ok...but the bassman is crap for bass...Ripper said:The bassman amp is anything but crap. It may not be the bass players choice, but thousands of guitar players can't be wrong. Some of the sweetest sounding amps I've heard over the years have been bassmans. Blackface, silverface, tweed, they are all great amps with the right tubes and a little tweaking. Jim Marshall started his amp line by coping the bassman.
Those 8x10 cabinets are amazing. One of the best cabinets I've ever played through, that's for sure.Ripper said:I still remember the old 8x10 ampeg cab our bass player used when I was 18. He had an old garnet bass head (60 watts) and it was loud and she moved air and sounded great! Bill is exactly right on this.
Well, of course your ear is the final judge but in this case Mother Nature's laws of physics pretty well let you exclude smaller cabs from being as loud as you imply you'll need.nine said:Sorry, I suppose I should've made it clear that I'm looking at buying a proper (60's) piggyback combo with an original cab.
I understand about speakers and efficiency and stuff, but ultimately that's all irrelevant, which is why I was asking for a subjective opinions on whether it was loud enough based on real-world experiences.
Maybe I'll go try one out and hear for myself. I guess I'll just have to imagine how loud it would be to add drums, two guitars, keyboards and a singer.
Thanks for the help, fellas. :food-smiley-004: