Post Number: 377
|Posted on Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 7:07 pm: |
I added an F1-X to my rig that I bought off Ebay while I was in Iraq. All I can say is it's amazing! Very simple to use, but yet, the tone is so warm, yet crisp. I also use an SF-2, so the ability shape tone is limitless. I was using an SVT IV Pro (a great amp as well), but this is at another level. If you don't have an F1-X, you owe it to yourself to try one. Believe me, it's all that.
Post Number: 166
|Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 4:29 pm: |
so what do you power the f1x?
Post Number: 379
|Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2006 - 4:43 pm: |
I'm using a used QSC MX 1500 at the moment. It weighs a ton, but it is quiet and has more than enough power for my needs.
Post Number: 529
|Posted on Monday, August 07, 2006 - 1:56 pm: |
I'm also going down the F-1x, SF-2 and QSC power amp route having just won an e-bay auction for an f-1x. Whilst I'm not really that versed into bass amps, ( i'more of a guitarist really and a frustrated bass player lol ), It's been great to tap into the experience here and thats really how I have come to the decision to stick with the alembic sound right up to the end of the point of entry into a power amp. I'm not unhappy with my current bass rig it has a great sound butI think I understand their sound more so its probably teh right time to move up a gear to get the best sound I can afford for them.
Not sure which QSC to go for yet but, I'm saving my pennies and hopefuly by the time I decide I will be in a position to make a good informed choice.
Post Number: 786
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 2:17 am: |
I've also just won an F1-X from Ebay. Looking forward to seeing how I can use it in my rig - It may make the Eden redundant. I know how good it will sound as I've used Mike Pisanek's rig on occasion.
Post Number: 172
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 6:23 am: |
Just to chime in here...
I picked up an F1-X of Ebay last year and I've been thrilled with the sound. I grabbed a QSC RMX 1850 because I was able to get a great deal on a new one. I was thinking about going the PLX route just for the weight difference but I almost never gig anymore so it really isn't an issue. The RMX comes in at around 50lbs I think but if you put it in its own rack then it's not bad. You just don't want to put it into a 6 space rack filled with all your other stuff. If you were thinking about putting it in with other rack equipment then I would seriously suggest considering going with the PLX series.
The F1-X is awesome but I really do wish that I had a SF-2 for fine tuning.
Post Number: 2466
|Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 7:13 am: |
Jazzy though I bought a QSC-PLX 3002 to go in Tweak Peaks (see http://alembic.com/club/messages/393/30771.html?1156333007) I always considered the E15 of MC2 a good alternative. MC2 is a UK(see http://www.mc2-audio.co.uk/e15/) based poweramp constructor!
I never played the F1-X much as a stand-alone unit (what maybe I should have done for some time) but the whole set-up with a SF-2 is killing ...with a patience of course!
You HAVE some learning to do!!
Post Number: 577
|Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 3:00 pm: |
Hmm, I just visited the site for the Mc2 amp. Prices way off my budget. Especially as I'm not gigging regularly on bass at the moment.
Post Number: 586
|Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2006 - 2:23 pm: |
Just to let you know, I got a second hand PLX 2402 this afternoon and although I haven't tried it with my boogie speakers it sounded great in the shop using " lesser" speakers and my F-1X, so I can only imagine it's gonna sound great.
I need to get hold of speakon to jack cables as my cabs only use hack sockets. Then I can try it at home.
I'll probably keep the Boogie walkabout as a backup amp or if i'm doing a small gig where I only need to drive my 2x10.