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Hey What Bass Amps Are Y'all Using?

Postby jquick on Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:39 pm

Let's hear about your rig.
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Postby Hjalti80's on Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:01 pm

well, since nobody starts.

For Bass I was using Carvin Pro Bass 300 untill month ago.
Now I'm having Hiwatt custom 100 with 1x18" cab. Homemade.
sounds preety cool
I'm plannin on a 2X18" ported cab in near future. I'll need a Van to move that one aroud 8)
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Postby 1953Vintage on Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:05 am

At given monent I'm using...

    - an Ampeg PortaBass 250 through a Flite Sound 1x12 loaded with an Eminence Deltalite 2512 (for small, low-level rehearsals; the cab almost weighs less than the amp);

    - a Sound City 120 (with many mods) through a stock Sound City B118V loaded with its original Vega 18;

    - a Hiwatt 100 (DR-103) through two Sound City 4x12s loaded with WeberVST "California" bass speakers;

    - a Hiwatt 400 (DR-405) through a Swanson faux-Hiwatt 2x15 loaded with one Gauss 4580 and one Eminence Deltalite 2515; and my absolute favorite rig...

    - a Sadowsky SA200 through two Subzero K-151 (Karlson) cabs each loaded with an Eminence Deltalite 2515
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Postby oldguy on Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:00 am

Eden WT800
1-18 Carvin cab
4-10 Carvin cab
EV speakers
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Postby Jimmy-X on Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:15 am

I'm giging with a Behringer 450 watt head and 15" box.
Anyone wanna donate me any gear?
I'll give it a good home!!!
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Postby BASSTUBES on Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:38 am

Eden WT-550 head and two D210XLT cabs. Also a D112XLT cab for rehersal. Just got a Mesa Boogie Buster head too.
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Postby Painterman on Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:50 pm

I'm using an Ampeg SVT through an Ampeg 4x10 cab w/ The Anderson Council

With theUNIDENTIFIED - I'm using a Sound City X188 through a Sound City 2x15 cab.

I also have an Ampeg PortaFlex B15 for recording...
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Postby michael30 on Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:03 am

For louder gigs:

Gallien-Krueger SEB 1200 with Hartke 4x10 and 1x15 cabs

For smaller gigs:

Hartke Kickback 120 combo

Under construction:

1968 Fender Bassman which will eventually be paired with a small 1x15 cab as soon as I find the right speaker. This will be used as an alternative to the Kickback for a more vintage sound.

I used to have a monster bass rig consisting of a Marshall Major, a Fender PS300, 2 Marshall 4x12 cabs and 2 ported 1x18 EVM cabs. Now I have have tinnitus :roll:

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Postby basskid on Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:45 pm

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78 jazz and a newer fender american jazz.

love my gear so hard.. so good.. so hard.
AD200/OBC410/OBC115
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Postby worldoftone on Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:17 am

'69 Superbass, '71 Major, Bassman 135, Genz Benz 2 x 12, Fender 2 x 15.

Mix and match at will.

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Postby ozsubrosa on Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:28 am

Old amps, modern speakers floats my boat. My old been-with-me is a '76 CMI 100W that's basically a Superbass with another of Jim's alternative brand names. A bit of cheap GAS has struck me and I'm rotating:

'69 Laney PA100 Super, '68 Selmer TV100PA, '64 Fradan Echomatic (pretty much like the Watkins Joker, tape echo with 50W valve amp built in) and a 60s Impact 60 head. Valve PAs make for lousy PAs but can be excellent bass heads. The eq's a bit wrong, but it's an easy fix or just live with it and tweak in front of the input.

At home, I use a mid-70s WEM Dominator. Tube Tramp has just done me an excellent looking single 6V6 head for an alternate low-watt tone.

Speakers are usually a 2x10" with lightweight neo-things, I can't remember what I bought now. I'm getting to like a 1x12", now. I bought a pair of old WEM Songbirds that had modern 300W replacement drivers. Low weight, sounds great. I haven't got the back for a stack.

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Postby TubeGetter on Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:47 am

Nothing! :P

No, I just play bass for songwriting purposes and I sometimes go direct with a Avalon U5 DI or I use my 78 Boogie which can be very punchy. I use a Fender Jazz bass (active).
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Postby 1953Vintage on Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:42 am

I haven't got the back for a stack.


Great song or album title! :D
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Postby madstrat on Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:50 am

...just bought my 1st bass-- 82 hamerusa cruisebass--glorious set neck
mahogany tone!!!...i got it for recording and jams..play it thru my reeves50
and avatar cab...record di thru a summit 2ba-221 or the brent averill 312....
8)
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Postby gypsy moth on Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:16 am

two beatle heads, a sound city 120 and a 200, two vox 4x12, a rickenbacker transonic 4x12 and a 2x15. old speakers in the vox, new eminence pro's in the transonics.
never have run em all at once, though.
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