#1
Alright, as soon as I get my first paycheck, I am getting a bass and an amp. I have already decided on which bass I am getting, A Fender standard P-bass. But I have no knowledge about bass amplifiers, so I come to you.

My two favourite bassists by far are Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) and Markus Grosskopf (Helloween) and I would like an amp that nail their tones, they both have pretty similar tones, but I think Markus uses a bit more distortion. My Budget is about $450, and I would like an amp that is gig-ready. some Amps I am going to take a look at are:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ampeg-BA115-Bass-Amp-Series-Combo?sku=481777
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-Electric-Blue-12180-Combo-Bass-Amp?sku=485036
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ashdown-MAG-C210T300-Combo-Bass-Amp?sku=485033
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GallienKrueger-Backline-115-Combo?sku=482536
#2
The Ashdown Mag 210 would prob be your best choice - if you want something "gig ready" then more wattage is always good. 100W will barely cut it with a band behind you, unless you're mic'd.


But again, more wattage is always good.


I would also think that to get their tones, the 2x10 would be more punchy, which is definitely what you want. It's mostly in the amp settings though.
#3
Alright, sounds good. I'm a bit concerned about that amp's volume, I currently live in an apartment, and have no reason to think that we may be moving soon. do you think that amp would be too loud?
#4
on the lowest volume level, there's not TOO much difference between my 30W practice amp and my friend's 600W mesa stack. you should be fine.
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