#1
Ok, so im almost definitely getting an Ibanez EDB-400:
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=69071

but i was wondering if anyone knew which amp would be best suited to it (or which amp is simply better) out of these two:
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=3846
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=69592

Neither of them is especially fantastic, (my budget isn't huge, you see) but i wanna make sure i buy whichever one will do the job best, so any advice is welcome.

Cheers.
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#2
I've played through both and i own a 120watt beringher and for starts you've gotta know their lower end stuff is fairly crap (stick an amp modeler in front of it though and its fantastic). But both those amps, although sounding a little weird, are quite good, especially for behrngher. Both could probably be used for small band practices but never really gigs. I would probably advice the one with the distortion channel because a subtle bit of distortion is great for hevier music (as your buying an ibanez i'm guessing thats what you play) and lets you push your amp that little bit further. You'll love the shape function on both as well.
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#3
OK, cheers. I already have an overdrive pedal and a multi effects pedal, so distortion is not exactly a top priority in an amp for me. I was talking to my friend and he reckoned the £99 one is better because it has a custom made speaker, which speaks quite well for itself. Also, its more expensive than the other one yet it doesnt have all the tricks and gimmicks, so i'm assuming the sound quality may be better or richer in the higher priced one. Correct me if i'm wrong.
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#4
The £99 one i once managed to play infont of 300 people and still, just about, be heard. You can really turn it up and not worry to much about declining sound quallity. But to be fair that was with a soft song that had very little drums. What multi effects and overdrive pedles have you got? A problem with the £99 is only having a 3band EQ but if you can use your multi effects pedle as a preamp with an EQ then that wont matter. Or i spose if its just for practice it wonr reallt matter. To be honest i'm not quite sure what exactly it means by "custom made speaker" but as you said it sounds better so it probably is :P
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#5
I have a Zoom 506II bass multi effects thing, which isnt tht bad for variety. I also have a Chaser E10OD (super overdrive), which i picked up for less than £20 in Thailand. I love that thing, it works so well for me and really helps my sound and gives me a great volume boost. I dunno whether i need to worry about a preamp in the pedal, as the bass im getting is active and therefore has a preamp in it, though i may need a pedal-based one as well.
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#6
sorry, but as a rule i tend to stay away from berhinger products. I know the price to wattage ratio looks good, but they do tent to be of lesser quality than comparable amps from other big names, eg:

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=10598

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=69083
just some suggestions
i particularly like the orange, though the colour scheme isn't for all, its a great little amp, and i have a laney (the one this model replaced i think) and thats a good amp too. both have all the volume you'll probably need, and can produce all the tones u'll want.
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#7
cheers. I don't have muce experience with different brands, so thanks for the heads-up on behringers. Those two look really good, i guess i just overlooked them when i was browsing all the bass amps. The Orange looks cool, and the Laney looks like some good value for money. I'll have a closer look at all the amps on that site, see what else i can find.
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#8
If i were you i'd go for the Laney, there one of the more well known smaller bass amp companies. I've used a 60 watt Laney before and it had close to the power of my 120 Watt behringher. I just thought they were more expensive than that.
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#9
get that laney, or this one:

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=69084

i have it, and its REALLY nice for what i paid. stay away from the behringers

edit: since when were orange amps that cheap?
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#11
There low end stuff is bad, well not so much bad but just hugly unreliable. But there higher end stuff is ok.
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