaning to delve into it deeper, just haven't.

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eh peavey's are alright I guess

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do NOT buy the behringer

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hektik wrote:
is there anything good on it? like the speaker?


I dont know, it will turn on, I've checked the board and there are no burned resistors, it just will not play any sound. As a matter of fact I think the speaker is okay.

I've been meaning to delve into it deeper, just haven't.


Power transformer, methinks.



And yeah, don't buy the Behringer. Might as well pay $400 for a paperweight.

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Pfl?yd wrote:
JesseJames wrote:
hektik wrote:
is there anything good on it? like the speaker?


I dont know, it will turn on, I've checked the board and there are no burned resistors, it just will not play any sound. As a matter of fact I think the speaker is okay.

I've been meaning to delve into it deeper, just haven't.


Power transformer, methinks.



And yeah, don't buy the Behringer. Might as well pay $400 for a paperweight.


That's what I was say'in.

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I gigged with a behringer head for like 3 years.. never a single problem.. except for one of the speaker out jacks breaking.. the thing was a fucking tank though

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He bought the Behringer.


I have a Peavy 'tnt' bass amp.

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I did get the behinger. sounds good with the peavey 8x10, havent messed around with the hartke though. probably won't until i move the 8x10 to the practice spot.

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He bought the Behringer.


I have a Peavy 'tnt' bass amp.


I had a TNT 130 from like the early 80's and I couldn't kill it. I still have my TKO 115 from back in the mid-90's and it won't die either.

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i had a peavey tnt 115 but sold it, and damn glad too. inever would've gotten all this other shit if i didn't!

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