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...or for those inveterate hoarders, how many do you own?

 

I'm on the second iteration of my third rig, having gone through a Trayor Bassmate all-valve 15W 1x15" combo, a Peavey Sessionbass 200W 1x12" combo and an SWR GP / Mackie M1400 / Two Acme Low-B2 rig, to get to the same rig with a QSC PLX 3002 replacing the Mackie.

 

So this is The Rig Of Doom, Version 3.1

 

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2nd Rig.

 

#1 was a Carvin PB II 200 w/ 1x15" cab. This was not the combo, but the Head/Cab model from the late 80's/early 90's.

 

#2 is a Peavey Firebass w/ 410TVX. Headroom to spare. At times added an Avatar 210.

 

Both were injected with a SansAmp BDDI.

 

I've been considering #3 but don't really play enough to justify it. It will be an easier to move rig though. Possibly 2 Berg HT112's or Acme B2's. Maybe that Aguilar AG500, maybe a pre/power setup.

 

I really need to find a decent band....

 

Edit:

 

Practice amps:

 

1) Squire BP-15 (bought from a pawn shop, sold to a pawn shop)

 

2) TranzAmp B20 (lovin' it)

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I guess I'll be on my 4th one soon; my progression is thus:

 

Fender Bassman Ten 4x10 combo (still have)

Genz Benz 250C head w/Genz Benz 2x10; later added homemade 1x15 w/Eminence Delta (this rig will be sold soon... sniff)

Carvin Redline 1000 head (racked w/BBE Sonic Maximizer), Carvin 2x10 and Carvin 1x15

Coming any day now:

Phil Jones Bass Six Pak combo, and a Briefcase (but the Briefcase hardly counts as a rig, right?)

 

Still up in the air about selling the GB 2x10; but something's gotta go. I like it's tone/response; but it's 8 ohm, and fairly heavy. The Carvin 2x10 has harsher highs, but easily tamed by cutting the horn; weighs less (can carry 1-handed) and is 4 ohm. Someone's got to be sold; we'll see who.

"Am I enough of a freak to be worth paying to see?"- Separated Out (Marillion)

NEW band Old band

 

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Too many.

 

1. Hartke v1 (1415 combo)(gone)

2. Hartke v2 (3500 + 4.5XL)(gone)

3. Ampeg v1 (SVT+SVT)(gone)

4. Ampeg v2 (SVT+410HE)(gone)

5. Ampeg/Carvin/ART Nightbass (410HE+F600+Nightbass SE)(gone)

6. Peavey/Carvin/ART Nightbass (410TX+F600+Nightbass SE)(gone)

7. Carvin/Acme (R1000+LowB2)(gone)

8. Demeter/Stewart/Acme (VTBP201s+World 2.1+LowB2x2)(keeper!)

9. SWR/Avatar (Bass350+B212)(gone)

10. Eden/Bergantino (WT-330+HT112+EX112)(keeper!)

11. Kern/Peavey/Bergantino (IP-777+DPC1400x+HT112+EX112)(keeper!)

12. SWR WM15 (chopping block)

13. Nemesis 210P (keeper!)

14. GK MB150E-112 (keeper!)

 

Jesus.

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surpisingly few:

Main rigs:

Sears Silvertone POS

Kasino Snake Eyes + 2X15

Acoustic 220 + 2X15

Ampeg pre/mackie 1400I or Peavey DPC 1000 power

with two 4X10's

Small dudes:

Ampeg BA112

varous cheap sub 30 watt junk

 

edit: forgot Hartke 1400 and an Avatar C15 (also used with Peavey DPC1000 and Pandora as preamp)

You can stop now -jeremyc

STOP QUOTING EVERY THING I SAY!!! -Bass_god_offspring

lug, you should add that statement to you signature.-Tenstrum

I'm not sure any argument can top lug's. - Sweet Willie

 

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Only two:

 

Peavey TKO80 - My very first bass amp.

Peavey TNT 115S - Current

 

I would love to get rid of the TNT and get something better, but I don't have enough justification to do that. It serves its purpose and there is nothing wrong with it, just doesn't sound quite as good as most other comparable combos.

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1st: Fender M-80 Bass Chorus w/Fender 2x10 Cab

2nd: Peavey TNT 160

3rd: Sunn 1200s w/Ampeg 4x10 & Fender 2x10

Current: Fender 1200s Pro w/Ampeg 4x10 & Fender 2x10

Tenstrum

 

"Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face."

Harry Dresden, Storm Front

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2 rigs.

 

Back in the old days I had a Sunn bass head and a 2x12 cab.

 

My current rig is the Crate BX100 with the Hartke HA2000 and Peavey 4x10.

I used to think I was Libertarian. Until I saw their platform; now I know I'm no more Libertarian than I am RepubliCrat or neoCON or Liberal or Socialist.

 

This ain't no track meet; this is football.

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From first to present:

 

Peavey basic 50

Peavey Mark IV with Cerwin Vega! red velvet 2x15

Hartke 3500 with Peavey 1615(2x8,1x15)

Hartke 3500 with Acoustic 1x18

Peavey Combo 300

Fender Bassman 135 with matching JBL loaded cab

Fender Bassman 100 with same cab

Ampeg SVT 200T with one or two Ampeg 4x10s.

GK 800 RB with one or two Ampeg 4x10s.

GK 800rb with Bergantino HT212

Alembic F-1x with Mackie 1400 and the Bergie

Ampeg SVT and 8x10

Ampeg SVT with 410HLF

Alembic F-1x with QSCPLX1602 and the Bergie, the Ampeg 4x10 or 8x10

Now I play the Alembic with a Raven Labs True Blue EQ, FMR RNC, and the QSC through two ACME LowB 2s. Its the best rig I have ever played through and I plan on using it for a long time.

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Kalamazoo Bass 30

Sunn 200S

Sunn 200S w/fender Dual Showman Head

Ampeg B15

Ampeg B18

Sunn 200S w/Acoustic 370 head

Acoustic 370

Sunn 200S+Fender Bassman/Alembic pre/crown Dc300

2(1-12Ev)Fender Dual Showman

Fender bassman 10

fender something w 200 watts +1-15

Ev Pa Cab/Alembic pre/Carver

Swr workingmans 12

SWR son of bertha (2)GK RB 700

Nemisis 410

Nemisis 210

 

And a bunch more i don't remember.

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Getz: you need to make 1 correction to your post:

 

Jesus. Keeper!

 

And SteveC- discretion is the better part of valor. You can start your own thread dedicated to your rigs. (said in all love, you know)

"Am I enough of a freak to be worth paying to see?"- Separated Out (Marillion)

NEW band Old band

 

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1st "rig" - Trace BLX 80 (not just for rehearsals, I played at least 100 gigs with this, usually DIed through the PA.)

 

2nd Hartke 3500 and 4 x 10.

 

3rd (and current) SWR Grand Prix, QSC PLX 1602, 2 Acme Low Bs.

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Originally posted by Matt W:

My one and onliest:

 

Acoustic 140 + 402

I have a 402, best sounding 2X15, ever!

You can stop now -jeremyc

STOP QUOTING EVERY THING I SAY!!! -Bass_god_offspring

lug, you should add that statement to you signature.-Tenstrum

I'm not sure any argument can top lug's. - Sweet Willie

 

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A used Peavey TNT 100 - for some reason I really miss that amp.

 

A Peavey Combo 300

 

A GK 800RB with an Peavey 1820 (18x10x10) cabinet. Also at that time I had an SVT 810, a couple of Yamaha 15H PA cabinets a homemade 2x10 cabinet.

 

A sealed Randall 410 cabinet. (w/ the GK)

 

My first Acme LB-2 (still using the GK at this point)

 

Walter Woods - the GK goes in the closet not to been seen again for a few years.

 

Acme LB-2 sub woofer. Sweeeeeeet! But I haven't used it in about 3 or 4 years.

 

Another Acme LB-2, the first one just wore out after YEARS of abuse. Checking it as luggage on planes. Leaving it in the trunk of my car for months at a time. I put a hole in the midrange speaker with a screwdriver while trying to reseat one of the woofers. Actually, I used the old cabinet on a late night blues gig (it sounded fine) about 3 weeks ago while waiting on my new...

 

Acme LB-1, which so far is kicking @ss! A great speaker for low volume gigs. I am using it in a show right now. So far it's been great, but I can't see it handling the low B on my Lakland fretless.

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I've down sized quite a bit over the years.

 

1. Old Yamaha 15" combo the size of a dishwasher (blew up)

2. Crate 300W head/2X15 cab (sold)

3. Peavey MKIII/2X15 cab (stolen)

4. Peavey MKIV/2-4X10 cabs (sold, sadly)

5. Peavey MKIV/8X10 cab (sold, miss dearly)

6. Hartke 3500/4X10 cab (trashed)

7. now I use a Hartke 12" Kickback, but would love to go back to Peavey. Someday...lol.

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Originally posted by tnb:

A used Peavey TNT 100 - for some reason I really miss that amp.[sNIP]

After borrowing school/instructor rigs for years, this was my first rig, too. It still worked when I sold it to a resale shop for $10, but the speaker may have been a little, um, blown. :D I needed the cash to buy my girlfriend a birthday present (now that's love).

 

I borrowed a MesaBoogie 2x12 combo w/4x12 cab for a while when I got back into playing. Not sure which model it was, but it sure was a pain when the tubes would rattle loose and I'd have to reseat them (hot buggers). At least it had a prayer of keeping up with a full Marshall stack. (Maybe that's why the TNT went *boom*!)

 

Before Mars went belly up I bought 2x Hartke 3500 heads and 2x Hartke 410TP cabs. This is my current rig. Yes, I know what you all think of this setup but it suits me just fine for now. Lots of fun to run it stereo, but it leaves me wanting to add a big 18" sub for a fuller, rounder bottom.

 

So, not counting the borrowed rigs, I've only bought 2.

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Originally posted by Danzilla:

Getz: you need to make 1 correction to your post:

 

Jesus. Keeper!

 

And SteveC- discretion is the better part of valor. You can start your own thread dedicated to your rigs. (said in all love, you know)

I can't even remember than, let alone list them! :confused::):freak:
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Hartke amps don't require a big speaker for more bottom - they need a good preamp. Put a preamp on that rig and it'll come alive.... tho you'd also benefit from paper cones.

Originally posted by RicBassGuy:

but it leaves me wanting to add a big 18" sub for a fuller, rounder bottom.

I used to think I was Libertarian. Until I saw their platform; now I know I'm no more Libertarian than I am RepubliCrat or neoCON or Liberal or Socialist.

 

This ain't no track meet; this is football.

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I have one rig that has been evolving. Currently it consists of Accu Groove Whappo Jr., Ampeg SVPCL and Peavey DPC-1000. I have a few pieces left from it's previous incarnations that I would like to sell or trade: Yorkville XC-115X cab, Eden 212XLT cab, Aphex Aural Exciter (w/Big Bottom!)

 

 

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Heads - 4

Cabs - 3

 

It all started with a Fender Concert head (cut away from the cab) and a single 15" Altec Lansing home made box.

Then I got a Carvin PB-150 and a single 15 cab.

I then bought an early 70's SVT w/8-10 cab.

Picked up a cheap Sun concert bass head.

sold the SVT for a song - my head and heart ache still over this, but my back forgives me...

Still have the carvin head & Cab and the Sun...

 

Been looking around for a nice combo that has 1 or 2 12's and can take an extention cab...

http://www.acousticalsolutions.com/

Basses:

'73 Fender Telecaster Bass

'85 Modulus Quantum 6 Thruneck Custom Pre-Serial

'86 G&L L2000 Fretless

Opus 5 String "Frankenwood" Fretless

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ive got two rigs

 

my main rig is a

1964 TRAYNOR Bassmaster amp

(its 5 years older than i am)

driving a peavey 4x10

i got the traynor head used not long after i started playing 16 years ago

i love it and use it for gigs and most practices

but for the sake of convenience not to mention a few pulled muscles i got an

AMPEG BA110 kickback combo

its loud enuff for band practice and jamming and has a line out to run to the pa if needed

 

id love to get an svt and 8x10 someday but till then

i love my Traynor

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Previous rigs, in consecutive order:

 

1-Fender Bassman w/ original cab, 2x12 IIRC.

 

2-Peavey 1x15 combo.

 

3-Sunn Concert w/ no-name 2x15 cab.

 

4-Acoustic combo w/ 1x15.

 

5-Acoustic 370 w/ 1x15 EV cab.

 

6-as above + 4x10 Hartke

 

7-5 again

 

8-Vintage SVT with 8x10

 

9-Behringer BXT 3000 w/ Avatar 1x12

 

Currently, it's:

10-as above, with the Behringer as a power amp and a SWR Grand Prix pre-amp.

 

Coming soon, it's:

The Grand Prix, the Avatar, and either a Stewart 1.6, or a QSC PLX1602. :D

New cabs likely to follow...

 

 

And I still have the Acoustic 370 and the 1x15 EV somewhere.

 

 

Interesting question, I had never actually put them in order before.

 

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

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In order, first to current:

 

1. Eden World Tour 800 w/ Peavey 4x10 and Peavey 1x15 cabs.

 

2. Ampeg SVT Classic w/Ampeg 2x15 cab.

 

3. SWR SM900 w/ 2 Bag End 1x15 and 1 Bag End 1x18 cabs. The 1x18 rarely came to shows.

 

4. Ashdown RPM-1 preamp w/ Mackie 1400i power amp; same Bag End cabs as above.

 

5. SWR Mo' Bass preamp w/ Mackie 1400i power amp, SWR Goliath III (4 ohm) cab.

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I'm like Steve - no way can I remember them all. I must say my current rigs are the best so far.

Rigs that stand out in memory are

 

(70's?)Peavey Mark IV with 2 twin 15 cabs

 

(80's?)GK 400RB with Cerwin Vega "Fridge" sub

 

(90's?)GK 800RB - 2 115 cabs

 

Is still have the Fender BXR300 combo. It doesn't get out much but I can't bear to sell it. :cry:

"He is to music what Stevie Wonder is to photography." getz76

 

I have nothing nice to say so . . .

 

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1. peavey tko 90(sold)

2. peavey tnt 100(sold)

3. laney bc 50 + 100 watt custom power amp + cheap 1X15(sold all but the laney ,broken, still have)

4. peavey tnt 185?(sold)

5. alembic f1-x, 2 nady spa 850 pa , swr goliath II, yamaha sw118v(for big shows)(still have)

6. art nightbass SE, nady spa 850 pa, swr goliath II, yamaha sw118v(for big shows)(still have)

7. as 5 minus 1 nady. (still have)

 

man i need to clean house. :eek:

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v1.0

peavey microbass

 

v2.0

carvin PB300C ProBass 300 head in combo with a 1x15 + tweeter

 

v2.1

head removed from carvin PB300C, replaced with either ampeg SVP-BSP or peavey max preamp powered by crown K2

 

v3.0

warwick quadruplet, crest pro 7200, bergantino HT-112

 

all are gone but v3.0, and i also have a squier BP15 that is my wife's. it's really just as easy to use 3.0. i might be picking up a K2 again, but i don't think it'll replace the pro 7200, which is about 13 lbs. lighter.

 

robb.

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1. Gorilla GB-30 combo

 

2. Peavey Mark IV head and Peavey 2x8, 1x15 cab (Miss that cab...)

 

3. Peavey Mark IV head and Hartke 410XL cab (this set-up saw the most gigs)

 

4. Hartke 2000 head and Hartke 410XL cab

 

5. SWR Super Redhead (still have)

 

6. Ampeg B50R (still have)

 

7. TBD -- but I have some excellent ideas!

 

Peace.

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UgggH. I hate to think about it.

 

I started with a Montgomery Ward blue metallic bass with 4 pickups. I first played through a borrowed Heathkit. Then I bought a 10 watt guitar practice amp that I hooked up to a giant (say 2'x 3'x 5') Leslie organ speaker. And I actually hauled that thing around to play!

 

So I got a Fender Musicmaster bass and a Sears 100 watt head with matching 2x15 bottom. I was the pawn shops favorite customer. I left that thing at the college when I graduated.

 

The Fender got stolen while I was learning URB. I went without bass gear for a few years, until I bought a Peavey T-40 (I recently gave this to my Dad in Kentucky so he could learn bass.) A few months later, I bought a Peavey Centurion Mark III head and 1x15. Ran into trouble after several years with that head, gave it away.

 

Bought the Fender BXR head for the Peavey bottom. Still own that rig, kinda. It's floating around somewhere at the church where I play, where I understand the youth band uses it.

 

I bought my Warwick and then went through a series of small combo acquisitions, effectively no longer owning a "rig," but rather a series of "mix and match for the gig" pieces.

Yep. I'm the other voice in the head of davebrownbass.
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