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recently just got a job and I'm going to be spending the majority of my money on gear. I had just recently bought an Peavey XXX with a vader 4x12 which sounds great. I'm mainly letting my rhythm guitars use it when he comes by however I need a lead guitar sound and a bass set up.. so here's what I was thinking..

For my leads I was going to buy a Mesa Boogie Triple Rec. with an Orange 4x12 as well as a Maxon 808. And for bass I'm a bit confused as I'm not a bassist.. but I'm looking for something loud for shows and something with good tone, I also am looking at 5 string basses.

My bassist uses Fender but he can't stand it so I figure i'll buy a new bass rig and start learning it when he's not ****ing around on it over here. He uses this really nice ibanez gary willis [sp?] that feels great to play but it's a 4 and it's fretless.

We're a bit like Oh, Sleeper, Old Norma Jean, old btbam, abr, old human abstract, the chariot... I really appreciate your insights. My budget is 1.5 grand for a bass rig and for guitar amp 3 grand. for a bass I'd like to not spend too much maybe 500? I use Ebay a lot btw

Thanks for the help
Last edited by forever_abandon at Sep 25, 2009,
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My bassist uses Fender but he can't stand it so I figure i'll buy a new bass rig and start learning it when he's not ****ing around on it over here. He uses this really nice ibanez gary willis [sp?] that feels great to play but it's a 4 and it's fretless.
For bass amps I know that Ampeg, Hartke & Warwick are very reliable. & Ibanez do alot of good basses though I'm not a bass player so I'll leave that to someone with more knowlegde of it than me.
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For bass
gallien-krueger, hartke or ampeg...


for what you want the mic? for singing? miccing instruments?
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I've never liked Rectos for leads and find teh xx imo better for leads. The Recto excels better for rhythm IMHO


Is that 3k for a head and cab andpedals? Whats your closest city?
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The mic would be for screams and singing.

Any specific bass amps though i should look at?


You can't go wrong with a SM 57 mic. Do you have a PA?
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I've never liked Rectos for leads and find teh xx imo better for leads. The Recto excels better for rhythm IMHO


Is that 3k for a head and cab andpedals? Whats your closest city?


Well it can be vice versa no big deal. the 3k is for a head and cab. I'm willing to spend maybe like 300 on pedals
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if you are into oh sleeper ect id look for a more gain based head like a peavey 6150+ and for bass go ampeg svt 4 pro with an ampeg cab.
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If you're gonna go for a Recto, I'd go for the older 2 channel model (Solo head). A Road King is an option too. On your budget, you might find a Mark IIC+, which is, for alot people, the ideal br00t4lz m3t00lz sound. However, for 3 grand, you've got ALOT of options, such as a (used) Soldano SLO, ENGL SE, Bogner Uberschall, or a Diezel Herbert... as for a cab, I'd recommend a Mills Acoustics cab over the Orange, but it's up to you.

No idea as to a great bass amp, sorry. For a bass guitar, the new Ibanez Artcore bass looks good.
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I've never heard of Mills Acoustics. I'll definately check it out. I really wanted a Soldano SLO but they are so expensive even used. /:

btw oh sleeper use mesa boogie triple rects william.
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Cornford MK50 for leads, every demo I have heard it sounds amazing for leads.
For a bass amp what about the Ashdown Classic Klystron 500
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