Any suggestions for Amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Incubasser5, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. Incubasser5

    Incubasser5 Guest

    Oct 3, 2001
    U.S.A, Yucaipa CA
    Im still pretty much a beginner, Im looking to but a new amp, just a combo , something with some power for little gigs we do , and under $600...Uve heard Ampeg is a good way to go so any reccomendations? Thanks
  2. Incubasser5

    Incubasser5 Guest

    Oct 3, 2001
    U.S.A, Yucaipa CA
    my bad, IM looking to BUY*
  3. leper


    Jun 21, 2001
    just so you know, there is an edit button so that you dont have to make a new post to make corrections to an old one.

    and welcome to talkbass...hopefully youll find it as addictive as I do.

    I take it from you influences that you play a mix of funk and rock, and if thats a correct assumption, you may want a slightly more hifi amp. swr workingmans series jumps to mind. but if youre into the more traditional sound that ampeg is the way to go. not my bag personally, but alot of people really really...really thier amps.

    my advice: go to the music store with your bass (not the same model as yours, but the one you actually own...they all sound different) and play everything you can afford. the one you like the best is the one you should buy, end of story. if you like the 100 dollar amp better than the 500 dollar one, then for you the 100 dollar one is better. price does not determine how useful a piece of equpiment is going to be to you.

    im sure someone will tell me im wrong :rolleyes:
  4. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    no, thats somewhat correct. I recommend the SWR Workingman 15 personally because it is one hell of loud gig amp, and the tone is beautifully shaped. SWR makes some great equipment. My rigs got a SWR Megoliath (8x10") and it is loud, not to mention its clean bass, totally defined, and no muddiness.

    The Workingmans are worthy to check out for hi-fi, which is what I like, and what most people dig ( I assume you like Incubus, and Dirk Lance). If you tend to like more of the type of rock where the guitar isn't at volume 11 and the drummer isnt smashin the high hats every second, then a nice 15" Ampeg combo or the like would do you good justice. I just recommend to get wattage above 100W and a 15" speaker. Good luck on your bass amp journey.
  5. i second the WM 15, plenty of power, big 15" speaker for bass, and a tweeter for the highs.