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Help a guitarist out! What kind of bass rig do I need?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Johnny Morales, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Johnny Morales

    Johnny Morales

    Mar 9, 2006
    I've recently gotten into bass a bit. I just bought at Lakland 55-01. I currently have an old Roland cube amp that is totally blown. I'm looking to get a solid bass amp. Don't have much to spend ($300-400 max).

    Need some recommendations. I play mostly rock and funk. I don't play out much but want something to practice but with enough power to play at a small club if need be.

    Any brand or combo vs. stack recommendations would be great!
  2. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    I would just look at the used market wherever you are.

    You would need $600-1000 for a medium quality setup.
  3. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    Do a T/B search on the Ampeg B-100r. Get all gased up, then go find yourself a nice used one, you will love it. ($250-$400)
  4. LoveThatBass


    Jun 28, 2004
  5. bannedwit


    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    You should get a head with 3 to 4x the wattage of the most powerful guitar amp you would have to play over. Solid state wattage is different than tube wattage. Solid State requires more watts where a tube amp with less wattage would compare about the same. 300w tube is about 700+ s.s. maybe more.

    So look for a 300 to 400 watt starter amp. SWR 350x etc...
    Also try getting a cabinet cheap. You CAN find deals...

  6. +1 what he said. :)
  7. tlwaps


    Feb 13, 2006
    My first rig was an Ampeg B2R head with a BSE410HLF cab. I got the head for $200 (used) and the cab was about $500 (used). Great set up.
  8. +1 on the ampeg stuff. I really liked the ampeg stuff i owned but i just moved on to other stuff. Nothing at all wrong with ampeg IMHO.
  9. Skel


    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    If I had $300-400 to spend, I'd buy a Hartke 3500 head, and a used Avatar 4X10 cab. Aguilar also has a really low price on their 4X10 cab. You'd have a nice sounding, loud rig.

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