#1
This has to do with amount of wattage, I barley took up bass about 3 weeks ago, and ive been looking at different set-ups and stuff. I was wondering, why is it that some bass players have over 1000 watts for their basses when guitarist just use about 120 watts? Yeah this may be a stupid question but yeah im curious.
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#2
because guitar carries much better.

bass has to be 3 times as loud to be heard.
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because guitar carries much better.

bass has to be 3 times as loud to be heard.



ok, that makes sense, thanks
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#6
The other thing too is. Most big guitar amps are tube, most bass amps are solid state. Tube is inherently much louder than solid state.
#7
I play 225 watts tube and it's plenty loud. I'd need probably at least 5-600 SS watts to get the same volume. It also takes more power to push bass frequencies in the first place.

EDIT: I should note that tube isn't truly louder by decibles. It's how they affect your tone. It just seems louder to the human ear.
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