#1
I was planning to get an Ampeg BA-115. But I was thinking of getting a Cab and a Head just to get more versatility in a way. I play a 5 String Bass, so I'll need a setup that's able to handle the low end pretty well. I also play Metal. I need something that I can Gig with. Any suggestions? I don't feel like breaking the bank. Maybe a budget of roughly 1000 USD Max. Thanks.
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#2
The brand Acoustic came out with a bass stack not long ago with a 600 watt head and an 8x10 cab for $1000. Check that out
#3
i had an ampeg BA115, it was CRAP, do not buy!

I'm currently using an ashdown ABM 300 evo II, it sounds great, really punchy and growly and i can get some great sounds out of it, and the valve drive gives the sound a really nice edge to it, sort of like adam duce from machine head. If you can, get the evo III as they have onboard compressors, even more handy for a metal bassist.
#5
That Hartke head looks pretty nice. Price is a bit high but it might be worth it.

I was lookin to find a cab with maybe 2x15 in it but I can't seem to find any. I just want a really low bass sound. Is there a reason why they don't make such things? Will I still be able to get a really really low bass as with 15s if I use a 2x10 or 2x12 cab? I don't really think I need a 4x10 cab, seems a bit overkill.

Sorry, I don't know much about Bass or Bass Amps. I just started playing more seriously a bit ago. Was formerly a guitar player and Bass seems to go quite differently. Thanks.
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#6
it depends on what you like, honestly. I don't have much experience, so I can't say for sure, but I've heard 2x12 can hold their own.
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#7
Quote by Phry
That Hartke head looks pretty nice. Price is a bit high but it might be worth it.

I was lookin to find a cab with maybe 2x15 in it but I can't seem to find any. I just want a really low bass sound. Is there a reason why they don't make such things? Will I still be able to get a really really low bass as with 15s if I use a 2x10 or 2x12 cab? I don't really think I need a 4x10 cab, seems a bit overkill.

Sorry, I don't know much about Bass or Bass Amps. I just started playing more seriously a bit ago. Was formerly a guitar player and Bass seems to go quite differently. Thanks.


http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodid=39

http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Bass_Cabs/PowerhouseCABS/PHbass2x15-LG.htm

Just a couple quick Google searches.

You could also look into 18s, like the SWR Big Ben; but you'll want some 10s or 12s with that, else you'll have very little presence - the larger speaker won't cover higher frequencies well.
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#8
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i had an ampeg BA115, it was CRAP, do not buy!
Really? I don't believe you. In what way was it crap?
I have one, and ****ing love it.
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#9
Quote by food1010
Really? I don't believe you. In what way was it crap?
I have one, and ****ing love it.

It doesn't sound like an actual Ampeg, nor is the quality of one either.
It is basically a solid state combo with a "catch", being some little tube in it somewhere.


Quote by baz249
http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodid=39

http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Bass_Cabs/PowerhouseCABS/PHbass2x15-LG.htm

Just a couple quick Google searches.

You could also look into 18s, like the SWR Big Ben; but you'll want some 10s or 12s with that, else you'll have very little presence - the larger speaker won't cover higher frequencies well.

Well, the head I posted was like $600, so I'm not sure how much those cabs are, but yeah I think 2x12 should be good for what he wants.
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#10
If you want a cheap 2x15. Check out the older Peavey 2x15 or the newer Tour 215.
I don't really like the quality of Hartke 215, I've owned a Hartke 15 with 2 8s and didn't like it.
Mesa items are out of your budget.

I really dont like Ampeg BA115 either. It is no way good enough for gigs, especially metal gigs. You would need 300w minimum.

$1000 can get you a VERY VERY VERY stack.
4x10 would not be overkill, as 2x15 would be MUCH louder than a 4x10.

If I were you, I'd get Carvin SBR810 stack. Which is $100 more than your budget.
Or the Carvin SBR410N for $850. It's a 600 watt bridged with a 4x10 Neo cabinet.

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Last edited by gwath42 at Aug 19, 2009,
#11
For metal, Kustom. They are the punchiest loudest most bestest

Haven't a clue what the model names are but even their 10w practise amp was amazing so the high end models must be a thing of beauty. The only reason I don't own one is that they didn't make a 300w within my budget.
#13
Hmm, still confused. The Hartke 5500 looks promising. But I just don't know what kind of cab to match up with it. I'm not too worried about high end sounds, though I'd still like them to be there when I want them. But I'm just lookin more into a nice low end sound. Not sure where I heard this, but I thought you needed some 12s or 15s to be able to get a good sound from a 5 string, since you have the Low B string.
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· Ibanez PF · Washburn WG-248 · Ibanez S520Ex
· Ibanez BTB455
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· Peavey Valveking 212
· Carvin BX1200
· · TraceElliot 1028H
· · Custom 1x15 Eminence

· · Carvin BRX4.10