#1
I am upgrading my bass amp from a 20 watt eastocoast amp, and would like something with a better sound. (and loud enough for practice against drums and my Vox AD30)

I dont want to exceed £100 (around $300 probably).
I narrowed down my choice to these three.


Warwick blue cab 30
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=68766

Behringer Ultrabass 45
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/behringer-bxl-450/69592

Laney RB-2
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/rb-2/69083

Thanks for any help.
#2
Personally I'd go for the Laney out of those 3, as me and Caustic always say in these threads, "If you live in the UK, the best way to go for decent amps for a low price is to buy Ashdown or Laney".
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Personally I'd go for the Laney out of those 3, as me and Caustic always say in these threads, "If you live in the UK, the best way to go for decent amps for a low price is to buy Ashdown or Laney".


^i agree with these guys!
#6
Is that because, with the other amps, they are imported so cost more due to the shipping from where they are made?
#7
Basically yes, when you can get much higher quality in an Ashdown or Laney for the same price. For example, I recently bought myself an Ashdown ABM half stack (the ABM is one of their professional ranges) and the half stack cost me not much more than an Ampeg head on it's own.
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I am upgrading my bass amp from a 20 watt eastocoast amp, and would like something with a better sound. (and loud enough for practice against drums and my Vox AD30)

I dont want to exceed £100 (around $300 probably).
I narrowed down my choice to these three.


Warwick blue cab 30
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=68766

Behringer Ultrabass 45
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/behringer-bxl-450/69592

Laney RB-2
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/rb-2/69083

Thanks for any help.


You will not get anywhere near the power to compete with a Vox AD30 and drums for £100. Think more £250.

Out of thise, any but the behringer sums up my views, as the other are both good practice amps. Though none will get close to competing with drums etc, let alone having adequatre headroom.
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You will not get anywhere near the power to compete with a Vox AD30 and drums for £100. Think more £250.

Out of thise, any but the behringer sums up my views, as the other are both good practice amps. Though none will get close to competing with drums etc, let alone having adequatre headroom.



I would have thought 45 watts would be enough...since my guitar amp is 30 watts. If thats not the case then would 60 watts be enough?
#10
You need about 4 times the wattage of the guitar amp, if the guitar amp is SS. I can't remember what the Vox is, but either way you will need at least 150 W in reality.
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And I agree with him

But, Ashdown over Laney, if the opportuinity arises.
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The vox is solid state.
Its basically a fake valve (valvetronics)

You'll need it to get over the drums. Look into the Ashdown Electric Blue 180, with the 15" speaker, not the 12"!
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:O

that seems really excessive!



Remember that guitars seem louder to the human ear, because they are in a more sensitive range to our ears (treble range). Bass is generally harder to pick out, so needs more volume. Also, we do not try to overdrive our amps, so we need extra headroom to avoid doing this. Guitar, on the other hand, get better tone at higher volume (well, for tubes) while bass tone degenerates.
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#16
you need alteastly 100 watts and a 15 inch speaker to be heard over the drums usually. A 12 inch speaker has never been able to push enough air in my case
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