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Old 09-30-2013, 05:10 AM   #1
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Bass Rig For Small Metal Gigs

Hey guys!
I'm in a progressive metalcore band and we're gonna start gigging soon, so I need a bass amp for it.
I'm willing to spend $1,500 (AUS) on the head/cab, maybe more.
I don't need something with a bunch of effects and whatever cause I would rather just use pedals, just something that's loud and sounds good haha.
I'll be playing a Ibanez SR505 through it if that helps with anything.

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Old 10-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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"Small Metal Gig" - Oxymoron.

I'd take a Carvin BX1500 as a head and I'd build a fEARful 15/6/1 (there are plans and it's not difficult) to keep costs down a bit.

For the uninitiated, the Carvin BX1500 is a *very* capable solid state bass head that puts out about 900W, bridged, mono, into 8 ohms (which happens to be what the fEARful 15/6/1 can handle...and it's an 8 ohm cabinet). Should you decided you need enough power to blow out windows, add another fEARful 15/6/1 at a later date. The pair of speakers will give you 4 ohms, and the BX1500 puts out about 1500W, bridged, mono, into 4 ohms.

fEARful 15/6/1 on the right:



Other fEARful designs (plans are a free download, drivers and other parts available on Speaker Hardware Dot Com http://www.speakerhardware.com/categories.php?cat=138 ):



Another option is to find a pair of reasonably good 4x10s, used, and push a decent head through them.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #4
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The go-to metalcore rig i remember seeing a few years back was a GK 1001rb and an 8x10.

You should be able to afford those two things (used) rather easily with that budget.

You say "small" metal gig... so maybe invest in two 4x10s so you have options.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:47 PM   #5
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The go-to metalcore rig i remember seeing a few years back was a GK 1001rb and an 8x10.

You should be able to afford those two things (used) rather easily with that budget.

You say "small" metal gig... so maybe invest in two 4x10s so you have options.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:06 AM   #6
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Sansamp RBI.

Thanks, I actually really like the Sansamp RBI.
I was looking at a Peavey Headliner 410 800w for the cab, and was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on this cab? Cause it has a bit of wattage, but it's pretty cheap.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:59 PM   #7
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Get one of these and get a Sansamp to go along with it. That way you've always got the option of adding another 8ohm cab underneath it should you start playing larger shows down the line. The MB212 combo will be more than enough for gigs without PA support, and they weigh next to nothing.

EDIT:
Though the used market is pretty rad at the moment:
http://www.ozbassforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7433
http://www.ozbassforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=13464 http://www.ozbassforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=13928
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