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Discussion in 'Bass' started by vadsy, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. vadsy

    vadsy

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    What are folks using for small jams and shows these days?
     
  2. Budda

    Budda Gold Member

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    I picked up a new fender rumble 40. DI, 10" speaker - as a home jammer I dig it.
     
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  3. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

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    Markbass 115 Jeff Berlin
    Traynor SB115 for smaller rooms and jams
     
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  4. Granny Gremlin

    Granny Gremlin Gold Member

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    If I got the kids and we jam at my house I use a Peavey bandit 10" combo. Seriously. Just turn the treble all the way down, bass all the way up; can't get too loud anyways.

    Any other time I will use my proper rig - Sunn 1200s (vint tube vs modern ss) into a Musicman 115RH with Altec speaker. If at my jam spot I will also run a Riviera 4x12 loaded with 2 each Cerwin Vegas and Faitals.
     
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  5. vadsy

    vadsy

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    Is anyone using TC Electronic gear? Like the BH250 and so on
     
  6. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

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    I A/B'd that combo against the Traynor SB115.
    Even though there was a 50w difference and the extra's of toneprint and a tuner,
    the Traynor won out for me.

    A friend tried to trade his TC plus cash for my Traynor.
    Wasn't going to happen. lol
     
  7. fretboard

    fretboard Gold Member

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    One of my kids has a BG250 and it's worked well for him with some Zoom bass unit for his effects for his metal/prog stuff (5&6 string bass).

    If I'm being honest, it was for sure the $249 price at Cosmo's that got the box into the back of my truck...

    Light weight & solid enough, it's never given him any issues. It's been more than enough to fill the ACC* the handful of times he's played there.
    (*Ajax Community Centre)

    It's served him well through his high school band days - much the same way a Peavey Bandit did for me and my buddies back in the day.

    For the price - it was the winner the day we went looking for his first bass amp, but it has been reliable since then.
     
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  8. Guncho

    Guncho

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    Markbass sound awesome.
     
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  9. ronmac

    ronmac

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    At home direct in to a QSC K10

    Small stage a David Eden WT330 CXC110 combo

    Big stage SVT PRO3 and 4x10 cabinet
     
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  10. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    For years I’ve used a Yorkville 50 watt xm50 for small gigs, recording, and jams. Last year I picked up a second one. The pedals in the picture are from my guitar rig. 5E9DD62C-0653-4CAC-8886-7112032EE8DE.jpeg
     
  11. BMW-KTM

    BMW-KTM

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    I love my SWR Red Head.
    IMO, it is the perfect bass amp and I've tried quite a few from Fender to Sunn to Ampeg to Boogie to Traynor to Trace.
    I've had bigger rigs and smaller rigs.
    The Red Head seems like the perfect balance.
    It has wheels to make it easier to get into and out of places.
    It's got plenty of power for everything except really huge venues.
    For those larger situations I have a 210+115+horn extension cabinet that does an amazing job of substantially increasing my decibel output if needed.
    After many years of searching, I have stopped searching.
    There's no need to search anymore.
    I have arrived at bass Nirvana.
    Clear, articulate, dynamic.
    I understand the newer TC and Mark stuff is also pretty good but I have no need to make a change.
    I am 100% happy where I'm at.
    The only rig I ever owned that I thought (maybe) sounded slightly better was a Boogie 400+ and a pair of old school Hartke 410s before they introduced the lighter cabs.
    I'm glad I don't have to cart all that much rig around anymore.
     
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  12. zontar

    zontar

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    I don't gig, but for playing with others or amplified at home I use a Fender Rumble 40--great sound & handy XLR jack int he back to go to a PA & still hear it from the map.
    If you need more watts, they do make higher watt versions--and they are light--which is important these days if I take my gear somewhere.
     
  13. sambonee

    sambonee Gold Member

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    Tc stuff has sounded nice to me at past jams.

    Markbass and tray or have always done me
    Well personally. I recently got a 550 watt markbass thanks to @laristotle ”king of Kijij” and an alert he posted.
     
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  14. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

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    Googled the specs and it looks impressive.
    My concern is the weight (95 lbs!!!).
    With my knee, that's the first thing I look at nowadays.
     
  15. BMW-KTM

    BMW-KTM

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    With the castors it's very manageable ... except when there are stairs.
    For stairs it has recessed road-case style handles that make it pretty easy for two to carry up.

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