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300$ or Under

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by akajuve400g, May 28, 2000.


  1. akajuve400g

    akajuve400g

    May 22, 2000
    Louisiana
    What would be the best practice/gig amp I could get for 300 or under?
     
  2. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'd consider the Roland KC-series keyboard amps. Zzounds has the KC100 (60W) at $279, the KC300 (100W) at $369 and KC500 (150W) at $479. I use the KC500 almost exclusively. It gives a nice solid sound, with good bass and solid midrange and highs, plus it has a line out so that I can run direct into the sound board from it (the KC100 does not have this).

    Link to Zzounds: http://www.zzounds.com/index.music?f=2150

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  3. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Check the used market and get as much power as you can for your $300.
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    The Carvin PB100-10, a 100W @ 8ohm combo with a 10" speaker, is $279+$25 shipping. It's well-made and clean-sounding. As a practice amp, I recommend it highly.
     
  5. Both are good ideas above, a.) either check out used gear at your local music shop or b.) check out CARVIN stuff if you just have to have "new" gear.( who doesn't!)

    Good Luck!

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  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Peavey's Minx 110 is a very good sounding 35W combo that can be had for less than $200.

    Will C. [​IMG]

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  7. mljohn

    mljohn

    Jul 16, 2000
    I concur with Big Wheel.
    I have a Peavey T-Max and a TNT 150 and I still plan to get the Minx 110.
    For a 35W amp, the Peavey Minx 110 rocks. Very portable. Outstanding practice amp.
     
  8. Basspolizei

    Basspolizei Pseudo bass player/collector Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    US
    Buy basses and lots of guns before it's too late! You have been warned.
    Go to Ebay and search under Peavey bass. You can get huge power for little cash. Or, save a bit and get Ampeg........
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    This thread is over 4 years old. I am sure that the original poster has found an amp by now, if he even still plays the bass.
     
  10. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    LMAO, why are you bringing up a 4 year old thread?
     
  11. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA

    I think with inflation, you need to adjust the title to read "$317.11 or Under"
     
  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Jeff! You kill me, man!!!

    "Oh, without a doubt, get the Fender Bassman!!!"
    [​IMG]
     
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    :D

    Thanks, Rick. Nice to know that I still have it, occasionally.:)
     
  14. Basspolizei

    Basspolizei Pseudo bass player/collector Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    US
    Buy basses and lots of guns before it's too late! You have been warned.
    Old thread replies may no longer asssit the starter but a newby may benefit. I would think if it's no longer pertinent, it would not be on the site........Maybe I'm a realist? The further replies were obviously from readers of four year old threads....
    Humor reigns.... :hyper:
     
  15. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Your point is well taken.

    HOWEVER........as a courtesy to those who care enough to offer their advice, it seems to me the responsible thing to do is for the original thread starter to let respondents know the decision they have made and bring the thread to a conclusion, n'est-ce que pas???
     
  16. Basspolizei

    Basspolizei Pseudo bass player/collector Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2004
    US
    Buy basses and lots of guns before it's too late! You have been warned.
    Amen............... :D