#1
This for the bass and either this or this for the amp. Which amp is better?

He has ~500 dollars to spend.

Any recommendations? Or will these suffice? Preferably from Guitar Center, since that's really the only place he will buy from, lol.

I wish my guitar gear was this good when I first started playing guitar, lol.

And is there any point to buying a multi-effects pedal for bass at this level? I was thinking maybe just get this for distortion but that's really it.
#4
Quote by cheesecakes4
Well I'd say get the peavey. So what-ever he likes the most.

yeah, im switching, i think the peavy is better
#5
Cubes seem to get better rep, but I don't think he'd be disappointed with either.
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#6
go for the peavy. it's the 60 watt amp with a 15" speaker, the roland is a 30 watt with a 10" speaker. the peavy will be way louder, and you won't notice much of a difference in sound quality. and I suggest you should check out the line 6 lowdown 110 bass amp. in my opinion it's the best sounding bass amp at that price. it's a 75 watt amp and it even has built in distortion!
#7
The Fender Rumble 75 is a very good quality amp that is in that price rance too. 75 watts, 12 inch sub, built-in distortion, tilt-back cabinet...249.99USD.
#8
You could do better with the bass, but I dont think its the worst choice. Id go with peavey just for the relaibility and extra wattage.
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#9
just doin a little research on the GC website reveals that if he has a $500 budget he can get an ampeg 115, a couple different acoustics, a GK, so the advice i'm gonna give is this: have him check out some demos on youtube of some of these and whatever he thinks sound the best is what he should get. $500 can give you some pretty good choices. especially if you go used.
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#10
Yeah, I guess what are some good amps that have some good distortion with them for under 300?
#12
None, if you want bass distortion you buy a pedal.

Or even better you buy an Ampeg Tube head.
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#13
Investigate Yamaha basses. They're about the best cheap basses you can get. I can vouch for Roland Cube amps (I own two) - definitely worth considering.
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#14
Quote by ChemicalFire
None, if you want bass distortion you buy a pedal.

Or even better you buy an Ampeg Tube head.


Are they not good or something?
#15
You can do a lot better then a Peavey MAX or a Roland Cube with $500.

My advice, look at an Acoustic B100 for an amp paired with an Ibanez GSR200 or Yamaha RBX170. Should run your friend about $450, leaving $50 to put towards effects and whatnot.
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#16
Quote by Tostitos
You can do a lot better then a Peavey MAX or a Roland Cube with $500.

My advice, look at an Acoustic B100 for an amp paired with an Ibanez GSR200 or Yamaha RBX170. Should run your friend about $450, leaving $50 to put towards effects and whatnot.


+1
Maybe not the GSR.
Since he picked an ESP, going from ESP to Ibanez is an awkward change in my opinion.
Yamaha basses are nice though.
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#17
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Are they not good or something?


There is no such thing as a bass amp with good built in distortion. Just the way it is.


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#18
Quote by seemeel
Investigate Yamaha basses. They're about the best cheap basses you can get. I can vouch for Roland Cube amps (I own two) - definitely worth considering.



This is really because Yamaha makes the best cheap anything you can get. They just have terrible quality when compared to the nice stuff

But ESP has a solid rep. I'm not entirely sure how the basses sound, but I'll swear by ESP guitars (both guitarists in my old band used them. I just never had the money to seriously consider buying a different one from my Dean Vendetta or the Fender P bass I got as a high school graduation gift.)