Re: what's a good amp for clubs and smaller venues...


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Posted by Pat Harrington on June 29, 2000 at 22:48:40:

In Reply to: what's a good amp for clubs and smaller venues... posted by todd on June 29, 2000 at 20:32:10:

: I don't want or need anything big. Something I can throw in the front seat of my car. I've thought about polytone(?) but don't really know that much about them. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Hey Todd...A nice combo sounds like a good idea. There's actually
quite a bit to choose from depending on your price range. The more
reasonable priced Peavey, Fender, Roland, etc. combos are actually
quite nice..I still use my little Roland BN-60 for smaller gigs..
I wouldn't go with anything less than that though..SWR makes a
vast array of combos ranging from like 15 watts to over 300.
I tried the SWR Silverado combo, it's a wonderful amp..Not
something you could throw on the front seat, but it would easily
fit in a modestly sized car trunk. I'm not a fan of Polytone stuff..
It's just not modern technology, plus they're way underpowered..
They have a fair sound with an upright and a good transducer, though,
if Jazz is your bag...
Polytones are more suited for Jazz guitarists, not modern
electric bassists. They have their fans, but I don't know why,
there's so much more modern, powerful, and better sounding
stuff on the market. David Eden recently came out with a line
of combos, and if they're anything like my big concert rig,
it should be fabulous stuff. Eden is pricey, however, but
getting good tone, and the tone you want is priceless..

Good luck and happy hunting,

Cheers,

Pat H.





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