- Amps [BG]
|Sgroh87 ||02-12-2014 04:30 PM |
Best practice/small jam amps for extended range instruments?
Right now I'm playing six string basses exclusively (though I'm hoping to get a four in the near future), and I'm not too thrilled with the sound my Acoustic B30 is putting out. I'm wanting to get a new amp in the near future and I was hoping for some advice.
First of all, I live in a one bedroom apartment t on the second floor, so something light and portable is a definite plus. I would very much like to have headphones and an aux in for play along tracks. I'm currently a bedroom warrior with the occasional visit to a friends house to jam, so I don't need a whole lot of power, and in fact I would prefer something that sounds good at low volume levels.
I'm hoping to stay under $400 if possible. Id also be willing to consider a travel amp in addition to a practice amp if I can find them at the right price.
|okcrum ||02-12-2014 04:37 PM |
|Greysun ||02-17-2014 10:10 PM |
Originally Posted by okcrum
What is the reliability factor with this amp? It looks interesting but, everyone I've known who used a Carvin amp (guitar, bass & pa) has either sent it back to Carvin for exchange / refund / repair or had it repaired locally within in 2 years of purchase. The Instruments are exceptionally nice, and the speaker cabs sound good and are reliable, but the amp units seem to have a fairly short service span.
|basscooker ||02-17-2014 10:18 PM |
Ampeg BA combos and GK MB combos are getting lots of love on TB lately. I'm not sure they all have the aux in, but they're worth a look. I'm pretty sure they all fall into your budget, too.
|B String ||02-17-2014 10:47 PM |
A used Markbass CMD121P combo might work well for you.
Its a very small 12/horn type combo but has 300 watts into 8ohms, giving the combo a solid low end and headroom while having enough high end for the rest of the bass. One of the best selling products Markbass offers.
|gary m ||02-18-2014 04:37 AM |
TC Electronic BG250 in a variety of speaker configs. Has aux in, headphone out and balanced out, switchable pre or post EQ. Can go to the gig or sit in the bedroom. Doubles as a nightstand if you're furniture challenged.
|JakobT ||02-18-2014 05:05 AM |
I use an Ampeg BA-108, which is small and light, had good sound, AUX in and a headphone jack. Inexpensive, too.
|Rocksolid ||02-18-2014 05:51 AM |
Powered monitor and a zoom B3? Great at low volumes, very giggable, and you can use Phones with the zoom.
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