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lepparda
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Small Rig

Post by lepparda » 09 Jan 2018, 09:53

Tried a new set up at rehearsal last night which sounded pretty sweet.

Stingray Classic
Aguilar TH500
Bergantino HD112(2)
MXR Compressor, Darkglass B3K, Tech 21 VT Bass.

A sound that depth, clarity, dirt and volume at the same time.
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Re: Small Rig

Post by packrat » 09 Jan 2018, 11:43

I think that probably qualifies as a medium rig :) I'm going to try out the TH350 in a couple of weeks, hope it fits what I'm after.

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ozrider
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Re: Small Rig

Post by ozrider » 09 Jan 2018, 12:22

The Bergs or some similar quality speaker (or better) are crucial to a small kit IMO.

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Re: Small Rig

Post by kodou » 09 Jan 2018, 12:27

Nice rig. It is kinda close to my lightweight rig.

Darkglass MT900
Bergantino CN212
Keeley Bassist, Darkglass B3K, Darkglass B7K Ultra

The Berg cabs are easily the best sounding cabs I have played through. They give such depth and presence to the tone.

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Re: Small Rig

Post by ozrider » 09 Jan 2018, 12:38

kodou wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 12:27

The Berg cabs are easily the best sounding cabs I have played through. They give such depth and presence to the tone.
My experience too. What I really like about the bergs are how loud they can get and how easily they handle the low B. I've tried similar lightweight cabs such as Aguilar and GK and they don't even come close.

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Re: Small Rig

Post by drbass » 09 Jan 2018, 12:43

While we’re at i some Genzler love from me.

Magellan 800 and 2 BA12-3 is easily the best rig I’ve ever heard. Full bottom end and a supersmooth top end, plus the most amazing lateral dispersion - grat sound anywhere on stage, and the DI has had nothing but positive comments.

There. I suppose we all have our favourite setup. Good thing there is so much choice.

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Re: Small Rig

Post by slowlearner » 09 Jan 2018, 14:07

How great is it that we're well past the 1980s, when a small rig was an EV-TL 15" and a Peavey MkIV. Neither of them lightweights.
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Re: Small Rig

Post by lepparda » 09 Jan 2018, 16:29

ozrider wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 12:22
The Bergs or some similar quality speaker (or better) are crucial to a small kit IMO.
I agree and for mine ceramics just have a bit more depth to them particularly when pushed.
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Re: Small Rig

Post by lepparda » 09 Jan 2018, 16:30

kodou wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 12:27
Nice rig. It is kinda close to my lightweight rig.

Darkglass MT900
Bergantino CN212
Keeley Bassist, Darkglass B3K, Darkglass B7K Ultra

The Berg cabs are easily the best sounding cabs I have played through. They give such depth and presence to the tone.
Yes, only got into them last year and now have a couple of HD210s and HD112s. I tried the HDN212 against the HD112s but went with the heavier cabs in the end.
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Re: Small Rig

Post by lepparda » 09 Jan 2018, 16:32

ozrider wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 12:38
kodou wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 12:27

The Berg cabs are easily the best sounding cabs I have played through. They give such depth and presence to the tone.
My experience too. What I really like about the bergs are how loud they can get and how easily they handle the low B. I've tried similar lightweight cabs such as Aguilar and GK and they don't even come close.
Agree, I had a couple of SL112s but sold them after too many guitarists told me to turn up ! Love the Aguilar DB cabs though.
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Re: Small Rig

Post by lepparda » 09 Jan 2018, 16:33

drbass wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 12:43
While we’re at i some Genzler love from me.

Magellan 800 and 2 BA12-3 is easily the best rig I’ve ever heard. Full bottom end and a supersmooth top end, plus the most amazing lateral dispersion - grat sound anywhere on stage, and the DI has had nothing but positive comments.
Tried this set up at BGD and liked it too.
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Re: Small Rig

Post by lepparda » 09 Jan 2018, 16:34

slowlearner wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 14:07
How great is it that we're well past the 1980s, when a small rig was an EV-TL 15" and a Peavey MkIV. Neither of them lightweights.
I can still remember hauling my Peavey TNT130 around (all 40+ kilos of it).
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Re: Small Rig

Post by lepparda » 09 Jan 2018, 16:36

packrat wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 11:43
I think that probably qualifies as a medium rig :) I'm going to try out the TH350 in a couple of weeks, hope it fits what I'm after.

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Re: Small Rig

Post by Rocksolid » 09 Jan 2018, 17:00

I know everyone's idea of a small rig is different, I find it hard to past a good DI Pre amp (VT Bass Del/ TH DI etc) into a QSC K12.

If I am using a small rig, it is normally on a small stage and at fairly moderate volume. Having a full range box pointing straight up at me is hard to beat.
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Re: Small Rig

Post by BazzBass » 09 Jan 2018, 18:21

lepparda wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 16:34

I can still remember hauling my Peavey TNT130 around (all 40+ kilos of it).
40 kilos? no wonder my back hated it. Halfway up a double storey set of stairs I felt it slipping, so I let go, if it broke I'd borrow someone else's amp, I had stopped caring. It slid all the way down to the basement level with a loud thud. Worked first time and for the next five years til I traded it in lol.
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