#1
So, obviously fenders are good basses. I was probably gonna get a fender p bass. My question is if fender amps are good for metal. Or would ampeg be better. I can't afford anything like a mesaboogie so my choices are narrow. I need a new amp for upcoming gigs as my acoustic b20 can't handle it obviously haha. I thought fender as I'm fairly versatile from Marilyn Manson to stone sour to tool to metallica and even mayhem or burzum. Thanks
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#2
I dont like fender bass amps at all but I play a 5 String Fender Jazz Bass (USA) for metal and its sweet. Only thing that bugs me is that its only 20 frets...
#3
Fender amps, unlike the basses, are really 'meh'. Nothing special at all really. Check out the bigger Acoustics, namely the B200.
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#4
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Fender amps, unlike the basses, are really 'meh'. Nothing special at all really. Check out the bigger Acoustics, namely the B200.


idk, I really like acoustic but my b20 is crap anywhere remotely loud. My bass isn't terrible either(I'm really just gonna get a fender 5 string p bass for the versatility and to be a badass lol). Maybe the acoustic b200 would be good. I might have to go check them out. Any suggestions for bass amps that would go from country influenced rock to black metal
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idk, I really like acoustic but my b20 is crap anywhere remotely loud. My bass isn't terrible either(I'm really just gonna get a fender 5 string p bass for the versatility and to be a badass lol). Maybe the acoustic b200 would be good. I might have to go check them out. Any suggestions for bass amps that would go from country influenced rock to black metal


of course it would be. It's a little tiny 20 watt practice amp. The B200 is 200 watts. that's a whole lot bigger than 20.
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#7
Peavey, Acoustic, Ampeg. they're all good.
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#8
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idk, I really like acoustic but my b20 is crap anywhere remotely loud. My bass isn't terrible either(I'm really just gonna get a fender 5 string p bass for the versatility and to be a badass lol). Maybe the acoustic b200 would be good. I might have to go check them out. Any suggestions for bass amps that would go from country influenced rock to black metal


If you change you settings right any amp can go from country rock to black metal. But ya Ide say go with the B200
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#9
The better Fender amplifiers (TB Series, Bassman 300 PRO) are fine for metal, but they'll probably be out of your price range. As for the less expensive Fenders, I suppose they would serve you well, but there are better choices for metal. The Acoustic B200 is probably as small as you could get away with for a decent metal gig amp. The B450 with 2x10" speakers and 450 watts is a much better choice.

Also look at Hartke's VX3500 4x10 combo. While I wasn't thrilled with their 2x10 HyDrive combo, I never played the HyDrive 5410C 4x10 combo, so it might be a fine amplifier for you.

Just how much can you spend, and are you looking for a combo or a head & a cabinet? What are the other members of your band playing through? How loud is your drummer and how big is the venue? Will there be a P.A. big enough to mic instrument amplifiers, or is it just for the vocals? All of these things factor into what would be best for you.
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#10
P-bass (with flatwounds!!) + Ampeg is a really classic combination. Only if it's head+cab though, the combo Ampeg's aren't held in the same regard.
#12
i play through a b200 and it's awesome. i was at guitar center today and i played the bass im planning to buy soon (MIM Fender Jazz Standard) and it sounded beautiful through the b200 they had there. and yes i play about the same bands as you do as well as other genres like reggae,surf,punk,and psychobilly. so yes the b200 is loud enough as well as versatile enough for pretty much anything.
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#13
I like my Fender Bassman

Though it is only a 150 watt combo...not really a great gigging amp but for small venues it should be fine (I wouldn't know I've only used my 410). Anyway I would recommend something a little bit bigger, the B200 should be fine but I'd look to maybe get up to at least 300 watts to really be safe for gigging.
#14
So, and wow is this gonna take this thread a long ways away from it's intended subject(Fenders). I have decided to go all out and save every nickel and dime and get something to be really proud about(Im 16 so i can save any money i make at work up for a bass). Here are my two ideas

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Music-Man-StingRay-5-5String-Bass-Guitar?sku=515556

and i am thinking about this

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B600H-600W-Bass-Head-and-B210NEO-2x10-Bass-Cabinet-Stack?sku=430755

Literally going all out on the 2500 dollars worth of equipment
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So, and wow is this gonna take this thread a long ways away from it's intended subject(Fenders). I have decided to go all out and save every nickel and dime and get something to be really proud about(Im 16 so i can save any money i make at work up for a bass). Here are my two ideas

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Music-Man-StingRay-5-5String-Bass-Guitar?sku=515556

and i am thinking about this

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B600H-600W-Bass-Head-and-B210NEO-2x10-Bass-Cabinet-Stack?sku=430755

Literally going all out on the 2500 dollars worth of equipment


Both of those are solid choices. Good luck and enjoy them when you get them.
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#16
Metal player myself and i play on fenders. mine are heavilly moded but i still love the P and Jazzish flavor to my tone
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#17
martin mendez from opeth uses them. so i don't see why you can't.

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So, and wow is this gonna take this thread a long ways away from it's intended subject(Fenders). I have decided to go all out and save every nickel and dime and get something to be really proud about(Im 16 so i can save any money i make at work up for a bass). Here are my two ideas

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Music-Man-StingRay-5-5String-Bass-Guitar?sku=515556

and i am thinking about this

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B600H-600W-Bass-Head-and-B210NEO-2x10-Bass-Cabinet-Stack?sku=430755

Literally going all out on the 2500 dollars worth of equipment

remember to try them out if you are going to wait for them,
I was set on a stingray because i loved all the players, but when i actually tried one i hated the feel and went with a jazz (using for hard rock and metal).
Also if you're going to pay $900 you might want something other than acoustic
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So, and wow is this gonna take this thread a long ways away from it's intended subject(Fenders). I have decided to go all out and save every nickel and dime and get something to be really proud about(Im 16 so i can save any money i make at work up for a bass). Here are my two ideas

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Music-Man-StingRay-5-5String-Bass-Guitar?sku=515556

and i am thinking about this

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B600H-600W-Bass-Head-and-B210NEO-2x10-Bass-Cabinet-Stack?sku=430755

Literally going all out on the 2500 dollars worth of equipment

Solid choices, but if you really want to go all out on the amp, consider looking at GK, Markbass, and/or Eden. Especially if you go used on the Stingray and save around $500, and put that towards the amp.
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#20
yeah dont get a 2x10 especially for $900+ i suggest going used for both amp and bass. to be honest i think the acustic brand is just a fad they are the new behringer it seems i honestly dont think they can possibly live up to the hype that evryone makes about them. people are saying ALL the things about acustic brand that they used to say about behringer when they first came out.
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SansAmp Bass driver DI
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QSC2450 Power amp
Furman PL8
FINALLY-Ampeg SVT 810E
#21
Once you get into that price range, Carvin will almost always give you the best product for your money. If you could save a bit more and grab the current SBR910 stack, you'd be set for a long, long time:

http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=SBR810

Or, for a lower price, a BX500 and a BR410 would also be better than the Acoustic stack. The head tops out at 500W, but at 8 and 4 ohms it's got 25W and 100W (respectively) more than the Acoustic. It's also much more versatile.

head: http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BX500

cab: http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BR410

I have/had the older version of this...BX600/BR410. The cab is VERY efficient(loud).


Another good head to look at is the Peavey Tour 700. It's rated at 700W @ 4 ohms...vs the Acoustic's 400, and the Carvin's 500.
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Tour-700-Bass-Amp-Head?sku=480315

Also, Avatar cabs are typically very good quality for the price.
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