#1
Hello all I am starting to play with a guitarist and would like to know which of these amps is better or suggestions( that are500 and under)

These two amps

Marshall:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-MB60-60W-1x12-Hybrid-Bass-Combo?sku=483999

Fender:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Rumble-60-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=480720

Acoustic B100:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Acoustic-B100-100W-1x15-Bass-Combo?sku=482900

I've played the first two with my bass but the local shop doesn't have any Acoustic amps..

I play a Ibanez SRX 350 with active pick ups thanks
#2
My school has the Marshall, and it sounds horrible... Well actually the person playing it sounded horrible, but still, it was a ****ty amp, and it's wayyy too freaking quiet, they had it on full and I could probably sing over it with no P.A. Not sure about the others.
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#3
Quote by Jesstaa
My school has the Marshall, and it sounds horrible... Well actually the person playing it sounded horrible, but still, it was a ****ty amp, and it's wayyy too freaking quiet, they had it on full and I could probably sing over it with no P.A. Not sure about the others.



Really? i loved it when i played it, the compresser and all the dials were the bomb
#4
Quote by froggyman
Really? i loved it when i played it, the compresser and all the dials were the bomb

Must've been on a bad setting.
For like $500 you could probably get a small Hartke thing, they're ****ing awesome from what I've heard of them. (I have a big 350watt thing, but never used bass through it)
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#5
Quote by Jesstaa
Must've been on a bad setting.
For like $500 you could probably get a small Hartke thing, they're ****ing awesome from what I've heard of them. (I have a big 350watt thing, but never used bass through it)



That was the thing the Acoustic is the same price as the fender but twice as big...

but i have heard good things about acoustic amps
#6
Out of the three, the Acoustic is probably my choice. I'm not a fan of that Fender amp (I think it just sounds meh) and Marshall, like Gibson should stick to making product for guitarists imho.
#7
The fender is a good amp. Not sure how it sounds at over half volume though but it still shacks the house at half and sounds good. As for the other amps I have no idea
#8
Things to look for:

Fender Bassman 150
Fender Bassman 250 (Will have to go used if you go this route)
Acoustic B200
Ashdown MAG
#10
I have an Acoustic B200, its is 350USD and it is a very nice amp. Acoustic also makes a half stack package with a B200H head and 115 cab which is around 500USD. I would definitely go with Acoustic.
#11
Acoustic is your best bet.
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#12
Quote by grifff
I have an Acoustic B200, its is 350USD and it is a very nice amp. Acoustic also makes a half stack package with a B200H head and 115 cab which is around 500USD. I would definitely go with Acoustic.


It also appears that the dreaded GC is having a sale on Acoustic bass amps at the moment, so you may be able to strike an even better deal than ever.
#14
Acoustic is now owned by Guitar Center so it eliminates one level of profit making. I played through of of them at an open mic night and it was O.K. but had too much ring for what I like. You have to decide what is best for you but a Hartke is probably your best bet for under $500. Look on Craigslist or your local want ads and see if you can find a used Peavey TNT. Those are great combo amps although they will give you a hernia when you have to move them.
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#15
acoustic all the way.
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#17
I have a Fender Rumble 100, it's exceptional for the price (about $260 cdn.). The only thing it's lacking is some sort of distortion/overdrive. Can't speak on the others
#18
ive never played on any of these, since my brother hasn't had his bass for long(which i play), but acoustic amps are good, i played a lower watt version of the amp you mentioned.
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#19
Quote by anarkee
Out of the three, the Acoustic is probably my choice. I'm not a fan of that Fender amp (I think it just sounds meh) and Marshall, like Gibson should stick to making product for guitarists imho.



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