Bass equipment thoughts and ideas

Jim C

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I'm very happy with my Genz Benz 2x12 neo cabinet and a Mesa TT800 but am entertaining the idea that a combo amp could be enough for gtr, keys, bass, drums, and vocals in a rock band. Historically combo amps have been a disappointment as my groove is clear, clean and medium loud.

But what about the Ampeg RB or BA Series 210? About 250 watts without an extension cabinet and approx. 35 lbs?
No way it can keep up with a 2x12 and 800 watts??
 

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Is it really gonna do what you want?
Is it more convenient?
Is it worth the expense?
Is it gonna get the job done?
Is it I am just being a gerk?
Or is it simply curiosity?

I’m not against combos at all, just asking the questions.
 

Jim C

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I can't seem to get an idea of quality in a music store and really only trust a gig as the true performance test.
Our rehearsal space sounds really good and covers up any cabinet nasties.
I also found a BA212 V2 for a decent price but not close by.
Probably only saves 20 lbs. but smaller and 1 less piece of gear.
And curious if any combo amp is really "good enough"!
 
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