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Help picking an amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lord of Churros, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Lord of Churros

    Lord of Churros

    Mar 29, 2006
    What's up!
    I'm originally a guitar player, but it's such a hassel finding a bass player to jam with. I figured f**k it, I'll switch to bass because guitar players are a dime a dozen. Anyways, I just picked up a 1970 Cortez (P Bass copy), made in Japan, for 330$. Beautiful bass. Since I'm a college student, I'm kinda low on money so I was wonderin if someone could suggest some excellent amps for under 500$. Thanks a bunch
  2. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    I would suggest a Ashdown EB-180 C-115, mainly because i used to have one. i think its within your budget but being in the UK i cant tell.
  3. jrduer


    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    Check out the Ashdown MAG C210T combo. My kid plays one, and it sounds great. $499.99 at American Musical Supply (3 monthly payments, no tax, no shipping, no finance charges). It's got 2 10s and a horn, and 300w of power.

  4. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    I think it might only be around 220watss in to the internal speaker and 307watts with an extension cab.
    Still loud though. i giged for a couple of years with the 1x15 version and it was nearly always up to the job. but playing bigger venues now i find its not loud enough and clean at the same time.
    Dont use it much now.
  5. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    If you already have a good guitar head, try it out with some good bass cabs, and see how it does. If it will work for a while you could put all your money into a better cab. (buy cheap, buy twice).
  6. Lord of Churros

    Lord of Churros

    Mar 29, 2006
    Here's a pic of my new bass. :bassist:

    By the way, the amp I want is for practicing alone or jammin with my friends. Probably won't be playin live, but I still want a loud amp that can achieve a sweet growl sound.

    So far so good, thanks for the help everybody :D

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