Is this impossible to find?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassAIC, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. BassAIC


    Sep 28, 2005
    Im looking for a new amp, and my requirements are in a way pretty standard but also kinda weird.

    Right now i am in a situation where my band just broke up and i dont have a band to play in. Im moving in about 6 months as im going of to university.

    Right now all i need is a practise amp, but i dont know if i can find to play in a band alongside school (hopefully I can). So preferebly i would like to buy an amp which i can use for practise now in my flat, but hopefully also when i join a band in 6 months. It would be a waste to burn alot of money on a practise amp now and having to buy larger gear later. If i choose not to play in a band anyway i would like the amp i choose to be one of a brand that dont loose that much value if i choose to sell it again.

    Summary: Im looking for an amp with if possible all these features:

    Headphone Out
    CD In.
    Many watts
    Sounds good at both low and high volumes
    Brand that dont loose that much value

    Any ideas?
  2. im new at playin bass so i hope this helps. the crate bt 100 has the cd in headphones out. it dont appear to be to big. powerwise i dont know. good luck in your search. i also am lookin for amp. any advice for a beginner. mike.
  3. Crockettnj


    Sep 2, 2005
    North NJ
    imo scan the used market. for example, there is a nice Peavey Databass for 200 or so thereabouts at a place nearme. nice little amp, plenty.

    unfrotunately, since you live in a flat, and I in an apartment, and since you are going to university and I went to college, i imagine the littel store by me is too far away.

    either way, look used is my 2 cents.
  4. BassAIC


    Sep 28, 2005
    Thanks for your answers! But im afraid i will need some more power than the amps you are mentioning. If im going to play bandwise again i will need something like min +400 watts... im currently looking at the David Eden Metro and perhaps the Peavey Bam... but they are not really me
  5. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    Hartke "kickback" series, or "A" series combo's.
  6. The Peavey Databass is 450 watts into its 15" speaker. For a combo, plenty of power!!!!

    But definately look used.
  7. You should also consider a Mesa Walkabout combo. It is quite powerful and sounds very nice. It has a well voiced tube pre and 300 watts of power. I think it sounds much better than the Eden Metro. It will hold its value well, but more importantly you won't want to sell it. I've started to put together a bigger modular stage rig, but I'll still hold onto my Mesa Walkabout for its conveniance. I could even do bigger gigs with the Mesa and just take a line out to the PA from the combos DI out and sound great. The Walkabout combo might be a little more expensive (at around $1100) but is well worth the extra investment.