#1
Mmm, I dont have much money and I am looking for a $500 bass combo amp. I play a 5 string bass so naturally, I need the amp to catch my B. I want a crucnchy sound and I play using my fingers. What size speaker should I look into? ATM, I am looking at the GK 210 backline. It has 2 by 10 speakers. Is that good for what I am looking for?\

Edit: I have also been looking at the ampeg BA115 combo, an amp I know that is very popular. It has a 1x15 speaker. So which would be better?
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#2
Both Backlines and BA's are very meh.

This forum is getting sick of it, but I have to recommend Ashdown.
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#3
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Both Backlines and BA's are very meh.


Rawr, if I had money, I wouldnt get either.
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#4
Don't get a 2x10 combo. Not enough bass for a band.

If you can stretch a little you enter Carvin which is a very good company, my BX600 head records very well and puts out great tone.
#5
Look into getting a used trace elliot, like a 115 combo. They handle my low b very well. Plus you get the awesome trace elliot british sound.
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Look into getting a used trace elliot, like a 115 combo. They handle my low b very well. Plus you get the awesome trace elliot british sound.


anything other than british sound>british =)
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#7
whats a matter with the british sound? I can easily get a "crunchy" sound from my trace elliot and Ibanez GSR 205M.
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#8
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whats a matter with the british sound? I can easily get a "crunchy" sound from my trace elliot and Ibanez GSR 205M.


i dun like british sound.
i play metal
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#9
As do I. I play Death, COB, and a little pantera. Trust me, the trace works pretty well with what I got. Plus, the trace handles my LOW A well. its tuned back to an A dude, thats low.
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#10
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i dun like british sound.
i play metal

You generalize. The British amp tone is very at home in metal. See: Marshall amps. Plenty of metal bands use them (especially in my area) and they're great. At least try it before you knock it.
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You generalize. The British amp tone is very at home in metal. See: Marshall amps. Plenty of metal bands use them (especially in my area) and they're great. At least try it before you knock it.


lol that was my purpose. due to a past experience, I cant take anything "british" seriously.
enough with british

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Well, will 1x15 be good? I'm looking into that size anyway, but I may pay more for more wattage
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#12
115 should be fine.

Also, you might look at used stuff...you could get a fairly beefy head/cab rig with $500. Check eBay and Craigslist.
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#13
Im hear to stick up for trace elliot. Its not very british voiced, ie not like hiwatt or weber. It is very versatile with a huge amount of growl to it. It is very suited to metal as it is to many other genres.

Ive seen a couple come up on the american ebay, i dont know why isearch it but i do.

Ashdown is another good make, also founded by trace elliot engineers. A 2x10 is highly lacking on its own, unless you can add a 15" straight away. Harkte and peavey also make good stuff. Go try them all out.
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