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Old 01-20-2007, 08:21 PM
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Default What kind of amp do you guys play out of?

Hello all Ken Smith bass players. My question for all you talented bass players is what kind of amps do yall play your basses out of? I for one have an Eden head, with a Goliath III cab.
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:39 AM
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Under my Bench is an old SWR Redhead. It is actually serial no. 48 from 1988. I sent it back to SWR several years ago to get something fixed and they ended up updating the entire amp to be more like the Redhead II. Also, we have an old Babyblue from when they first came out with it and that too was modded at SWR years ago. For gigs which I mainly do only on DB (upright) I use an EBS 15 Drome that I got from Brooklyn Gear.

That about sums up what I have and use personally..
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:54 PM
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I currently play through an Ampeg BA115. It gets the job done for the most part. Especially running everything through the board. I've had it for about five and a half years. I want to enhance it with either a Sansamp or MXR M80. Eventually I would like to get the HP version. A little over twice the power, not such a strain on the speaker.

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Old 01-21-2007, 09:39 PM
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I'm currently using a GK MB150S. Lots of power in a small package and I can get a neutral sound out of it. It works for me. Although there may be better amps out there, they wouldn't make me play any better. I'm working on that.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:49 PM
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My main setup is my Ken Smith Black Tiger 5, an Eden Navigator preamp, Carvin 1000 watt power amp, Epifani UL410 cab. I just bought the Epifani because of the transportation. My other cab is a SWR Goliath III, that stays in my room right now because its too heavy for me to carry (im only 5'10 140 lbs) and I use my Epifani because its louder. I play at church and I do a lot of traveling with the church, so I use my Epifani, but when I decide to settle down in church, ima use my Goliath. It is just gonna sit there because I wont need to carry it. I also have a MIDI system that I never use becasue I am missing a pickup. And I dont want to damage my Smith trying to install another pickup.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:21 AM
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I run through a Peavey Firebass 700 II head driving Peavey 810TVX (8x10") and Peavey 215D-BW (2x15") cabs.
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Old 01-23-2007, 02:38 PM
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Trace Elliot Amps since 1987 exclusively, Ampeg PR 410 HLF's, PR1832 HE's, PR 115 HE's. Oh yeah, and that old Peavey Mark IV. Just for kicks ...
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:00 PM
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I have a couple of amps. I have an iAmp 500 and a Wizzy cab. I also have an Epifani UL110 and PS112 cabs. I still have my trusty WW M-100 head that I bought from Walter back in '84.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:49 PM
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Well Im currently using a Gallien Krueger MBS head with a 2x10 made with eminence speakers. Gets coole tone but lacks of very high power... its only 150 watts @4ohms

Then for small rehersals I use a Ibanez 25W lol Its amazing what 25w can do.
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I also use a Peavey Mark IV driving a couple of old Ampeg 15" speakers
in their original cab. Also have a Polytone Mini Brute for lower volume gigs.
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:17 PM
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SWR Super Redhead...

Its from the first year they had the vent port under the woofers on the front...
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Currently im using a Ampeg pro3 and a Eden xlt 410 for my larger gig`s and a Genz Benz ml200 combo for smaller gig`s! I also have a older SWR Bassic Black with Swr single 15 cab, they are currently my end tables for now!!!
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:51 PM
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After trying out a bunch of amps and cabs, I settled on a GK 1001RB with a couple of GK Neo 212 cabs or Avatar 210 Neo (great cab BTW). This set up is light, loud, and very clean sounding.
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I'm currently running an Epifani Quest II Pre, a Stew 1.2 (I had a Crest CA9, but that thing is SOOOO heavy.... had to go lighter...) into a pair of Epifani T112's (not the UL's... they have no booty to my ears...)

I would like to upgrade the pre to a Millennia STT... but the delta in price and improvement in a live sound situation makes it a moot exercise.

I AM going ot get a pair of 8 Ohm SWR Goliath 3's or a pair of old style Berg 310's... I need big rig capability....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Desmund Nichols View Post
Hello all Ken Smith bass players. My question for all you talented bass players is what kind of amps do yall play your basses out of? I for one have an Eden head, with a Goliath III cab.
This is my rig:

Ken Smith BSR6MW
QSC RMX 2450
ADA MB-1
EBS-1V2
Rocktron Intellifex
Schroeder 1212L
Schroeder 21012L

A BSR6MW fretless is in the making......
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:30 PM
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Hey my fellow bottom-lovers, my choice of Bass is exclusevely Smith, I've played through many different heads and cabinets, but ultamately fell in love with the warmth and overall sound of the "Classic" series head and cabinets from "AMPEG". I've never heard the richness and smoothness from any other Bass-Cab combo I own the SVT Classic all tube 300 watt bass head, which I run through a SVT-810 cab "The Truth" (old school players call it the Motown sound) when I play gigs outside of my church I use my SVT-410HLF it's easier to travel with without losing the tone and bottom. check out the pics.
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:52 PM
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Before you can know how good your electric bass can sound, it has to be run through a really good amp. Playing a Smith or other boutique bass through a rough amp is kind of a waste of the bass. I prefer Ampeg stuff. I use a Portabass 800 with a PB212H cab. The head is great and really delivers the full tone of my basses better than anything else I've tried them thru. The cab is so colorless and even that it is hard to tell a recording from the head direct out from a recording off of the cabinet with a high quality mic. I am able to run the EQ flat on this setup and just work the tone out from the bass. An upside to the Portabass series is relatively light weight compared to Ampegs older style heads and cabinets. There doesn't seem to be any compromise in the quality of the sound.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:35 AM
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I am pretty simple and straight forward:

Epifani 4X10 cabinet
Stewart 2.1 World Amp
Demeter 1.5 space pre-amp (Set pretty flat with scooped mids).

I love my cabinet and pre-amp. I love the weight of the world amp, but may go all tube in the future, but the sound to weight trade off is something I have to get use too.

I play Gospel, Contemporary Jazz, an some R&B.

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Old 02-20-2007, 09:32 AM
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I am pretty simple and straight forward:

Epifani 4X10 cabinet
Stewart 2.1 World Amp
Demeter 1.5 space pre-amp (Set pretty flat with scooped mids).

I love my cabinet and pre-amp. I love the weight of the world amp, but may go all tube in the future, but the sound to weight trade off is something I have to get use too.

I play Gospel, Contemporary Jazz, an some R&B.

Kraig
Kraig , do you have any photos of your rig?
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:46 PM
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I use the Eden gear. At present I am using the WT800 amp and one or two D410XLT cabs depending on the size of the gig. My main bass is one of Ken's very finely crafted Black Tiger Elite's (6 string). Its a beautiful piece to play. (aren't all smith basses though??) I also have one of the Proto-J 5 strings, very nice for the funk! Both these basses sound great through the Eden gear, lovely and warm and the 'snap' is still there when I get my thumb out!

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