#1
Hey guys my friend is the bassist in my band and all he has to play on is a micro cube. He needs to get a better amp now.

I was thinking of this:

Peavey MAX 112 Bass 40W



Would this be good enough for playing small gigs? We will use it for small gigs, probably school talent shows and eventually clubs. He is also going to use it for jamming with the band, of course.

There was a Marshall that was the same price but only 30 Watts. That probably wouldn't be worth the price if this one is the same price but stronger.
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#3
Then what could he get for $250 or under?

He is on a pretty low budget.

Also, because your friends was only 15 Watts and probably had to play over a drum set was most likely the cause.
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#5
If you have 100 you'll be clipping like crazy with a band/drummer. With 200, you can back off a little, still low. Once you get into 300-400, then you'll be able to REALLY hear the bass. Oh, if you are getting a combo I wouldn't advise a 2x10 unless they are uberly built for low end. I have a 2x10 Carvin combo and it really doesn't put out enough bottom for me I've come to realize, so I run a sub underneath.
#6
well considering your amp is only 15 watts 50 or 60 watts might do, BUT it would be no good for playing out unless its plugged into a P.A. or mic'd or something, the same goes for you too, 15 watts really isnt enough
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#7
I have that exact amp and its fine for playing with guitars but when you add in some drums it really struggles.
I use it as a practise amp. For jamming I have a 200 watt amp and that is just enough to play with a loud drummer.
I suggest getting something more in the 200W area, perhaps you should look at get used gear.
#8
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the B200 is your best choice, but the B100 is best if you can't stretch the budget.
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#9
The Acoustic B100 would be very good, though I think that the Peavey would have been ok too. Not as good as the Acoustic, mind you, but it'll get through small gigs. I played every gig I ever did during my first 3 years with a Peavey Basic 40, and it held up just fine. No good for loud gigs, but small stuff can easily be handled by an amp with at least a 12" speaker.
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#10
Yeah I will tell him to get the B100. $50 extra seems like it would be a good idea to get 100 watts compared to 40.
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#11
I've never been a fan of peavey or crate bass amps, the Acoustic is your best bet. If he's willing to spend the extra dough, though, the Ampeg's are AMAZING sounding bass amps.

I might also suggest having him try the Fender Rumble series. I know they're generally disliked, but I found them to be more punchy than the Peavey or Crate. The Acoustic, I've never used, so I won't comment on it.

This Ampeg would be what I'd recomend:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-BA112-50W-Single-12-Combo?sku=481776

or if 50watts isn't enough (which for smaller gigs, it can handle it, usually, friend of mine has that one)

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-BA115-Bass-Amp-Series-Combo?sku=481777
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#12
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I've never been a fan of peavey or crate bass amps, the Acoustic is your best bet. If he's willing to spend the extra dough, though, the Ampeg's are AMAZING sounding bass amps.

I might also suggest having him try the Fender Rumble series. I know they're generally disliked, but I found them to be more punchy than the Peavey or Crate. The Acoustic, I've never used, so I won't comment on it.

This Ampeg would be what I'd recomend:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-BA112-50W-Single-12-Combo?sku=481776

or if 50watts isn't enough (which for smaller gigs, it can handle it, usually, friend of mine has that one)

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-BA115-Bass-Amp-Series-Combo?sku=481777

I would rather get the Acoustic.

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#13
Okay thanks guys I will tell him about the Acoustic B100.

A mod can close the thread now if they read this.
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