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How loud is an Ampeg BA112?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by in the wind, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. in the wind

    in the wind

    Dec 23, 2008
    Thanks , Michael
  2. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    compared to what? your question is impossible to answer. so my honest answer is: as loud as it can be. :)
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It's not especially loud, but if you're looking for loud, you wouldn't be buying a 112 combo in the first place. 112 combos are for people willing to take less volume for convenience sake.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    50 watts solid state through a 12" speaker, plenty loud for practice alone, jamming with acoustic guitars, etc. Far short on volume against amplified guitars, and drums. Great little practice amp. It has limits.
  5. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender

    A BA112, like virtually every bass amp, is loud enough to damage your hearing if you put your head right in front of the speaker.

    Other than that, no two amps are alike. No two situations are alike. What's too loud for a bedroom is not loud enough for a screaming thrash band.
  6. in the wind

    in the wind

    Dec 23, 2008
    Thank you, M
  7. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    There are a huge number of BA112 threads here that will answer almost any question you could have about them. Do an advanced search in this "Amps" forum for BA112.

    It's my experience that when people ask "how loud?" they are really trying to get support for underamping and overdriving. :meh:

    The BA112 is a practice amp, and a very nice one -- but not a rehearsal amp or a gigging amp. "Not loud."
  8. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    How true. I recently played one for the first time at a rehearsal studio, in a small room with just a drummer - who was not playing particularly loudly. The BA112 just barely kept up. Nice tone. But definitely not a rehearsal amp... :meh:

  9. thudfromafar


    Dec 12, 2007
    not very loud, not loud enough, etc.

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