October 25, 2004
trusting his basser judgement

So, I think I've fried the nice Ampeg combo bass amp that Dave lets me use. It peaks out WAY too often and I'm certainly not that ferocious of a player. I don't know what the problem is, but I do know that it's a big source of stress for me to have my sound cut in and out in the middle of a song. Thankfully this hasn't happened live yet, but I fear it will as the problem gets worse with every practice.

It's about time I get my own rig anyway.

You know where this is going, right?

I want the Reeves package (shut up, I'm talking about his amp).

Musician's Friend just extended me enough credit to get a GK 800RB and a SWR Workingman 4x10T.

Should I do it? I know it's a little nutty, but I would be actually using it, not making it part of some weird Keanu-shrine in my basement or anything. And the bottom line is, I kind of trust his judgement on something like this. He could afford any setup he wanted and this is what he went with. I would choose a wine based on his expertise in a second, so why not defer to his many years experience as a bassist?

I'm definitely buying a new amp. We have a gig on the 5th. Tell me I'm not a kook for thinking about buying this one.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at October 25, 2004 11:33 AM .

I'm also thinking about a SWR Super Redhead 350 watt combo, based on the name alone which is likely an even stupider reason to choose an amp.

Posted by: krix on October 25, 2004 12:23 PM

You are not a nut.

They have basements in Vegas?

Posted by: Tyler on October 25, 2004 12:42 PM

Sweet! This package should vibrate the paint off the walls. At 400 watts, the low end should
sound fantastic. My BX-15 Crate would be absolutely anemic compared to this.
I don't think it's "nutty" at all. I say go for it, and Rock On, Chick.

Posted by: Rhonda on October 25, 2004 12:46 PM

You're not nuts. His set up is really great, produces a wonderful sound (I have a friend with an almost identical rig). Go for it! Also, I was told to "beware of the redhead."

Posted by: doah64 on October 25, 2004 12:56 PM

you want it, just get it. It's a perfectly good set up and you already KNOW what it sounds like under a variety of conditions/venues, right?

This is like asking should I get a black Porsche or will people think I'm a weird stalker because that's what Keanu drives (or something).

Posted by: amphora on October 25, 2004 01:25 PM

Redheads rule, krix!
Go for it, I've heard nothing but praise for Gallien-Krueger -
and the Redhead is not quite as heavy as the Workingman.
As long as you don't play the Coliseum, 350 watts should do the trick.

Posted by: Niobe on October 25, 2004 01:26 PM

Which one?

Stop spreading them rumours.

If I had the money, I know I get get kitted out Keanu style.

Posted by: Keanuette on October 25, 2004 01:27 PM

Well, the Redhead will cost me the same money, but has less wattage and half the speakers. And I kind of like the idea of getting the amp and the cab seperate.

Oy. I'm going for it.

Posted by: krix on October 25, 2004 01:37 PM

You're definitely not a kook!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are in this for the long haul so you might as well invest in something good. If you can get it, then I say go for it! Does the rest of the band know what you're considering doing? If so, what do they think?

Posted by: Lisa on October 25, 2004 01:49 PM

No, they don't know (unless they're reading this). I'm impulsive that way.

Posted by: krix on October 25, 2004 01:57 PM

i think you should get it just so you can tell people you "got the Reeves package." *snerk!*

Posted by: lori on October 25, 2004 02:03 PM

Checkout completed. I'm going to be paying on it for years, but it's done.

I hope I can lift it.

"Reeves package" Hee!

Posted by: krix on October 25, 2004 02:07 PM

"warm, clean, and strong" gotta admit, that's high praise.

I think it's safe to say...you've reviewed the specifications, seen the front/back panels, and took a look at the larger image. All you need do now is to download the owners manual...and la voila!...great music!

Can't make an argument against a package like this one, go for it Krix! Besides, you're in a band...all the more reason ;-)

Posted by: lizzie on October 25, 2004 02:53 PM

...and paying for it?
You'll soon have a cd out!

Posted by: Niobe on October 25, 2004 03:09 PM

im prety sure that porche VAN does carry the amp and the rest of band too ;-)
aaa...may be few of them. do you feel it likewise?

Posted by: vika on October 25, 2004 03:53 PM

You're not a kook. Musicians buy equipment like musicians they admire all the time because they dig their sound. It doesn't make you weird.

If you weren't in a band though, it would be kind of sad in an obsessed, irrational "buy his chewed gum on ebay for $1200 bucks" kind of way. But you can actually play bass, and it sounds like you'll need it for the next gig to avoid on-stage embarrassment, a version of which was experienced most recently by Ashlee Simpson "singing" on Saturday Night (not entirely) Live. HAH!

I'm Chianti, and I approve this rationalization.

Posted by: Chianti on October 25, 2004 04:02 PM

This poses an interesting question. What would you pay for "Reeves' package?"

Posted by: Brooklyn1 on October 25, 2004 06:00 PM

THE Reeves package?


Posted by: krix on October 25, 2004 06:01 PM

Puhlease. Like I wouldn't get a Norton if I was shopping for a motorcycle. *rolls eyes* Count one more vote for the "Reeves package".
P.S. I know I'm late, since you've already purchased it, but use this as extra reassurance if you start getting buyer's remorse. ;)

Posted by: Zen on October 25, 2004 06:31 PM

"Buyer's Remorse?"

Never ever never. Not when one is talking about the "Reeves Package."

Posted by: Tyler on October 25, 2004 08:35 PM

Go for IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How kewl are you??

Posted by: tess on October 26, 2004 02:29 AM

Seeing as how you're going to be using it all thetime, it's a good investment. Go for it.

Posted by: kat on October 26, 2004 04:11 AM

Sorry, gotta vote kook.

Posted by: opcit on October 26, 2004 06:36 AM

I don't think there's anybody named kook on the website.

Posted by: moonpies on October 26, 2004 04:22 PM

krix right...THE REEVES PACKAGE... prriceless!!!
every good bass needs to lean on a great amp...

Posted by: wanda on October 26, 2004 05:43 PM

Meh, you can scream 'kook' all you want, I won't be able to hear you over my 400 watt speakers.

I had to play through the PA at practice last night, which completely sucked. Yay that the delivery date should be monday, in time for the gigs next week.

Posted by: krix on October 29, 2004 02:05 PM
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