#1
I just bought an old us made crate 4x10 cabinet off a buddy of mine. it didn't have a head with it so I was gonna make my own but I'm not 100% sure what I need. Its 200watts @ 8ohms.

So far I picked out two things a power amp and a sans amp.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/qsc-rmx-850-power-amp

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/tech-21-sansamp-rbi-rackmount-bass-tube-amp-emulator/480223000000000

I'm not sure what is good or what I would need, I have never done this before and any advice would be a great help. Thanks!
Left handed bass player

1998 Fender Mexico Jazz Bass

2006 Warwick 5-string Rockbass
Last edited by STUMPEHH at Aug 22, 2011,
#2
Those are both the same power amp. However, that amplifier and a SansAmp RBI or RPM would make a fine rig.
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#4
whoops sorry meant to post a link for the sans amp RBI. I wouldn't rule out acoustic yet I have a 100w combo amp for home use and i love the thing, I use my tech 21 stomp box as the preamp though so basically I'm using that for the power.
Left handed bass player

1998 Fender Mexico Jazz Bass

2006 Warwick 5-string Rockbass
#5
Quote by VeloDog
The first thing that popped into my head was that the Acoustic B200H bass head has exactly the same specs, 200W @ 8 ohms. They sell for $250 but you can usually get a coupon that will get it down to $220 or less. I think the B200H gets a lot of love from the bass community. Ask around.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/acoustic-b200h-200w-bass-head


it's 200w at 4 ohms, so less at 8.

TS if you're going to use a PA power amp, you might look at one of the new super light ones:

The Peavey IPR and Crown Drivecore are two series that I know make pretty cheap heads that you won't mind lugging around as a gigging bass amp.

a sans amp would be fine, but there are quite a few preamp pedals and rack units out there, so you might try a couple out. I'm intrigued by the eden one that's floating around now for $150.

If you get really ambitious in your research, some bass players also use studio channel strips as preamps. They have the gain needed, eq, and compression if you want it. Looking into cheap channel strips really opens up your options and gives you something rack mountable to go with the amp without tacking on the premium that most rack mount bass pres charge.
Last edited by dullsilver_mike at Aug 22, 2011,
#6
Thanks mike! Yea I'm not really sure what poweramps are good out there for basses.
Left handed bass player

1998 Fender Mexico Jazz Bass

2006 Warwick 5-string Rockbass
#7
+1 on the Acoustic B200h. And at Guitarcenter.com you can find one for under $150 used
#8
Quote by STUMPEHH
Thanks mike! Yea I'm not really sure what poweramps are good out there for basses.


Almost any power amp by Carvin.
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell?" - Aldous Huxley