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Alright, I've been playing bass for a while, and I think it's time for an upgrade. I've had my First Act bass and amp for a year now, and I really need some new gear. I have $720 to spend, and $300 is going towards a Thunderbird. So, I've got an extra $420 to spend. I was wondering what amp I should get in that price range. If it helps, I play in a Slayer cover band, so I need an amp with a lot of low end.

Thanks in advance.
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Thunderbird

Well, theres your problem.

But seriously, for a good low end try out some 15 inch speakers, they aren't very versitle, but they give you heaps of boom.
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Ashdown Mag, absolute beast of an amp and you might have some left over to buy effects for it.
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$300 is going towards a Thunderbird.


please dont.
if you dont already know the problems that occompany the T-bird, then search it and read one of the threads.You could get a way better playing bass for 300 bucks.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-70s-Jazz-Bass?sku=519639

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Millennium-BXP-4String-Bass-Guitar?sku=511369


and
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Millennium-4-AC-BXP-4String-Bass?sku=511400


are some verry good basses you should check out.
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Also look at the Warwick Sweet 15. Similar out the box power to the MAG, and a different tone, so it offers a good alternative if the MAG isn't your thing.
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Couldn't 300 get you like, a Fender Standard? Im not too sure since I live far, far away from US and a Squier would cost me the price of a Fender, but anything would be better than a TB. Even a Squier.
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get fender rumble 100 watt its a 15" speaker and its got a nice tone.
and get a spector of some sort i was just on there website and am really tempted to get one there greaaat!!!! i wouldnt mind some money.....
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instead of a thunderbird spector do some nice basses for about the same price


Not really. Spector are about equivilent with Warwick on range of prices, if I remember correctly.
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did some looking around with a $300 max, the only two that really stood out were the peavey and this

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-EX104-Bass-Guitar?sku=515737


well, its you choice.But I would go for the peavey because the esp may look good, but its a low end so its probably wont sound good.Go try both out and see which one you like better.
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And the cheapest Warwicks (which are made ot the same standard as the higher end ones. They just have less extras) can be about £500-600. Hardly a fortune.

Still, in this range, I would go with a Squire VM or possible classic myself (depending on how the new classic series turn out).
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