#1
I've been playing guitar for just under two and a half years, but I've always wanted to learn bass. I'm PROBABLY going to be buying my friend's bass, I'm not exactly sure of the model, but the headstock says 'Cruiser by Crafter'. It plays pretty well and it has active pups. It's going to be around $100-150. But for my amp, I am not so sure. I went to the music store today and tried out a few amps. My price range would probably be around $300ish. I tried the Orange Crush 35B and it was pretty good for just $200. I also tried the SWR LA15(i think) and the sound was actually amazing! But the speaker was rattling a bit and there were some problems with the volume (going up for no reason), and when i played the lower model, LA12, it had the same speaker problem. I have no expierence with bass amps so im not sure if its the the brand that has a reputation for bad quality control, or just coincidence. Anyways, if anyone has any experience with either of these amps, or maybe have a suggestion for another one, I would appreciate it if you helped.

Sorry for this giant wall of text, and thanks for your help.

Edit: Oh, also, I mostly play different kinds of metal (thrash, metalcore) and a bit of hardcore stuff. Could someone tell me if the bass guitar itself would suit my style, or if another bass would be better?
#2
you should get a practice amp.

peavey in my opinion have the best practice amps

heres the 10W one, http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-MAX-126-Bass-Practice-Combo-104003462-i1145641.gc

heres the 15W one,http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-MAX-158-Bass-Practice-Combo-104003454-i1145640.gc

i would recommend the 15W amp since its only $30 more and it has a 3-Band EQ instead of a 2. but if you dont want to spend the extra 30 then get the 10W one.
I'll lay waiting, just waiting for my time to come
#3
Thanks for the reply, but I guess there was something I forgot to mention.
I want a pretty good amp like in the $300 range BECAUSE I'm not gonna upgrade my bass amp in the future. Bass is just going to be like a 'secondary' instrument. So I dont really want a cheap amp.
Thank you for helping though.
#4
see Ashdown and Acoustic. both wonderful companies. try to find a used one if you can.
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#5
The only place that sells Ashdowns here is Tom Lee; and I went there today because I read on here that they were good. Unfortunately, they dont have any low end Ashdowns; just like heads and cabs. But I havent heard of the brand Acoustic, I'll go check them out, thanks!
#6
scour a few pawn shops, make sure you play the amps first, you might find something amazing.
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#8
never seen it. but it seems to feel alright and not sound too bad, which is pretty good for 150 or less dollars.
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#10
Hmm.. I was just looking at Acoustics from the humanity's suggestion and I'll try to find a place that sells them.
Also, now that I'm thinking about it, I MIGHT just get a new bass too, because his is sort of broken up (ie scratches, dents, etc.), so anyone got any suggestions for a $300 or so bass, playing mostly metal/hardcore-ish stuff?
Thanks for all your help, guys!
#12
I have 2 ideas. try Ibanez, the GSR200. brilliant bass. love mine.

or, if you're willing to avoid the active pickups, try the Squier VM series.
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