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Yooper



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PostSubject: Off topic: amp suggestion   Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:50 pm

I have an Avatar 212 NEO, 4 ohm, and now I'm looking for an amp. Any suggestions? I'd like something that I can use with the 4 ohm and possibly add another cab down the road. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:52 pm

What else are you looking for in an amp? What size venues are you going to play? What type of music? How much do you want to spend?
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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:57 am

freeridstylee wrote:
What else are you looking for in an amp? What size venues are you going to play? What type of music? How much do you want to spend?

+1
If you let us know that stuff, we should be able to make a pretty good recomendation. Also..

Is weight an issue?
Do you need an overdriven tone as well as clean?
Tubes, solid state, hybrid or no preference?
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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:32 pm

Your going to need a head that can run at 2 ohms if you plan on adding another 4 ohm cab. Like others have mentioned more info would be helpful. I have a Peavey Firebass 700 head that can operate at 2 ohms and I really like it but I need that much power and maybe you don't. I know these things go for around 300 or 350 bucks on ebay so they're affordable.
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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:40 pm

I want to jam a little with a drumming buddy of mine and maybe real small venues. Mainly basement playing but I want the amp to be something that I can expand with if I wanted to.

Type of music=rock and blues.

Spend=preferably 6-700 US tops but if needed, can go a little higher.

Weight=no issue (I'd hope not a ton but hey...)

I do like a more bassy sound rather than the high ringing tone. Does that make sense? Lay off the treble.
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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:47 pm

I would suggest a carvin head, either of the heads here would do what you want

http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/group.php?cid=7

I have a RL series (predecisor to the BR series) 1000 watt head, and it sounds great. I also prefer a warmer tone, and the treble slides out nicely with the eq.

They may be more watts than you need now, but if you want to expand later...
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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:46 pm

On the cheaper side you can pick up a decent old Peavey head that'll sound fine and run at 2 ohms all day. Like CHILDISHGAMBINO, I've also got a 700 watt Firebass and it sounds great.

But if you're really looking for a killer tone try to find an old Ampeg V4, V4B or V4BH. 100 watts of all tube classic thumpin' Ampeg tone! Easily enough power for my loud 3 piece country grunge rock band. The going rate seems to be around $600-700 but deals are out there if you're patient. I picked mine up about a month ago for $450.

Downside? The old V4 and V4B's are from the late 60's thru the 70's and are pretty heavy--probably 70+ lbs. The V4BH is a reissue from the late 90's thru early 2000's and are quite a bit lighter--around 40 lbs. Mine's '72-75 era.



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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:39 pm

With the Carvin BX1200 or B1500, can either do what I'm looking for? With my 4 ohm cab, can I use either one at 2 ohm, assuming they're switchable, and add another 4 ohm cab, though at lower volume? What about going with my 4 ohm and adding an 8 ohm to the equation? Possible?
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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:15 am

It sounds like it should work, but I would consult the Carvin site. You can also give them a call. They are pretty knoledgeable and can tell you accurately exactly what you want to know.
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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:44 pm

BX1200 on the way! Thanks for the inputs folks. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Off topic: amp suggestion   Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:59 am

Wow, that was quick. If you have the time, post a report when you get it, I'd love to hear how the next generation of Carvin heads sounds.
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