I have this friend who is in my 8 ball tournament league who I have known for 10 years or so. I know he is a part time sound guy and runs the board occasionally for a couple local bands and 2 of his sons bands. So I was telling him about my new bass adventure not thinking much of it just chatting. Then I told him my brother-in-law is a drummer (which I just learned myself) and now he wants to jam with me but my Fender Rumble 25LT, as much as I love it for practice and all the presets, is going to have a hard time cutting through to jam with him I think.
He comes back with… well… I’ve got a pretty good 4x10 bass cab I will GIVE you that I don’t need anymore. All you need to buy is a amp head to plug into it. He wasn’t even sure what it was, but he will have it for me in 2 weeks to pick up.
So off to review and YouTube land I go to shop… I’d like to keep the cost of this UNDER $500 just to keep the peace with my wife Plus I don’t even know what the cab is, what it’s rated for, rated for, or if it has any issues (doubtful) but I’m just looking for ideas too.
I’d like it to have some features too, more than just a simple EQ, maybe some compression and/or some other cool tone features. Seeing that I don’t actually OWN any of the pedals built into my Fender amp (yet )
I’m liking the features (and cost) of the new Peavey MiniMax 600 watt. But I’m hard pressed to find many reviews or videos of this new version of the MiniMax in action.
But based off the feature set the reviews of the Peavey MiniMega 1000 Watt I’m hopeful. I think the Mega may be over kill though.
The other one that has my attention and has LOTS of reviews is the Hartke-tx600. Plus Victor Wooten’s endorsement it doesn’t hurt it’s score, although I’m pretty sure is is a paid spokesman for HartKe too.
So what else should I add to my short list? I do plan on making the journey to try out a few once I have the cab in hand (two hands, and maybe on a hand truck). But right now I’m doing research.
The low to high price list…
Any input is appreciated!