#1
Hi fellow bassists
I just found this bass amp at a local instrument store and found this



It's a Laney RB6 165W
The best part is that I get 10% discount because they give students discounts and stuff and I study there (the store also has a music school inside)

It's seems to be really nice and I'd like your opinion on that amp...

Thanks in advance
#2
It should be a good amp, the only thing is, 65 watts is very awkward, its more than enough for bedroom practice but not enough to play with a drummer
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#4
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It should be a good amp, the only thing is, 65 watts is very awkward, its more than enough for bedroom practice but not enough to play with a drummer


It's 165 watts not 65.
#6
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It's 165 watts not 65.

My mistake

Then yeah go for it
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#7
165?

what appears to be 15 inch speaker w/tweeter and more than 3 EQ knobs? yeah, go for it!
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#8
Oh and another thing... are 165 watts enough to play with a drummer? I don't intend to gig with it, just for band practice and stuff.
Last edited by cedaguol at Feb 1, 2009,
#9
ya. it should be enough unless your drummer starts pounding away. If it has an extension speaker out you could look into a 2x12 or 4x10. But you shouldn't need it unless your drummer is really loud.
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#10
165 for a band should be fine. You'll probably have to crank it if you play with 2 guitarists though, especially if they like distortion.
#13
Two questions to consider:

How much does it weigh?

Is it too heavy for your wallet?

If you'll planning on moving it around a lot, you'll want to weight to be a bit on the light side. Judging by the tone control options and wattage, it seems like a solid buy.
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#14
hmm. if you don't do any mid dropping, you should be ok.
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#15
I used to have the laney RB4 165W. Its a really good amp, i managed to get it for about £200 i think. Its fine for band practices but after a few gigs i realised i was never going to be loud enough. Now i own the RB8 300W.I'd go for that one if your going to be gigging. Weighs an absolute ton though =[
#16
A friend of mine has one and it sounds a bit... trebley... sort of lacking in low-end.
#17
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A friend of mine has one and it sounds a bit... trebley... sort of lacking in low-end.


i genuinely worried at how bad this amp must be to lack low end with a 15" speaker
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#18
I don't know what it was about it- it just sounded trebley and hollow to me- too much high mids.
#19
Surely thats down to EQ.Like I said, I have the RB4 and RB8 and manage to get great sound out of it
#20
Quote by Aidy Damage
I don't know what it was about it- it just sounded trebley and hollow to me- too much high mids.

oh really?

I like high mids.

but it could just have an unusually projective tweeter. not unusual.

if you had been playing through it with your Rick, having emphasized high mids will kill the fullness on those things (not that have a whole lot). it might sound better if you try it with a different bass.
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#22
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ok...

hmmm. than it was not bassy enough. by the looks, that should get a good boom when you wanna boom.
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