#1
Alright, so I am a guitarist in a fellsilent-esque band. I just switched down to seven string guitars, and am playing through a 6505, tone is phenomenal. The bassist in my abnd is just a guitarist who happens to own a bass. We have recently come into a lot of money through winning a battle of the bands and would like to invest in bass gear, as all of our stuff minus his bass is borrowed. unfortunately, neither of us know anything about bass tone or gear. My question is what should we be looking into getting? Does the bass itself determine most of the tone? or does the amp? Should we look for a 5 string for him? Or just set his 4 string up for drop a?
#2
120 tube watts?

you playing Angels stadium or something?

be more specific with money. what does he like to do? use a pick? lots of gain? deep? bright sounding?
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#5
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#7
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Humanity is absolutely correct. Tube bass amps cost a bloody fortune.

huh? when did tube come in?

the guitar amp is tube.

if he'd rather tube it,
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Eden-World-Tour-Black-Series-WTB300V-AllTube-Bass-Amp-Head?sku=606141
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/SWR-golight-350W-1x15-Bass-Speaker-Cabinet?sku=620660
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#8
I thought he was looking for a tube bass amp. My mistake. Its been a long night. But as for getting over 120 watts from a guitar, expect to multiply it by a factor of at least three.
#9
and dont buy Behringer.
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#11
lol, thanks. Im not very worried about wattage, because its not like im playing at 10, we keep it pretty low, and any gig we play, my cab id mic'd and weve never had an issue getting over. Anyways, we have decided to keep the amp we have and just try eq'ing and pedaling to get the one we want. We own a 32 band eq. To get that kindof really dirty low sound in the already posted link, what should the eq look like?
#12
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lol, thanks. Im not very worried about wattage, because its not like im playing at 10, we keep it pretty low, and any gig we play, my cab id mic'd and weve never had an issue getting over. Anyways, we have decided to keep the amp we have and just try eq'ing and pedaling to get the one we want. We own a 32 band eq. To get that kindof really dirty low sound in the already posted link, what should the eq look like?
Sounds like he has some distortion or overdrive on. That 32 band will do you bloody wonders, though.