Amp problems

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pvriesinga, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. pvriesinga


    Jul 15, 2003
    Sarnia Ontario
    ive got some issues with my amp. ITs a kustom KBA 100 watt amp. When ever my tone is high on my bass the amp clips and comes out all distorted. Ive tried various settings and it doesn't seem to sound good. Also it isnt loud enough to keep up with my guitarists amp which is also 100 watts. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Phil Vriesinga
  2. well, since basses need more wattage to power low frequencies, yull need a more powerfull amp. :(
  3. pvriesinga


    Jul 15, 2003
    Sarnia Ontario
    i was plannin on savin up for a mesa 400+. It will be a while but well worth it.
  4. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    Bass frequencies require more power and more speaker surface area than guitar frequencies. I would recommend that you have 3 to 4 times the power of the guitarist and at least 1.5 to 2 times the speaker surface area. If your guitarist is using a 1x12 cabinet, you could get away with a 1x15 or maybe a 2x10.

    You might even look into used amps. You can find decent deals on or ebay.