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What bass amp to buy?

Im looking at getting a new bass amp, ive only got a little 15watt practice amp cus ive only been playing a year or so, im looking to get one thats around 200 watts to keep up with the 100 watt marshall guitar amp and the new drum kit my girlfriend just got! Not sure what make though but I want to get a combo amp and dont have the biggest budget really, just not sure what to look at! Im in the UK as well by the way, so from somewhere in the UK would be ideal to buy from.

Posted by Tom
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For small gigs and to fill a small room, you will be wanting at the very least 150 watts of clean power to compete with a drummer, guitarist and a singer. For outdoors i'd use a minimum 500watts (not nearly enough for screamer music) or most prefered method would be to mic my amp to a PA. (note bass amps need more watts to produce sound than guitars amps because of the lower frequencies).
In my opinion, it's important to save as much money as you can. Once you do. Get this…even a used one.

Http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/swr-…

With 200watts of power into 4ohms this has good power with little resistance. It has a 12 inch speaker + a tweeter speaker (you can switch off or on). 12's, in my opinion, are the best speaker size, 10’s can be too tight and 15’s can be too muddy and should really be stacked with 10’s… So 12’s are known to have the best of both worlds, good punch and good lows. It has a limiter, pre-amp clip, gain control, bass intensifier, aural enhancer and an effects blend on top of the wedge EQ and EQ controls to adjust and control your sound. Here’s the website

Http://www.swramps.com/products/search.p…

Here’s a review/demo to look at what I’m talking about

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIqDi94P1…

If the SWR is too pricey and can’t find a second hand one, try using this amp’s power and features as a benchmark when looking at amp’s. It will last you, because it is true 200 watts of power at low resistance (some companies e.g. Behringer claim 200 but don’t take into account impedance levels so they really only put out 180) I think it could handle a small club/pub venue as well for when you get older, and it’s not an expensive amp. Hope this has helped.

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I need the top 10 bass testers, does anyone have any?

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Bass tester?

You should just go to a guitar store

each bass will sound differently by amp.

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Guitar Amp Buying Advice!!!?

I've been playing for about 3 months, so I know I don't deserve some sick guitar amp. Haha But I bought the basic starter kit that gives you a yamaha electric guitar and a little 15-watt amp. But it sounds awful compared to the studio where I take lessons. So what's a good guitar amp that will last me awhile? Or should I wait until I'm better at guitar? Probably a tube amp, but I hear that they have combination ones out that are pretty sweet. I don't want to spend thousands of dollars, but I want a quality amp. Thanks!

Posted by Hi
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I own and use this amp at home and i have also used it at a couple of gigs. It is a great sounding tube/electric 15 watt amp. It has quite a few different amp sounds and built in effects like phaser, delay, flanger, pitch, etc. It is a Vox Valvetronix 15 watt, here is a link to it on Guitar Center's website. If i were you, i would just order this beast without even seeing it. It will open up windows of opportunities and make you "Sound Professional Fast" Http://www.guitarcenter.com/Vox-Valvetro…

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