#1
I'm looking for an amp that has enough power to be solidly loud in a band that plays in a basement, garage, or small venue. Currently I have a 45 Watt Behringer with a 10 inch speaker and it can't stand up to any other musicians I play with. I am wondering how much I need to upgrade to get some solid power.
#4
What's your budget? Ideally, as much power as you can afford, but I'd say 100 watts is the bare minimum for venues that size. I've played small bars and venues with a 100 watt, 15 in. combo and have been powerful enough, but I was definitely cranking my amp even with help from the PA.

There's an ashdown combo that's extremely affordable, thats 300 watts I think, I would shoot for that.
#5
I really have no budget. I'd say a thousand is pushing it but anywhere in the hundreds I can probably handle. The cheaper the better, but I want to get something SOLID.
#7
My friend can get me a massive discount on an Ampeg amp so I'm probably gonna lean towards that, I'm just wondering how much power would fit my needs.
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Well see that's the problem. Sorry, I'm being stubborn, but I really can afford whichever amp I want, depending on how much work I'm willing to do to save up. I'm wondering what the minimum size would be for my needs. I would just save up and spring for the biggest amp I can find, but my parents would disapprove and it would be a freaking long time before I could afford an electric guitar or a fretless acoustic bass.
#10
probably 200, but 300 would be much more ideal. try to refrain from using Behringer.
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#13
Ashdown Mag? i've got a 300W one but a smaller one would suit you, what kind of amps are you playing against? Also you could have a gander at the Roland Cube Bass Series, oh and when you upgrade from a Behringer it's tradition to set it on fire, dance around it chanting and film the whole thing, then post it in this thread.
#14
The most important thing first. What sort of tone do you want?
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#15
Just to point out to the people glorifying the Ashdown MAG, it only has 180 W out the box. It needs an extension cab to get all 300 W.
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Ashdown Mag? i've got a 300W one but a smaller one would suit you, what kind of amps are you playing against? Also you could have a gander at the Roland Cube Bass Series, oh and when you upgrade from a Behringer it's tradition to set it on fire, dance around it chanting and film the whole thing, then post it in this thread.

half-stacks.
#17
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half-stacks.


I play against a half stack and my Mag works fine, sounds louder than the guitarists amps sometimes.
#20
If they are playing half stacks, the chances are that they will be obnoxious with their volume.

As for tone, it varies from person to person what a bass should sound like.

I say go and try every amp you can, and when you find one that is perfect, (plenty of power, 300W min; and a tone you like) save for it. Getting the right amp for you is far better than going cheap and getting the bare minimum of what will suffice.
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#22
It depends. If you want a warm, bassy tone then go with a 15. If you want a crisp, modern, clear tone then go for a 2x10.
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It depends. If you want a warm, bassy tone then go with a 15. If you want a crisp, modern, clear tone then go for a 2x10.

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