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Battle of the 25 Watt muscle combos

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by barroso, Nov 24, 2003.


  1. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    back on the discussion about your favourite practice combo, which one do you prefer and why?

    Fender bassman 25
    Fender Rumble 25
    Vox T-25
    Ampeg BA 110
     
  2. DaDo

    DaDo

    Nov 1, 2003
    I have the Ampeg BA 110. Nice little combo with that classic Ampeg tone. What I like about it is the RCA imput plugs along side the rest of the controls so I can run an output from my computor and play along with CD's and music files I have stored. The Fenders also had the RCA inputs, but they didn't have that Ampeg tone :D
     
  3. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    DC
    No Peavey Minx110?
     
  4. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD

    Sep 9, 2001
    Idaho
    Probably skipped that one since the new models will push 50 watts into a 4 ohm load. Way overpowering any of these small amps.
     
  5. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Defintatley either the BA 110 or the Bassman 25.
     
  6. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    It's not even 25 watts, but I have a peavey microbass that really is impressive, even with my 5 string.
     
  7. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    If i had to vote for one there, the bassman would get it.
     
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I almost always use a Bassman 25 to demo basses at the store - they're very consistent, and they sound *good* to me.
     
  9. aladdin

    aladdin

    Mar 7, 2003
    Chiba, Japan
    I'll vote for the Trace Elliot Boxer 30.
     
  10. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    Why? Let me count thy ways...

    1) Sounds nice & deep at bedroom practice volumes.

    2) RCA "jam-along" input jacks.

    3) Headphone out.

    4) Loud enough for Coffee House gigs (which I seem do be doing a lot of lately).

    5) Small & light enough (33lbs) to carry around to those CH gigs.

    6) Handles the B string on my Cirrus 5 surprisingly well.

    7) Tilt back cabinet... I've used it a number of times as a personal monitor facing me from the front while using the DI out to the PA .


    Just my 2cents.

    - Frank.
     
  11. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Ditto, I've got a BA115, but think the Bassman's a lil better for that size,sound,price.
     
  12. DB5

    DB5

    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    :

    I'll second that, :D
     
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    And I will third it.

    I agree with Frank 100%. This little amp is pretty amazing for the price.

    It is louder than the Ampeg, and does very well with a low B, for a 10" speaker.

    I have played a church fellowship meeting using this and my Zon fretless 5. The church seats 200, I accompanied a quiet drummer, piano, organ, guitar and 5 vocalists. Had no problems at all being heard, and even got a few compliments on my tone.