Post Number: 48
|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 - 4:42 pm: |
Right now my rig consists of an Alembic F-2B and SF-2. Unfortunately I'm on a tight budget and can only afford a power amp in the $300-$400 range. Any suggestions?
Post Number: 9753
|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:35 pm: |
Glancing at Ebay I see that in the last two weeks three QSC PLX 2402s have sold in that range. This would suggest that this is the market for that amp and that you should be able to find one fairly soon at that price. However all three listings appeared to be from 'shops' rather than individual owners; so that may be a factor.
What kind of cab or cabs are you driving? You should be looking for something that matches up with the ohm and watts ratings of your cabs.
Post Number: 32
|Posted on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 7:46 pm: |
I have a Stewart World 2.1 power amp for sale. $400.
I bought it in 2004 from Bass Northwest for $825.
Perfect condition, always in a rackcase.
400w x 2 @ 8 ohms
650w x 2 @ 4 ohms
2100w bridged @ 4 ohms
Dale in Michigan
Post Number: 1113
|Posted on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 8:57 pm: |
Thats a good price,
I use one and have been loving it.
Post Number: 629
|Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 3:32 pm: |
Check out Carvin amps www.carvin.com
Post Number: 316
|Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 12:26 pm: |
You might find an ADA B500B bass amp. They are two amps in one and sound great.
Post Number: 702
|Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 12:54 pm: |
You can find the same in USA
Post Number: 101
|Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 2:23 pm: |
Find an old Trace Elliot. They are beasts with lots of headroom.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 5:10 pm: |
This may be the worst idea ever but; with that kind of front end why not use a Crown USA made PA amp. Strapped or paralleled for proper match to your cabinet. I bought a Crown Com Tech 400 for under $100 shipped. This is no lightweight though. Easily 40 lbs and no knobs. It's meant to take your pre output (through whatever effects) and make it big. Crown has proprietary circuitry to protect the amp from subsonic oscillations too. Pretty tough animals.
Post Number: 79
|Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 4:22 pm: |
Check out a Hartke LH500 - Bass Amplifier. The guys at BassNW turned me on to em. They sound so much like my Alembic FX-1, I don't need to take one to gigs. Cheep, reliable, and sounds great. It is a big improvement over past Hartke ambs. $350 new and it blows doors.
Post Number: 654
|Posted on Monday, November 22, 2010 - 6:37 pm: |
Get a few of these and string 'em together~
Post Number: 817
|Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 11:54 pm: |
My Crest CA9 was within your budget from ebay and is amazing. If you can deal with the weight, I highly recommend the CA6 or CA9.
Post Number: 856
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 12:28 am: |
I must concur with Edwin on the Crest amps. I had a CA6 and deeply regret selling it. Weight issues aside they are the stoutest amps on the market for being two space-they are deep though. I would consider putting it in it's own rack and putting your preamps and efx in another rack to distribute the weight. They're worth every penney.
Post Number: 2268
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 3:39 am: |
I've often wondered about those Electro harmonix amps and if it is worth getting one as a backup but I assume they would get into overdrive well before getting any useful clean stage volume. Do you have any experience of them?
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 5:44 am: |
I found a QSC Power amp on ebay for £150 a couple of years ago.
Blooming weighs a ton,but a great amp!
Post Number: 2816
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 6:31 am: |
Hi Jim and welcome to the club from Scotland. Why not introduce yourself in the 'introductions' section and show us some pics of your distillate?
Post Number: 21
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 9:10 am: |
hey connor - i see you're selling your pre and sf2 - curious what combination you decided on.
Post Number: 2269
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 9:46 am: |
I found a used QSC in a music shop a few years ago and got it for a good price and it's a great clean amp.
Post Number: 1471
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 10:03 am: |
About almost a year ago we started a similar thread ;
Happy power amp hunting!
Post Number: 394
|Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 1:21 pm: |
I have experience with the Electro-Harmonix 22 Calibre amp. I was not happy with it. Yes, it's amazing that a little pedal-sized box can do what it does...it gets fairly loud... but... it goes into distortion very easily, and that distortion was not smooth and creamy. When I hooked it up to a real articulate speaker I was not happy with the sound the amp was sending. Another thing: E-H said the amp was compatible with a 4-ohm speaker, which turned out to be not true. I pinned them on it and they said I was correct. But they did not offer to take it back; they just said to try to return it to the dealer. Not good service.
Now they have a 44-watt version; perhaps it is far superior to the 22 Calibre. But I would need to be sure it was what I need and not trust what their ads say.
I wouldn't even bother to try it for bass guitar applications.