#1
I've search the forums, and generally there's a negative attitude towards the Ba115. I'm looking for a good Bass amp to play medium gigs but also has an XLR output for the PA. $400 is my range. We play music classic rock to hard rock (david Bowie, tom petty, Foo Fighters) Any suggestions?
#2
I have a ampeg BA115 and ide say there pretty decent.There not as good as ampegs higher quality stuff but still a solid amp.
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#3
I've heard that recent quality has suffered with Ampegs recent move. I played a ba115 the other day and wasn't all that impressed, the 2x10 fender rumble I played seemed to be a step up. For medium gigs you will probably need more power than 100 watts from what I have read. I myself am currently looking at smaller Carvin combos, they have some in the high 400's on ebay that I am going to say would be worth the extra cash.
#4
For gigs your going to want to shoot for closer to 300 watts.

Even with PA support your still going to need more volume (mainly so you can hear yourself).
#5
The lower end Ampegs just aren't worth the money anymore. They're not bad, but your going to want more power.

Mmmmm, like that delicious new Peavey TKO 115. Sadly, it won't be out til February

EDIT: you might want to check out Acoustic for a bit more power at a lower price
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#6
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The lower end Ampegs just aren't worth the money anymore. They're not bad, but your going to want more power.

Mmmmm, like that delicious new Peavey TKO 115. Sadly, it won't be out til February
Yeah, they are overpriced. I guess the reason I like my BA115 so much is because I got it for $150.
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#7
I agree with Tostitos the lower end ampegs these days really aren't up to the standard of the Brand, neither ar GKs it seems. i find for the money fender Bassman amps are pretty good and can take a beating
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#8
I've got the BA-115, and I'd like an Acoustic B-200. I won't say it's terrible, because it isn't, especially since I got it for $200. But there are better amps. The B200 has twice the wattage, twice the EQ bands, XLR out, and it doesn't have that useless tilt feature, allowing casters. It's also listed at $30 less than the Ampeg. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Acoustic-B200-200W-1x15-w--Tweeter-Bass-Combo-104813787-i1399999.gc

Editskii: Also, look on Craigslist, if you can stand buying used. You could get at least an $800 amp for $400 used.
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#9
I have the HPT version of the amp it's a great practice amp but if you want the amp sound get the higher end Ampegs.
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#10
Quote by Tostitos
The lower end Ampegs just aren't worth the money anymore. They're not bad, but your going to want more power.

Mmmmm, like that delicious new Peavey TKO 115. Sadly, it won't be out til February

EDIT: you might want to check out Acoustic for a bit more power at a lower price


i played a tko 115 at my local shop just 3 days ago. amazing amp may i add, i almost blew the friggin snares off the drums in the store, only on like 6 too, i think it was going for $700cdn
#11
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i played a tko 115 at my local shop just 3 days ago. amazing amp may i add, i almost blew the friggin snares off the drums in the store, only on like 6 too, i think it was going for $700cdn


How did you play it I asked Peavey and they said it would not be out anywhere in Canada until after new year. You sure it was the new tko? axemusic.com has them listed at 389 canadian I think.
#12
hey man, you might wanna try out the line 6 bass amps in your price range, i have played a few, and they might not look big or powerful. but they get to be very loud and have a decent tone.
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#13
it is a very solid amp. most of the people who post negative comments whine about the price and they bring ampeg down because they want to feel like thier cheaper amp is better and they have an amazing amp and more expensive brands aren't worth it.

yeah it is only like 4 band eq but i think that is to help it mimic the ampeg svt sound due to it not having the svt cuircuitry or a svt speaker. if your a compleate audiophile it will sound even better if you add a 10 band graphic eq into the FX loop.
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