Help deciding on a amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fbleagh, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. fbleagh

    fbleagh Guest

    Mar 1, 2002

    I've got a bass - yamaha - and im about to start gettting lessons. I ahve a pratice setup i rigged up but would prefer something that doesn't require me to wear headphones.

    I wanty some thing reasonably small and inexpensive to start with but not too quiet.

    say a mid priced 10"x1, preferably tube driven.

    Is this dooable ? or can someone point me in the direction of a decent pre/power amp schematic ??
  2. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Welcome to TB!!!

    Well, I would suggest that you go down to your local music store and try out what they have to offer. That way, you can find out what kind of sound you prefer. How much are you looking to spend?

    I've never heard of a 1x10" tube amp for bass and I'm not sure anyone makes one... of course, I could be wrong...
  3. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    Welcome to TB!!!
    As far as practice amps go, I like the Fender Bassman 25. It's the most versatile thing I own (I use it for a guitar amp for my Epiphone and a monitor for my 4 track) Also check out some Peavey TKO and TNT and SWR LA series.

    Whatever you choose, make sure it suits your needs.
  4. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    For a tube sound, at a medium price, perhaps an Ampeg SVT200 + a 210 cabinet.

    Keep a lookout on ebay! :)

    Also, the Fender Bassman 25 is a really cool amp.