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Good litte practice amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chef, Jul 4, 2004.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I need a good little practice/support amp. Something smaller than my swr redhead. Like a roland cube, or ibanez sw35, peavey microbass...It wouldn't hurt my feelings to have it cost less than $200:) It just needs to provide some fill to round out my sound as I play with a piano/sax/guitar/and upright jazz combo once a week...Thanks for thoughts, Alan
     
  2. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    I've been using the Carvin 100 watt combo with a 10" speaker. Not REALLY loud, but sounds OK, even with a 5 string. Light weight also!

    Dan K.
     
  3. I though the Ashdowns practice amps are quite good.
    I use a Washburn 'Bad Dog', doens't sound bad either
     
  4. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    I use an old Peavey Basic 60 as my practice amp. It has one 12" running 60 watts. I know Peavey isn't the "cool" thing but this little amp really sounds good. I don't care for Peavey but this little amp has my respect. I can get some really nice tones out of it. Best thing is I picked it up used for $80 :D
     
  5. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    I like my Peavey Microbass. Not a load of low end, but quite loud, a good amount of tone tweaking available and a surprisingly detailed sound. Would be better if there was an aux-in though.

    Russ :bassist:
     
  6. I've fancied the Roland Cube 30 for bass since I first saw it, but that kind of money for such a small amp, with effects I mostly already have, isn't going to pass the logic-o-meter. On the other hand, I think I'd like to try the smaller Ibanez amps (35 & 65 watters), since they're cheap, tilt back, PLUS they have a tweeter in them, which no other under $200 USD amps have that I know of. If you're playing in an old apartment like me, you don't need anything larger. My 2 cents.
     
  7. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    try the yorkville xm50
     

  8. +1
     
  9. LJW

    LJW

    Feb 8, 2002
    northeastern pa.
    I use a Peavey Minx 110 for quiet jazz gigs.

    Works well for me.

    YMMV
     
  10. DB5

    DB5

    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    Check out a Fender Bassman25 :cool:
     
  11. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    The Yorkville is quite impressive for it's size...GREAT tone!
     
  12. ccyork

    ccyork

    Jan 26, 2004
    USA
    +1