2 small amps or 1 bigger...
I'm pretty happy with a tiny Ampeg BA 108 and was wondering if it made any sense to add a second one for scaling up purposes and running a stereo mix of sorts.
I haven't needed extra volume so far but perhaps adding a second unit can contribute to a better sound distribution. I'd like to stick to the small Ampeg because that's the tone I like.
Of course I can always use a balanced line out but that's another story.
Thanks in advance and apologies if this topic was exhausted before.
A little amp like that run in parallel with another little amp won't give you much improvement ... but you can buy a small powered sub for $200 +/- that will be about 200 watts and have a 12" speaker. You can put your small amp on top of it and let it produce the low and and then eq your little amp to produce the highs and mids.
Use the BA108 for what it is good for, and get something bigger for the situations where you need more.
I own, and can recommend the B100R, and the PF-500 as good higher Wattage options. Both sound great.
I see used B100Rs for sale under $300.00 occasionally.
If I did not already own the PF-500, I would consider getting the PF-800.
If you like the BA amps, there are a number of bigger BA models to consider as well.
I am looking for a used BA108, or BA110 myself.
i've experimented with two small rigs many times. it's quite fun, especially if you have a modulation pedal (phase, flange, chorus) that runs in stereo- that can be jolly good.
but it's a short lived novelty, for me at least. use an appropriate size amp.
Have to agree. The BA108 sounds killer for $100, but it's still just a 25w practice amp with an 8". And two of them will probably come close to doubling your available volume, but it's still not going to be a whole lot.
We (bass, keys and mild percussion), typically entertain folks at small private parties, mostly while dining so volume management is of paramount importance. Loudness isn't really welcome. 25 Ampeg Watts is really the ticket but for better sound distribution particularly in outside venues, I thought about adding another little guy because the tone is right while being affordable ($99).
In that case, maybe it would work.
If our gig becomes more demanding, I'll go for the BA115.
Thanks guys for the feedback.
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