Ideal Practice Amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by beaglesandbass, Aug 25, 2001.

  1. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    What do you think the ideal Watt Power of a practice amp should be?
  2. Davidoc

    Davidoc Guest

    Sep 2, 2000
    Northern VA and JMU
    That really depends. People have called my pb-200 a practice amp, but then again I use it in auditoriums with no trouble.

    It depends on your definition or practice amp. Some would say 15 watts, others 160.
    For playing alone, at least 12, but then again more's not going to hurt.

    Do you mean practicing alone or with a band at low levels?
  3. Davidoc

    Davidoc Guest

    Sep 2, 2000
    Northern VA and JMU
    Oh btw, Bassvirtuoso13 ring a bell?;)
  4. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I'd say 20W
  5. I have a Peavey Microbass, which works awesome for just practicing by myself. Once you throw in a band though it starts to become useless, but if its just for practice I would take a look at it.
  6. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    get a fender bassman 25.
  7. bggeezer

    bggeezer Guest

    May 25, 2001
    i got myself a marshall b25 (watt) for just over £100

    its got 2 inputs for active or passive bass,
    gain, 3 band eq, master and headphone socket.

    it does for home practice, and at full blast will work at rehearsals too! (who can be bothered to lug their backline to rehearsal?)
    ;) hope this helps
  8. stratfreak

    stratfreak Guest

    Aug 25, 2001
    southeast Missouri
    There are alot of good practice amps out there for around 100 bucks new, that is if you mean practice without a band. Go plug a few in and see what ya think b4 you buy though.
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I agree. Much louder than any other 25 watt amp on the market, handles the low B much better than any other small amp that I have tried, and I have used it to play at churches that seat 200 people and had no problem being heard.
  10. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    an other bassman vote.
  11. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I use an underated 160 for a practice amp, :). I just like to have a practice amp that doesn't have a bunch of noise, and sounds decent.