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    i need a whole new bass setup. bassists help!

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    me and my friend started this 2 man drum/bass groove band. we wrote about 4 songs already and they're awesome. right now i'm using an old handmedown washburn bass that is really crappy and i'm borrowing my bassist's hartke 350w head/4x10. its alright, i'm mostly just boosting somewhere around 240hz all the way up to give it some sort of a ballsy tone. i'll probably get some sort of overdrive pedal.

    point is, i need a new bass and a new head/cab. i'm looking for a really ballsy tone with lots of clarity. i'm not going for super boomy noise and i don't want fuzzy noise. i just need a tone thats going to sound full with only bass and drums and vocals. this is fast rhythmic music with lots of rock out parts so do with that what you will.

    any ideas? older used stuff that isn't overhyped and expensive would be awesome. at this point anything that can compete with a drumset is an upgrade for me.

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    a used Gk 400RB with decent used 4x10 cab would rock, and be very light to move around, without tearing up your pocket book.
    I'd chunk the Washburn and pick up a used Fender jazz too.
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    Without knowing the budget, I'd say go with a Musicman Stingray, an Ampeg SVT head thru a 2-15 and 4-10 cabinets.
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    Check out the RockBass line from Warwick. I'm hearing really good things about em and I'm waiting to try one out. Maybe a used OLP might fit you. I've played a couple. I'd say they're worth their cost and sound pretty good. I've been looking at some of the new Ashdown combos, myself. Good Luck.
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    You need to try a few out, in addition to the above I'd add a G&L L2000 (including the cheaper Tribute range which are excellent), also try a 4x8 cab, that might just do it for you - lots of punch.
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    Check here for an amp/cab http://www.avatarspeakers.com/ If you're on a tight budget check these guys out http://store.steelsound.com/StoreFront.bok
    I picked up a 2x12 and am quite pleased with it.

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    i think i'm going to try to get something used, i don't really want to spend more than $600 for both. the bass i'm using now actually has a lot of bite, its just really fucking heavy and the action is so low that if i play too fast it just turns into noise.
    i looked at avatar first and they made me want to get a 15 and 2x10 but i'm just basing that off of me never playing a cab like that and wanting to try something new. i'm really out of my league here and having lots of fun looking at all this gear!

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    http://www.rondomusic.net/sjb75.html
    what do you guys think of that? i love how it looks but i have no clue of judging how its gonna play. for 160 its almost worth a shot just to have a nice looking natural finish bass!

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    You almost can't beat a Spector and an SVT. Unstoppable!
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    just measure the pickup routes on the Washburn and put some of the right-sized Basslines pickups in it. That's a legit $100 to $200 upgrade rather than buying another hunk of junk for $160. Washburn cheap range basses are fine if you set the truss rod relief, the bridge, the intonation and gut it of its stock electronics.

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