Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on July 26, 2001 at 10:31:19:
In Reply to: Like a rollin stone- traveling gear posted by Kevbo on July 25, 2001 at 12:09:39:
: First of all, thanks to all you who replied to my slap bass question, this board rocks.
: I'm considering a new job that would require quite a bit of travel and I'm starting to wonder if I could bring a bass along with me. I'm
: looking around for gear that would be suitible for this so I can keep practicing while away from home. So far I'm thinking the Steiny
: copy on Musicyo would be a decent bass? and I'm kind of lost about an amp. I play a little guitar but I don't have the ego required
: to excell at this ; ) and one of the things I've come accross is a Smokey amp. It's a little amp actually built into a used cigarette box.
: Highly cool. Does anyone know of a similar thing for Bass, any kind of bass mini-amp? What kind of bass would be similar to the stieny
: copy, small cheap and decent quality? As usual, your help is always greatly appreciated...
The Steinbergers on MusicYo *are* Steinbergers, albeit not the high-end models of yore.
Gibson bought Steinberger several years back; they're marketing the Steinbergers on MusicYo (which is owned by Gibson, iirc) a wholesale price or thereabouts.
As for the Smokey amps, they *rock*; tiny little things, but they can actually drive a 4x12 Marshall cabinet (I've done it)! Not sure if there's a bass-specific version, but I'd imagine you could use the regular version for a bass amp with little or no problem. :-)
Hope that helps!
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