What would you do? Amp decision!!!

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  1. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

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    Hey guys,
    I'm playing for fun now, no more gigging, i have 3 sons and just went back to university for the next 3 years.
    I'm playing my friend's old ibanez bass. I like it but he is asking it back.
    I'm practicing thru my ampeg ba108
    I need to buy a bass and a new amp because i'm jamming with a drummer once in a while
    I have 2 options
    Number 1: i buy an ampeg ba112 and a fender american special precision bass
    Or
    Number 2: i buy a fender bassman tv twelve (for 750$ new) and a squier classic vibe 60's precision bass

    What's the best option. A better bass or a better amp?

    Thanks for your help
  2. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Better bass. IMHO and the BA112 is not a bad little combo.
  3. meatwad

    meatwad

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    Option number one!!!!
  4. AllenLee

    AllenLee

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    From these two options, I would choose the American Precision and Ampeg amp.
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  6. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Better bass. That little Ampeg combo really isn't bad. It's not a head turner, but it gets the job done.
  7. Downunderwonder

    Downunderwonder

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    Option 3, classifieds, gigable rig and decent preloved bass, you know you'll want to play out sometime.

    Aren't those squire classics supposed to be pretty darn good for the money?
  8. arai

    arai

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    This
  9. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

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    There is a promotion with no interest at my local shop so i will buy new...

    So i think i'll go with the ampeg an the american special...

    Imjust want to say that the fender bassman tv twelve as such a great tone, that's why i hesitate so much
  10. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    You will bond more with the stick than the amp anyway ;)
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I would do Option #2. I don't know if that has any relevance to you, though.
  12. bassman74

    bassman74 Supporting Member

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    Good comment!
  13. jthunderbass

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    get a used Stingray or any used G&L, then get a used amp and a good DI box. You could get a Sansamp DI. Cant go wrong. dont buy a Fender. It seems that people buy Fenders because they say Fender on them. Musicman and G&L are the best sounding for the price.

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