Okay, as I recently mentioned in this thread on the Aerodyne bass in the other instruments section, I've joined my buddy's band on bass and am looking to build a rig!
I've been thinking of doing something along the lines of Shannon; some sort of Sansamp / bass DI through a power amp to a cabinet, but I think I'm leaning towards a 410 of some sort instead of a 2x12. If it helps, the 2 guitarists in the band are playing halfstacks, one Mesa Single Rec with an over sized Mesa cab and a JCM 800 with the matching cab.
I used to tell myself that Ampeg would be the only way to go if I ever played bass but the lightweight cabs that GK and Markbass provide seem very appealing. Specifically the MBX, MBE, or Neo series from Gallien Krueger. Also Carvin seems to make a decent 410 for a rival price.
Has anyone played these and compared them to the Ampeg 410's like the HLF cab? Found this deal at $250 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...773429170.html
Also I am thinking that after getting a cabinet first, I can use my Randall T2's 400w power section with a sansamp until I get something else later down the line. Hopefully this doesn't seem too absurd, though I think it would be pretty amusing and
Ampeg vs GK vs Carvin cabs for punchy bass with a bit of dirt & grind?
Ampeg SVT or GTFO. The 4x10s aren't that heavy.