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Ampeg Portacabs, Anyone played, or heard them?


jreed

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Yup - I tried out most of them a couple weeks ago.

 

Tried with a MIM Fender 5 string Jazz:

 

The 1x10 did not like the B, sounded thin, I moved on quickly.

 

2x10 & 2x12 liked the B at moderate volume. You'd want to try both - they have distinct tones. In other words, the 12s are not just bigger & louder, they emphasize lower frequencies more. I'd have to go back to confirm which I prefered.

 

The 210 combo: Didn't really test. I was having trouble with the store's cable, so when the clerk showed up with a good cable I went straight to the seperates.

 

If I were to buy them, I would probably get the 2x12 cab. Also, the price for the PortaBass head is similar to the B-2R and some of their others.

 

Keep your eyes open for a mail-in coupon for free strings for "test-driving" the Porta Bass gear.

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I know a guy who has them (sorry - I can't remember which speaker configuration) and is very happy with the rig.

 

I tried it and didn't feel anything one way or the other...

 

Tom

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Are you trying to tell me something?

I tried searching for "portacab" but didn't come up with anything that I felt was helpful. I guess I could've searched for "Ampeg" or something more vague, but, maybe that would've came up with too many threads to look through.

jreed

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I'd say that the 2x10 combo and the 2x10 porta cab are great. If you don't like the sound of ampeg heads, get the 2x10 cab and run it with an eden. The tone is absolulty killer. The cab's will handle a B string great but sound the best with a regular 4 string. I want to get one for my house for practice and for my sunday jazz brunch gig. Ampeg did well. The only down side is, you might look a little queer rolling that thing along with the handle. But that's just me.
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i just searched for "porta" which is more general than "portacab" but far more specific than "ampeg".

 

the only thread i got was this one from 6.18.03 -- last june. and to save you the click, it doesn't answer any questions on the portabass cabs.

 

the search only helps if there's something to find. so before you hammer someone on searching, try doing that search yourself first to see what you find. this is my personal policy.

 

and while we're on the subject, i know we just did a thread about picks last week. most people had something to say about which picks they use. there was also one last month about which picks people use, for the pickers... . all i had to search was "pick". there was something to find, so search worked.

 

yes, i'm going to post that in the pick thread, too.

 

robb.

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Originally posted by robb.:

the search only helps if there's something to find. so before you hammer someone on searching, try doing that search yourself first to see what you find. this is my personal policy.

to type that over and over (well copy and paste) is more funny instead of saying: Did you try searching the LDL yet?

 

Plus, he got the joke anyway.

 

the ***Sumbliminal Message*** gave it away i guess. darn :D

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Originally posted by phil6006:

Originally posted by robb.:

the search only helps if there's something to find. so before you hammer someone on searching, try doing that search yourself first to see what you find. this is my personal policy.

to type that over and over (well copy and paste) is more funny instead of saying: Did you try searching the LDL yet?

 

Plus, he got the joke anyway.

 

the ***Sumbliminal Message*** gave it away i guess. darn :D

What joke?
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Originally posted by phil6006:

to type that over and over (well copy and paste) is more funny instead of saying: Did you try searching the LDL yet?
right, but what i'm saying is that the only reason someone should be urged to search is if there's a wealth of information on the subject. in other words, if there's nothing to find, why bother even asking him if he's searched yet, let alone sending him subliminal messages?

 

i know you were trying to be funny now, and i can appreciate that, but maybe you can appreciate that it was neither particularly obvious nor particularly funny. :D

 

robb.

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