#1
I tried searching for a topic on this but I couldn't find anything. I play slap/snap bass in a metal band (don't laugh, it sounds cool) and I was wondering what amp out there would get me the best sound. Money is not a problem (I'll just save for a bit). Thanks for your help.
Gear I Want:
-Boss GEB-7
-Boss LMB-3
-Boss CEB-3
-Korg Pitchblack
-Boss ODB-3
-Fender Road Worn 50s Precision Bass

Gear I Have:
-Peavey Millennium BXP =]
SWR WorkingPro 2x10C =D
#2
slap in metal sounds kickass, i dont think anybodys gonna wanna make fun of it :P

Though I don't think there are many (if any) amps that are made primarily for funk, I'm pretty sure it's all in the EQing.
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#3
It's not my thing but I'm not going to laugh, i'ts your choice.
I have a Hartke LH1000 and imo it (or the 500) would be awesome for funk especially with aluminium or hydrive speakers.
Having said that, eqing is also very important.
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#4
How would you recommend EQing an amp for funk? I read the FAQ but I was wondering what you guys do.
Gear I Want:
-Boss GEB-7
-Boss LMB-3
-Boss CEB-3
-Korg Pitchblack
-Boss ODB-3
-Fender Road Worn 50s Precision Bass

Gear I Have:
-Peavey Millennium BXP =]
SWR WorkingPro 2x10C =D
#5
When funk and metal comes up, I automatically think Ryan Martinie. I'm lead to believe he uses boosted bass and treble, scooped high mids and lots of low mid. And lots of compression. Stay away from valve amps unless you enjoy spending money to replace the valves on a more regular basis.
#6
I'd go for something with a compressor. but you can buy a compressor in a pedal too, that doesn't really matter.
#7
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When funk and metal comes up, I automatically think Ryan Martinie. I'm lead to believe he uses boosted bass and treble, scooped high mids and lots of low mid. And lots of compression. Stay away from valve amps unless you enjoy spending money to replace the valves on a more regular basis.


I'm assuming that is just for power amps? Or do pre amp tubes have this problem too?
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#8
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I'm assuming that is just for power amps? Or do pre amp tubes have this problem too?


I'm not sure. I'd assume only preamp valves. Slapping creates spikes which can severely damage the valves, and is one of the reasons why solid state came about.
#9
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I'm not sure. I'd assume only preamp valves. Slapping creates spikes which can severely damage the valves, and is one of the reasons why solid state came about.


I assumed the other way round mainly because I've seen Victor Wooten playing the same amp as me (tube pre amp, solid state power Hartke LH1000) and I assumed he wouldn't use something which was going to be damaged by slapping.
Though I suppose he would have the money to replace it if he killed it...
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#10
The Hydrives are excellent speakers, i highly recommend them
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Washburn RB2500 (5 String)
Yamaha BB400 Fretless (1981)
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Cort Action 4 (Stereo-fied)
Orange Bass Terror 500
Orange 1x15 Cab
Boss GT-6 Bass Multi-effects
#11
Would the Hartke HyDyrive 210C 250W Combo be loud enough to play with in a metal band with Rhythm and Lead guitar, Vocals and Drums?
Gear I Want:
-Boss GEB-7
-Boss LMB-3
-Boss CEB-3
-Korg Pitchblack
-Boss ODB-3
-Fender Road Worn 50s Precision Bass

Gear I Have:
-Peavey Millennium BXP =]
SWR WorkingPro 2x10C =D
#12
Markbass are awesome slap and funk amps. They have some pretty great combos that are really lightweight, but they are pretty expensive compaired to the next guys amp.
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#13
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Would the Hartke HyDyrive 210C 250W Combo be loud enough to play with in a metal band with Rhythm and Lead guitar, Vocals and Drums?


You could probably just about cut it, but I would recommend going with around 300 watts and a 15 inch speaker.
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