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Finally bought a bass...need amp suggestion

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by akrein62, Dec 5, 2005.


  1. akrein62

    akrein62

    Nov 24, 2005
    Plainfield, IL
    I finally took the plunge after talking, researching and more research. It's a used Peavey Axcelerator 5 string I found on ebay last night. It's my first bass and I'm a little apprehensive about buying it this way, but after I lost out on the MF Peavey Fury V clearance. I didn't order fast enough and they were out of stock, even though they took my order. Didn't find out it was out of stock until 2 days later when my wife called to see when it would ship. Now it looks like they're showing up on ebay for alot more money.

    But I digress... I now need an amp. I'm looking for a nice practice amp which might also be used for some church work. This will be mostly for me to play around with...no professional aspirations. Those days are long gone. I'm looking to spend up to $200. I like the idea of the Alesis Bassfire with all of the built in effects and the Behringer 1200. But I'd like some other suggestions.

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  2. Hi
    I have a post similar to yours but I am looking in the 300 to 350 dollar range. What has been recommended to me is Peavey TNT and Yorkville XM 200.
    I don't know how big your church is but I play small clubs and community centers usually usually 60 to 100 people and I play with an 80w amp and it's not enough. I would look between 100 to 200w range.
    Ashdown has 180w amp for $319.
    I don't know what Yorkville sells for in the U.S. but I suspect pretty cheap and they have an even if you break it ( your fault) 2 year warrenty.
    The alesis got a good review in bass guitar magazine.
    Check out Harmony central for bass amp reviews they have evry manufacture their.
    http://www.harmony-central.com/Bass/Data/00all.html

    Good luck
    let us know what you buy
     
  3. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I'd suggest a yorkville XM series or BM series combo, maybe a 100 or 200 model. if just for you (no drums) 50 model.

    also if you run across the older (black and blue) yorkville 400 with a 15" speaker that one is loud, but heavy.
     
  4. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    I'g go for that Alesis!
     
  5. akrein62

    akrein62

    Nov 24, 2005
    Plainfield, IL
    I made a similar post on Harmony Central. Someone there really was down on the Alesis. I have only read the few reviews on HC. What did Bass Guitar magazine say about it?

    I have a bid in on ebay for a used Crate BX-160. My bid now is $150. We'll see how that pans out. I don't think I'll bid higher if I'm out bid. It wasn't until after I bid that I read that it doesn't have a headphone out jack. Oops. I'm sure I'll need that at home. Can headphones be plugged in through the effects out loop? Probably a stupid question.

    Thanks all for the comments.

    Andy
     
  6. Bass Guitar said that for the money their really wasn't anything out their that could offer the performance and tone shaping capabilities. They gave it a good solid review, with that being said I have never read a bad review of any product in any bass magazine, some reviews are better than other but I have never read don't buy this it's really bad. Harmony central gave it an 8 out of 10.
    Hope this helps.