Ok, now for the "beef"... my amp setup. I've used a few different configurations over the past several years actually. My first bass amp was an SWR workingman's series. It was good to start out on but just didn't have the thump that I wanted to get out of it. After looking around for a while, I decided to start using Ampeg equipment. I bought an SVT classic head and an Ampeg 4x10 cabinet. That was pretty much my setup for 5 or 6 years. There's a few pictures on here where you can see me playing through that rig.
As my playing evolved, so did my sound too. I was looking for the one bass amp system that I could play night in and night out that wouldnt break my back. The big Ampeg stuff was definetely not in that direction so I studied everything I could about new and old stuff and also read up on what the touring pros were using. Finally, after months of shopping and trial and error I had put together what I believe is a collection of equipment that totally fits my playing style on any song, in any setting:
The Rack Gear: Ampeg BSP-SVT tube preamp (Billy Sheehan model)
Carvin HTP 750w power amp (bridged at 1,100w)
Furman Rack Rider power supply and light module
The Cabinets: David Eden 210XLT
Peavey "Black Widow" 15"
Special Effects: Dunlop "Cry Baby" bass wah
Boss bass chorus
Blistering distortion from the BSP's second channel
Every single connection from my bass to the speakers has the name "Monster Cable" on it. I am totally sold on all of their products and recommend spending the extra cash....you'll hear where the $$$ went to, I promise.
For the studio, I rely on a SansAmp Tech 21 bass driver going direct into the board. Yeah, that's it. It's an amazing piece of equipment that gives you the sound of a huge bass rig in a box that fits in the palm of your hand.