Decision on a new amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bassist519, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Bassist519

    Bassist519 Guest

    Feb 6, 2003
    Albany,New York
    Hi. I really need a new bass amp. I am now in a band and I have to compete with a loud drummer and a 50W tubed guitar amp. I was thinking of some Ampeg stuff, since it's always been good to me and I like the tone. I cant decide between 2x12, 4x12, or 4x10, or anything. I am into many types of music. I play a lot of classic rock stuff (acdc, zeppelin, cream, etc etc) and also some funk things. Can you recommend a good head also? I dont think I can afford tubed now. What do you recommend? I can spend around $700 :bassist:
  2. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Hartke HA4000 or HA5500 (both go for less than $600 new)

    Any GK amphead rated 400 watts and above. I'm not sure of the exact models or prices, but GK heads are great.
  3. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    700RB-II: 480 watts at 4 ohms, $599.
  4. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    That leaves $100ish for a used 4x10 cab. Try second hand. ;)
    Try downsizing the head, therefore paying less => more money for a 4x10 cab => better sound.

    If your only going to be using one cab, go with a 4x10 or a 2x12 ;)