Amp Advice

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by BettyGuard, Jan 13, 2014.


  1. BettyGuard

    BettyGuard

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    What is a good home practice amp for a 5-string Schecter Stargazer? I'm hoping for under $200. Thanks for you help!
  2. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    Pick one. Just about anything you can find either new or used will work well for what you want. Heck, I use a 4w Rogue guitar amp to run scales and give me a little amp sound when I want it at home. I paid $12 new for it from MF. Had it for 6 years now. Built in tuner and everything. Great little amp. Would not use it to play in a band with, but to noodle around practicing scales and whatnot, it works perfect.
  3. Grissle

    Grissle Supporting Member

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    I think "5 string" capable might be the point your trying to make, is this correct? Capable isn't the correct word maybe, but something that will give you a strong B string. Is this what your looking for?
  4. P Town

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    Ampeg BA-110.
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  6. swamp_bass

    swamp_bass I love it when a groove comes together Supporting Member

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    My vote is to go used. I wasn't happy with the sound of any current production combos I played in that price range.
  7. Joe Louvar

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  8. My name is Mudd

    My name is Mudd

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    I had an Acoustic B20 a few years ago...AMAZING amp for the price. AC seems to have replaced it with a 30 watt combo and if it's anything like the B20, it is well worth braving Guitar Center to have a look.
  9. BettyGuard

    BettyGuard

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    Yeah, "5-string capable" is what I'm looking for.
  10. Grissle

    Grissle Supporting Member

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    I'd go used. Maybe check the big online shops used sections for an Ampeg ba112 or something similar in the 50w range that is also ported.

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