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best acoustic bass amp for under 600

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by benaddi, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. benaddi


    May 15, 2008
    I need a big acoustic bass amp for an azola, it's gotta be at least 100watts. If anyone has any suggustions i'd really appertiate it.
  2. I think you're asking a lot ("big acoustic bass amp) for a little ($600.).
    Example: G.W. is asking 700-Billion for a band aid.
    #1) Never pay less for you amp than you did for your bass.
    #2) Buy used. I bought a used EA 350 for $800.
    #3) Check Ebay, Craigslist and Kijiji for local distress sales.
    #4) Pawn Shops are OK, but not as good as they used to be.
    #5) Use spell check: Appreciate
  3. bolo


    May 29, 2005
    Apex, NC
    Are you talking about upright bass?
    So your upright bass cost less than $800?

    Not quite understanding those parts of your response.
  4. bolo


    May 29, 2005
    Apex, NC
    Can you fill out your profile please? What other gear do you already have? What gear have you tried? Are you going to double with this amp on electric bass? What kind of gigs / bands is it for? Will you have a PA?

    Sorry to answer your question with more questions.
  5. I'm talking retail, what you pay for something used is luck.
    The EA retailed for over $2,000 5-years ago, so..... at $800. I got lucky.
    I'm guessing you Azola retailed for $2,000 plus so...... looking for something in a similar retail price point.
    Plus this is a real mute-point. It's up to you to find out what amp likes the input of your bass. El. upright are just as hard to amplify as an acoustic upright, in their own way. Drag it around to a dozen music stores and get your hands dirty trying out everything you can plug into and come to your own conclusion.
  6. bolo


    May 29, 2005
    Apex, NC
  7. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    What's your intended use for the amp?

    Depending on my musical setting, my BugBass has worked well with a GK MB150 combo, a Clarus/Wizzy rig and even my big rig of SWR SM-400 + GK410SBX cab.

    Like many other things, "a big acoustic bass amp" is a relative term.

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