loki_lulamen
UG's Sound Guy
Join date: Jan 2006
862 IQ
#1
Hey guys,

So im here on behalf of the bassist in my band.

Hes just about to buy himself an Ibanez SR705.

but he now has GAS and has £800 for a head, cab and pedals/DIs

I dont really know much about bass gear apart from the top end Ampegs.
so i thought i would come here for some advice.

Budget: £800
Genre: Metal, Metalcore, Djent, Jazz, funk, classical.
Location: London
used/new: either
Current gear: Squire j-bass, boss bass OD.

Thanks
My Rig:
Maverick F-1, Ibanez RG1527, Schecter Omen 8
Marshall JVM 410H,
Hand built 4x12 w/ V30s
Current board:
PXL LIVE
TU2
WHAMMY IV
MXR M132
MXR M101
TIMMY
NS2
MXR M108
XOTIC EP
TC DREAMSCAPE
DL8
moody git
i probably won't commit
Join date: May 2008
360 IQ
#2
sansamp BDDI. top notch piece of kit. when i was in a gigging metal band, i used to just DI straight into the front of house - partly due to spending all my money on other crazy pedals - microsynth - and partly down to not wanting to haul an amp and cab on public transport most of the time. never let me down, still on the same battery it came with as well. should have probably got a proper pedalboard and power supply..
second hand is worth looking through, you can get some incredible prices on pretty high end gear. as for actual brands, i've not really bothered with one as of yet so i'm probably not as clued up as other members of this forum.

EDIT: the sansamp is about £200 which will eat into the amp budget, so if that does become a concern behringer do a copy for about £40 which a lot of people rave about. i think its a bit naff looking though
DONT RISK IT, BUY A BASS AMP
Last edited by moody git at Jan 6, 2014,
Deliriumbassist
UG's only DB
Join date: Apr 2006
2,387 IQ
#3
Alternatively, there's the DHA VT1 bass drive/eq which is also a DI box/preamp, but is valve based. You can dial in some awesome grit with it, plus it comes in cheaper than the Sansamp and is handbuilt in the UK. If you're playing gigs where you have a PA, this kind of item is brilliant.
loki_lulamen
UG's Sound Guy
Join date: Jan 2006
862 IQ
#4
Thanks guys.

That DHA VT1 is awesome!
My Rig:
Maverick F-1, Ibanez RG1527, Schecter Omen 8
Marshall JVM 410H,
Hand built 4x12 w/ V30s
Current board:
PXL LIVE
TU2
WHAMMY IV
MXR M132
MXR M101
TIMMY
NS2
MXR M108
XOTIC EP
TC DREAMSCAPE
DL8