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Hey all you masterbassers,

The bass player in my band is thinking of upgrading from his little 60W Warwick amp as he actually wants to be heard at band practice and gigs. He's quite new to bass but is coming along brilliantly so i want to be able to recommend him an amp that he can stick with for a long time and will help him to progress. Our band plays rock of all shapes and sizes so it needs to be quite capable and versatile, and also giggable without a PA. As a player he likes anything from Sabbath to Feeder, so long as he can bob his head to it! Id tell him to go try some out but thats pretty impossible where we live, our local (40 mins away) music shop stocks mgs and squiers

Please bare in mind we are in the UK when you make your suggestions .

So far ive recommended him the Laney RB8, as thats the sort of price he wants to pay (well, £350-400 max max). Maybe a Hartke or Ampeg?

Your help is much appreciated.
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Last edited by USCENDONE BENE at Sep 20, 2008,
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ashdown *CaptainJack666 wonders if he will ever tire of reccomending ashdown amps....... nope*
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That laney is good I have a friend who owns one or one which is very similar, I agree with captin jack can't go far wrong with a nice ashdown mag (I own the 4x10 combo and love it) both of these are good. I've never tryed a ampeg or hartke so I can't comment on those, good luck finding what he needs though.
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ashdown *CaptainJack666 wonders if he will ever tire of reccomending ashdown amps....... nope*

Any particular model?

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the fender rumble series work great and are not that expensive, and i can be heard at most gigs( depending on the venue size) very well. its only like 300 dollars to get one of those. another good recommendation are the gallien kruger gold line series or something like that, you can get a 4x10 amp and head for like six hundred and that will work great for all gigs.
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Any particular model?

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theyre all brilliant, i smell a rundown

all access: practice amps, 15, 30 and 100 watt (not for gigging)
Electric Blue: 180 watt, essentially a louder practice as its not enought to gig
MAG: my favourite, not the best obviously but enough power to gig at 300 and 600 watt and great tone
ABM: a better MAG
klystron: gods amp
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theyre all brilliant, i smell a rundown

all access: practice amps, 15, 30 and 100 watt (not for gigging)
Electric Blue: 180 watt, essentially a louder practice as its not enought to gig
MAG: my favourite, not the best obviously but enough power to gig at 300 and 600 watt and great tone
ABM: a better MAG
klystron: gods amp


To get the full wattage out of any Ashdown combo, you need an extension cab. The MAG 300 only runs at around 180W without one, and it isn't a loud 180W.
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To get the full wattage out of any Ashdown combo, you need an extension cab. The MAG 300 only runs at around 180W without one, and it isn't a loud 180W.


when i refer to amps i refer to head and cab config, but yes ur point is well made
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Ok cool, thanks


after consulting delirium my next purchase will more than likely be a mag 300 head and a 410 cab, should be tasty
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Hi. I have the RB8 myself and is a pretty decent amp, although the compressor/limiter and a little silly in the way that they work. If you can get to birmingham (not knowing where your based), go to Fair Deal Music, I got mine there for £300. Also take a look at the RB7, it is the same power, a different speaker combo and it kicks back. It doesn't have the graphic eq though.

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/rb-7/69001
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Try out Hartke Amps, they are really good mid priced amps

I love mine. I used to over power my guitarists Marshall MG-100 and the drums, but the guitarist didn't do that much

he now has some lane all tube head and when hes on 3 hes like... whoa!, so i crank mine to about 4 or 5, and the drummer just hits harder...

Vocals are completely lost.
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tell him to check out a fender bassman, excellent tone and sexy as ****
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Crate, cheap and gets the job done. Sometimes a little too much, in my case...
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