#1
I want a good amp under $1000, that can be used for bass and guitar. Tube/solid state don't matter as long as it sounds good. Right now I am playing bass through a fender bxr 200c combo, and guitar through a fender 212R (borrowed). I know a fender bassman is a good one, but are there any others? I tend to play heavier stuff, but also like the garage rock and poppy stuff
#2
Quote by askrere
I want a good amp under $1000, that can be used for bass and guitar. Tube/solid state don't matter as long as it sounds good. Right now I am playing bass through a fender bxr 200c combo, and guitar through a fender 212R (borrowed). I know a fender bassman is a good one, but are there any others? I tend to play heavier stuff, but also like the garage rock and poppy stuff



Fender bassman '59 reissue used

or anything fro mesa boogie bass amp wise with a pedal for any situations where you need gain.


Basically if you follow the formula good quality bass amp with good quality distortion or OD pedal you can't lose.

Guitar amp wont work for bass.
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#3
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Guitar amp wont work for bass.


wat?


How much would an Orange Thunderverb cost?
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#4
Quote by Slanderous666
Fender bassman '59 reissue used



This is what immediately sprung to mind for me as well. I used to play through my guitarists before he sold it. Loverly sound for both bass and guitar.
#5
Quote by gilly_90
wat?

Guitar amps would cut off some of your low end, and without a bass cab you'd eventually destroy your speakers. Guitar speakers aren't designed to handle the lower frequencies.


How much would an Orange Thunderverb cost?

Without looking, I'm going to say a lot more than $1000. [EDIT: 50W head sells new for about $2300, well outside TS's budget, and I doubt even used you'd find one with a cab for the right price.]

EDIT: To be more actually helpful, I'll also recommend the Bassman reissue.
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#6
yea bassman seems the best idea, and I know a guitar amp cant handle a basses low end response. I just play both and thought it more economical to have a amp that can handle both
#7
I myself use a 50 watt laney guitar head,sounds great for both.
You can bassically take two routes,the traditional sounding bass head with a big fat distortion in front of it,or that less traditional,overdriven tubey bass sound with a guitar head.
So long as its a bass cab,you can pretty much use anything.
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