Posted by El Pájaro on June 26, 2000 at 14:07:24:
In Reply to: A few questions posted by Tugboat on June 26, 2000 at 12:10:03:
: I am saving up to totally re-haul my rig. Actually I dont really have a rig, just a crappy Affinity P-Bass and a Fender BXR 100. So I have been doing some research and found that a great bass company seems to be Sadowsky. Warwick also looks pretty good but my favorite band's bass player uses Sadowsky and I like his sound (Metallica's Jason Newsted). I have also been looking for a new amp and speaker cabinets. I am trying to decide between an Ampeg SVT4 Pro Head or a Mesa Boogie Bass 400+ Head. I have no idea what cabinets to get, maybe 2 4x10 Ampeg Cabinets. Any segestions on either subject?
Glen is right once again: go try anything you can by yourself and then make your own mind.
There's one thing I'd like to add, anyway: BEWARE OF THE ENDORSING GAME! Both Jason Newsted and Roger Sadowsky are people for whom I have great respect (and Roger publicly stated Jason actually PAID for his ....eight! Sadowskys), but keep in mind that, more often that not, famous players use a certain brand of gear not because they think is great, but because they get that gear for free (some even get paid for using it). Sometimes, also, the actual instrument or amp a "name" player uses is tweaked to death for him, so it may look the same than those instruments/amps stocked in your local shop, but they certainly ain't the same!
Allright, enough reality check so far. Just go out there and try everything you can get your hand on ...happy hunting!
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