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So what setup do you guys use at home and at gigs? do you gig with amp or DI or both? whats your normal provider of amplification at home and so forth?
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I use an HX Stomp through a PA cab for both.

Have fallen a long way from using an SVT or an AD200B live but I’m not missing it and sound better.

Gigs I use in ear monitors using a Rolls PM351
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Honestly just get a Rumble 500

It does everything with grit and 4 band eq, good power, and you can run a modeller into it as a preamp
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TmcB wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:01 pm I use an HX Stomp through a PA cab for both.

Have fallen a long way from using an SVT or an AD200B live but I’m not missing it and sound better.

Gigs I use in ear monitors using a Rolls PM351
I have wondered about a PA cab for bass at home, handy for other stuff too, I remember when I had the HD500X and Line 6 powered PA speaker I was quite underwhelmed by the lack of volume with a bass, what are you using Toany?
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jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:09 pm
TmcB wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:01 pm I use an HX Stomp through a PA cab for both.

Have fallen a long way from using an SVT or an AD200B live but I’m not missing it and sound better.

Gigs I use in ear monitors using a Rolls PM351
I have wondered about a PA cab for bass at home, handy for other stuff too, I remember when I had the HD500X and Line 6 powered PA speaker I was quite underwhelmed by the lack of volume with a bass, what are you using Toany?
Headrush 112/alto ts did the trick - shakes the house. Actually know someone selling theirs for $350 actually.

You need at least 1000w and 12” for bass to be worth it
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TmcB wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:22 pm
jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:09 pm
TmcB wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:01 pm I use an HX Stomp through a PA cab for both.

Have fallen a long way from using an SVT or an AD200B live but I’m not missing it and sound better.

Gigs I use in ear monitors using a Rolls PM351
I have wondered about a PA cab for bass at home, handy for other stuff too, I remember when I had the HD500X and Line 6 powered PA speaker I was quite underwhelmed by the lack of volume with a bass, what are you using Toany?
Headrush 112/alto ts did the trick - shakes the house. Actually know someone selling theirs for $350 actually.

You need at least 1000w and 12” for bass to be worth it
Any benefit to going 15" over the 12"?
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jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:24 pm
TmcB wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:22 pm
jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:09 pm

I have wondered about a PA cab for bass at home, handy for other stuff too, I remember when I had the HD500X and Line 6 powered PA speaker I was quite underwhelmed by the lack of volume with a bass, what are you using Toany?
Headrush 112/alto ts did the trick - shakes the house. Actually know someone selling theirs for $350 actually.

You need at least 1000w and 12” for bass to be worth it
Any benefit to going 15" over the 12"?
Bigger bass, more power with 15” but also more weight and size.

12” is the right size for me
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ImageI have a mini mark, all the woof at band room volumes you’d want. And a perfect seat
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TmcB wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:46 pm 12” is the right size for me
I like a man who knows his limits :mental:
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Bearing in mind that all the gigs I do these days are walk ups in small country music clubs (40-80 people) I’ve found a Rumble 40w. Is perfect for the job. Weights nothing and does a great job. I couple that with my preferred bass guitar being a Fender Precision Lyte (MIJ) which is an active bass and is also a lighter instrument. As you age, light and portable become very important. Of course you younger players have different needs but one day with luck you’ll still be playing at my age and you will understand.
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Pre-amp into the desk for jamming with the drummer software.

Mix of the above and the Jansen for recording.

Orange for gigs and rehearsal if there's no back line provided.
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jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 9:20 pm
TmcB wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:46 pm 12” is the right size for me
I like a man who knows his limits :mental:
I was going to change that but no, I thought I’d pay JB his due
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Kev77 wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:54 pm ImageI have a mini mark, all the woof at band room volumes you’d want. And a perfect seat
Bassist in our covers band uses one of these. Sounds great, crazy to hear that much noise out of that little thing! I'm still using a tiny 1x10 Pro Junior so our amp situation is very cute.

On the rare occasion I play electric at home, I'm inclined to use my UAFX/direct pedalboard with headphones.

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Well, I play acoustic so I have a 12" Wharfedale Titan wedge thing or go for a DI.
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