#1
I recently got a bass of ebay, but I have no amp to play it on. I want it to be somewhat loud, but more importantly I want good sound quality and reliability. I've looked into Ashdown, Acoustic, Laney, Warwick, ranging from 60 to 200 watts. I've seen models that seem like they would fit my budget/needs, but I'm completely new to the world of bass amplification. I've had horrible luck when it comes to this stuff before, so I want to make sure I don't end up with crap by not doing enough research.

Models I've considered:

http://www.activemusician.com/item--HS.RB4?ref=fg&ovchn=SCU&ovtac=CMP&ovcpn=&ovcrn=Laney+RB4+160+Watt+Richter+Bass+Guitar+Amplifier

http://elderly.com/new_instruments/names/warwick-blue-cab-60-bass-amp-combo--WBC60.htm

http://adirondackguitar.com/bassamps/ashdown/5_15.htm

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B200-200W-1x15-w-Tweeter-Bass-Combo?sku=482902

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-Electric-Blue-15180-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=485037
Last edited by Villevalo462 at Dec 16, 2008,
#2
Acoustic B200 combo. clarity, versatility, modern sound.

if that sounds, good, look into it.
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#3
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Acoustic B200 combo. clarity, versatility, modern sound.

if that sounds, good, look into it.


I've read about problems with noise/60-cycle hum on this amp. Do you know anything about this?
#4
either the laney or the acoustic
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I've read about problems with noise/60-cycle hum on this amp. Do you know anything about this?

no. I've never heard of that.

with a lack of grounding in bass itself, you will get hum.
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Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

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#8
buy second hand. always.

well not always.
just until your rich or good at theft.
#9
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buy second hand. always.

well not always.
just until your rich or good at theft.


I will if I can find something suitable. Have any recommendations out of my list of suggestions?
#10
well i've got a laney and that is a pretty good amp

your best bet is to find a half decent giutar shop and try out the amps / similar amps.

see what you prefer.
#12
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thought about getting a hartke amp at all?


yes, but I haven't looked into them a whole lot. I'm pretty sure I'm getting the Ashdown though.
#13
acoustic b200, acoustic amps are nice
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#14
I played through that exact ashdown model. 6 or 7 yrs ago so it's probably not exactly the same but should be darn close. Loved it soooo much. I wanted one for a long time but ended up liking Peavey amps a lot. I suggest the Ashdown from that list, but they're all good choices.
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