#1
So my bassist is looking for a new bass. We play rock and metal; he usually plays finger style. I don't know what amp he has now, but he uses my Peavey Transtube 40 watt 112 something or another-Yes, it is a bass amp. I think it's a Max 112. Yes, I know, not the best amp ever but still.
Thanks for replying.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Oct 11, 2009,
#2
I say save up some more money, and get a Schecter... My 5 string Hellraiser cost me about $800 USD, and its amazing!
#4
Quote by oneblackened
So my bassist is looking for a new bass. We play rock and metal; he usually plays finger style. I don't know what amp he has now, but he uses my Peavey Transtube 40 watt 112 something or another.
Thanks for replying.
Why does he use your guitar amp if he already owns a bass amp?

You could probably find a used MIM Jazz for $400ish and they work good for metal IMO.
#5
^no, it's a bass amp. I just dunno what it's called.
I use a Vypyr 75.

Anyway, I thought a J bass would be good.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#6
If he can save up for a Schecter, they are quite good. I'd recommend Traben and Ibanez, or look for a used Fender.
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#8
Your bassist is in luck, as there are a lot of good basses in that price range. If he's willing to go $100.00 higher, there are even more choices. You didn't say whether he was looking for a four-string or a five-string, though. The Mexican Fenders are probably his best bets, but the Traben, Ibanez and Schecter basses are all good choices.

That 40-watt Peavey guitar amplifier isn't going to cut it, though. Your bass man needs a bass amplifier. Guitar amplifiers focus on the wrong frequency ranges for bass, and if he cranks it to the maximum on a regular basis, he may well fry the speaker. He needs a bass amplifier with at least twice the RMS power of the guitarist's amplifier. I suggest at least 200 watts for a garage band, and at least 400 watts for anything bigger. Those are, of course, for solid-state bass amplifiers. A tube bass amplifier is going to sound louder than its RMS rating, but it is also going to cost an arm and a leg (and weigh a metric ton!). As for speaker cabinets, stick with 10" speakers. A 4x10 cabinet should work out fine. Maybe your bassist should hang on to his old bass and spend the money on a good amplifier and cabinet instead?
#9
As I said before, it's a bass amp. I just don't remember the name...
I think it's this one: http://www.peavey.com/products/browse.cfm/action/detail/item/113782/MAX%28R%29%20112.cfm


Also, the amp's reasonable for now. He's using a starter pack bass... which to be frank, sucks uncontrollably.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#10
Update:
He bought an Ibanez. Bartolini pickups, active preamp. Pretty good buy, I think.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#12
Dunno, it was around $400 used.

I played the thing. Played like an Ibanez should: ridiculously well. 'course, I can't stand Ibanez guitar necks, but still.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Oct 11, 2009,
#13
Quote by oneblackened
Dunno, it was around $400 used.

I played the thing. Played like an Ibanez should: ridiculously well. 'course, I can't stand Ibanez guitar necks, but still.

Sounds like a SR500, unless it's a little older than it could be a higher model. Glad he's liking it!
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#14
I'm fairly sure it was an SR530.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.