Beginner Needs Help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Cisco Kid, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. Cisco Kid

    Cisco Kid

    Sep 27, 2001
    i wanna get a bass amp and i know u get what u pay for but i have nearly no money so im gonna ignore that. i was wondering if anyone could recomend a good, CHEAP amp? thanks :)
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Is it for home use only or do you want to play in a band setting with it? If it's the first, check out Peavey Microbass (inexpensive and sounds pretty good for a 1x8" combo). If it's the latter... you need more money than "nearly no money", I'm afraid. :)
  3. You could get the microbass.. of if you want something a little bigger get the peavey minx. Or if you want something really cheap, but a Crate combo, but keeping in mind that you'll have to replace it faily soon.
  4. For "almost no money" and just to get started, you might consider the following:

    1) Many people get guitars and amps with the intention of learning to play, but never do. The amps are in closets and basements everywhere. There's probably one near you. You just have to find it. Perhaps a relative or friend has an unused amp that will do.

    Note: Many of these will not be bass amps. It is OK to practice bass on guitar amps as long as you don't overdo it. If the speaker is rattling or you hear distortion, turn it down some. Use headphones if it has a headphone jack.

    2) Buy used. You are not trying to get your dream amp right now anyway. Check the classifieds, garage sales, and pawn shops.

    3) Get a micro-amp and some headphones. Music stores have them and I think Radio Shack has one for less than 15 bucks (Don't quote me on that though). You will need to pick up a 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch adapter plug for the R/S one. Using the speaker in one of these will probably not be acceptable for bass.