Originally Posted by NelsFaptha
i have two very average bass guitars (a squier p bass and a yamaha) and a 15 watt fender bass amp. on the other hand, i have a NICE tom delonge signature stratocaster guitar but no amp for it. should i buy an amp for my guitar or go out and buy myself a nice fender bass for $580 or buy a 150watt bass amp??
ive been playing bass for 2 years, guitar for less than a week
A Squire P and Yamaha are more than enough bass, but a 15 watt amp is no amp at all! Mine are only suitable for driving headphones. A decent practice amp will be a combo of at least 70 watts. 150 even better. That lets you actually hear what you are playing in practice and it's still big enough to do small venue gigs and jam with quieter bands.
My practice amp is a Laney BC 75 combo. Works like a champ. AND I also use it for guitar. Even though it's a 1 x 15, it does guitar like a champ! (not all 1 x 15s will do that, however) Put a pedal board in front of it, and crank the bass EQ a bit and it does guitar like gangbusters. I like it expecially because it can bring out the low guitar notes like straight guitar amps won't. It works great for me because I'm not into screechy distortion like so many guitarists. If my bad monkey pedal won't do it, it doesn't get done.
So, you've been playing bass for 2 years with half a rig and you still have to ask "what do I buy?" You'll do well learning guitar.