#1
Hey guys,
I am new to the bass. I play guitar mostly but figured that bass would be fun to play and learn as a second instrument. I just got this (http://www.rondomusic.net/vebltd.html) and opened it today. From what I see it is perfect and no finish flaws or anything. The tuners felt a bit tight to turn but I may just be used to guitar tuners. So I am now thinking about getting a bass amp. I wan't something that will be fine for playing at home and that could use to gig if needed. I won't be using it to gig currently, but i would like to be careful and not buy an amp and then replace it soon. I was looking at Behringers. They make a lot of higher powered amps for less. How would those sound for now? I can honestly say I don't have an ear for bass tone at all. Guitar tone is another story. What would you guys recommend?
#2
Behringers are really hit-or miss, if you can get to a guitar center, see if you can get a warrenty.

They are pretty good if you just wanna play around the house or play at small "clubs".

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#4
I have to say that I don't know much about bass amps, but, I do know about Behringer quality. I would not reccomend them to anyone. It's been my experience that they are of poor quality. My friends at Guitar Center second that opinion.
#5
Peaveys are about the best there is for a small budget, but if you can go bigger, there's Ampeg, Ashdown (probbally the best.), Hartke, and alot more. I use a Peavey basic 112 and it's pretty awesome. I've never had trouble with it and I've had it for over a yr.
#6
Maybe a Laney Combo? my RB3 is great for small gigs or bedroom practice.
#7
Quote by kaptink
Maybe a Laney Combo? my RB3 is great for small gigs or bedroom practice.

How many watts would that be? How many would I need to gig with? Guitar would be using 100 SS watts at most.
#12
SWR's are pretty loud compared to many amps of the same size. I also recommend Laney amps. Pretty good value and pretty nice sounding. Better than Behringer at least.

60w should (should, no guarantee) get you by in a gigging situation if it's mic'd into the PA, your drummer isn't a skinbashing nutcase and your guitarists don't have the urge to turn up to 11.

So with a vaguely sensible band, you'll pull through but you'll want something more... I don't feel comfortable with less than 100w.
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#14
I just got offerered a Ampeg BA115 100 watt for $300US. Should I save and get this?
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Quote by jmac72187
I just got offerered a Ampeg BA115 100 watt for $300US. Should I save and get this?



Most people who own it on the forum say it's a dissapointing amp, you get the 'ampeg' sound and nothing else. i'd look at ashdowns if i were you.
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#16
I don't like Ashdown's, i'd go for a Laney if your on a budget and your looking for quality.
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