Looking for a stage amp

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mickeyj4j
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Looking for a stage amp

Post by mickeyj4j » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:21 pm

Up untill now I have been using the old samick 80w amp at church so have not needed a stage amp as such.

At home I have a Roland Cube 20XL Bass amp I like this allot......would consider upgrading thus to the 120XL version, the cube series of amps have a great tone, built In amp models, and some nice effects too. Great value for money. I never expect to be playing in a band that would require a massive amp or anything but I would like something versatile that I could use.

When it does come time for me to get something I would defiantly shop around and try some different options before jumping in on what I think.......

What do you think is a good option that is versatile, any brands, models options I should look at. Cost and value for money is always good.

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Re: Looking for a stage amp

Post by beagle » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:22 pm

Hi Mickey
Roland amps have always been great quality from my experience so you can't go wrong.
As an alternative, that could offer you a lot more grunt yet portability....
I just purchased an Ashdown 1x12" + horn 250watt lightweight cab from music planet for use in our church. They are currently on special 50% off so the price is $250inc GST. This is a great sounding cab, small and really portable and fantastic value at that price.
http://www.musicplanet.co.nz/amplifiers ... -12-b.html
If you bought 2x of those and then a compact amp up to 500watts, possibly digital.... then depending on the gig you could take along either one or two cabinets.
I use my Gallien Krueger 800RB or 400RB wit it and it sounds great to my tastes.
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Re: Looking for a stage amp

Post by mickeyj4j » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:37 pm

beagle wrote:Hi Mickey
Roland amps have always been great quality from my experience so you can't go wrong.
As an alternative, that could offer you a lot more grunt yet portability....
I just purchased an Ashdown 1x12" + horn 250watt lightweight cab from music planet for use in our church. They are currently on special 50% off so the price is $250inc GST. This is a great sounding cab, small and really portable and fantastic value at that price.
http://www.musicplanet.co.nz/amplifiers ... -12-b.html
If you bought 2x of those and then a compact amp up to 500watts, possibly digital.... then depending on the gig you could take along either one or two cabinets.
I use my Gallien Krueger 800RB or 400RB wit it and it sounds great to my tastes.
Steve :-)
Steve thanks but your link is broke. They only have this one http://www.musicplanet.co.nz/ashdown-mi ... -12-b.html

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Re: Looking for a stage amp

Post by Mr Bass Man » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:47 pm

Ashdown make some good bass amps.... I tried a 180w? Ashdown combo a few week ago and it sounded great - has a built in DI, in case you do play in a larger venue and need to put the amp through the PA
Depends what your budget is - there's plenty on Trade me if you don't want to spend a lot to get a new one
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