#1
I need to get information on bass amps for my retard bassist who plays bass just because we needed him to (he has no prior experience). He now needs an amp since our semi-permanent loan guy moved away.

Does tube or solid state matter? Good brands? He will be using this for gigging and at practice.

I would aim around $700 or below. Nothing too expensive unless quality interferes with the price range.

Thanks!
#2
I think solid state is better for bass
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#3
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I think solid state is better for bass


Because the sound won't change at high volumes I assume?
#4
Noooooonono, I'm not a bass specialist, ask someone else

edit: You would probably get a quicker response in the Bass forum.
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#5
id go for Behringer Ultrabass BXR1800H head mixed with Behringer Ultrabass BB410 1200W cab
those are pretty good for a basicly small gig but not so much for practice but for like 400$ you could get another smaller amp for practice
#6
^^ dont listen to that. behringer = bad.

i have a hartke ha3500 and a hartke vx410 cab, and its really nice. he can get that half stack for under 700 i think, otherwise he can get it used
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#8
peavey and fender both make good bass amps for fairly cheap.
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peavey and fender both make good bass amps for fairly cheap.


dont get a fender bass amp, they're awful
behringer ultrabass!
#10
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dont get a fender bass amp, they're awful
behringer ultrabass!


THOSE are awful.

Maybe a Peavey TKO or something.
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#11
Try out whatever's at stores. If they all suck or are overpriced, I'm sorry for wasting your time. I don't know if you have good music stores by you or not, so I don't know what to say. Alot of people have varying opinions on brand and model, so this is really just going to become a debate, most likely. You have to find what works for you.