#1
My buddy who is going to play bass in my band plays guitar but we are both new to bass. How big of an amp will he need to play in a band setting, mostly practices cause when we get a gig we can mic all amps.
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#4
Id go 50w at least really. You always crank it when rehearsing, and it depends on how hard your drummer smacks his kit
#5
by the way, don't mic bass amps, run direct from the line out, you get a better sound

edit: and NEVER run a bass through a guitar amp, you'll blow it
#6
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by the way, don't mic bass amps, run direct from the line out, you get a better sound

edit: and NEVER run a bass through a guitar amp, you'll blow it



not always.

ive never blown my amp with a bass.

i mean yeah your right theres always a chance
you could
#7
you wont blow the amp, you will blow the speaker. and at low volume that will never happen.
#8
Yea i knew not to run it trough a guitar amp, thanks for the tip about running line out
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#9
What the hell?

Depending on the size of the venue, you could get away with 160 for a small venue, but 300 watts is pretty much the golden number.
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#10
Ok so since playing bass through a guitar amp would blow the speaker, could you run a guitar amp as a head through a bass cab and have that work?
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#11
That would work yes. It ight not sound geat but many people run epiphone valve juniors i think through bass cabs. But they do mod them a bit.
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#12
mod them so they have more bass and less treble and mids? would an eq such as the fish and chips work to reduce treble and mids and increase bass?
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#13
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you could probably get away with like...anything between
25 and 50 watts.


What?

I've never managed to hear myself over my old drummer with anything less that 100 watts. I'd personally suggest 150 watts or more for the best sound over a drummer.


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#14
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you could probably get away with like...anything between
25 and 50 watts.


No

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you could also get away with just running the bass through your buddys guitar amp


And another no...


To have a safe amount with decent head room you need a 250 Watt BASS amp atleast
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