#1
Is it possible to replace my bass amp and guitar amps with just one amp for practice AND live work on both instruments?
I know, I know... "tone sacrifice" and "get a head and two cabs" etc etc
But just wondering if it's possible to sound half decent with anything out there.
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#2
Axe FX. All day long.

Sounds great for studio with bass and guitar, and you can run it straight to the PA for guitar, though I haven't tried that with a bass. You could always get a power amp and a neutral sounding bass cab if you don't want to rely on the PA.
#3
Any good DME from Pod, Tonelab or others and a powered PA speaker. Done for less than $800.
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#4
For band rehearsal a PA might not be there, so can't rely on that.
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You could always get a power amp and a neutral sounding bass cab if you don't want to rely on the PA.
Any examples of these you know of?
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#5
One Amp to rule them all, One Amp to find them,
One Amp to bring them all and in the Tonequest bind them.


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One Amp to rule them all, One Amp to find them,
One Amp to bring them all and in the Tonequest bind them.


Sorry, I have nothing to add, just felt like putting that here...

Perfect!
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#8
the answer is modular. check out randall's RM series. you can swap different tube preamps in and out all day. fender cleans, mesa lead, dumble lead, vox cleans, marshall crunch....it gets expensive the more modules you get, but if you have a couple of distinct amps you want to cover, it's both relatively cheap, and amazing.
#9
I'd get a Pod HD or a kemper or an axe fx + a relatively big power amp, say the yamaha P2500S, and one or two of the cabs despellman always talks about.

I can't remember what they were but hel'' probably pop here any minute from now and kindly remind us.
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#10
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One Amp to rule them all, One Amp to find them,
One Amp to bring them all and in the Tonequest bind them.


Sorry, I have nothing to add, just felt like putting that here...


frickin mordor would be a walk in the park compared to finding an amp that'd do all that


seriously, though, i haven't tried the axe fx but it has a really good rep. colin knows what he's talking about.

EDIT: also randall rm100 as NITR suggested might be worth a try. I dunno how it'd handle bass, though.
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I just read that in an Austin Powers / Dr. Evil voice.

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I'd get a Pod HD or a kemper or an axe fx + a relatively big power amp, say the yamaha P2500S, and one or two of the cabs despellman always talks about.

I can't remember what they were but hel'' probably pop here any minute from now and kindly remind us.


+1

I'm using my HD500X for my bass tone: a Bassman model combined with the Ampeg model. Straight up, it sounds ****ing fantastic. I'm planning on ditching my Peavey dinosaur and getting a QSC power amp for it and a nice sub or bass cab.
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#17
how much money is the zen trying to cost? cause most suggestions thus far are not cheap
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#18
Rm100
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
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#19
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Rm100


Not a bass amp though. I mean you could get a Bassman or a Thunderverb module and put it into a bass cab, but 100W is still not going to get you very far.
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#20
Yeah you could. Jaded Faith make an SVT module. Use speakers that work for both, say EVM-12L and you're away.
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#21
Didn't do a NAD when I had the Thunderverb 200 but I can probably submit a review. Matt had the Thunderverb 50 briefly, I'm pretty sure.

The Judist should be able to find a used but minty one for a silly price in his neck of the woods.

#24
I've been on a bit of a "versatility" kick recently.

The Variaxes cover a huge range of guitar sounds.
I'm still looking for a Variax 705 bass.
The Kronos X keyboard is just stunning for its range of sounds (and it includes a sequencer for recording).
I've got Pods and an Axe-FX Ultra -- the Bass Pod XT is a great front end for bass (amps and cabs), the Pods (XT and HD) cover a lot of distance in the FX, amps and cabs arena, and the Torpedo C.A.B. used in conjunction with the pod pretty much covers what the Pods lack. The Axe-FX are good units, too, though pricey. Think of them as the Two Rock of modelers; a boutique item that may be overkill for whatever you're doing.

While you can argue about what's "better" in doing the job, certainly the choices available can cover your bases.

Oh, and get some of those speakers that dspellman is always talking about.
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No, RM1250


Guess that could work?
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#28
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No, RM1250


Can I get that on zzounds payment plan?
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#29
If I keep buying modules I'm gonna end up needing one of those.
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Randall RM100 & RM20
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Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
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Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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#30
I've said before you need two of the four module rack units with one loaded with clean to slight grit and the other with light to heavy grit, a power amp and you alesis quad. Damn, I've only considered parting with the Mesa Roadster for one thing and its two of those Rm rack units and a power amp lol. The mesa plays so well with the volume and tone controls though that with the four channels and selectable boost alone I can get all the tones I could even need.

*disclaimer, forgive misspelling since I've drunk more than one should please.
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#31
Thats what Billy Corgin uses - well, the two Rm4's part anyway. Loaded with Salvation modules. That's like over $3k in modules alone.
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Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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