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Unread 06-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Budget rig game

Alright you have $2000 to build a show ready bass rig. Here are the rules

1. Keep it under $2000
2. spec out the rig in full with make, model, new or used, and the "price paid" (also include any pedals)
3. Use numbers you can find online (musicians friend, Amazon, whatever). For 2nd hand gear cut price in half

here is mine (actual rig)

Eden D118 cabinet, used, $400
Eden D210 cabinet, used, $450
Peavey Tour 700 head, New, $500
BBE 383 preamp, used, $100
DBX 266 Compressor/Gate, new, $150
Furman M-8 Power conditioner, used, $45
Way Huge Pork Loin pedal, new, $170
Gator U2 and Gator U6 rack cases, used, $175

Total: $2000.00
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Unread 06-07-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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Bass + SansAmp BDDI + House PA



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Unread 06-07-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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My current rig:

Aguilar Tone Hammer 500: $700
Audiokinesis Thunderchild 112AF: $750 (introductory price)
Tech 21 VT Bass (used): $85
Electro-Harmonix Small Clone (used): $50
TC Electronic Polytune Mini: $90
Line 6 M5 (used): $125
Pedaltrain Nano: $50
Kart-A-Bag Concorde III (for hauling everything on the subway): $100

Total: $1950

If I were gigging in larger places with no PA support, and was somewhere where I could have a car:

Ampeg SVT7pro - $800
Greenboy "Bassic" Dually 2x15 with Faital 15PR400 - $800ish (not totally sure on final price)
Pedalboard from above: $400

Total: $2000

If I wanted to go cheap but loud:

Eden WT400 (used): $400
Eden D410XLT (used): $450
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Unread 06-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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Bass + Line 6 Bass POD XT + House PA
Fixed for versatility.

But if no PA was in use, it would be:

Line 6 Bass POD XT: $200
Carvin HD1000: $280
Carvin BR410: $350

Total: $840

Or if you just want a real amp, trade in the POD and HD1000 for a Hartke LH500 for $350. With that, the total will be only $700.
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Unread 06-07-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
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$2000 is considered budget these days? My core rig comes out just under.

Mesa Bass 400 ($640 used)
Sextet of 6550s or KT-88's ($220 new for Tung Sol's)
Rack Case ($80)
Sansamp BDDI ($180 new)
SWR Megoliath 8x10 ($750 used... pristine/earthquake generator)
Decent Cables ($120, Monster instrument, speaker cable, regular cables for FX loop)

Total $1990
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budget as in price one out. I've seen some of the boutique gear some people have, it gets rediculous.
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Unread 06-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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My rig = Ampeg svt4 pro head $600, Ampeg 4x10 he cab $150, Seismic Audio 10 space rack case (with 3 space drawer) $230, korg dtr1000 tuner $75, Furman power conditioner $75 ,Dbx compressor $75, Neutric cables $50. Cheap and devastating.

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Unread 06-08-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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Bass ($300-$450) -> Line 6 LowDown HD400 (Scratch and Dent, $300) -> Peavey Headliner 2x10 Cab ($200) and Peavey Tour 4x10 Cab ($400)

TOTAL: $1000-$1150 including bass, $700 otherwise.

EDIT: This is actually what I use, so... Yeah. It works PERFECTLY for me.

I happen to provide affordable online session drumming, drum programming, mixing, and mastering! Hit me up via PM if you're interested.

https://soundcloud.com/jacob-jung-1/midst-of-time-instrumental
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My rig:

Markbass Little Mark II : $700
Peavey TVX 4x10 cab : $500
Tech 21 VT Bass pedal : $175 (at the time)
Danelectro Transparent OD (V1.0) : $40
Danelectro Cool Cat Chorus : $40

= best sounding rig I've ever owned.
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Oh, thanks spinedriver.

Add to mine:
Danelectro FAB Chorus: $15
Ibanez WD-7: $50 (USED)
Danelectro FAB Fuzz: $15 (USED)
Digitech Bad Monkey OD: $20 (USED)

NEW TOTAL: $800
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My current bass rig:

Fender aerodyne jazz bass with Seymour duncan sjb-3/ spb-3 pickups - paid $550 for bass (used) and $120 for pickups (new)
Hartke vx3500 350 watt 4x10 combo paid $600 used.

Total- about $1300 after tax.

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My (real) bass rig:
Yamaha BBT500H amp head- $400 new
Yamaha BBT410S 4x10 speaker cab - $300 new
Yamaha BBT410S 4x10 speaker cab- $200 used

Total = $900

However, I would say that this rig is priceless as Yamaha discontinued it and almost no one owns any part of the Yamaha BBT line of bass amps. It took me 6 ....ing years just to find a used speaker cab from this line.... WITH a Google alert set up for it that whole time. Every time I got an email alert from Google for it, it was because I had typed something about it. After 6 years of no Google alerts except for false alarms, someone decided to sell their bass rig with that cab in it. I simply bought the cab from him.
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Unread 08-02-2012, 03:22 AM   #13
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my old rig
carvin bx1200 head new $580
carvin 8x10 new $499
bbe sonic maximizer used $40
furman power conditioner new $50
dbx 131 eq new $160
SWR rack tuner new $150
2 space rack draw $50
8 space road rack new something like $200

total $1729

if you add in my bass

ibanez btb575 new $749

total would be $2478
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Unread 08-04-2012, 01:15 AM   #14
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Best budget rig I ever had.
Ampeg SVT 810en $600 (eBay)
Ampeg b2re $free (Craigslist)
Ernie Ball Musicman Sterling bass $free (trade for a guitar that was given to me)
Boss ODB-3 $10 (friend)
Boss TU-2 $25 (Craigslist)
Aphex aural xciter bass di $20 (guitar center)
4space odyssey rack $free (good friend)
Furman M8 $40 (guitar center)

So $695.

I would gladly explain all of the details on the free stuff! It came together pretty cool. Around that time I had bought tons of other stuff as well. A pair of Eden cabs, a Mesa 6x10, a tech21 landmark 600, ampeg svt350h, a trace Elliot 1810, a hartke 3500 and like a trillion different jazz basses. And a couple active ibanez things.
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