#1
Yo dudes, I need a new amp bad.
My Rumble is not holding up in volume for jamming and I've got to be heard over my school's big band, and also a rock band.
For practices and sometimes gigs the school supplies a Hartke Hydrive 112c. Great amp, has shown me the graphic EQ is pretty much a must since I play upright as well. Finicky beasts, just three knobs don't cut it.
I'd be willing to buy one separate if it's under budget.
so I play jazz, stoner, punk, Tool, funk, and Foo Fighters or QOTSA style rock stuff.
I need either a pedal or a good drive channel. I like good overdrive tones.
Budget is less than $550, I have other stuff to buy for my guitar rig and stuff.
used is prefered - better deals.
has to be okay with upright.
I've found the Hartke amp on eBay for $275 and I'm leaning towards it, I just though I'd ask on here.
My current rig is in my signature.

edit: There's a '67 Blackface Bassman on my craigslist for $500. How loud would it be?
Last edited by ihartfood at Feb 16, 2013,
#2
Tool is totally its own genre.....That is a pretty nice 1x12 Hartke Bass Amp.

I think most people, including myself normally start with a 1x15 first.

I had a crate 1x15 as my first amp, and then later had a Behringer 1x15.

It is hard to say which is perfect when you don't have an exact budget or time limit. My first two amps were just quick-fixes, the first was spur of the moment and super awesome deal for second hand homie discount amp and bass.


I mainly play bass out my studio monitors when at home, cause I have an UX2, which came with bass effects, amps etc. They are loud for 4" BX5a speakers. But when jamming 1x15 has never been a problem. Unless a big venue with lots of people, I don't see why it wouldn't work, and if didn't I would just mic it with the singer.
#3
For that price range maybe you can afford a Roland Cube 100, although I'm not sure if it's powerful enough for anything bigger than a small gig. It has an equalizer with low and high mid, a COSM modulator which is pretty good, compression, lots of effects like reverb, delay, t-wah. It's a solid amp, though not the best.
#4
Quote by ihartfood
edit: There's a '67 Blackface Bassman on my craigslist for $500. How loud would it be?


I play a late 70's Silverface Bassman 70 through a 1x15 cab with a Peavey speaker in it. It's loud as shit, and sounds great. I bet that Blackface sounds a lot better and has more drive too.
#5
Go for the HyDrive. It Probably has decent power and frequency response.
If there are no Genz Benz NeoX 400's around at local shops look at the Hydrive.
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#6
Quote by ihartfood
Yo dudes, I need a new amp badly.
My Rumble is not holding up in volume for jamming, I've got to be heard over my school's big band and a rock band.
For practices and sometimes gigs the school supplies a Hartke Hydrive 112c. Great amp, has shown me the graphic EQ is pretty much a must since I play upright as well; finicky beasts, just three knobs don't cut it.
I'd be willing to buy one separate if it's under budget.
so I play jazz, stoner, punk, Tool, funk, and Foo Fighters or QOTSA style rock stuff.
I need either a pedal or a good drive channel, I like good overdrive tones.
Budget is less than $550, I have other stuff to buy for my guitar rig.
Used is prefered for better deals.
It has to be okay with upright.
I've found the Hartke amp on eBay for $275 and I'm leaning towards it, I just thought that I'd ask on here.
My current rig is in my signature.

edit: There's a '67 Blackface Bassman on my craigslist for $500. How loud would it be?

*Which amp.

I've listed a load of decent amps in the sticky thread: "The Thread of Cheap Gigging Amps." You need at least 300w to be heard in a rock band, maybe a little less if you use a 4x10 cab. Hartke are decent amps but remember that they colour your tone quite a bit, thankfully they're very cheap.

I would reccomend looking for a second hand TC Electronic head with Toneprint and hooking it up to a 4x10 cab of your choice. That way you get the volume, the EQ and the overdrive.
Wood doesn't affect tone. Grow up.
#7
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I would reccomend looking for a second hand TC Electronic head with Toneprint and hooking it up to a 4x10 cab of your choice. That way you get the volume, the EQ and the overdrive.


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don't forget to check out your local pawn shops/guitar shops, even guitar center can have some pretty good deals for gig-worthy gear if you're lucky
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#8
hey cool, thanks guys.
I check local shops fairly often and GC's used like every day in case something pops up.
I've got some new stuff to look for. thanks again!