#1
im looking into getting a new amp in the near future and my question is this, Ive always been told that you as a bassist, need at least 3 times the wattage as your guitarist. Is this true? My guitarists both use 100 watt TUBE guitar amps. Will 300 watts still be enough or should i go for more?
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#2
depends on how loud your guitarists and drummer play, 300w should be fine unless they played fully cranked
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#3
they dont honestly but im really gasing for 700 watts. believe it or not my guitarists actually want to be able to hear me while we play. we have a very bassy sound. so should i go for more power or am i being to greedy?
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Boss GT10B (soon to have)
#4
It all depends but tube amps for guitar seem to throw sound farther which makes them seem lounder and fuller, both my guitarists use 125 watt solid state marshalls and i keep up with them with my 350 watt tube amp, tube is just a different tone, i personally think its better for guitar but dont sound too bad for bass, in a sense your right about being louder than the guitarists if they got powerfull tube amps, you would want about anywhere from 300-400 watts, most 15' and 4-10' cabs can handle that
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#5
Quote by systematic_nois
they dont honestly but im really gasing for 700 watts. believe it or not my guitarists actually want to be able to hear me while we play. we have a very bassy sound. so should i go for more power or am i being to greedy?

i don't blame them. Me being a bass player myself, i always push my bassist to crank up the amp, i just love that beefy low end sound, it makes everything sound more effective.
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#7
while were on the subject, can anybody suggest me a head? my budget is $500US
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GK 700rbII
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Boss GT10B (soon to have)
#8
Quote by systematic_nois
while were on the subject, can anybody suggest me a head? my budget is $500US


I read that wrong



moving on... A decent solution to your problem could be a Hartke LH500. Suitable for most any genre, cheap, reliable and 500 watts.
Oh and it's hybrid too.
I love mine (1000w version)
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#9
Is the $500 just for the head? If so, there are alot of mid range heads out there with a lot of juice for that kind of money. Just try out a bunch and go with what you like.
#11
I don't know. My guitarist plays out of a 60 watt 2x12 combo amp [Peavey 5150] and I used a Peavey Maxx Bass 112 which is a 35 watt 1x12 combo amp, and I only had to go to 5 while he was at 3 and everyone in the band can hear me just fine. I only go to 7 while he went to 5 for shows that we were put through the PA.

So I don't think you need to be above them so much, unless you all crank your amps to maximum volume [why anyone would do that is beyond me], so much as you just need to have your volume cranked up louder then theirs. I was just above half the watts, and only needed to be 2 notches above him.
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