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Looking for a small, lower power bass head...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by olgluefoot, Mar 3, 2008.


  1. olgluefoot

    olgluefoot

    Dec 9, 2006
    for guitar...

    The only small solid-state guitar amp I can seem to find is the Crate Powerblock. And I would like a few more options. A bass playing friend suggested I look into bass amps (always trying to convert me) I need some thing small in size (I already lug around a 4x12) Under 200w, and it has to be able to do 16/4 ohms mono, or 8 ohms stereo. Other than that im pretty open to suggestion.

    It will also be nice to have a bass amp :bassist: (cause I do play bass when the mood is right :D )

    thanks :)
     
  2. olgluefoot

    olgluefoot

    Dec 9, 2006
    bump :)
     
  3. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Check these makers:
    Euphonic Audio
    Genz-Benz
    MarkBass
    Acoustic Image

    Any that I have missed?
     
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Also, while not strictly on-topic, it's worth searching for threads about playing bass through guitar speakers, since there exists the possibility of damaging your drivers.
     
  5. I have a Hartke 1400; it's solid state, 140W into 4 ohms, 80W into 8 ohms. Musician's Friend blew them out a few years ago at $99 on sale. They're small, pleasantly portable and sound pretty darn good. They even have a tube emulation switch, active and passive inputs. 4 EQ bands. Probably weighs no more than 10-12 pounds and is only about 4" tall.

    They don't show up used often - I suspect those who grabbed them tend to hang onto them. But they work well, are nice and portable, and might suit your use very well. they now only come in a combo amp - I think the sell-out at MF was the end of the separate, portable amp in this series.

    Here's a link to a picture and specs...http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=345
     
  6. olgluefoot

    olgluefoot

    Dec 9, 2006

    no worries there ;) I learned my lesson doing that a few years ago. But ill check some of the manufacturers, and search some more. Thanks. ;)
     

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