amp n00b looking for help..

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by retitled, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. retitled


    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
    im in the market for a new combo amp with a nice bit of power in it..

    my price range is around $200..

    im sure i can get the guys at guitar center to give me a discount on something just over that.. so i was searching on the guitarcenter cite and i found one that looks decent to me for my price range and i would like some input on it

    right now its just for band practice but i also want to gig with it... mic-ed of coarse..
  2. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    That would probably be a fine amp for starting out. I think 1x15 combos are more all-purpose, but that would probably set you back a little more.

    Make sure that whatever you chose has the right connectivity (line out) so you can plug directly into a PA. Bass amps arent usually mic'ed the way guitars and drums are.
  3. retitled


    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
  4. xb100


    Mar 24, 2004
    NH, In
    Personally I wouldn't suggest either of those combo's, and I doubt GC would carry the 2 anyways.

    I suggest going on ebay and looking for a used peavey tnt 115.
  5. retitled


    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
    that makes me happy in the pants :)
  6. Kael

    Kael Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Yep, in that price range your best bet is a used peavey combo. They are pretty much bullet proof, so used is kosher. Check any local pawn/used music stores too. They might be a tad more expensive, but you won't have to pay for shipping.