#1
So what;s your preference? Do you like the simplicity of a nice combo amp, or do you like the versitility of a head and cab?
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#2
i'm pretty fond of my laney combo, used heads and cabs at gigs, prefer my combo but i think that's cause im so used to it, and it sounds pretty shweeet.
#3
I want enough heads and cabs to be able to send each individual frequency to it.

Not freq band.

Each frequency.
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#4
I love my combo, but I'd like a head and cab.
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#5
I think a half stack is great for what i do.

It is loud enough to gig with and not overly massive so it can be used fro practicing.

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I can't imagine actually preferring a combo.


I agree, unless it was a reaallly expensive one. It depends if you need the wattage or not really. My bass teacher just mic's his combo, sends it to the pa and he has great tone.

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#8
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I want enough heads and cabs to be able to send each individual frequency to it.

Not freq band.

Each frequency.


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My combo is convenient but I'd rather have a nice Trace Elliot head and an Eden cab thank you very much.
#9
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My combo is convenient but I'd rather have a nice Trace Elliot head and an Eden cab thank you very much.


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I'm actually looking into getting an Eden WP-100 preamp to go with my 300W Poweramp atm.

Maybe some nice cabs to go with it - Neodymium perhaps.

So rackmount!
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#10
When i get my new amp I'm gonna get a 2x10 and a 1x15 and a head, leave the 2x10 at my drummers house keep the 1x15 at mine and take the head inbetween. It sucks major when you can't practrice pluggedin at your own home.
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#11
My heart says head 'n' cab/s. I've used Acoustic and Marshall heads on an old HH 2x15", and it's more flexible; in terms of borrowing bits when breakdowns occur, and in terms of getting it in and out of the van. And it looks impressive on stage!
My head however, says combo. It's more practical as there's not much spare space in the house, and I don't have a van at the mo. Besides, small good quality combos can sound good miked-up, and they're better for home recording.
Heart wins tho'; nothing beats the gut churning, trouser flapping grunt of a good half stack! Time to justify chopping the car in for a rusty Transit...
#14
I like combo's for the smaller size. It's easier to transport to practice an gigs.
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#15
I'm in love with my SVT stack, but I did try an Eden 600W 2x10 that sounded damn good at a jazz show at my high school. It was older, and I don't think they make it anymore. The guy was playing an early 80's stingray that was beat to hell and back, but it sounded glorious. It had a lot of character. Now back to the topic, I prefer stacks, but combos can still sound great if you're willing to spend a lot of money.
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My heart says head 'n' cab/s. I've used Acoustic and Marshall heads on an old HH 2x15", and it's more flexible; in terms of borrowing bits when breakdowns occur, and in terms of getting it in and out of the van. And it looks impressive on stage!

This was just about my best set up ever :- 1965 Fender Jazz, mid 70s Orange Graphic 120 and not foregetting my HH 2x15.

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#17
John, that's incredible. I wish I could hear how that rig sounded. Any descriptions? I would imagine the 2x15 would be sort of boomy, but in a good way of course
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John, that's incredible. I wish I could hear how that rig sounded. Any descriptions? I would imagine the 2x15 would be sort of boomy, but in a good way of course


The quality of the Orange was superb until driven too hard when it did start to go into overdrive due to it being primarily a guitar amp, in those days we knew very little about diferent valves/tubes whereas today I would have changed the valves/tubes for more Bass friendly types.
I wouldn't say it was boomy but more of a warm sound.
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#19
That's the one John! Was yours missing the bloody great 'door' off the front too? Mine was stuffed with polyester fibre wadding (like the contents of a cheap duvet) and a pair of JBL's. So no, it didn't boom, it was quite a 'rich' tone. Powered by the '76 Marshall Superbass, it could probly be heard on the moon tho!
I offered to buy it back from the guy I sold it to, recently. He confessed to converting it to a 1x15" with an electric rip saw...so that was a no then. Mind you, they are absurdly heavy.
What happened to the HH combos from the 70's and 80's that were everywhere? They were well regarded if a bit soul-less, and nearly indestructible.
#20
creepingjesus73 Mine was mint condition all complete; it was in the period when the first HH 2x15 cabs were loaded with early Eminence speakers that were a total disaster, HH had to re-speaker just about everything with Fane speakers including mine.
HH were more noted for their PA amps than anything else in those days although I did have an HH VS (valve sound) Bass amp (big mistake).
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300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn