#1
stupid question

but why are bass amps all 100 watts, 250 watts and upwards

the bass amp i tried at school was 100 watts and turned up at full volume it certainly didnt sound it.


anybody care to explain?
#2
Is it not because bass is generally deeper since it's so bassy, so low volume on bass will be very quiet?
#4
the lower the frequency, the less the speaker moves, and in order to make up volume, it has to move farther, so more power is needed. i have a 1000 watt stack, and it struggles against my 120 watt guitar amp.
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#5
ahh i see

thanks guys

how many watts for a practise amp? just for home use, and sometimes to play with a drummer
#6
150 to 300 watts will be fine. a 1x15 or a 2x10 would be a good speaker combo
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