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AMP FOR BAND PRACTICE!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ThunderbirdBill, Jun 28, 2012.


  1. ThunderbirdBill

    ThunderbirdBill

    Jun 28, 2012
    Hello fellow bassists,

    So i've just started a band with my friends and we've had 1 band practice, My crappy 20w amp was no where near loud enough to compete with the drums so i need to purchase a new Amp, just for band practice.

    Could you give me some pointers as to what manufacturers to look towards and amps that will be good, my price is about £200, but i will go up to £250 if necassary.

    Is the Ashdown Five-Fifteen MiniRig Bass Combo worth getting?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Shop used. A 410 with a 300+ watt head is the ticket.
     
  3. powmetalbassist

    powmetalbassist Supporting Member

    +10000
     
  4. ThunderbirdBill

    ThunderbirdBill

    Jun 28, 2012
    My band plays indie rock, I'm not set on ashdown, just anything thats going to be loud and gives a half decent sound for practice!
     
  5. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Are you going to be gigging soon enough? It might be a good idea to get a rig capable of being gigged, otherwise you'll just be upgrading again in short order. Totally understandable if that's over budget right now, just some food for thought.

    I concur with the 410 + 300w head to get started.
     
  6. +1 to a little foresight.

    For me a combo is never going to be the soloution. Even if its loud enough for your purposes now, it sets confines to your rig. Want to use a different head? Issues. Want to try a different cab? Issues. Want to add an extension cab for more volume? Issues.

    This isnt about any combo specifically but just some things that can come up in general. A used head and an 8 Ohm 410 will really open up your expand-ability if you should ever need it.
     
  7. Used GK SBX410 - $250
    Used GK 400rbII - $250 or 700rbII - $350

    Problem solved!
     
  8. its not easy to be a bassist with a tiny budget these days....
     
  9. +1
     

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