#1
My friend wants to start a band, and asked me to be the bassist.
The problem is, I have never been in a band, and I don't think my amp would be loud enough over the drums/guitars.....would it be? I' pretty much screwed if it isn't.... I'm broke.

I also haven't bothered to find out what a few of the things on my amp do, like the countor button, and Mix/AB input jack thingies....help?
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#3
Well how many watts and what size speaker is your amp? I bet it might be able to stand up to them enough to hear you. Regardless playing in a band is a great experience and you should do everything you can to play with them, mainly getting a bigger amp.
#4
you're gonna want to upgrade. It all depends on what style of music you're playing. I run a GK 1001-rb II head through a Genz-Benz 4x10.

I'd personally recommend a stack over anything, but it all depends on taste/genre.
#5
70 Watts? I think that'd be fine during practice, just boost your mids as much as possible and you'll cut through like a hot knife through butter. My practice amp's 35W and it's definitely loud enough.
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#6
My friend said a pop-punk band that sounds like Blink 182
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#7
Ouch, just make sure they let you NOT play root notes, one Pete Wentz is enough for this world.
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#8
I know how to play bass, thank you.
And Blink is an awesome band, and would not be as good if they had a complicated bassline.

EDIT: How do you compare Fallout boy to Blink?
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#9
^they actually had some awesome bass work on earlier albums

in that case, I'd reccommend GK or Ampeg if you guys are gonna do shows. 70 watts will probably get you by for practice, depending on your guitarists gear.
#10
Ok, I guess i'll save up for some new gear in the meantime...starting funds: $5.37
How many watts am I looking at for small to medium sized shows?
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#11
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Ok, I guess i'll save up for some new gear in the meantime...starting funds: $5.37
How many watts am I looking at for small to medium sized shows?


not really sure what you mean by medium sized, but for the most part you'll need at least 4 times whatever your guitarist has for wattage. 200- 300 watts would be a good amount most of the time.
#12
300w, to be safe. Most on here will say 3-4x guitarist's combined wattage, but I did fine with a 300w 2x15+2x10 against 240w of guitars, a loud drummer and a good PA.
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#13
whatever you do make sure that the amp you get has a D.I. so that you can easily run into the P.A. at shows. but i'd go with at least 250 otherwise. I'm currently using a 60 watt with an ext cabinet so ya. it's tough against 100watts tube and 100 watts ss+ the pa from my guitarists. the great thing about guitar amps is that they have volume knobs too. just make those guys turn down a bit for practices. and i notice your 70 watt tilts back. that might help get your sound out there too.
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#14
i have the same problem man, my buddies asked me to bass for them but i have like a 20 watt amp lol.
#16
start playin venues that provide kickass amps, till you have the money. Ive been in venues that provide 300Wish Ampegs
#17
if you go to rehersal studios, they supply the amps for practice

and if you've just formed, it should be a while before you're ready to gig anyways

so keep the idea of a new amp in mind

and have fun making music
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