Budget rig game

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  1. Powermetalbass

    Powermetalbass Powermetalbassist

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    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
     
  2. Mazzy

    Mazzy Banned

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    Bass + SansAmp BDDI + House PA



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  3. TemjinStrife

    TemjinStrife Power Metal Cellist

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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
     
  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Fixed for versatility. :D

    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. :D
     
  5. cGoEcYk

    cGoEcYk SS.org Regular

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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
     
  6. Powermetalbass

    Powermetalbass Powermetalbassist

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    budget as in price one out. I've seen some of the boutique gear some people have, it gets rediculous.
     
  7. iron blast

    iron blast Northern Winds

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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.
     
  8. Ocara-Jacob

    Ocara-Jacob SSO Recluse

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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.
     
  9. Spinedriver

    Spinedriver SS.org Regular

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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.
     
  10. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Oh, thanks spinedriver. :lol:

    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
     
  11. broj15

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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.
     
  12. ZEBOV

    ZEBOV Banned

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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 fucking 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.
     
  13. Iron Beard

    Iron Beard SS.org Regular

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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
     
  14. xchristopherx

    xchristopherx SS.org Regular

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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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