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Inexpensive Gear That Sounds Great

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by RIP, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. RIP

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    A thread about equipment that you never thought would sound so good.....

    First up

    I bought a Peavy Headliner 210 a few months back brand new for $200.00. I bought it to use mostly for rehearsals as I didn't want to tote around my spendy cabs for practice.

    Welp I used it last week for a show, teamed it up with a Ampeg PF500 and "Surprise", damn thing sounded great!!. .... (is sounded a word?)

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    Whatcha got?......and yes "Whatcha" is a word :)
     
  2. Nachobassman

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    Peavey makes great gear.

    Is it heavy?
     
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    Yeah, it's about 55lbs, and built like a Tank. But the venue was small and we decided to go with a "small" set up, so I took it and it freaking sounded really good...i was pleasantly surprised
     
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    P(h)eavy then. Thanks for the hint, Peavy.
     
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    Ha!....I never thought of that
    Very true though
     
  6. Nachobassman

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    Renaming the thread “Inexpensive Gear that Sounds Great”.......which is what I should have named it from the beginning :)
     
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    I always get the "I really like how your bass sounds" from my cheap, made in China, and road-worn Ashdown 2x10 combo. TBH, that's the reason I'm keeping it instead of the Warwick BC300, I do love how it sounds and fills any small or irish pub stage.

    (Pics to come, I promise)
     
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    This year I had a great sound with my Katana BO, Ashdown 410CL and Eich amp. Maybe no cheap stuff, still it showed me clearly that more than 1k€ for „as new second hand“ stuff is not needed to get the best sound. It was sufficient to rock a whole street!
     
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    I have no cheap gear :( but I can vouch for the new EHX russian muff.
    It is a better sounding fuzz then the Darkglass Duality is.
    I gave one to a very good friend of mine and was really impressed while testing it.
    I use a wayhuge russian pickle myself, which is a notch better and costs a lot more.

    [​IMG]
     
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    What a beauty.
    That brings me back to high school
     
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    i think the rockbass line IMO i brought a 150$ rockbass sounded like a million bux
     
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    I second that, but the NT1, best cheap neck through bass around, a little upgrade to the pre and you’re in SSI territory sonically if not visually with the flamed maple and wax finish, quite amazing really.
     
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    Agreed, I had a RB Fortress that was unbelievable......awesome bass!
     
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    I got into looping for a short time and bought a Ditto. After a few weeks I tried a Hotone Looper.
    Ended up returning the Ditto, took $70.00 of that and bought the Hotone.....It was easier for me to use, half the price and sounds great
    I still have it in my arsenal

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    Puh most of my gear is pretty cheap :)
    I bought my FMC boxes for 330€for 2x12+8 and 300€ for two 1x12+8 with Eminence Kappa Pro 12 inside. This is truly inexpensive for the money.

    And also my DG clones from lazarus_04 cost 80€ per effect.

    And my favorite bass models are the old Fortress models from germany. Also a good price perfomance ratio.

    A non Warwick I can recommend is the Squier Matt Freeman Signature (400€). Really a good precision for the money. Put a nice pickup inside like the SD SPB-4, and it sounds killer.
     
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    Used Hughes & Kettner Bassbase 250/400/600 can be picked up in the UK for for the cost of used Peavey/Ashdown/Laney/Carlsboro and yet it is WAY better in terms of quality.
     
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    My cheap purchase that is shit hot is a MTD Grendel V 35"scale
     
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    Zoom B3n - way way better than it should be for its price.
     
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    Would love to try that. I have the B3, it's a sweet convenient unit, with the only bummer that you can only use 3 effects at a time.
     
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