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themaestro
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Wichita, Kansas

Drums = pulse, Bass = heartbeat
Mar 3rd, 2018 09:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mr. Steely,

I just recently got a Zoom B3n, also. It is replacing a Boss ME-20B + FS-5U switch pedal (for bank switching). So far I like it. It is smaller, don't need the extra switch, has amp and cab sims that I didn't have before. I don't miss the volume/wah rocker part of the 20B. I never used it except as an on/off volume switch.

The only band I use the pedal with is a cover band. For church, big band and other stuff. I go straight to the amp.

For the cover band, I use a Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 and an Avatar B212. For everything else, I have been using a Carvin MB210. If I have a really small acoustic type thing, I use a Carvin MB10, which weighs almost nothing.

darrellsteely

Dayton,OH

Mar 3rd, 2018 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Bob, an effects pedal is new to me. I always plugged straight in and let 'er rip. The learning curve on this thing may be a little long, but so far I like what I can find with the presets. One of these days I'll get to reading the manual. Instructions? I don't need no stinkin' instructions! Yeah, old habits die hard.

digiboy

New York City

Mar 3rd, 2018 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

"How did we ever drag around 810 cabs"

If I had the space to store it and a handful o' roadies to move it everywhere, I'd still never play through anything but an SVT rig!

"digiboy, what does the shorthorn weigh?"

I've never weighed my Dano Shorthorns. You could probably look it up somewhere. I doubt there is much variation in weight from one to another since they are all made from the same materials. It's certainly lighter than most any P bass. That much I can tell.

Laker

Forgive your enemies

but never forget their names
Mar 3rd, 2018 01:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

What I’ve used as my “old guy rig” has been an Eden WTX500 into a TC Electronics 210 cabinet. It’s a very light weight, nice sounding setup, but doesn’t perform well in any setting other than a cocktail lounge.

For regular gigs I’ve gone back to using my Aguilar DB680 into a Crown K2 driving one (or two if needed) EA VL210 cabinet. It’s not as cumbersome as the days of using a Sunn Model T powering two folded horn 18 cabinets, and with the addition of a collapsible cart it’s fairly easy to handle DB680/K2 rig.

Bubbalou

USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Mar 6th, 2018 08:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

I am another old guy whose amp and cabs got much lighter.
GB streamliner 600 (600 Watts RMS into 4ohm load) and 2 - 1 x 12 GK cabs that I put Eminence Kappalite 3012 HO Neo Speakers in.
Head 6lbs and each cab 32lbs. Me and my back are much happier

Lewis

USA

Who is E. Sandoval?
Mar 9th, 2018 02:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

"old guy rig". Speaking of old, one of the oldest rock stations in the country is changing it's format this Saturday night. Sad day for old guy rockers everywhere.

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BonkersBass

Tejas

Do'in the 5 string thing!
Mar 12th, 2018 11:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

All my rigs are old guy rigs - cause I'm an old guy.

Rig #1 - Fender Rumble 200 V3 - for practice, small gigs, band rehearsal and church - 35 lbs.

Rig #2 - Genz Benz Streamliner 900 (900 watts, 6 lbs.) and two Aguliar SL112 cabinets - 25 lbs each, total weight 56 lbs.

Rig #3 - Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 (600 watts, 3.5 lbs) and Epifani UL 410, total weight 62 lbs.

I can play any gig I'm likely to encounter with these rigs. Everything was purchased used except for the G_B shuttle.

rwb

Canada

The Plankster of Love
Mar 12th, 2018 05:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

@Rick Knight -

My 1962 Dano Shorthorn weighs about 6.3 pounds


Sure is nice after my solidbodies - gotta love a hollow chunk of Masonite

Rick Knight
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St Peters, MO USA

May I be excused? My brain is full.
Mar 13th, 2018 07:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, rwb. That is amazingly light. I like light basses and have some that weigh less than 8 lbs, but none under 7.

kart24
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Vacaville CA

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Jun 18th, 2018 10:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ampeg SVT7Pro over and SVT410HLF. Its all about being light weight or having casters.


thedqmanfla

USA

Dots Only!
Jun 22nd, 2018 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

Also an ole fart here
Genz benz 9.2 with 1x12 cabinet
Replaced the speaker with a Faria
1600 watt 1x12 neo
Total rig 36 lbs
Will never need another!!!

Twangmeister

Philly/NL, CT

Retired
Jul 17th, 2018 07:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've been phasing in my old guy rig for a few years. Sold my old Yorkville combo bass amp and bought an Acoustic Image Ten2. At 30 lbs and 800 watts RMS it was half the weight and triple the watts. In real world use it was a bit louder than the trusty Yorkie. It also doubles as an acoustic instrument amp for guitar and dobro and was my jazz guitar amp for a few years. It stays at our CT place with my DRRI.

Our Philly condo was only 605 sq/ft and I made do with a Peavey Vypyr3 for bass, acoustic stuff and electric guitar. Fortunately my bass playing in Philly is limited to lower volume stuff and 100 watts is way more than adequate. I can handle the 35 pound load.

Even my basses are light now.


conaway

USA

looking for career plan B
Aug 9th, 2018 09:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve played in bands for 40 years and have played electric bass for the past 16 years, and double bass for the past 3 years, so was looking for an amp that could accommodate both. Finally bought a Fender Rumble 200 V3 - weighs about 35 lbs and sounds great with both instuments. I am a happy camper....

Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Aug 10th, 2018 11:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

I moved from a GK 700 RBII and two 15” cabs to a Genz Benz Streamliner 600 and two GK 112-2 NEO
cabs. I eventually changed the speakers from the 300 watt RMS GK speakers to an Eminence Kappalite 3012HO NEO in each one. 400 watts RMS with longer cone travel. Day and night difference. They worked so well that playing outside with both cabs and the Streamliner 600 (600 watts rms at 4 ohms , 385 watts rms at 8 ohms) and did really well at about 2/3 volume and an active 5 string bass with the amp on 10 db gain and surprised no distortion or overload. I love this amp and these speakers. The Streamliner 600 uses a 6 stage tube preamp running at normal voltages levels of approx. 300 + vdc (3 12AX7). I like to use a Tungsol 12AX7 in V1 slot. The output is Class D solid state making this amp have a small footprint and 6lbs weight. I can put it in the Large front zip up pocket on a gig bag is I wanted to. One thing I did add is a 17"x6" Midrange horn capable of 200 watts RMS but really only sees about 50-80 watts RMS due to the Eminence "bandwidth crossover" preselected to operate between 1,100 hz and about 4Khz. This horn actually sounds musical if you use it by itself where some of the tweeter horns sound distorted by themselves but not in the mix with the other speaker/s

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 03:30 AM, Aug 11th, 2018)

Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Aug 15th, 2018 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

For those who do not know. There are two ways to get more perceived volume.
A. higher output amp
B. Very sensitive speaker (takes less power to move the cone) of 102db or greater.

Combine them both and you have an amp that you do not have to crank to insane levels where the amp distorts (which by the way solid state amp driven in excess volume produces more of a square wave output which can burn out speaker.


kart24
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Vacaville CA

Runs with scissors !!
Aug 27th, 2018 10:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

My old guy rig should show up this Thursday. A Rumble 200 1-15 with a 2-10 extension speaker.

For years I've used Sunn Model T's, Showmans, V4B's, and a whole bunch of JBL loaded cabinets.

It's time to give my back a vacation.

heynorm

Omaha, USA

Oct 3rd, 2018 11:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

My old guy rig now is mostly a GK MB500 with MB200 backup. Neo115 or Neo112, which now has become my main workhorse. Actually, the 200 has recently taken a lot of the load. It really thumps! And, a five-pound Hofner Ignition that is very easy on the back. I turn 68 this month.

(This message was last edited by heynorm at 01:08 AM, Oct 4th, 2018)

rythmpyg
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Wisconsin, USA

you'll thank me in the end
Nov 17th, 2018 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nobody uses Markbass products?

I'm newish to bass (2 years), played guitar for 45 years.

Seems great to me.

themaestro
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Wichita, Kansas

Drums = pulse, Bass = heartbeat
Nov 17th, 2018 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've never tried Markbass. I have trouble getting past the yellow. It's not something I would use on a stage. There are plenty of more subdued alternatives.

Rick Knight
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St Peters, MO USA

Busy doing something close to nothing
Nov 18th, 2018 06:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Nobody uses Markbass products?"

The Little Mark III heads in the OP are Markbass. For whatever reason, the brand doesn't have the buzz it did a few years ago. Some people say the quality suffered when production moved from Italy to Asia, which seems to be said about most brands that move production overseas. I have one of each and don't hear a difference. I'm not a fan of the color scheme, but like the features of mine and have no issues with their performance.

(This message was last edited by Rick Knight at 04:47 PM, Nov 18th, 2018)

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