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I'm so excited... this is my first bass rig! (I just had to share)



SX P/J --> Ampeg B2R --> Avatar B210
And a Korg pedal tuner that I occasionally even remember to use!

The Ampeg B2R is quieter than I expected it to be (not sure if it can hang with guitarists & drummers without a second cab) and I have come to the conclusion that playing my guitar through this rig isn't really going to work... it works but it just sounds... wrong. And this is coming from someone whose guitar "rig" (currently) consists of a Fender Frontman 15G.
 

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Congrats on the new rig. Turn it up!:rockon:
 

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Congratulations! Nice first rig. If you are looking down the road for another cab, Avatar's 2x12 would be great under that 2x10.
 

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Nice rig Jane! I like my B2R better than my SVT-3 PRO, the 2X10 should be great for small venues, win another cab and you will have it all so keep postin'!

The only bass amps that sound good for guitar are the old Fender, Traynor, etc tube-type. Never tried my guitar thru the bass rig.
 

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I was definitely thinking about a 2x12 under that 2x10... gee, this buying stuff is getting really addictive! Unfortunately, it's going to have to wait until I graduate... *sighs* One more year!
 

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200W at 8ohms should be enough for small venues/practice. For a while, I used a Yorkville XM200 by itself against a Marshall half-stack and it was fine (at somewhere around 140W without extension speaker). Just make sure not to use the 'smiley' EQ - in fact, boost your mids a touch (or cut the lows a touch instead) to help cut through more easily.
 

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He is Heavy and He is Not my Brother!

Congratulations! Nice first rig. If you are looking down the road for another cab, Avatar's 2x12 would be great under that 2x10.
The only problem with the Avatar 2x12 is that it is so brutally heavy! Great looking cabs though for sure. I have never heard them but they get great reviews from most bass players. One day I will have to drive down to Couer d'Alene, ID and try them out.
 

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The only problem with the Avatar 2x12 is that it is so brutally heavy! Great looking cabs though for sure. I have never heard them but they get great reviews from most bass players. One day I will have to drive down to Couer d'Alene, ID and try them out.
Brutally heavy?? Avatar stopped using Delta's, and only uses neo speakers now. I can 1-hand the cabinet no problem.
 

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Maybe you will win one this month, right here.
Well that sounds just great and I will look forward to it too. I will go out and buy a bunch of 649 ticket in the morning too. With my luck I will get hit by big tennis ball hailstone that fell near us last night.

If they are as light as James on Bass says they are then I am in, eh! As one get older, one just cannot drag that heavy equipment around as easily I used to.
 

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*laughs* the chance of me winning anything (ever) is about equivalent to the chance of a meteor hitting my backyard... ie. none.

The B210 is really really light. It's about 40 lbs and I can pick it up without any problems (I'm about 120 lbs) - with both hands though. I'm really glad I went with the avatar over the ampeg b/c the ampeg's about 65 lbs, and I think that's the weight of the B212. I guess the alternative is to get the B112... but there's something so... symmetrical about a 210 over a 212. Maybe symmetrical is the wrong word, but just because the 112 ports are on the side, it kind of looks wrong.

My landlord & landlady were out of the house this weekend... so I got to turn my rig up :D It was awesome... especially standing/sitting in front of it. Definitely eardrum bursting.
 

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My landlord & landlady were out of the house this weekend... so I got to turn my rig up :D It was awesome... especially standing/sitting in front of it. Definitely eardrum bursting.
It's allways fun when nobody is home. I have my 810 cab in my living room and thats the only time I play it.:rockon2:
 

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Mmm... turning up an 810 would be fun... don't know how the house would take it though... I swear, when I had the volume on my bass up past a certain point, on some notes, I would hear other stuff in the house ring out... maybe it was just too much noise into my ears...
 

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Mmm... turning up an 810 would be fun... don't know how the house would take it though... I swear, when I had the volume on my bass up past a certain point, on some notes, I would hear other stuff in the house ring out... maybe it was just too much noise into my ears...
Ahhhh, you're hitting the resonant frequency of some of the stuff in your house - when I was still living with my parents, if I hit a B Flat, every picture in the basement room I used for practice would shake - never put it up loud enough for one to fall though:D
 

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Ahhhh, you're hitting the resonant frequency of some of the stuff in your house - when I was still living with my parents, if I hit a B Flat, every picture in the basement room I used for practice would shake - never put it up loud enough for one to fall though:D
Nice. I think my problem is the D *laughs* - everything was awesome until I played the D then I got kind of worried about whether the sound came from the amp or whatever. Maybe my landlord/landlady have too much stuff :D
 

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I'm so excited... this is my first bass rig! (I just had to share)



SX P/J --> Ampeg B2R --> Avatar B210
And a Korg pedal tuner that I occasionally even remember to use!

The Ampeg B2R is quieter than I expected it to be (not sure if it can hang with guitarists & drummers without a second cab) and I have come to the conclusion that playing my guitar through this rig isn't really going to work... it works but it just sounds... wrong. And this is coming from someone whose guitar "rig" (currently) consists of a Fender Frontman 15G.
man thats some beautiful carpet.
 

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Nice. I think my problem is the D *laughs* - everything was awesome until I played the D then I got kind of worried about whether the sound came from the amp or whatever. Maybe my landlord/landlady have too much stuff :D
Yep; The strange things that happen with a new bass amp. I'm pretty used to the rattling they can do, crooked pictures, and setting off the truck alarm. Anway, I was giving it a workout when I first got it and kept hearing noises, crashes, bangs, thuds.

Then I found the source:


And oh, I'm so embarrased by the moldy silicone, but it's fixed now!
 

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.... and the wallpaper is pretty nice too. It complements the carpet design rather well in the overall concept of the theme of Jane's decor. Well done!
It's not my house, actually... I'm on a work term and I'm renting a room - thats the basement living room and it's a gorgeous house. My apartment (in Waterloo) is a lot more Spartan... you know, white walls and solid colour beige carpets. Works for me.
 

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Yep; The strange things that happen with a new bass amp. I'm pretty used to the rattling they can do, crooked pictures, and setting off the truck alarm. Anway, I was giving it a workout when I first got it and kept hearing noises, crashes, bangs, thuds.

Then I found the source:

And oh, I'm so embarrased by the moldy silicone, but it's fixed now!
That's awesome. LOL. I haven't knocked anything off the walls yet... yet! I had the whole house to myself all last week (and I'll have it to myself this long weekend too) and i decided to run my ipod through my amp/speakers. I'm sure it's not great for it, but I was curious. Obviously, there was awesome bass - wayy better than computer speakers! Oh yeah, and I was afraid my neighbours would come knocking... it wasn't that loud, but it's not a really big house and sounds tend to echo in it.
 
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