#1
although I have a little expericence with guitar (1 1/2 years), I have none with bass, so...


what are the recommended wattage ranges on a bass amp for:

-bedroom practicing

-jamming w/ friends, and getting over drums

-small gigs(don't really need to know this one now, just curious )


thanx for ur help!!
#2
My bass player has a 60 watt bassman and that thing is loud enough for our gigs although he has it on like 8/10 all the time.
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#3
drums, I'd say about 200+ watts to be safe.

you can practice with any wattage.

I mean any wattage. 5 will do.

small gigs should be fine with your 200+ jam amp.

I played an Acoustic B200 yesterday, cheap and it sounds very clear, I wholeheartedly suggest it.
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#5
I've got a 300 watt ashdown amp and I play alternative/hard rock. I can easily be heard, even with the guitarists both have 120 watt amps and the drummer playing pretty hard.

I'd have to say get at least 200 watts.
#6
200 watts to play with drummer, nice...

thanx for the help so far!!

One more question, would a 200 watt bass amp be too loud for practicing at home, even with it turned down?
#7
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200 watts to play with drummer, nice...

thanx for the help so far!!

One more question, would a 200 watt bass amp be too loud for practicing at home, even with it turned down?



Nope, as long as you turn it down low it should be fine. I've practiced with my 300 watt amp turned WAY down and the neighbors have never complained + ive had no problem hearing myself.
#9
Well for practicing I would have a separate amp simply because I may want to go play in front of the TV instead of the computer. Its kinda inconvenient to do that with a big amp. Even if it is just a $50 amp, its worth it to me. For jamming, maybe 150 is a good starting point. For gigs, maybe 200-250 or more. My 100 watt Ampeg sounds like **** during band practice, simply because it must be cranked just for me to be heard.