Battery powered amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by quarternote, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. quarternote


    Jan 31, 2009
    I apologize as this question I am sure has been asked a lot.

    How about a suggestion for a small, light weight bass amp, battery powered, for use in just jamming with a couple of guitars, using my acoustic bass guitar. I already have a Pignose, but it is too big to use easily. It does work well, but is there anything else out there, smaller, lighter, work well?
    Thanks, Dennis
  2. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    Blackstar FLY3. I personally prefer the guitar version as I find the delay on that one more useful than the compressor on the bass version, but they use the same boxes and speakers for both versions. I have and use both for campfire talks in my ranger job because the acoustic guitar around the campfire has been done plenty. Spring for the extension speaker and power supply, and you’ll have a nice bedroom or headphone setup. I use mine primarily for playback through my computer. You can even plug in and play along :bassist:

    Roland Cubes also seem pretty good and have more features, but they’re too big to wear in a fanny pack like I do with my FLY3, haha.
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  4. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
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  5. KohanMike

    KohanMike Gold Supporting Member

    I have both the Blackstar Fly3 Bass Duo and the Phil Jones Double Four. The PJD4 is a high end excellent amp, about $550 US with the battery, the Fly3 Duo is about $130 US and I've used it in a park with about 10 unamplified acoustic players, works well, but if you're willing to spend the money, nothing is better than the PJD4.
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  6. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Great setup and sounds great.

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  7. quarternote


    Jan 31, 2009
    Thanks to all who shared their opinions.
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  8. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    This isn't strictly a bass amp but after looking at all other battery-powered amps, this looks like an affordable option. 40w, multiple channels, and rechargeable. Some guy ran his drum machine through it so it must be able to handle some boom. The features are insane for the money.