#1
Hey guys. I've been a guitarist for 5 years and the mixture of my bands bass player quitting and my long time want to play bass, I'm going to to pick one up. Between the bass and amp i really dont want to spend more than like 700 to 1000 (1000 is REALLY pushing it.) It's very important that i get a really punchy sound out of my stuff so i'm definitely looking at 10 inch speakers. I also need something that won't get drowned out from the guitar and everything. I was looking at the squier vintage modified p-bass. it's a white p-bass, black pickguard with duncan designed pickups. but thats just an idea. Any suggestions guys? I kinda want to stay in the fender/ squire zone but i'm pretty open minded about amps
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#2
I think Fender Bass amps are pretty good for punk or Gallien Kreuger. Basically anything where you can get a trebley punchy sound. I play some punchy stuff on my GK amp and it sounds fantastic
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cool. I was looking at some behringer stuff but if there bass crap as nearly as ****ty as their guitar crap, i want nothing to do with it. haha
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Thanks, I like it rough. i played a 100 watt bassman combo and loved the sound but worried that 100 solid state watts wouldnt be loud enough against the mesa our guitarist is using.
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Thanks, I like it rough. i played a 100 watt bassman combo and loved the sound but worried that 100 solid state watts wouldnt be loud enough against the mesa our guitarist is using.


Your right, it wouldn't, you need 300 watts minimum to gig with
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ya but there's 2x10 bassman isnt there thats 250watts which is more than enough 3 times more is just a general rule but i gig with less than that and can be heard fine over my guitarists 100 watt dsl halfstack
#8
Your right, it wouldn't, you need 300 watts minimum to gig with


Er, what are you talking about?

You need a minimum of about 30 watts, thats enough to fill a venue the size of a school hall, at larger venues you just get your amp miked up (if your lucky)
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Bassman-250210-Bass-Combo-Amp?sku=480870
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Precision-Bass?sku=519638

this set-up may push your budget a tad, but it will be absolutely perfect. 250w should still be plenty of power.

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You need a minimum of about 30 watts, thats enough to fill a venue the size of a school hall, at larger venues you just get your amp miked up (if your lucky)


30 watts will get you absoluely nowhere. You would need at least 100 or probably 150 to play a school gym or auditorium.
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Quote by turtlewax
Er, what are you talking about?

You need a minimum of about 30 watts, thats enough to fill a venue the size of a school hall, at larger venues you just get your amp miked up (if your lucky)


This IS the bass forum man. 30 watts won't get you anywhere. Even if you are miked and all of that shiz you still will need 100-150 minimum just for stage volume. And if this guy is playing punk I doubt everywhere he plays at will have a nice PA for him to use. Go for 250 minimum, the Fender Bassman has a pretty nice sound. Also look at Carvin and Ashdown.
#11
You say a Mesa, are we talking a tube Mesa here?

If so, you're gonna want about 5 - 6x the wattage. I think that for best bang for your money, as much as it pains me to say this, Carvin would be your best bet.

I seriously doubt that a 250W SS Bass Amp will fare well against a tube Mesa.

The general rule for bass amps is 2-3x for Solid state guitar amps, 5-6x for Tube amps, because they seem that much louder.
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Er, what are you talking about?

You need a minimum of about 30 watts, thats enough to fill a venue the size of a school hall, at larger venues you just get your amp miked up (if your lucky)


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#13
Yeah i wasn't sure how bass amps work in comparison with guitar amps. So now I have a general idea. I will seldomly have a p.a. to run it through. The bass in the link a few posts up is the exact bass i was looking at. squier basses seem to actually be nice. Thanks for all the replies.
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With no PA, 300W is a bare minimum. The Ashdown MAG 300 will not get that without an extension cab.
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Sorry, I thought that the wattage of a bass amp would be equal in volume to a guitar amp
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With no PA, 300W is a bare minimum. The Ashdown MAG 300 will not get that without an extension cab.


Wha-what?

I would still get it, buy and extension cab later if you wanted to. It's still pretty loud and it sounds nice. Most big gigs will have a PA so I think you'll be alright.

I dont really think your going to do much better than The MAG and MIM Fender for 1000 bucks.
#18
I really like the looks of the ashdown. Wish I could go play it somewhere and try it out. Thanks for all the replies guys.
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Quote by turtlewax
Er, what are you talking about?

You need a minimum of about 30 watts, thats enough to fill a venue the size of a school hall, at larger venues you just get your amp miked up (if your lucky)

You're in the bass forum. You need a lot of watts here
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Precision-Bass?sku=519638

this set-up may push your budget a tad, but it will be absolutely perfect. 250w should still be plenty of power.

EDIT:


30 watts will get you absoluely nowhere. You would need at least 100 or probably 150 to play a school gym or auditorium.


if you dont use a nice PA then yes
but with a PA you dont need more than 30 watts

BTW the VM p bass is the best bass for the money IMO, better than MIM fenders and the wood is of agathis, most people hate agathis but this bass makes agathis sound really awesome
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if you dont use a nice PA then yes
but with a PA you dont need more than 30 watts

BTW the VM p bass is the best bass for the money IMO, better than MIM fenders and the wood is of agathis, most people hate agathis but this bass makes agathis sound really awesome


Technically, with a PA, you don't need an amp at all. Hence, that arguement is void. 30W is still not enough to function as a moniter.

And while the VM series is great, many people will say that the jazz is better value, simply for the versitility and the alder body.

However, no wood is superior to another. Agathis, basswood etc are mostly used because they are cheap.
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