welcome to my first post on basschat, I'm looking for a little buying advice.
I'm in the market for a new head/cab or combo setup so I can be heard over our drummer. We play mainly rock, some classic and some heavy. Budget around ~£650 total.
Ideally I'd like something to replace my practice amps (orange crush 25bx and roland micro cube) so I can find the setup I like at home and take it straight to practice/gigs.
We only do small pub gigs, so was thinking 300w - 400w would be about right. I also need this to be light, so the more modern 'neo' stuff is quite likely.
I have made a shortlist and at this point would usually try to find some music centres to try some gear out. With the COVID-19 lock down, this isn't possible. So I'd love to hear people's thoughts if they have had the opportunity to compare any of the following...
Mark Bass CMD121h - would the amp suit my music style?
TC Combo450 (S/H) - worried about the weight
Trace Elliot 2x8 - love the size and weight of this, but I doubt the elf would be able to get this to the sound levels I need. Would a larger amp push this to its full potential?
Mark Bass TRV 121H or 121HR
Hartke Hydrive HD210
Trace Elliiot Elf - really concerned this won't be powerful enough, but love the size/weight
TC BH550 or BQ500
Bugera Veyron - currently a silly price on bax-shop.co.uk, how does it compare with the others? (https://www.bax-shop.co.uk/bass-guitar-amp-head/bugera-veyron-m-bv1001m-bass-guitar-amplifier-head)
Any comparisons, thoughts or love/hate stories would be appreciated. What would you pair up for a good rig with that tone/weight/power sweet spot?