#1
Hey, I'm looking to get a new bass/amp.
I'm in a band called Caged in Humanity, we're metal, so I need more of a metal bass and amp that'll support it. I need an amp that's going to be loud of enough for practice and small gigs.

I'd like to keep it under $400 for the amp, and if there is a good one for less than that, I'd prefer that.

Bass wise, I'd like it to be less than $300 or just a tad over.

I was thinking about the following:

Dean Z Metalman Bass
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Z-Metalman-4String-Bass?sku=519351

and

Fender Rumble Series amp
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Rumble-Series-100210-100-Watt-2x10-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=481138

If anyone has either of these, please reply with some pros/cons and tell me if you think it's good for what we play.


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#2
Quote by mattizfatt
Hey, I'm looking to get a new bass/amp.
I'm in a band called Caged in Humanity, we're metal, so I need more of a metal bass and amp that'll support it. I need an amp that's going to be loud of enough for practice and small gigs.

I'd like to keep it under $400 for the amp, and if there is a good one for less than that, I'd prefer that.

Bass wise, I'd like it to be less than $300 or just a tad over.

I was thinking about the following:

Dean Z Metalman Bass
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Z-Metalman-4String-Bass?sku=519351

and

Fender Rumble Series amp
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Rumble-Series-100210-100-Watt-2x10-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=481138

If anyone has either of these, please reply with some pros/cons and tell me if you think it's good for what we play.


**If you need more information, just ask.
-Matt
THe amp you chosen is all right but I don't think it'll be loud enough to gig. It'll be hard to cut through a metal drummer and two distortion heavy guitarists with just 100 watts. I wouldn't choose that bass. Sure it looks metal but music isn't all about image. I'd look into Squier VM and CV series.

EDIT: It will be impossible to cut through with that amp. Look into Ashdowns
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#3
Neither of those are particularly well-regarded...

Answer these please:
What type of metal? Myspace page?
What type of tone do you like?
What type of feel do you like? (thick/thin neck, wide/narrow neck, light/heavy etc...)
How big are your gigs going to be?
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#4
Quote by FenderAmpeg93
The amp you chosen is all right but I don't think it'll be loud enough to gig. It'll be hard to cut through a metal drummer and two distortion heavy guitarists with just 100 watts. I wouldn't choose that bass. Sure it looks metal but music isn't all about image. I'd look into Squier VM and CV series.

EDIT: It will be impossible to cut through with that amp. Look into Ashdowns



Well, a friend of mine is looking into selling his Squeir, so you do think that that'd be better than the Dean?


Thanks for the advice.

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Last edited by mattizfatt at Dec 15, 2008,
#5
Couldn't tell you without knowing what kind of stuff you're playing, and what type of squier it is.
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#6

Metal bass. No amp required.
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#7
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Neither of those are particularly well-regarded...

Answer these please:
What type of metal? Myspace page?
What type of tone do you like?
What type of feel do you like? (thick/thin neck, wide/narrow neck, light/heavy etc...)
How big are your gigs going to be?



Hardcore, or thrash I guess you could describe it as.
www.myspace.com/breaching
and the gigs aren't really gonna be too big wouldn't expect more than 150 people.

I'm the guitarist for this band btw.
#8
I'd look for a Squire P Bass. The Vintage Modified ones seem to be well regarded. As for amps, I managed to find a Crate Bt220 for $260. I've had it for close to a month, and have played 2 gigs with it already. I've had NO trouble with it either. One of them was an outdoor gig with like 150 or 200 people to. I've actually got comments from other bands about how loud and good it sounded. So I'd look for one those
#9
you should check the ibanez btb 200 they have great tone and the cost 349 bucks on GC or Sam Ash also in amps you could check Laney amps great amps and they are cheap
#10
Acoustic B200 combo, SRX300 bass.

a great combination.
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#11
Going by that recording, something active sounds like your band's thing.

I'd look at these basses:
Peavey Millennium AC
Traben Array 4
Ibanez SR300
Yamaha RBX374

For the amp, The one Humanity posted is good. Also look at these:
Carvin BR15
Nemesis N15 (there's also a 2x8 version)
Ashdown Electric Blue
Kustom Groove 115C
And does anyone have experience with Rocktron amps? They have one that looks good but I don't know a lot about them.
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#12
For playing bass in a metal band, you might want to consider a 5 string. I played an ESP LTD B-55, that was pretty nice, I think they run 200-230ish. Ibanez SR-305 would be good, they run $380 new, or if you want a 4 string go for an SR-300.

I used to own a Dean bass by the way, it was pretty crappy.
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#13
I have a Ibanez EDB600 and a Ampeg B328. A very Metal Combo.
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#14
Quote by Mephysteaux
For playing bass in a metal band, you might want to consider a 5 string. I played an ESP LTD B-55, that was pretty nice, I think they run 200-230ish. Ibanez SR-305 would be good, they run $380 new, or if you want a 4 string go for an SR-300.

I used to own a Dean bass by the way, it was pretty crappy.

i have the B-55 and its pretty awesome but with the 34 inch scale the b can get somewhat floppy
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#15
You were seriously thinking of buying a dean Metalman? Do you even PLAY bass?

/rant

Seriously, try Ibanez. The only decent Dean bass you'll get is more expensive ones or an OLD Edge-01 5 string if you can find one. They sound pretty sick once the wood ages.
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#16
Quote by the humanity
Acoustic B200 combo, SRX300 bass.

a great combination.


yes this would be perfect, but look at all of ibanez's basses in your price range they are a solid company
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#19
Quote by mattscar
I have a Ibanez EDB600 and a Ampeg B328. A very Metal Combo.


Best recommendation I can give; Ibanez bass and Ampeg amp. Might look at LTD basses too.