1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. Register a FREE Account to post and unlock tons of features!

I had an easier time buying a car

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by pica, Feb 11, 2014.


  1. For the last two weeks, I've been trying to decide what amp to get. Do I want to go new or used, do I want a combo or separate head and cab, GK, Hartke, Ampeg, TC Electronics, Carvin, Fender, Ashdown the choices are endless. I had an easier time buying my car.
     
  2. They are all the same, buy something with cupholders.
     
  3. TalkBass Friendly Advertisement


    to hide this ad and more.
  4. I thought most folks just set the drink on top of the amp.
     
  5. An amp with a cup holder in it, now there's an idea.
     
  6. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    Just like a car, buy used. New gear is worth a third less than what you paid for it the second you take it out of the box and plug it in.
     
  7. It's worth a third less than what you paid for it the moment Guitar Center swipes your card. I dare say it's worth a third less than what you think it's worth when you're eying it on the sales floor.
     
  8. i agree with this too....but even with cup holders the guitard will still spill his beer on your rig
     
  9. Gallien-Kupholder?
     

  10. Gallon Kupholder?

    lowsound
     
  11. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    I've bought a few new basses but only one new amp in all my years of playing. If I had it all to do over again I would pass on the new amp.
     
  12. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    I need a bass amp as well, really have no idea what to get.

    The wealth of information here is great, but it basically paralyzes me from making a decision. Everyone has a different opinion.
     
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    When I was playing bass, I don't remember amp buying being so confusing. Before I found TB, it was sort of confusing.

    Buy something, try it, sell it if you don't like it. You can always try them out in music stores first, but my best testing came from playing in my practice area or with the band to see how it really fit into the mix.

    -Mike
     
  14. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    get the one you like looking at never mind how it sounds. pretty colors.
     
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    This is a great idea. Another idea is to buy the one everyone else thinks is the best. Can't go wrong there. :D

    -Mike
     
  16. I haven't been in the market for amps too much, but if you're looking for something low to mid budget, I've read that the Ashdown's can sometimes be unreliable. I've played through some SVT's (with Am. Std. Fenders) that sounded really sweet. My first amp purchase was a Fender Rumble 350 and I haven't outgrown it yet. If you're looking for something budget that doesn't need to be super loud, I can highly recommend it.
     
  17. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    I have the solutions to your dilemma.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Like I said, pretty colors.
     
  19. That purple one totally looks like a Pimp My Ride episode.
     
  20. So after much thinking. I have it narrowed down to a Genz Benz, a GK MB series amp, or wait for the new Peavey stuff to come out. Any thoughts?
     
  21. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    Same thought: Buy used.
     



Share This Page