#1
I'm looking for a solid state bass amp for about 150-250 dollars.
It's for practicing and for band, so I need to have enough wattage to overpower the drums. I heard it should be 100W+ at the least for that.
I'm using an ESP EC-154DX bass for the amp.
I heard ampeg was a good brand for amps, but I dunno.
#2
To get past drums, 150W is preferable. More is always better of course.

Ampeg do some highly respected all tube heads. Howver, their low end stuff is not that good at all.
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You won't get an ampeg for that kind of money unless you go to garage sales, and I doubt anyone would sell one that cheap. Sorry man. I got my Peavey TNT 150 at a garage sale for 75$ lol and It's a pretty good amp, you should definately hit em up I wish you luck!
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'I'm looking for a solid state bass amp for about 150-250 dollars.'

Does not exist.

Or you could get lucky on Ebay. I would seriously get a job and save up for a good quality bass amp. Otherwise you're just gonna end up with a lot of mediocre amps which are pretty useless. Think about it, once you've got a good bass amp you won't need to change but if you get a mediocre one than eventually you'll want a bigger one and that's like throwing $200- 250 down the drain because you'll never use it again unless something happens which is unlikely for a good bass amp.

I've got a warwick sweet 25.1 which hits the spot nicely for me.
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OP Here: I'm using a Kustom KBA16 right now I think, it's only 16W though, so I'm pretty sure i'll need more than that for drums.
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OP Here: I'm using a Kustom KBA16 right now I think, it's only 16W though, so I'm pretty sure i'll need more than that for drums.


Again, look to at least 150W. Other than the base rule of avoid Behringer like a plague, save at least double that and then try the Ashdown MAG 300 and the Warwick Sweet 15 as a start.
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Absolutely positive that I'm going to be flamed upon for this.
The Ashdown Mag 300 looks tiny as ****. I'm confused.
#10
You are probably just looking at the head. That would need a cab (box with speakers) to do anything. That is just an amplifier.

I was refering to the combo version, which either has a 15" speaker or 4 10" speakers.
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#11
how loud is your drummer?

if he hits really hard you'll need louder wattage.

if he doesn't, you might get by with 75.
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how loud is your drummer?

if he hits really hard you'll need louder wattage.

if he doesn't, you might get by with 75.


I dunno really...it's pop/punk stuff, soo....
Not sure exactly.
Not like nut-busting-smash-the-skins-off drums but loud enough, I suppose.
#14
My Peavey 80 is PLENTIFUL loud when i play with my drummer. however my amp is from the 80's, the new Peaveys are probably a different story
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I dunno really...it's pop/punk stuff, soo....
Not sure exactly.
Not like nut-busting-smash-the-skins-off drums but loud enough, I suppose.

does he have his drums all bunched up together?
and is there a pillow in his bass drum?
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does he have his drums all bunched up together?
and is there a pillow in his bass drum?



Somewhat close together, but not overly bunched
Yes pillow.
#19
maybe 75 will do.

give him mutes and you might last with 50.
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maybe 75 will do.

give him mutes and you might last with 50.


There is no way a drummer will hear you with that little power. You may be able to make yourself out, but the drummer won't.

Also, don't bump yourself while you are still on the front page. People will reply if they have constructive comments. This isn't a high traffic forum, so people do look past the top 5 threads.
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