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Old 02-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #21
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My GC likes to recommend the Acoustic Bass Amp, but thats if your wanting to play guitar on it also.


Actually the Acoustic is a good choice period. Affordable transparent amp that works for gigging, and won't kill a beginning bassist budget.

We are blessed as bass players that our choices are many and innovative. I can bet that if you were to poll the forum you'd find a wide range of choices. I started out on a Kustom (which I still love their amps, btw), owned a GK and Ampeg combo amps and now settled on a Eden head with a 2 x 10 for gigging.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:32 PM   #22
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OK, narrowing this down a bit - thanks!

What's the difference in sound/tone/volume between a 1x15 and 2x10?
I can't tell much if any diff via the BP355 on my single 8" speaker.

one GC nearby has a used peavey TNT115, ($225) or a new Peavey Max 115 II is $300. Not locally available but GC lists many used acoustic 450's (2x10) for ($330). All seem to get decent reviews.

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My GC likes to recommend the Acoustic Bass Amp, but thats if your wanting to play guitar on it also.

Sounds like a plus - more versatility as my son plays guitar (as do a few of his friends).
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:17 PM   #23
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This is only about the power you need but probably worth a read. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/colu...ng_it_loud.html

I'd always look for used Peavey gear for a beginner. It sounds better than you will at first, it doesn't break very easily and you'll get back what you paid for it when you have a clearer idea of your sound. Ideally look to see it has Black Widow speakers in which are Peavey's better ones.

However you could still listen and have a lot of fun, start going to see bands that are at about the level you hope to be in a few years time, not fully pro acts but people who still work and who are on your budget. If someone has a knockout sound then talk to them and find out how it is done. I've just come across the term 'Gear Stalker' That's me and most other bass players.
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