I just want a simple amp.

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by icecycle66, Jan 5, 2014.


  1. icecycle66

    icecycle66

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    I want an amp with one knob and one switch.

    The knob will be "Volume".
    It should go from silent to bar gig loud.

    The switch will be for "Mute".

    The circuitry will in no other significant way manipulate or alter the signal the amp receives.

    You guys have any leads for that?

    As far as ohms and all that, if you can identify an amp that meets my requirements, I'll get the other gear that matches it for use.
  2. Steve

    Steve

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    Avalon U5 and the power amp of your choice is as close as you can get and is a damn nice set up if you like the sound of your instrument.

    IMHO
  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    This one doesn't have a volume control but the one on your bass should do, really.
  4. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen

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    A PA power amp. Its the circuit that manipulates the sound that puts the 'bass' part on to the label 'bass amp'.
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  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Summit TD1 or REDDI into whatever power amp you like.
  7. swamp_bass

    swamp_bass I love it when a groove comes together Supporting Member

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    If you do go with this option, let me know before you power it up so I can back up my computer hard drive..
  8. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member

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    That was the intent with my Box-O-Tone and IMO, it works exceedingly well.
  9. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

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    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can **** off
    Man I don't understand how people play without a basic head and cabnit. But then I've only used two set ups since1985...
    I have a real hard time with change hahaha but this is interesting.
  10. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    How CAN he turn it on??? He doesn't want a power switch!! :D
  11. MuthaFunk

    MuthaFunk

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    lol! You guys are killin me!
  12. swamp_bass

    swamp_bass I love it when a groove comes together Supporting Member

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    ...or never turn it off? :O

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  13. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Well the first thing you need to understand is that there is no such thing as a circuit that doesn't affect your sound at least to some degree. But honestly your best bet would be a DI into a power amp. Done and cheap. If you buy something "special" that meets your requirements you will probably pay too much. Because it will in essence be a DI into a power amp.
  14. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    You can get exactly that with a Markbass Momark frame, equiped with S1M, EQ0 and Mo modules.

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  15. swamp_bass

    swamp_bass I love it when a groove comes together Supporting Member

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    This must have been brought up before, but when you post "The fist thing you need to understand is...," I end up waiting for the other point because of your avatar and username.

    It's almost like that Monty Python Spanish Inquisition skit where the guy keeps amending how many points wants to make. ...well, at least I'm amused. But I'm easily amused.
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    What if the amp with just a volume knob sounds like crap? Then you're helpless, whereas if you have knobs, you can turn them and get a better sound.
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    sound like crap? with one knob?

    the devil you say.
  18. Nephilymbass

    Nephilymbass Supporting Member

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    sounds wild to me. I mean really I rarely touch the knobs on my pre amp or power amp. if anything I mess with the blend knob on my sans amp RBI and I flip the standby switch on my SWR head I use as a power amp. But that said I do have my EQ and gain adjusted some, its not all completely flat even though I never touch it anymore. I do find Orange amps kinda funny . They basically built a good reputation as an amp company by mainly offering amps that don't have a mid control so people can't scoop out mids and make there stuff sound like poop.
  19. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    Well a One Finger user name would not be appropriate would it?? :D
  20. aaron1433

    aaron1433 Supporting Member

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    Avalon u5 and a power amp
  21. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

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    back in the day, Budda made guitar amps which were almost set up like that, though, I think they had a gain/tone/master setup.

    in the TecAmp thread, interest has been expressed for a Puma with just a Taste control. sounds like a market might exist for the right builder.

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