#1
hey guys been a very long time since i posted here on the ug forums but with my recent purchase of my very first bass im looking for some advice

im in a band playing bass and the place we practice supplies the amps and stuff but when it comes to gigging im inevitably gonna have to buy my own so im wondering what size i need and if you guys could recommend me any that are fairly low in price but good sounding

dont know if it helps but we play pop-punk/rock/metalcore, i dont know really what genre we are we just play whatever sounds cool to us, something like A Day To Remember

tdlr need a good value, good quality, versitile amp for for gigging
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#2
As far as specific amps go, I don't know what to tell you, that's really a matter of taste.

Without a budget, it's hard to guide you properly, but in general terms, you probably want about a 500ish watts, preferably in a stack, definitely a 4x10, with a 1x15 for fatness if you can afford it. Tweeters are nice if you plan to slap, and they also give you a nice click-y metal tone, too.

I generally prefer my heads to be rack-mountable, as it allows me to run other rack effects with them easily, and saves a lot of time in set up and pack down, as you can just close the rack up with the cables still inside. I also ****ing love my road cases for my cabs, and will never be without them again. They're expensive, but they keep my cabs looking new, and the wheels are a real back-saver.

I use an Ashdown Evo II 575-watt with matching ABM cabs 4x10/1x15. I also run a POD X3 into the front end, with the amp's EQ bypassed, for (what I perceive to be) more versatility (I play covers). I tried the whole pedalboard thing, and in the end found the pod to do a better job, and be cheaper and simpler.

Sorry if I've gone about this the wrong way.
#3
Also **** you for finding a stupid that's willing to supply amps for you. What are you paying for that? Or did you mean you just DI into the PA?
#4
nope, its £14 between the four of us for 2 hour usage of a practice room, guitar amps, drumkit, PA system for the vocals

so for three pounds fifty per person a week its not bad at all
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#5
Jesus, we pay $60 for 4 hours in a ****ing L-shaped room with a PA so dodgy we always bring our own. To be fair, it's a HK, so most things seem dodgy next to it.

Lucky, man.

Well, if budget's an issue, amp-wise, maybe look at a 2x10 combo for your stage noise, and either mic/DI into the house PA, until you can get something a little beefier.
#6
300 Watts is more that adequate for a good gigging bass amp. Never needed more than that as most venues plug me into the PA. Even if they don't 300 watts is very loud, 500 watts is nice, but you'd never go over half way so is ultimately pointless, you spend more money than you need.

I run a Warwick ProFet, while not the most exciting amp it's a solid work horse, probably pretty cheap too.
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300 Watts is more that adequate for a good gigging bass amp. Never needed more than that as most venues plug me into the PA. Even if they don't 300 watts is very loud, 500 watts is nice, but you'd never go over half way so is ultimately pointless, you spend more money than you need.

I run a Warwick ProFet, while not the most exciting amp it's a solid work horse, probably pretty cheap too.


Agreed. You need the 200 watts for sheer volume and an additional 100 for headroom.
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SWR WorkingPro 210C. Fantastic amp; fantastic tone; loud as hell for a 2x10 combo and it will drive an external cabinet. It runs about US$900.00 new.
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