ok heres the deal i just got the hartke 3500 and a 115 cab (still saving for the 410) but its amazing and the head only cost $900 (Aus dollars). My god its amazing it destroyed the markbass amp ($2500 for the head) i tested, and it has a 10 band graphic EQ not to mention built its like a tank.

So my question is are there any other brands that could be considered "budget" but blow everything you thought of these brands out of the water and destroy half their competition as far as quality of sound and performance goes?

so discuss about these seemingly "budget" brands and/or products


and no Behringer isn't budget its CRAP full stop
I am me. Live with it.
while its a brand name, its still budget compared to other companies... their amps are great, guitars range from great to horrible depending on what you buy (like any company)...

cant really endorse their bass products though... I'm not really a bassist myself.

Jackson dk2m
MIM strat
peavey jsx 2x12 combo
Recording King RDC-26
Digitch RP1000
Crybaby 535Q
The hartke 3500 looks really nice, both tube and solidstate pre-amps is very cool =)

PRS SE Fredrik Åkesson
Schecter C-1 Custom FR
Schecter C-1 Plus
Schecter Damien Elite 7
Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II
Fender acoustic

Bass: Harley Benton HBB400TBK

Amp: Peavy valveking 112
Line6 POD HD500