- Amps [BG]
|gsaer ||02-12-2014 10:32 AM |
Amp for bass and acoustic guitar?
Are there any amps that can effectively amplify an electric bass and also do double duty as an acoustic guitar amp? If so I would like to know which one is best, thanks
|Crater ||02-12-2014 10:35 AM |
Nothing I know of is made specifically for this dual purpose. Your best bet would be to buy a powered PA speaker, a small mixer, and a couple of preamp pedals for the instruments, like a SansAmp Bass DI for the bass and some kind of preamp (Fishman?) for the acoustic guitar.
|Whit Townsend ||02-12-2014 10:37 AM |
Just about any bass combo will sound pretty good with an acoustic guitar, you just won't have any effects. Add a verb pedal, a decent preamp for the guitar, and you're good.
|CL400Peavey ||02-12-2014 10:37 AM |
What is your budget?
|Stick_Player ||02-12-2014 10:42 AM |
|seang15 ||02-12-2014 10:44 AM |
Perhaps something from Genz Benz? Trace Elliott also comes to mind.
|Eric_71 ||02-12-2014 10:47 AM |
We had an acoustic show a couple of weeks ago where it was some acoustic guitar, some bass from me. I plugged my acoustic into my bass rig and it sounded pretty good, even without readjusting the EQ.
If you don't have anything at present, I would agree with the guys who say to get some sort of PA setup with a couple of preamps. That seems simplest and cheapest to me.
As far as I know, the Acoustic Image 10-2 will do both. It is well set up for any acoustic instrument including bass.:bassist:
|DogBone ||02-12-2014 11:22 AM |
Any full range and relatively uncolored amp will work.
Powered speakers, portable PAs, and don't overlook Keyboard amps.
|DukeLeJeune ||02-12-2014 12:34 PM |
I know very little about combo amps that can do such double duty, but there are definitely bass cabs that can. This is much more do-able than a cab that can do justice to both electric guitar and electric bass, which is a more common request. Imo you'd want a bass cab with a neutral voicing (especially through the midrange region) and a good tweeter for the top end. A PA cab is a possibility, but the woofers in most PA cabs don't have the excursion capability you'd normally expect to find in a bass cab because the PA cab expects to be paired with a subwoofer for the bottom couple of octaves.
|Eric_71 ||02-12-2014 01:20 PM |
OP, I notice you're in southern MN. On the chance that you would be interested in an Avatar TB153 for your needs, I have one I might sell and I'll be in Winona the first weekend of March. I'm not sure what the experts would say, but I would think that would be a decent option cab-wise.
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