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Posted by Steve (220.127.116.11) on May 18, 2003 at 04:43:59:
I have a bit of a situation and I don't know what to do about it.
So, I've been thinking about getting a new amplifier recently. I currently own a mid 90's Fender BXR 200 combo amp. It isn't much in terms of clarity for the high end (due to the 15" speaker and lack of a horn or tweeter), but It is a very dependable amp. I've been recently looking at the David Eden 2 10" combo, known as the "Metro". I played it a local music store and I was quite impressed by its clarity and how much bass it put out (especially in the low end), despite it being 2 10's. The real strength of the metro combo is its punchiness and high end. This combo also has the possiblity of expanding. Its a really powerful combo amp. (If there are any other suggestions about combo amps that I should consider instead of the Metro, please tell me, I like the 2 10" format, so I've considered ones like the SWR superredhead and the GK 2 10" combos, but I've liked Eden. One guy told me to try aguilar, but I don't think they have any combos. I don't play huge venues, so I don't think it is justified in me buying a huge rack system and I I needed something bigger in the future, I figure the metro will be expandable.) I've seen these around e-bay (Eden Combo) and I wouldn't really have a problem getting 1...but that brings me to problem 2.
2.) I'm a college kid who is majoring in business, but I have no money, because I'm in college and I have such expensive hobbies (Music & Cars).
So I'm thinking of selling off some of my existing equipment in order to get new stuff.
3.) I have the unlimited desires, limited funds problem that I'm sure many of us have. I wish to spend spend spend, instead of save save save. I've also recently fallen in love with Peavy Cirruses. I bought one over e-bay not too long ago and it has become my main axe. This sort of relates to problem 2, that now I'm thinking of getting rid of my other basses, (or some of them) in order to subsidize the purchase of The Metro Combo Amp, Another Peavey Cirrus (different from the first) and A Music Man Stingray 5.
Why buy another Cirrus. Because I absolutely love them. I haven't found another bass that plays like them. I have a Warwick Thumb 5, a Ernie Ball Stingray 4, A Cort Curbow 6, An Ibanez Fretless, and my Cirrus 5...No wonder I'm broke. But I'm thinking about selling all of them off just to get another Cirrus 5... The cirrus 5 I'm thinking of getting has a bit different tonal characteristics than the one I have now. I've played them side by side in the store and they actually do sound different form one another. The one I have now has a Wenge top and Walnut body (I think) and the other one I'm looking at has a Maple Body (sounds a bit brighter). But I love both basses.
Ideally, I'd like to keep the most amount of basses or amps as possible and still get all the new stuff, but that just doesn't seem like it is going to happen.
What would you do?
1.) Sell the Ernie Ball Stingray (I don't use the 4 string much) and the Curbow 6 (Its a bit large for my hands) and the Ibanez Fretless (I don't ever use it). To Buy the Cirrus?
2.) To buy the Metro Combo?
3.) Should I sell off my Current Combo amp in conjunction with any of the basses that I listed in option 1 to buy the Cirrus?
4.) To buy the Metro Combo?
5.) Save my money cause I'm just a dumb kid who is obsessed with buying stuff.
6.) Keep all my basses and in time just buy both of them. (This doesn't appeal to my sense of instant gratificiation, but it seems logical).
7.) Some solution I can't think of.
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