Good Beginner Amp?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Gerbs, Apr 7, 2014.


  1. Gerbs

    Gerbs

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    Welp, a friend of mine said I could learn bass unplugged. Aaaaaand....... ya can't. It's just too hard to distinguish whether the rumble in the background was you messing up and bumping a string, or just an ambient noise in the house. Anyway, point is, I need an amp. Nothing fancy just for in the apartment, so it will be quiet more often than not. Any favs? Thanks in advance
  2. DogBone

    DogBone

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  3. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

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    Get any small combo amp that you can find used in a store near you. I myself get by with a Fender Rumble 15 in my apartment. Got it off a guy for $50 or so.
  4. fnordlyone

    fnordlyone Supporting Member

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    Yep.
    To OP:
    I tried to learn acoustic and it was a joke!
    If you let people know where a bouts you live, hometown TB vets might be ready to throw a newb a good deal. Any used small combo amp with an headphone out jack will be good. I liked my Peavey Basic 112. I learned on a PockitRockit Headphone amp which was $60 new with the phones. Apartments are noisy and to learn proper technique you need to block all that out by the overwhelming volume of your cabs, or more conservatively a set of headphones. ;)

    you can do it :bassist:
    fnord!
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  6. Alexander

    Alexander

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    Seattle, WA
    A used Ampeg B100R is where it's at...

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