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

  1. JonnyD

    JonnyD Gold Member

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    I’ve searched for years for that certain bass tone. Stopped searching when I picked up a Traynor yba300 with the matching 8x10 cabinet. Just massive and way overkill but even at low volumes it sounded so good.

    That setup has been sold since moving across provinces. Now I’m looking for that tone out of a smaller rig. Moving into a house here soon so I’ll be on the lookout.

    I’ll probably look into the mark stuff or a Mesa. I’ll probably end up with the yba300 again though just because it did it all.
     
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  2. keto

    keto Gold Member

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    The Mesa stuff out now is amazing. I have a 115, a 215, and a D-800, and did own all the Subway first run cabs and the 800+ and, briefly, the WD (which I didn’t dig for me but nothing wrong with it). You’d have to be wayyy off the map to dial up a poor tone with them.
     
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  3. GUInessTARS

    GUInessTARS

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    Tyendinaga, Ontario
    Mesa Walkabout

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  4. jb welder

    jb welder

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    Ooh yah. The only thing better than tubes is WAY MORE TUBES! :D
     
  5. vadsy

    vadsy

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    What do you guys think about the smaller Ashdown and Ampeg head/cab setups?
     
  6. jb welder

    jb welder

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    A guy was playing a mini portaflex (PF-20T) into a 2x10 at the local store, it sounded great.
     
  7. 59burst

    59burst Gold Member

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    I have a Fender Rumble 500 combo that I use for practicing and gigs. Light (under 40 lbs) very powerful, and sounds great.

    If I need to really fill a big room, I add a Barefaced Two10s cab.

    I also have a Mesa D800+ that I can pair with the Barefaced for a killer and powerful setup.
     
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  8. _Azrael

    _Azrael

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    Bass -> TU-3 -> Radial JDI -> SVT

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  9. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

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    G-K MB410-II with 410MBP very configurable depending on the need, it can be 500 watts with 410's (51 lbs) or 1000 watts with 810's (95 lbs total).

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    TD
     
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  10. Budda

    Budda Gold Member

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    The new YBA300 was great until we were stateside with no available service to help repair it. So long as you're in Canada you're ok haha.
     
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  11. JonnyD

    JonnyD Gold Member

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    I did just pick up a Traynor yba300. The previous one I had went strong for 3 years. Sold it due to moving. I hope this new one will last as long without any issues. 27EF0F1B-11B8-4E68-AC45-BC3AEE068099.jpeg
     
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  12. sulphur

    sulphur

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    I have a GK MB-S III, great little grab and go, line out if you need more oomph into the PA.
    I've had compliments on the tone of that unit and it keeps up pretty well for small jams on its own.

    For a bit more, I have a Markbass Little Mark 250 through a Marshall 4x10. A fun rig too.
     
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  13. vadsy

    vadsy

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    well,..
    the drum kit came first so the bass and amp should be next
     
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  14. vadsy

    vadsy

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    where is this?
     
  15. _Azrael

    _Azrael

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    Century Casino, Edmonton.
     
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