#1
As suggested by TheFitz.
In my previous thread I made the decision to buy a new rig to go along with my current bass. Problem is I don't really know **** about large bass rigs. I could really use some suggestions and information on good rigs. Post with whatever you believe to be the best rig for the price range (up to 2,000 USD, but I would prefer to spend 1,500-1,800), some specs, and wahtever your choices price is. I play alot of funk but I also play some reggae and jazz, so I am looking for something pretty versatile. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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#3
I personally would suggest the following rig:

Ampeg SVT-810E Bass Enclosure (800W RMS/4 OHM) - $999.99
Ampeg SVT-3PRO Series Head (450W @ 4 OHM) - $899.99

or

Gallien-Krueger Goldline 410GLX 4x10 Bass Cabinet (400W RMS/8 OHM) - $399.99
Gallien-Krueger Neo 115 1x15 Bass Speaker Cabinet (300W RMS/8 OHM) - $549.99
Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head (480W LF/50W HF/8 OHM) - $599.99 [Features biamp capabilities]
and then have plenty of money to spare

Those are my ideas, though I'm not sure if I set up the second one properly to work to its fullest.
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#4
for 2000 i'd get a galien-kruegar 1/2 stack.

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#5
if i really had $2000 to spend on an amp. i would look for a used Ampeg SVT-4 Pro head, and a used Ampeg 8x10 cab, or two. it would be the last amp purchase, in my lifetime.
#6
i've heard bad things about the goldline cabs...

i think the best rig you could possibly have is
Ampeg SVT450H http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-SVT450H-450W-Classic-Series-Head?sku=481756
and the famous ampeg svt810
(total cost 1,700)

either that or (if you're a U2 fan
Ashdown ABM 500 EVO II head http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-ABM-500-EVO-II-Mono-Bass-Amp-Head?sku=485021
575 watts
Ashdown ABM 115
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-ABM-115-15-Bass-Speaker-Cabinet?sku=605021
Ashdown ABM 410
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-ABM-410T-4X10-Bass-Speaker-Cabinet-with-Tweeter?sku=605024
i've heard nothing but fantastic things about the ABM series
(total cost 1,900)
#8
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LMAO it's the exact same rig you were thinking of when I suggested you start this thread!

But, again, personally, I do not think 450W at 4Ohms is nearly enough power, especially for a $2000 rig. If I wanted that power, I'd get a high-powered combo.

As suggested by TheFitz.
In my previous thread I made the decision to buy a new rig to go along with my current bass. Problem is I don't really know **** about large bass rigs. I could really use some suggestions and information on good rigs. Post with whatever you believe to be the best rig for the price range (up to 2,000 USD, but I would prefer to spend 1,500-18,000), some specs, and wahtever your choices price is. I play alot of funk but I also play some reggae and jazz, so I am looking for something pretty versatile. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Well, for $18,000, you can probably get one of Jaco's or Jonesy's personal Acoustic 360's.
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#9
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LMAO it's the exact same rig you were thinking of when I suggested you start this thread!

But, again, personally, I do not think 450W at 4Ohms is nearly enough power, especially for a $2000 rig. If I wanted that power, I'd get a high-powered combo.


Well, for $18,000, you can probably get one of Jaco's or Jonesy's personal Acoustic 360's.

Damn you Fitzy you made me edit.
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#10
Personally I would suggest trying to find used (but in good condition of course) SWR equipment. It has a very warm, clean, clear tone, great for reggae, funk, and jazz.

Namely something from the X series, and a goliath III 4x10.