I had an easier time buying a car

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  1. pica

    pica

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    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. Gazman

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    They are all the same, buy something with cupholders.
     
  3. SnowCal

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    I thought most folks just set the drink on top of the amp.
     
  4. pica

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    An amp with a cup holder in it, now there's an idea.
     
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  6. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Supporting Member

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    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. SnowCal

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    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. Icey101

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    i agree with this too....but even with cup holders the guitard will still spill his beer on your rig
     
  9. SnowCal

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    Gallien-Kupholder?
     
  10. iamlowsound

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    Gallon Kupholder?

    lowsound
     
  11. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

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    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

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    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 Supporting Member

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    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 Supporting Member

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

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    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. bassinplace

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    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

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    I have the solutions to your dilemma.

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  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    Like I said, pretty colors.
     
  19. bassinplace

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    That purple one totally looks like a Pimp My Ride episode.
     
  20. pica

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    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

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    Same thought: Buy used.
     

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