Small lightweight combo recommendations?

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Small lightweight combo recommendations?

Post by jimmyjam » 23 Jun 2018, 18:14

Dear hive mind.
I have lots of very fancy amps including a Wayne Jones rig, but my current most portable amp is my old cream colored cube.
It’s been hot rodded to 80watts and has a 300watt eminence non lightweight driver in it.
I used to use it as an extension cab years ago.

I’m after a really light small combo that I can use with my upright on gigs where I can’t quite get away with being acoustic.
I’ve considered a Phil Jones Cub, but open to most suggestions. Cheap is great too, as it won’t be my primary rig anyway.

Thanks!
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Re: Small lightweight combo recommendations?

Post by lepparda » 24 Jun 2018, 09:17

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Re: Small lightweight combo recommendations?

Post by blizzard » 24 Jun 2018, 10:47

The Fender Rumble series is quite light and reasonably cheap. Not sure how it goes on upright.

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Post by Soong » 24 Jun 2018, 10:57

You've answered your own question man...Phil Jones all day. Get a briefcase and you're set.
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Post by slowlearner » 24 Jun 2018, 22:04

blizzard wrote:
24 Jun 2018, 10:47
The Fender Rumble series is quite light and reasonably cheap. Not sure how it goes on upright.
This. Been super impressed by them. My sis-in-law has one and it's the ducks guts and stupid light too.
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Post by vin-tone » 24 Jun 2018, 22:13

I was lucky to score an Ai clarus combo. If you see one grab it. The combo by itself is great for low volume stuff but when i need a bit more oomph I stack it on a markbass ny604. The mb fills the room and the Ai points up at me.

Actually I think there was one on here that might be still available.
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Post by jimmyjam » 25 Jun 2018, 07:31

Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
I used to use a Fender rumble 2x8 with an AI clarus +.
I’ve sold that to fund fancier gear.
I don’t need that much power out of this rig, and definitely want a combo that is easily carried in one hand.
If it’s a gig where I need some volume, or concert I bring a QSC K12 and WAyne jones 2 channel pre. Trying to sort out a one lug setup.
I’ll look into the rumble combos.
Keep the ideas coming!
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Post by bigswifty » 25 Jun 2018, 10:28

I've got a Markbass CMD 121P combo which works pretty well for me. It's a super easy single handed carry and a single trip to/from the car. From what OP is saying it's way over powered. Also they're expensive.

Reading that OP already has a K12. I would have called that an easy one-hander, although it's definitely heavier than my little Markbass combo. Is there any point in picking up a nice-sounding and smaller-than-the-Wayne-Jones preamp/DI and using the K12? There are lots about that would sound great in front of a K12 and they'd slip in the pocket of a gig bag. Plus they are handy things to have around for lots of other stuff.

Sorry if you've already through of all that, just throwing stuff out there.
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Post by jimmyjam » 25 Jun 2018, 11:22

All good. I’ve thought of using my EBS Microbass as a pre, but I’m just seeing what’s out there. I lost interest in combos around the same time that Roland stopped making blue cubes.
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Post by jezzamac » 25 Jun 2018, 11:58

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Post by phild » 25 Jun 2018, 19:30

I've used the TC Electronic BG250-208 combo at Smiths Alternative and it gave enough stage volume to keep me happy. You're welcome to give it a try any time, shoot me a PM if you want to line something up.
Also just bought a QSC K8.2 (its roughly the same size as the TC, but a bit heavier), but yet to give it a jazz gig run yet.

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