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Old 09-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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cab or preamp first?

So, I currently own a Peavey Bandit 112 and I'm deciding on what to buy to begin my upgrading. While the Bandit is not a great amp, I've gotten to where I have a tone I think is quite good, but I'm looking to upgrade to what I fully want. My band's other guitarist has finally upgraded from a small combo to an Egnater head and cab, and I suppose that now is the time to finally upgrade, especially now that both of my bands are starting to eye venues for gigs.

However, I can only buy one or the other right now. I'm looking at the ENGL e530, but naturally I'll need a cab for it. My Bandit could run one or the other, it has an effects loop so I can run the preamp through the Bandit, and it also has an out for cab. My band's guitarist has said that I should get the preamp first, so I can get the tone I want, but my band's bassist has said that it would make sense to get the cab first, as my tone sounds pretty good as it is, and right now it's more a case of volume than tone, even further, I'm sure that the V30's will make my tone even better than the stock Blue Marvel the Bandit has.

So, should I get the cab or preamp first?
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Or get a peavey 2x12 combo used and be set
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:06 AM   #3
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That I don't think will help me any. I'm not wanting a Peavey right now, so that will just be a sidegrade as opposed to an upgrade.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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You're going with rack gear into a 112 combo? If you like your current tone, get a cabinet for better projection. Once you've got the cash get the whole rack setup and replace the combo.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:29 PM   #5
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well I think I agree with crabstampede if you like how you sound now and it works with the band get the cab to have more projection of your current tone. If your not that happy with it get the Pre. since you'll be mic'd at some venues or can be mic'd when needed as the cab will somewhat help more with stage sound vice the audience sound mix.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
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Definitely the cab. If at some point you decide to upgrade to a better amp, you will already have a cab, so you can just grab a head and be done with it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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After asking you all and some other people, the consensus seems to be to get the cab. So that's what I'll be doing. Thanks all!
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