- Amps [BG]
|BirdThunder ||02-03-2014 09:57 AM |
UPgrading practice amp.
I recently purchased a thunderbird and it sounded great in the studio (i think they were using this ampeg head) And I was wondering why the sound sucks when I practice at home, since i'm a novice in amps, I looked up mine and it has only 10w (Epiphone studio bass 10), I've been eyeing a fender rumble 75 but would it be too loud? or a 30w amp would be better? any advice?
|kikstand454 ||02-03-2014 10:11 AM |
There isn't really a "too loud" in your situation because you can always turn down and/or put on headphones.
If the research you have done ( you have done it....?) Leads you to believe that the fender has the right tone to compliment your style, then by all means get it. It gets great reviews here.
|BirdThunder ||02-03-2014 10:14 AM |
Ah I forgot to say this, cause when I crank the volume when playing my thunderbird, the sounds gets distorted so the 10w amp is just set to 2 or 3. If I get a higher watt amp I could crank it up more then that without distorting the sound right?
|kikstand454 ||02-03-2014 10:33 AM |
Sky's the limit if that's your only variable! You would do fine with an amp with 75-150 watts for what you are saying you want.
|BirdThunder ||02-03-2014 11:14 AM |
Thanks! Any recommendation aside from a fender rumble 75?
|Linnin ||02-03-2014 11:16 AM |
Fender Rumbles Rock!
Yes, a Fender Rumble 75 would be an excellent choice for you. I've had mine for over a year and half of perfect service for both personal practice and small jazz duo gigs.
Sweetwater is blowing out it's remaining stock of version 2 Rumbles as it awaits the arrival of Fender's newly redesigned version 3 Rumble series. I'd simply recommend you buy the most watts you can comfortably afford. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/sear...lsiMTM4MiJdfX0
|Burwabit ||02-03-2014 11:20 AM |
Ampeg's BA 115 is pretty solid. They're fairly common to find used, which is where I got mind. The footprint big but I like the tilt feature.
|Agosix ||02-03-2014 11:29 AM |
If you had a microheAd you can just add a cube with a 10" or a12" speaker. Just a thought I do not know your amp situation.
|MakoMan ||02-03-2014 04:08 PM |
ANYTHING will be better than your 10 watt Epiphone amp. I happen to have one of those lying around and I can confidently say it's the worst practice bass amp in the world.... even something like a Rumble 15 would be a HUGE improvement.
For $99 you can get an Ampeg BA108 which will be worlds better as a practice amp. Or you can go up from there depending upon your budget and needs.
|BirdThunder ||02-03-2014 04:32 PM |
^THIS. Thanks guys! craigslist hunting for me.
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