I am looking at a couple options. One new, and two used options.
First the new.
TC Electronics BG250 208 - 2 x 8” 250w
What I like. It’s small, it’s powerful, and it is upgradable. This is basically a 2x8 cab with a BH250 mounted to the back, with “Speakon” out to go out to an additional cabinet. I bet you could take the head off and use with another cab alone if you want.
I love the idea of this amp, and Tone Print, along with pre or post DI out.
Option 2 for new is actually to just get the BH250 and get a cabinet used.
Option 3 (same seller on Let Go)
SWR Working Man 15 - $100
And working man 4x10 cab - $100
( they were going for $180 each, but have since dropped in price)
I have played this amp at the local Guitar / Pawnshop, and have always kept it in the back of my mind. I loved the sound and features, and at &150 (at the store) find it a good buy.
Here it is sold with the Cab for $200.
It is 1x15 with 1” tweeter and 160w at 8ohms
Add the 4x10 8ohm cab and it’s 200w at 4ohms
SWE Black Beauty Combo Amp - $200
This baby is stacked.
It is also a 15” with 1” tweet
350w @ 4ohms (internal speaker)
400w @2.6ohms (with 8 ohm extension cab)
450w @2ohms (with 4ohm extension Cab)
So, this doesn’t have an extension cab, but don’t NEED one now, of course, I could buy that other cab in option 3 for $100, and still be at $300, which is more hen $100 less then the TC Elec BG250 208.
Or, I still have not sold this unit I got with my Schecter. Although it is rather big, it is super bad ass.
It is 4ohms, so it cannot be used with the SWR Workingman 15 combo amp, or with the BG250 as an extension cab, but I could unhook the internal 2x8 speakers and go direct if I needed the punch from the cab.
But it would rock with the Black Beauty (option 4) and be awesome for almost any size gig. (Not that I am doing any gigs at all now, or in the immediate future). Space could be an issue at some point however. Not likely, but possible.
Anyone here use SWR before? I hear great things, and was completely blown away with any I have had a chance to plug into.